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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...

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,...

Autumn House West

914 W Market St, York, PA 17401

3.8
(23 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,...

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Elmcroft of York

2405 Knob Hill Rd, York, PA 17403

3.9
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*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...

Brunswick At Longstown

2830 Carol Road, York, PA 17402

4.2
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Pine Manor Home

687 Greenbriar Rd, York, PA 17404

(0 review)

1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Atrium Village

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117

3.8
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located on almost 8 wooded acres just off Lakeside Boulevard on Atrium Court in Owings Mills, Maryland, you will find Atrium Village; a retirement community where you can choose from a wide array of lifestyle options. Designed for those who want companionship and amenities with a hospitality...

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...

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, 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...

Encore at Turf Valley

11150 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

4.3
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Encore at Turf ValleyEncore at Turf Valley offers caring support for those who require day to day assistance. Encore can provide the right amount of support while allowing your loved one to maintain as much independence as possible.Encore offers several assisted living floor plans,...

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...

Sunrise of Pikesville

3800 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

4.3
(41 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 assisted living...

Charter Senior Living at Woodholme Crossing

1840 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

3.6
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

With more help, if you need it, it’s good to be home.Here you get to redefine your independence, build new friendships and explore new hobbies. With both assisted living and memory care, you’ll have the care you need when you need it. So go ahead and play bingo or join your new friends for happy...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg

150 Kempton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111

4.1
(38 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...

Woodholme Gardens

1700 Woodholme Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208

3.6
(43 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Woodholme Gardens Senior Living will provide a feeling of independence, comfort and security just like the home environment residents are used to. Here you can have fun and peace of mind all at the same time. Our 'In the Moment' Memory Care community is designed to support the needs of residents...

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...

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Cost of independent living in York, 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
  • $3,310
    York, PA
  • $2,771
    Harrisburg, PA
  • $2,380
    Wernersville, PA
Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the average.
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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

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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Independent Living in York, PA

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

Cost of Independent Living in York, PA

The median monthly cost of independent living in York is about $3,505 in the city proper, and $4,191 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Pennsylvania is around $2,600.

For this type of senior living, York, Pennsylvania offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in York is way below the national average for a major metropolitan city. Both the cost-of-living and the grocery index are below the national average of 100, and there are plenty of options for affordable housing.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Inheritance tax
75 102 $911 21.9% spend more than 30% of their income on housing $74,336 $29,834 12% (no exemption threshold) 4% (no exemption threshold)

Local Hospitals

There are 18 general hospitals that provide emergency services to the city. The top hospitals in York include:

  • Wellspan York Hospital – A 596-bed community teaching hospital, Wellspan offers the regions only level I trauma center. This community also has a certified comprehensive stroke care center.
  • UPMC Pinnacle Memorial – This 98-bed hospital with all private patient rooms opened in August 2019. This community provides acute and emergency medical care, cardiology and vascular services, chronic disease management, surgical services, and treatment for patients in need of long-term acute care.
  • WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital – This speciality hospital offers advanced orthopedic, spine, and neurological surgeries. They also provide acute inpatient rehabilitation and specialized outpatient rehabilitation.

Weather and Climate

York has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city experiences hot and humid summers and mild to cold winters. On average, the humidity level for York is roughly 65%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at roughly 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
77°F 86°F (July) 70°F (July) 34°F 42°F (December) 23°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
36 (Good) 75 in December (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Natural Disasters
5” 5” (July) 23” Floods, ice, and snowstorms

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
32.9% 61.8% 3.1%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density
234,245 44,132 3,219 people per square mile

Age

Median 60+ 70+ 80+
31 8% 4% 2%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
44% 12% 4%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
1.5% 7% 7.9% 0.4% 0.1% 82.9% 2.2%

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
13% 62% 17% 36% 5% 6%

York is considered unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community may face discrimination or prejudice by members of the general public.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

York refers to itself as the factory capital of America. The population is dispersed across the sprawling metro area as more affordable apartments are being built in the city.

The Greater Hanover Fire Museum follows the history of the local fire department and showcases gear and fire engines from over 200 years of history. The Miniature Railroad Club of York is a very popular club among seniors who share an interest in model trains. The National Watch and Clock Museum showcases timepieces spanning from the earliest days of recorded history to modern innovations in time keeping. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing has a huge collection of vintage race cars and racing memorabilia and is conveniently located near the BAPS Motor Speedway where many races are held.

Another popular destination for seniors is the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course which has slot machines and card tables for those who enjoy gambling.

Transportation

The public transportation in York is called Rabbit Travel. They have 15 fixed routes throughout York with an additional 3 routes into Hanover, and they provide paratransit and ride shares for elderly and disabled riders. Their most valuable routes are the express buses that will take you to the connecting transit system in Towson, the Baltimore Light RailLink portion of the Maryland Transit Administration. The roads are a bit rough though and the public transit isn’t exactly comprehensive so other forms of private transportation methods are preferable.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Pennsylvania

Kindred Place at Harrisburg, Paramount Senior Living at Chambersburg Road and North Oaks, a CCRC are the top rated independent living facilities near York, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

There are 85 independent living facilities near York, Pennsylvania. See the full list.

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