3 Reasons Why Seniors are Retiring in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place to retire? According to the data, the answer might be “yes”!

If you’re considering retirement in Pennsylvania, you might want to take a look at the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best Places to Retire. Comparing 150 of the most populous metropolitan areas in the country, it reports on data about the quality of life, a reasonable cost of living, and quality health care options.

Not surprisingly, Pennsylvania stole the show, with Pennsylvania cities taking half of the top ten spots. But insiders know that the entire South Central PA region offers a range of undeniable reasons that make this the best place to live in America—especially our hometown of Chambersburg!

At Menno Haven, for decades, we’ve been serving individuals who are retiring in Pennsylvania, and they are finding that our communities provide vibrant relationships and high quality of life. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of making yourself at home in the Keystone State.

1. Affordable Cost of Living

South Central Pennsylvania is known for being an affordable place for senior living. This region has a lower cost of living compared to other major metropolitan areas, making it an attractive option for retirees looking to stretch their retirement income.

Additionally, one of the benefits of retiring in Pennsylvania is that the state does not tax Social Security benefits or other retirement income. The region also offers a variety of services and resources for seniors, including healthcare facilities, social organizations, and other activities that seniors enjoy, making it an excellent place for seniors to retire and enjoy their golden years.

2. Access to Healthcare

The personal finance website WalletHub recently released findings for the best places to receive health care among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ranked 12th in the country overall, which means retirement in Pennsylvania can ensure quality healthcare options.

Pennsylvania ranked 12th for cost, which included measures of things like the cost of doctors’ visits, hospital costs, and cost of insurance. Ranking 15th for overall access, Pennsylvania ranked 7th for physicians per capita. WalletHub also ranked Pennsylvania 19th for outcomes, which includes measures of mortality rates and disease incidence.

3. Rich Cultural and Recreational Opportunities

Many retirees find that they finally have time to enjoy the things they couldn’t when their lives were full of work and raising a family. Retirement in Pennsylvania gives many opportunities to live a fun and vibrant retirement with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.

With two million forested acres open to the public, residents enjoy recreational activities on more than 10,000 miles of trails where you can go biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. With more than 120 state parks open to fishing, outdoor recreation is abundant.

Pennsylvania has 19 national parks, and the state features a variety of historical landmarks, many of which are a day trip from Menno Haven, including:

  • Philadelphia was the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence. As the home of the Liberty Bell, it draws thousands of visitors every year.
  • Gettysburg, a Civil War battlefield, (a short drive from Menno Haven) is famous for being the location of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
  • Valley Forge is a Revolutionary War historical site where Washington and his Revolutionary army suffered during the bleak winter of 1777.

Discover a Vibrant Retirement in Pennsylvania

If you are considering retirement in Pennsylvania, you’re not alone!  More and more it is becoming a top destination for retiring seniors who are looking for affordable living, accessible healthcare, and recreational opportunities.

As you consider your personal needs and preferences for where you want to live,  we’d encouragement to explore the Menno Haven community in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, as a potential retirement option.

At Menno Haven, for decades, we’ve been serving individuals who’ve chosen retirement in Pennsylvania, and they are finding that our communities provide vibrant relationships and high quality of life.

If you are interested in learning more about Menno Haven retirement communities, contact us today. We’d love to share more about our community amenities and show you why Menno Haven and Chambersburg is the best option for retirement in Pennsylvania.