Lititz is a small town in Lancaster County in Central Pennsylvania with a rich history and scenic landscapes. It is popular among active adults for its vibrant downtown area featuring many shops, restaurants, museums, and galleries as well as its close-knit community.
Climate & Geography
Lititz experiences all four seasons with cold winters dropping to the 20s and hot summers reaching the 90s.
The city is located just north of Lancaster between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Lititz is north of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounded by many rivers and creeks like the Brandywine Creek and the Conestoga River, giving the area rich agricultural soil.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Active adults in Lititz seeking outdoor recreation head to the Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania and Lititz Spring Park. Notable landmarks include the Keller’s Mill Covered Bridge, Erb Covered Bridge, and the Lititz Historical Foundation.
Residents enjoy shopping downtown at the Lancaster County Thursday farmers market. Known for its Amish heritage, Lititz also offers Amish buggy rides through its historic district. Other popular destinations include vintage and antique stores, art galleries, wineries, and breweries.
In addition to its local amenities, residents can travel a half-hour to historic Lancaster or 1 ½ hours to bustling Philadelphia.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Lititz is just above both the state and national averages.
Pennsylvania is tax friendly to retirees. The state does not tax Social Security benefits, pensions, 401(k)s, IRAs, or any other form of retirement income. Property taxes are higher than average, but retirees may qualify for a property tax rebate program.
The Lancaster metro area scores very well on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 8 communities across the country.
The only hospital in Lititz is UPMC Pinnacle Lititz. There are many high-quality hospitals in the surrounding area, including Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, which is nationally ranked by U.S. News, and WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, which is rated high performing.