West Grove, PA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

4 Communities in West Grove

Overview 

West Grove is a quaint borough in Eastern Pennsylvania famously known as the Home of the Roses, thanks to the Dingee & Conard Nursery, a grower of roses and fruit trees dating back to 1868. With a long history and plenty of greenspace, residents enjoy the easygoing culture with access to malls and vineyards. 

Climate and Geography

West Grove’s humid continental climate experiences four distinct seasons, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. Residents can expect rain and snowfall that are about average, and approximately 201 sunny days throughout the year.

West Grove is near a national protected area called Valley Forge National Historical Park and several state protected areas including French Creek State Park, Marsh Creek State Park, and White Clay Creek Preserve. 

Thanks to the fertile soils, creeks, and passing rivers, agriculture is a big part of the county’s economy. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Some of West Grove’s top attractions include the Dansko Factory Outlet, Mother Earth Organic Mushroom, Kreutz Creek Vineyards, Primitive Hall, and West Grove Chapel. The town also offers activities and events at the Kennett Area Senior Center. 

Residents who like to visit big cities will be able to drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City, all of which are less than a two-hour drive away. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in West Grove just slightly above the national average, due to the cost of groceries, health care, and utilities. However, the cost of housing and transportation are below the average. 

Pennsylvania is quite tax friendly for retirees. The state does not tax Social Security benefits, and all other forms of retirement income, including retirement savings and pensions, are exempt for most residents who are 60+. Although property taxes are fairly high in the state, there is a rebate program for qualifying homeowners that is based on age and income. 

Health Care

Residents may receive care from hospitals like Jennersville Hospital, only two miles away from West Grove, or Christiana Care Hospitals, a nationally and regionally ranked hospital that is rated high performing in many specialties, procedures, and conditions like neurology, orthopedics, nephrology, and heart bypass surgery, just to name a few.