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6 55 Plus Living Communities in the Pittsburgh Area

The Commons at Stonebrook Village

Abundant Life!

  •  811 Village Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 $
  • No buy-in fees or long-term leases
  • Each apartment is furnished with complete kitchen appliances
  • Many units have a private balcony or patio
  • Light housekeeping is provided
  • Daily chef-prepared dinners are served in our formal dining room

White Tail Ridge

Luxury Retirement Community in the Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Area

  •  1005 Paul Revere Dr, Gibsonia, PA 15044
  • Scenic grounds with upscale homes
  • Full access to the facilities and programs at St. Barnabas’ nearby campuses in Gibsonia and Valencia
  • Housekeeping services available
  • Private security staff on duty 24 hours a day to ensure your safety
  • Access to St. Barnabas Medical Center for primary care, specialty care and dental services

The Village at St. Barnabas

Independent Retirement Living at The Village in Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  •  5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
  • Three interconnecting buildings with 252 apartments
  • One-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans
  • Library, billiards room, bank, hair salon and more in our indoor mall
  • Wide variety of social and recreational activities, including parties, entertainment, fine dining, and a pub with happy hour every day
  • Gardens, fishing pond, walking trails, putting green, and gaming areas for sports such as bocce

St. Barnabas

Discover Real Retirement

  •  5850 Meridian Road, Suite 1, Gibsonia, PA 15044
  • Indoor mall featuring full-service bank, post office, beauty shop, convenience store, restaurant and much more
  • Deluxe apartments featuring cherrywood cabinetry, new bathroom vanities, new wallpaper, new lighting and more.
  • Maintenance-free 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments
  • Continuing education classes, culinary demonstrations, arts & crafts
  • Panoramic view of rolling countryside

St. Barnabas - The Woodlands

Enjoy An Active Retirement with Maintenance-Free Living at The Woodlands!

  •  100 Laurel Oak Drive, Valencia, PA 16059
  • Gorgeous grounds with gardens, trails, fishing ponds, a putting green, and a pavilion
  • Unlimited golf at two courses
  • Active recreation calendar with many different activities every week, including parties and entertainment
  • Nutritious meals delivered twice a day from Arbors Valencia
  • Crystal Conservatories heated pool is available year-round and is ideal for aquatic exercise and recreation; Exercise center for all levels of fitness; Gaming areas for group sports; Library

Sherwood Oaks

Freedom, Fun & Financial Security

  •  100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Gated community and security personnel are on duty 24 hours a day
  • 84-acre campus, 3 miles from Cranberry Highlands Golf Course; on-site putting green, Wimbledon croquet, bocce court, playground for children
  • Retirement homes ranging from 579 to 1,773 square feet
  • On-site personal care and nursing
  • Pets are welcome

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.