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Lancaster Ranked #1

Lancaster Ranked #1

We love Lancaster and are happy to report that Lancaster is receiving some amazing press from respected national news sources. In fact, U.S. News & World Report recently announced its 2019 picks for the “100 Best Places to Retire in the USA”, — Lancaster is #1.

Here are the rankings from U.S. News:

U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is ranked:

#1 in Best Places to Retire

#32 in Best Places to Live

Lancaster as described in the U.S. News report:

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offers a balance between natural and commercial spaces that residents appreciate. 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.

The benefits of living in Lancaster include:

  • Close proximity to major cities, Philadelphia – 70 miles; Baltimore – 70 miles; Washington, DC – 110 miles; New York City – 155 miles.
  • Convenient access to airport, bus station, and train station.
  • Vibrant downtown scene with a variety of restaurants, live theater, art galleries, and shopping.
  • Multitude of historically significant museums and sites in the city and close by.
  • Low cost of living.


Not only is Lancaster 
U.S. News & World Report’s # 1 Best Places to Retire, it’s also on the Forbes list of 14 Best Places to Travel.We invite you to come for a visit. We’ll be happy to show you around our communities and Lancaster city. Call us today: 877-503-0774

Willow Valley Communities is ranked as the best retirement community in Lancaster, PA and is located just 3 miles from downtown Lancaster. We’ve attracted residents from 37 states and are the only exclusively Lifecare senior living community in Lancaster County. Lifecare is a unique and financially smart type of contract that means a resident’s fees will not increase because personal care, skilled nursing care, or memory support is needed in the future.

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