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Independent Living near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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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...

Bridges of Bent Creek

2100 Bent Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

4.3
(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Bridges at Bent Creek Senior Living is located off of Route 14 in Mechanicsburg. Our community offers a relaxing and peaceful setting. With several outdoor areas, along with a walking trail, our residents have the opportunity to enjoy nature.Through our partnership with Fox rehabilitation we...

Harmony at West Shore

1910 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

4.1
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to Harmony at West ShoreIndependent Living | Personal Care | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support, services...

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...

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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...

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...

Traditions of Hershey

100 North Larkspur Drive, Palmyra, PA 17078

4.7
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

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...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg

150 Kempton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111

4.0
(37 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Commonwealth Senior Living at HarrisburgSenior living in Harrisburg, PA“We Listen, We Love, We Care, We Serve.” At Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg, we dedicate the meaning behind those words to our residents, their families and our staff each day.Located in Harrisburg, PA, only 19 miles...

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...

Linden Village

100 Tuck Ct, Lebanon, PA 17042

3.7
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Paramount Senior Living at Lancaster County

2760 Maytown Rd, Maytown, PA 17550

4.0
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Juniper Village at Lebanon

1125 Birch Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

4.8
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

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,...

Brookdale Harrisburg

3560 North Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110

3.7
(34 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Your home should bring out the best in you.If you want to redefine your independence, come see if our senior living community is the right fit for you. Located in the historic town of Harrisburg, we have both personal care home services and memory care all on one campus, so you’ll have the care...

The Woods At Cedar Run

824 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

4.2
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Woods at Cedar Run is a senior care facility located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. We offer three different care options including independent living, senior living and memory care. Though each option is different they all offer an exceptional amount of individualized care and service. Our...

Haven at Springwood

2321 Freedom Way, York, PA 17402

4.1
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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.

Autumn House East

2618 E Market St, York, PA 17402

4.3
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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,...

Legend of Lititz

80 West Millport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543

4.1
(21 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 Lititz, we...

The Manor at Oakridge

4500 Oakhurst Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17110

4.1
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Manor at Oakridge provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in a quiet suburban neighborhood of Harrisburg, you'll love our small town charm with big city conveniences. Residents enjoy being just minutes away from shopping, golfing, dining and...

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...

Sunrise of Carroll

45 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD 21157

3.5
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise of Carroll is an assisted living and memory care community in Westminster, Maryland.For more detailed information about amenities, features and services, or to schedule an appointment, please call us.

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Cost of independent living in Mechanicsburg, 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
  • $3,250
    National
  • $3,272
    State
  • $2,952
    Mechanicsburg, PA
  • $2,827
    Lemoyne, PA
  • $2,771
    Harrisburg, 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 Mechanicsburg, PA

Welcome to Mechanicsburg! This historic borough in Cumberland County is named for a settlement of mechanics who built and repaired wagons in the early 19th century.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Mechanicsburg, PA

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $2,600 in the state of Pennsylvania. To learn more about the cost of independent living in Mechanicsburg, contact A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.

Learn More About Mechanicsburg, PA

Cost of Living

Living in Mechanicsburg is very affordable compared to the national average. The total household expenses associated with living in Mechanicsburg are rated 16 points below the national average, and other essential costs are also rated below the average.

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
84 74 87 89 80 86

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
$57,485 per year $48,333 per year $55,717 per year $30,690 per year $42,099 per year $3,273 per year $737 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Mechanicsburg include:

Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: cardiovascular care, emergency services, diagnostic imaging

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 490+
  • Specialties: emergency services, diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular care

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

  • Facility type: nonprofit, psychiatric care
  • Bed count: 80+
  • Specialties: behavioral health care

Weather and Climate

Mechanicsburg’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means a temperate climate with hot summers and no distinct dry season. The average humidity level is 72%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 78%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
30°F 38°F 23°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
76°F 86°F 66°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 101

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: 41.5″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
41.2 16.6% 9,453 3,922 per square mile 2.2

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% 0.9% 2.9% 5.5% <0.1% 4.3% 88.1%

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 Harrisburg: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 69/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Cumberland County

Democratic Republican Other
44.0% 54.4% 1.6%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

A town rich with local history and many historic sites to show for it, Mechanicsburg was originally founded in the 19th century by settlers who built and repaired covered wagons. This legacy is celebrated every New Year’s Eve when Mechanicsburg drops a wrench to remember all of the mechanics who have come before. The town played a significant role in the Civil War as the site of the northernmost battles of the war. Popular historic sites in Mechanicsburg include the Station Masters House, built in 1863, and the Frankenberger Tavern, which was founded in 1901 and is allegedly haunted.

Mechanicsburg is also famous for its Jubilee Day street fair, which runs for an entire day during the second week of June. Held on Market Street, which is home to a number of boutique shops and restaurants, it’s the region’s longest street fair and features food, games, crafts, and rides.

Transportation

Capital Area Transit (CAT) operates bus services throughout Cumberland County that connect Mechanicsburg to downtown Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Pennsylvania

Kindred Place at Harrisburg, Paramount Senior Living at Chambersburg Road and Comfort Care are the top rated independent living facilities near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

There are 43 independent living facilities near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. See the full list.

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