Where Are the Best Places to Retire in Pennsylvania?
Many look forward to the freedom retirement provides. After many years of working hard, you deserve to spend your time as you wish, where you wish. If you’re currently retired and thinking about making a move, DeLuca Homes is happy to let you know that our active adult communities in Bucks County PA are worth adding to your list of options. This vibrant county has much to offer retirees, from tax benefits to plenty of things to do. Read on to learn why Bucks County is a great place to live and retire.
Is Bucks County, PA Good for Retirees?
Bucks County includes some of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. It’s one of the most charming and picturesque areas in southeastern Pennsylvania. You’ll enjoy a slower pace of life that offers everything you need without being too close to the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a great place to find a strong sense of community where residents are welcoming and happy to help newcomers. There are many quaint towns that cater to the peaceful surroundings and natural beauty found all throughout the county. Each features unique shops, gourmet dining, and local events and festivals.
Bucks County is full of history that’s shown through fascinating museums and the beautiful architecture of the buildings. The Mercer Mile is a must-see attraction for history buffs. Located in Doylestown, it includes an impressive set of concrete structures turned museums that celebrate the life, work, and collections of Henry Chapman Mercer. The Fonthill Museum, Mercer Museum, and The Tileworks collectively make up the Mercer Mile. Bucks County was also the place where General George Washington and his troops camped as they prepared to cross the Delaware River and win the Battle of Trenton.
Nestled amid lush landscapes in southeastern Pennsylvania, Bucks County is in a highly convenient location. Living here puts you in the center of three major cities, including one of the best cities in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. It’s only 25 minutes north of Philadelphia. It’s also a 2-hour drive to New York City and a 3-hour drive to Washington, DC. You’ll be able to easily commute through the many major highways and visit friends and family nearby. And once you reach Philadelphia, there’s another world of adventure waiting with the active city lifestyle. The City of Brotherly Love offers an eclectic mix of things to do from enjoying the famous Philly cheesesteak at various restaurants to a slew of bars and breweries and events like First Friday art galleries and the Mummers Parade.
From the endless options for outdoor recreation and cultural attractions to the annual events, there are many things for retirees to do in Bucks County. Take in the breathtaking views and enjoy activities at several parks, forests, nature preserves, and bodies of water. The thriving cultural scene makes finding a historic site, art gallery, theater, or music venue easy. Tour a range of vineyards and farms, listen to live music at the Bucks County Blues Festival, or check out the delicious cuisine from a range of restaurants, including pet-friendly options.
Additional reasons to retire in Pennsylvania, and specifically Bucks County are the tax benefits and access to quality healthcare. Retirees can stretch their retirement income and savings further here because Social Security benefits and distributions from IRAs, 401(k) plans, and pensions are exempt from income tax. Also, tax rates are relatively lower than New York and New Jersey with Bucks County offering a low local tax rate as well. This county features several networks of medical institutions and hospitals offering high-quality healthcare for its residents. Whether a simple checkup or help with specific health conditions, you’ll be in good hands and can access healthcare professionals easily.
DeLuca Offers the Best 55+ Communities in Bucks County
When searching for active adult communities in PA, DeLuca proudly offers onecommunity within Bucks County.
Located at the corner of Street Road and Folly Roads in Warrington, PA, Barclay Hill is a quaint 55+ community of just 30 homesites. It’s close to everything you need from shopping and dining to entertainment through the PA Turnpike, 611, and 309. It offers low-maintenance townhomes and a peaceful atmosphere where you’ll feel safe with sidewalks and street lighting throughout. Stylish and luxury features like granite and cultured marble countertops as well as energy-efficient features low-E glass windows and durable insulation are included in these homes. You’ll also enjoy the ease of first-floor primary suites and open-concept layouts up to 2,700 square feet.
Contact DeLuca Homes Today!
As a retiree, you have many options of places to move to, but if you want to enjoy a well-rounded life perfectly suited to your lifestyle, Bucks County PA is the place for you. It offers everything from natural beauty and outdoor activities to history and culture. Not to mention a sublime location and favorable tax benefits. To make your move even better DeLuca Homes has low-maintenance homes for sale here with thoughtful designs that will only add to your quality of life. Once you decide to call Bucks County home, we’re happy to help. Contact us today online or call us at 215-860-6500.