We are excited to announce that Lancaster, Pennsylvania was named #2 on the list of best places to retire. That’s according to US News and World Report which recently released rankings of the best places to retire in the nation.
Lancaster is steeped in history with “many historic sites including Wheatland, home of the 15th U.S. President James Buchanan, a Civil War era station on the Underground Railroad, and many surviving buildings built during the 1700s”.
The report goes on to describe what makes Lancaster a great place to live: “Expansive farms rub elbows with manicured suburbs, which lead right into the bustling city. A short drive can take one through each of these environments. Each area boasts its own unique groups of inhabitants: farmers, families, college students and young professionals. From close-knit church communities to the indie coffee shop scene, Lancaster holds something for everyone.”
Willow Valley Communities is proud to be a part of Lancaster. We invite you to visit our lively city rich with history. And while you’re here, please stop by our vibrant community for a tour. Willow Valley Communities is a short 3-mile drive from the center of Lancaster.
The Best Places to Retire rankings are intended to help Americans evaluate their choices of where to live in retirement. U.S. News conducted this analysis for the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., which cover where the majority of retirees and non-retirees live.
The retirement score for each of the 100 areas was based on index scores for happiness, desirability, retiree taxes and the job market, as well as housing affordability and health care quality. Results were based on two online surveys of pre-retirees (ages 45 to 59) and people 60 or older. The publication received 841 survey responses.