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Legend of Lancaster

31 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

4.3
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

We are committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. Our professional and personalized services are designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their housing and service needs to us. At Legend of Lancaster, we...

Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village

6 Terrace Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601

4.2
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Lancashire Terrace is a charming neighborhood of cozy one and two bedroom cottages, and a vibrant community offering a range of lifestyle options for older adults. Our location in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, means we are close to shopping, churches, entertainment and educational...

Evergreen Estates

1300 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

4.4
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Evergreen Estates Retirement Community is committed to giving the type of care that we would want and expect in a home where we would place our own parents and loved ones. Evergreen Estates Retirement Community is owned and operated by Bob and Kathy Schober and is the sister facility to Country...

Pine Manor Home (Opening Winter 2021)

2165 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

(0 review)

1 Bed, Semi-Private

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Lorelton

2200 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

4.6
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Winner Best Assisted Living 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019! Offering Assisted Living as well as Memory Care. The Lorelton is truly unique. Privately owned by a local foundation not a corporation. Not-for-Profit and affordable. The Lorelton is considered to be in 'the Suburbs' of the city. Conveniently...

Woodbridge Place Senior Living

1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

4.3
(77 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Woodbridge Place, A Woodbine Senior Living Community, located in the quaint area of Phoenixville, PA is here to help families looking for a community that enhances the quality of life to the residents they serve.They say you can't go back BUT if your family is looking for a community that offers...

The Watermark at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

4.0
(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Bellingham is a senior living community offering independent living, personal care and memory care services to seniors We also offer skilled nursing care at Parklane which is located on our campus. Centered around a quaint 18th century farm, Bellingham retirement community offers a variety of...

Rose Tree Place

500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063

4.2
(79 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

When you think of assisted living and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more...

Brookdale Grandon Farms

1100 Grandon Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

4.1
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Home is where the heart is and a whole lot more.If you’re looking for a senior living community where you can explore new hobbies and strengthen your sense of purpose, we might be the right fit for you. With both personal care home services and Alzheimer’s and dementia care on one campus, you’ll...

Keystone Villa at Fleetwood

501 Hoch Rd, Blandon, PA 19510

4.8
(62 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Essex House

20 N 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043

4.5
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Essex House is located in a peaceful neighborhood close to the boarder of Lemoyne and Camp Hill Boroughs.Our senior living community is nestled on the hillside with lush vegetation and beautiful grounds with walking paths. We have dedicated staff and management team who have been here for years...

Juniper Village at Mount Joy

607 Hearthstone Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552

4.7
(52 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Juniper Village at Mount Joy provides the keys to unlocking a great lifestyle for senior living! At Juniper Village we believe that maintaining and promoting an active body, an engaged mind, and a fulfilled spirit are keys to healthy aging. Whether you cherish quiet activities or spirited social...

Greenfield Senior Living of Perkiomen Valley

300 Perkiomen Avenue, Schwenksville, PA 19473

3.9
(62 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome home to Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley. We are conveniently located near Routes 29, 73 and 422 in the charming, small-town community of Schwenksville, Pa. Our residents live among friends while enjoying a blend of planned social, cultural and recreational activities in an inviting...

Senior Commons at Powder Mill

1775 Powder Mill Road, York, PA 17403

4.0
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Since 1986 Senior Commons at Powder Mill has been recognized as York, Pennsylvania's premier provider of assisted-living residences, independent-living apartments and secure dementia care. Managed by Heritage Senior Living, Senior Commons at Powder Mill is committed to providing the highest level...

Sunrise of Granite Run

247 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063

4.1
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized personal care...

Morningside House At Satyr Hill

8800 Old Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234

3.8
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Morningside House at Satyr Hill is an assisted living community located in Parkville, Maryland in Baltimore County and home to just over 30,000 people. Residents will be able to enjoy quiet, park-like settings while still being close to area shops, malls, restaurants, movies, museums and sporting...

Traditions of Hershey

100 North Larkspur Drive, Palmyra, PA 17078

4.7
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Independent living means living without the responsibilities that come with being a homeowner. Choose from one of the beautifully appointed studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchen and private bath. Enjoy a host of services and programs that encourage you to live...

Paramount Senior Living at Newark

200 E Village Rd, Newark, DE 19713

4.2
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Paramount Senior Living is a senior living community offering both assisted living and memory care in Newark, Delaware. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood with access to many nearby activities and amenities. Residents can enjoy shopping at nearby shopping centers, excursions to...

Charter Senior Living Towson

6451 N Charles St, Towson, MD 21212

4.0
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Charter Senior Living of Towson you will enjoy the warmth of home, the comfort of family and the convenience of exceptional service. Our Assisted Living promotes choice, dignity, privacy, independence and individuality, but more importantly, our community means vibrant, engaging and fun...

Keystone Villa at Douglassville Personal Care

1152 Ben Franklin Hwy E, Douglassville, PA 19518

4.6
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Keystone Villa at Douglassville, there are no entrance fees, long-term leases or hidden costs, for affordable Personal Care. Personalized supportive care services are offered to our residents in a heartwarming environment so we can help you enjoy a better quality of life in our senior...

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Cost of independent living in Lancaster, PA

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,257
    National
  • $3,260
    State
  • $3,439
    Lancaster, PA
  • $5,398
    King of Prussia, PA
  • $6,995
    Paoli, PA
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Lancaster, PA

This small yet vibrant town between Harrisburg and Philadelphia offers plenty of unique shopping and dining options along with easy access to health care facilities and transportation. For leisure and entertainment, Lancaster has a wide variety of museums, historic sites, natural areas, and local festivals that combine to create countless opportunities for an active, fulfilling retirement.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Lancaster are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Lancaster retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Lancaster, PA

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $1,600 in Lancaster and $2,800 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Pennsylvania was around $2,600.

Learn More About Lancaster, PA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Lancaster are rated 13 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also below the average, indicating that Lancaster is relatively affordable.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
87 77 81 89 84 88

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$43,121 per year $29,035 per year $37,817 per year $19,183 per year $41,032 per year $3,595 per year $749 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Lancaster include:

Lancaster General Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 580+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

UPMC Lititz

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 50+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Lancaster’s climate is classified as humid continental, meaning the city experiences four distinct seasons with hot, humid summers and cold winters with moderate amounts of snowfall. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 71%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
29°F 38°F 21°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
74°F 85°F 64°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 112

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 43″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
34 9.8% 61,016 8,439 per square mile 2.6

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.2% 4.4% 17.2% 38.3% 0.1% 6.7% 40.1%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Reading: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 91/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Lancaster County

Democratic Republican Other
37.7% 57.3% 4.9%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Lancaster include:

  • Lancaster Museum of Art
  • The National Civil War Museum
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
  • Hans Herr House and Museum
  • DeMuth Museum
  • Amish Farm and House

Outdoor attractions in Lancaster:

  • Lancaster County Central Park
  • Crystal Park
  • Reservoir Park
  • Turkey Hill Nature Preserve
  • Trout Run Nature Preserve
  • Louise Arnold Tangle Arboretum
  • Conestoga House & Gardens

Lancaster’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Fulton Theatre
  • Barshinger Center
  • The Trust Performing Arts Center
  • Sunflower Festival
  • Harvest Day Festival
  • Clipper Magazine Stadium
  • Park City Center
  • Red Rose Commons

Transportation

Red Rose Transit Authority operates bus and trolley services throughout the Lancaster downtown area and offers free bus fares to senior citizens. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Lancaster.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Pennsylvania

Kindred Place at Harrisburg, Columbia Cottage and Juniper Village at Lebanon are the top rated independent living facilities near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

There are 124 independent living facilities near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. See the full list.

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