Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Reading all scored well enough on the criteria, which included the happiness of local residents, housing affordability, tax rates and healthcare quality.
“Retirement should be the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor, right? Well, you won’t break the bank by living in Media,” said Mike Reyman, a Realtor® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors®. “You can find something to fit your budget.”
Six areas in the commonwealth made the list of the top 100 places to retire. Pittsburgh landed in fifth, followed by Allentown in 18th and Harrisburg in 29th. Philadelphia was named the 31st best city to retire and Scranton was named the 68th.
“Current housing trends suggest today’s older homeowners are even better positioned to use their homes for extra income and more retirement security than they were just two years ago,” according to the Urban Institute’s recently-released Home Equity Patterns among Older American Households report.