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Evergreen Estates

1300 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

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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

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Oak Leaf Manor South

2101 Wabank Rd, Millersville, PA 17551

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Legend of Lancaster

31 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

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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...

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Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village

6 Terrace Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601

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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...

Oak Leaf Manor North

2901 Harrisburg Pike, Landisville, PA 17538

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For those who need assistance with day-to-day tasks, or want someone close by 24 hrs. a day, Oak Leaf Manor is an ideal, less costly healthcare choice for personal care needs. Assistance and security are provided by trained, caring staff who take pride in delivering outstanding personal care...

Legend of Lititz

80 West Millport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543

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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 Lititz, we...

Juniper Village at Mount Joy

607 Hearthstone Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552

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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...

Paramount Senior Living at Lancaster County

2760 Maytown Rd, Marietta, PA 17547

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Located in historic Maytown Pennsylvania, minutes from Lancaster, York, Elizabehtown, and Hershey, Paramount Senior Living at Lancaster County is surrounded by the scenic farmlands that make Lancaster County so special. Paramount Senior Living offers much more than a place to live, we offer a...

Faithful Living

2015 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517

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Colonial Lodge Community is a warm, caring, homelike community for individuals desiring personal care services or carefree independent living. Our care is designed to enhance personal independence and dignity. Our residents are ordinary people working, socializing and living together. Everyone...

Sunny Crest Home, Inc.

2587 Valley View Road, Morgantown, PA 19543

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Sunny Crest Home, Inc. is an active senior living community located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. We run a peaceful community on several acres of beautiful land that is only minutes from the kinds of accommodations and shopping that visiting family members will enjoy. Our community creates a...

Elmcroft of Lebanon

860 Norman Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042

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EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDED REASSURANCEWhile the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective, we continue to ask residents and associates to follow basic wellness precautions including proper mask wearing in shared spaces. Learn more about how we’re working hard to return things to normal...

Brunswick At Longstown

2830 Carol Road, East York, PA 17402

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Brunswick at Longstown is a senior living community located in York, PA, which is a historical city in York County and home to just over 43,000 people. Residents will enjoy walking through the city seeing different landmarks, enjoying the park-like settings, going to local stores, going to...

Linden Village

100 Tuck Ct, Lebanon, PA 17042

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General Overview: At Linden Village our residents have Choice, Purpose and Independence. Choices they make, Purposes they have and Independence they continue to enjoy. Our Continuum of Care offers a wide range of services on one Campus. Resident Programming is everyday with many different...

Autumn House East

2618 E Market St, East York, PA 17402

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Autumn House East and Autumn House West offer three levels of care based on your individually assessed needs, including assistance with daily care, housekeeping and medication administration. As your needs change, we can modify the level of assistance by providing onsite special needs management,...

Juniper Village at Lebanon

1125 Birch Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

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Juniper Village at Lebanon is a senior living community located in Lebanon, PA offering both personal care and independent living. Lebanon is home to just over 24,500 people, and is a beautiful small city in Lebanon County with a railroad and Central Square. Residents can enjoy quiet walks,...

Haven at Springwood

2321 Freedom Way, York, PA 17402

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The Haven at Springwood offers a safe, secure environment with delicious meals, great activities, beautiful apartments, and varying levels of care provided by licensed staff as needed.

Heatherwood Retirement Community

3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344

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HEATHERWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, a community of Life Care Centers of America which operates more than 260 skilled nursing homes, assisted living and independent living communities and Alzheimer's centers.CONTINUUM-OF-CARE CAMPUSOur caring,...

Elmcroft of York

2405 Knob Hill Rd, York, PA 17403

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Offering both IN-PERSON TOURS and VIRTUAL TOURS of our Community!Whether from the comfort of your own home, or with us in-person, we look forward to you experiencing our community & meeting our Elmcroft Family.Located in charming and historic York, Pennsylvania, our senior living community offers...

Senior Commons at Powder Mill

1775 Powder Mill Road, York, PA 17403

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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...

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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 ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceriesClothing877781898488

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64Median Income Age 65+Median Household IncomeAverage Individual IncomeMedian Employee SalaryAverage Property TaxOne-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 AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum29°F38°F21°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum74°F85°F64°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 AgePercent of Population Over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size349.8%61,0168,439 per square mile2.6

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (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

DemocraticRepublicanOther37.7%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

There are 20 independent living facilities near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. See the full list.

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