Top 5 Reasons Lititz, Lancaster County, Really is the Coolest, Best Place to Retire!
Everyone likes to boast that they have the best place to live. Undoubtably, they can even come up with a list of reasons why. However, we know that Lititz, PA is special, and that life at Moravian Manor Communities is beyond compare. And here’s why…
National & Local Recognition Says It All!
Lancaster, PA makes the 2020 Top 10 list yet again for retirement locales, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Retire in the United States. Of note, Lancaster was Pennsylvania’s only area to make the Top 10, and it’s been in the top 10 places to retire for three years running. This poll takes into consideration how well retirement expectations are met, with measures including home affordability, desirability, health care and overall resident happiness.
Lititz also is recognized on Niche.com as the 9th Best Suburb to Live in Lancaster Area, and in the top 10% of2020 Best Places to Retire in the Lancaster Area.
Notwithstanding, Lititz also has received high acclaim as a Budget Travel “Coolest Small Town in America” and as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust of Historic Preservation.
Highly Walkable Town!
Speaking of being recognized for its superior ability to support retirement lifestyles, Lititz, PA received a high Walk Score, speaking to its infrastructure as being pedestrian-friendly. For being a small, historic suburban borough, Lititz places just six points behind the likes of downtown Philadelphia! Read our recent blog “Why Walkability is Important When Choosing a Senior Living Location,” which highlights the main advantages of walkability.
Easier on the Piggy Bank!
The cost of living in Lancaster County is cheaper than the US average. In addition to lower median home prices, PA’s sales tax rings in the state within the lower end of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast region. PA is also one of 10 states that do not tax clothing, so you can take advantage of shopping the Lancaster County outlets.
Pennsylvania’s retirement-friendly tax structure also provides savings for retirees…social security, retirement accounts, and pensions for individuals 60+ are exempt from state tax. In addition, you can also keep more of your hard-earned money in your wallet in PA as the state is one of only a few that does not charge sales tax on prescription or nonprescription medications, clothing or food.
Location, Location, Location!
That old adage is true. Location is everything. Lititz is ideally situated just a short drive from major cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore, regional cities of Lancaster, Reading and Lebanon, and other smaller historic towns like Hershey, Gettysburg and the Poconos. With these destinations so accessible, Lititz provides the perfect home base for day-trips, weekend excursions, or extended (travel by car, air or railway) to enjoy the arts, professional sports, national parks, and more.
Local Culture & Attractions!
While traveling and exploring can be fun, sometimes it’s nice to stay home and enjoy local activities. Life in Lititz is anything but boring. In fact, events are the heartbeat of Lititz! As a Lititz resident, you’ll get to experience scads of events from antique shows, farmers markets, concerts, outdoor movies in the park, car shows, the longest running Fourth of July extravaganza, chocolate walks, Second Fridays, and more. Check out the event calendar! And while there’s always something to do in Lititz, you can also enjoy the simpler pace of life that comes with being in Lancaster County.
Downtown Lititz is not only rich in history and culture, it also features a walkable downtown bursting with whimsical shops, fantastic eateries, brew pubs, tea houses and much, much more. Take a peek for more on our amazing town of Lititz!
If you like being close to it all, Moravian Manor Communities in Lititz should be on the top of your list!