A quaint community in Eastern Pennsylvania, Warminster is a township popular for its local outdoor recreation. The town offers retirees plenty of trails and green space as well as nearby shopping and amenities for daily needs. In addition, its close proximity to Philadelphia makes it attractive for active adults seeking a quiet community near a major metro area.
Climate & Geography
Warminster has a humid continental climate characterized by its hot summers, cold winters, and year round precipitation. There is higher than average rainfall, average snowfall, and around 205 days of sunshine a year. Extreme temperatures are possible, especially during nor’easters in the winter.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
There are several opportunities for outdoor recreation in Warminster. Tyler State Park to the northeast covers 1,700 acres, with trails, cultural events, and live theater. Warminster Community Park is the township’s biggest green space that also holds seasonal events. The Bradford Reservoir Recreation Area to the northwest has more biking and walking trails as well as fishing. Residents also enjoy the public Five Ponds Golf Course.
For shopping, residents can head to Street Road, which features large chains and restaurants. The Shops at Valley Square in neighboring Warrington offer more high-end boutiques. Philadelphia offers even more shopping, dining, and cultural experiences less than an hour away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Warminster’s cost of living is above the national average. The biggest factors are housing and transportation, followed by health care. Groceries and utilities match the national average.
Pennsylvania does not tax Social Security or any other form of retirement income. Income from pensions is exempt for retirees more than 59 and a half years old. Property taxes are high, but retirees may qualify for a rebate program. Sales taxes are low, and groceries, clothing, prescription drugs, and residential fuels are exempt.
The Philadelphia metro area ranks in the top 110 communities according to Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
There are no hospitals in Warminster, but there are several nearby hospitals that are rated as high performing by U.S. News. These include Jefferson Health-Abington Hospital in Abington, Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, and Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown. Nearby Philadelphia has three nationally ranked hospitals: Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and Pennsylvania Hospital.