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Overview 

Lebanon is a small town located in Lebanon County in Central Pennsylvania. With small town charm and plenty of natural surroundings, the town is perfect for active residents who enjoy hiking and trail walks. Lebanon is also accessible to surrounding towns and cities for residents looking to explore surrounding cities and states. 

Climate & Geography 

Lebanon is surrounded by Blue Mountains and has a rich farming soil terrain. There are many rolling hills in the area, as well as creeks and basins like the Susquehanna Basin and Schuylkill River Basin. 

Cold winters can fall to the low 20s and summer temperatures can reach the mid 80s. Lebanon experiences four seasons and gets an average of 24 inches of snow and 43 inches of rainfall a year. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Culture in Lebanon is easygoing with top attractions including Park at Governor Dick, Lebanon Farmers Market, and the Lebanon Community Theatre. Surrounded by forestry, active residents who enjoy the outdoors will find plenty of greenspace to explore. 

Residents can also plan quick getaways to large cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia, and towns like Harrisburg, Hershey, Reading, and Lancaster.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Lebanon’s cost of living is lower than the state and national index making it a very affordable place to retire. 

Pennsylvania is tax friendly to retirees with retiree income not taxed, including Social Security, IRAs, 401(k)s, and private and public pensions. Furthermore, Pennsylvania offers property tax breaks for homeowners over the age of 65. 

Health Care

The Harrisburg metro area ranks in the top 90 communities in Gallup’s Well-Being Index.

Lebanon’s local health care facilities include WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Nearby hospitals that are nationally ranked by U.S. News include Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Group. The latter of which is considered high performing in knee replacement, hip replacement, and orthopedics. Other high performing hospitals in surrounding areas include WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Surgical Institute of Reading, and Penn State Health St. Joseph.  

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