Eastern Pennsylvania 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

150 Communities in Eastern Pennsylvania

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    Active adult communities in Eastern Pennsylvania are a popular destination for today s working adults and retirees. There is a wide range of age-restricted homes for sale in Eastern Pennsylvania. Homebuyers can find both new construction and previously owned homes within communities that offer a wide range of amenities. Whether looking for a single-family residence in a large 600-home community with a large clubhouse and busy social calendar or an easy lock-and-leave condo in a quiet neighborhood of just 30 units, you ll be sure to find a home that meets your needs.

    Climate & Geography

    55+ communities in Eastern Pennsylvania enjoy a four-season climate. Generally, the winters are cold and summers are humid. Depending on the landscape, the climate can differ slightly in various areas. In general, the majority of the state has a humid continental climate while the Philadelphia area has a humid subtropical climate.

    Active retirement neighborhoods in Eastern Pennsylvania can be found in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties, to name just a few. Larger areas include Reading, Pottstown, Allentown, Bethlehem, and the Philadelphia Metro Area

    Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

    The city of Philadelphia sees about 40 million visitors every year. The city is filled with fun things to do year round. Top attractions include Reading Terminal Market, Independence National Historic Park, The Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, Franklin Square, Philadelphia Art Museum, The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps, National Constitution Center, and The Betsy Ross House.

    Sports fans will find themselves rooting for local teams all throughout the year. Professional sports teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, Union, and Phillies. Big-city shopping, dining, entertainment and more are all readily available near active adult neighborhoods in Eastern Philadelphia.

    The Allentown area is also host to a vibrant arts community, historic attractions, music, entertainment, as well as parks and recreation venues. Allentown has more parks per resident than any other city of its size. The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Lehigh Valley Historic Society, The Liberty Bell Museum, and Museum of Indian Culture all provide endless options for art, music, and literature.

    Many activities and attractions in Reading also provide numerous ways to stay busy. The Berks County Genealogical Society, Berks County Heritage Center, Blue Falls Grove and Camp Grown, Daniel Boone Homestead, Heidelberg Heritage Society, and Mid-Atlantic Air Museum are all great attractions for active adults in the Reading, PA area.

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    Active adults retire in the Eastern Pennsylvania area due to its close proximity to major cities and generally lower cost of living compared to neighboring states along the East Coast. Residents enjoy living in a retirement-friendly state that does not tax retirement income from pensions, social security, 401Ks, IRAs, and more. Working adults are taxed a flat income tax rate at 3.07 percent.


    Of the 250 hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, 12 are nationally ranked and 34 others meet high-performing standards. Eastern Pennsylvania s 55+ communities are located near the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, and more.

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