The small town of Doylestown in Eastern Pennsylvania is rich in culture, offering historic architecture, landmarks, and museums. The city's history, scenic beauty, and numerous parks make Doylestown popular among active adults.
Climate & Geography
Doylestown has hot summers with temperatures reaching the 80s, and winters are cold, reaching the low 20s. The area experiences higher than average rainfall and 22 inches of snowfall per year.
Cooks Run, a two-mile stream off Neshaminy Creek, runs along the western edge of the city.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Doylestown offers numerous historic sites, landmarks, and museums such as the Fonthill Castle, Mercer Museum, Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Civil War Round Table Library and Museum, and the Doylestown Historical Society.
Local parks and natural areas include Central Park and Peace Valley Park. Residents can also golf at the Doylestown Country Club.
Other popular amenities include the Doylestown Brewing Company and a summer farmers market. In addition to its local amenities, retirees can visit historic Allentown and Philadelphia, both just over an hour away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Doylestown has a high cost of living due to high housing costs, which are nearly double the national average.
Pennsylvania is a tax-friendly state for retirees. Pennsylvania does not tax retirement income, including Social Security benefits, IRAs, 401(k)s, and pensions. In addition, the property tax and rent rebate program allows for rebates of up to $650 for residents over the age of 65.
The Philadelphia metro area ranks in the top 105 communities on Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
Doylestown Hospital is rated high performing by U.S. News in heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and hip and knee replacements. Other nearby high performing hospitals include Jefferson Health-Abington-Lansdale Hospital, Grand View Health-Sellersville, and St. Mary Medical Center-Langhorne.