Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Allentown & Harrisburg Ranked Among the Best Places to Retire

Best Places to Retire in Pennslyvania

When you think of places to retire, what locations pop into your mind? If you said Florida, you’re among many Americans who feel the same. But, you don’t have to move to Florida to live better in retirement! In fact, according to U.S. News & World Report, five Pennsylvania cities ranked exceptionally high among the best places to retire in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report released its latest ranking of the top places to retire in 2018 and Lancaster ranked an impressive second in the nation, Pittsburgh ranked 8th, Philadelphia ranked 19th, Allentown was 25th, and Harrisburg ranked 38th. Rankings were based on index scores for overall happiness of residents, housing affordability, desirability, retiree taxes, the job market, and health care quality.

Lancaster County ranked highly for housing affordability and health care quality. U.S. News noted that it “offers a balance between natural and commercial spaces that residents appreciate.” Our Lititz community is centrally located in Lancaster County and offers residents easy access to a variety of shopping, dining and cultural options in downtown Lititz and beyond.

Similarly, Pittsburgh was lauded for offering retirees a better value. Pittsburgh has become a hub for technology and education with ample green space and cultural sites. Residents also have a strong sense of community and independence. We have two 55+ communities in the Pittsburgh area: Summer Seat and Pinnacle at Adams, where retirees are raving about the live better lifestyle.

With Philadelphia ranked 19th and Allentown at 25th, our community at Saucon Valley has the best of both worlds: close proximity to Philadelphia with its eclectic mix of history, sophistication and charm, yet nestled within the Lehigh Valley, with the Blue Mountain range to the north and South Mountain to the southwest. Allentown’s convenient location, commitment to healthy living and celebration of the arts make it a great place for active folks to settle down.

Harrisburg earned its spot on the strength of the variety of outdoor activities, thanks to its proximity to many recreation amenities like the trails along the Susquehanna River and Riverfront Park, the Appalachian Trail, and more. Harrisburg is a metropolitan area with a small-town feel. Our Silver Spring community, in Mechanicsburg, is in Harrisburg’s backyard.

Thousands of homeowners call one of our many Traditions of America communities home. We strive to provide a world of opportunities for enjoying the lifestyle and home of your dreams and for living better. We invite you to discover all that we offer at