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Overview 

Collegeville is a small borough in Pennsylvania, located in the outskirts of Philadelphia. The area is filled with greenery and home to many state parks. With a village square, this small town gives residents every chance to live an active lifestyle or enjoy the serenity brought by the natural setting. 

Climate & Geography 

Collegeville has a total area of 1.6 square miles and is surrounded by forestry. Like the rest of Pennsylvania, Collegeville experiences four seasons. However, Collegeville’s winters are mild compared to the rest of the state, with January reaching temperatures in the high 30s or low 40s. The climate varies throughout the year with rainfall, snowfall, and humid, hot days, residents can experience Collegeville and its natural beauty through the year with changing scenery. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Pennsylvania’s beautiful mountain landscapes give Collegeville the best of both worlds. Active residents who enjoy exploring in the outdoors can spend time at the many state parks like the Perkiomen Trail, Hoy Park, Evansburg State Park, Red Buffalo Ranch. The downtown center has many shops, spas, and a movie theater for entertainment. 

Neighboring Philadelphia is a short drive and a great getaway to a bigger metropolitan city. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

Collegeville’s median home costs range higher than national and state averages. 

Pennsylvania does not tax Social Security, and offers exemptions for different retirement income after the age of 59 and a half, including 401(k)s, pensions both private and public, and IRAs. Furthermore, there are exemptions offered for homeowners over the age of 65 and rebates for renters that have limited income. 

Health Care

Close to some of the best universities in the country, it is no surprise that Collegeville has access to great hospitals, including St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson Campus, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, and Physician’s Care Surgical Hospital all within a 10 mile radius of Collegeville. Other close hospitals with national rank include Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Christiana Care Hospitals, Pennsylvania Hospital, to name a few.

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