Macungie, PA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

4 Communities in Macungie

Overview

Macungie is a small borough in the southwest Allentown suburbs in Eastern Pennsylvania. Serene nature parks and events like a local farmers market are just a couple of reasons why active adults love Macungie. Those looking for a small town with a close-knit community will appreciate everything that Macungie has to offer.

Climate & Geography

Residents of Macungie experience all four seasons, with more rainfall than the national average and less snowfall. Summers in Macungie are warm and humid while winters are cold to freezing and snowy. Macungie receives the most precipitation from May to September.

The borough is located on hilly land that is southwest of Allentown in Eastern Pennsylvania. Macungie is south of the Pocono Mountains, part of the greater Appalachian Ranges. Swabia Creek runs through Macungie.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

Residents in Macungie looking to get out of the house will be interested in the number of outdoor recreational activities that Macungie has to offer. Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area offers plenty of outdoor recreation during the winter months. Brookside Country Club is a popular destination during the warmer months that provides golf courses and tennis courts to members. Macungie is also home to parks that host seasonal events and peaceful walking trails.

The Macungie Farmers Market is a seasonal market that provides locals with fresh produce and other goods. The market features events such as live music and cooking demonstrations.

Residents that are interested in experiencing more extensive shopping and dining options can visit Allentown, located just a short drive away from Macungie.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The overall cost of living in Macungie is just slightly higher than the national average. The cost of housing in Macungie has the biggest impact on the overall cost of living. Health, utility, and transportation costs are all higher than the national average as well.

Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the most tax-friendly states in the country. Sales tax in Macungie is on the lower end of average at 6.0 percent. Social Security is not taxed in Pennsylvania, and the state offers many income tax exclusions.

Health Care

Macungie residents will find that there are several top-rated hospitals nearby. Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, located in Allentown, is ranked the No. 5 hospital in the state by U.S. News. The hospital is nationally ranked in one specialty and high performing in four specialties and seven procedures/conditions. St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem Campus, located in Fountain Hill, is ranked the No. 7 hospital in the state. The hospital is high performing in three specialties and nine procedures/conditions.

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