Central PA Ranked Best Place to Retire in US for 2024

Dated: April 25 2024

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5 Central PA towns ranked in Top 20 nationwide for places to retire

For those of us who love Central PA this comes as no suprise! Affordability, quality of life, easy access to metropolitan areas like New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC and high quality health care combined with quaint, country style shops and services make it easy to call home.

A recent US News and World Report ranked the best places to retire in the US. Harrisburg skipped over Lancaster which topped the list last year: 

  1. Harrisburg
  2. Reading
  3. Lancaster
  4. Scranton, PA
  5. Allentown
  6. New York, New York
  7. York, PA

Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and Allentown were highlighted due to easy access to major metropolitan areas and health care facilities. While affordability and quality of life in smaller towns were critical factors.

At the time this article was published typical mortgages and rent were quoted at around $1,000 in smaller towns. However, both rents and home prices have been increasing in Central PA since then.

Manufactured Home Communities in Central PA

Thriving mobile home communities in Central PA are growing in popularity as retirees and first time homebuyers alike find they can create their own inventory, and enjoy an affordable, quality lifestyle.

For more information, book a time on my calendar and let's talk!


Susanna Kunkel, Realtor
eXp Realty, LLC
484-416-0567

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