Cities with Independent Living Communities in Pennsylvania

The Quadrangle

  3300 Darby Road
Haverford, PA 19041

Above & Beyond at The Knights

  1545 W Greenleaf Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Asbury Heights

  700 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Sherwood Oaks

  100 Norman Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Cross Keys Village

  2990 Carlisle Pike
New Oxford, PA 17350

Rydal Park and Waters

  1515 The Fairway
Jenkintown, PA 19046

The Watermark at Bellingham

  1615 East Boot Road
West Chester, PA 19380

The Heritage of Green Hills

  200 Tranquility Lane
Reading, PA 19607

Freedom Village at Brandywine

  15 Freedom Boulevard
Coatesville, PA 19320

Sunrise of Abington

  1801 Susquehanna Road
Abington, PA 19001

Atria Bethlehem

  1745 West Macada Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Atria Center City

  150 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Celebration Villa of South Hills

  5300 Clairton Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Fritzingertown Senior Living Community

  159 South Old Turnpike Road
Drums, PA 18222

Brookdale Mt. Lebanon

  1050 McNeilly Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

The Woods at Cedar Run

  824 Lisburn Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Brightview East Norriton

  300 East Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Heatherwood Retirement Community

  3180 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, PA 19344

St. Barnabas

  5850 Meridian Road, Suite 1
Gibsonia, PA 15044

Holiday Essex House

  20 N 12th Street
Lemoyne, PA 17043

The Manor at Oakridge

  4500 Oakhurst Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Holiday Walnut Woods

  35 N Walnut
Boyertown, PA 19512

The Manor at York Town

  2010 York Road
Jamison, PA 18929

Hayes Manor Retirement Residence

  2210 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Commons at Stonebrook Village

  811 Village Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

White Tail Ridge

  1005 Paul Revere Dr
Gibsonia, PA 15044

The Village at St. Barnabas

  5850 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044

St. Barnabas - The Woodlands

  100 Laurel Oak Drive
Valencia, PA 16059

Holiday Whispering Oaks

  260 S Buhl Farm Drive
Hermitage, PA 16148

Holiday Niagara Village

  2380 Village Common Drive
Erie, PA 16506

Holiday Bethel Park

  2960 Bethel Church Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living

  3500 Fairview Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Brookdale Grayson View

  29 Grayson View Court
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Heritage Valley Senior Living

  30-32 Heckel Road
Kennedy Township, PA 15136

Vintage Knolls

  9 Justin Dr
Danville, PA 17821

Oakwood Terrace

  400 Gleason Drive
Moosic, PA 18507


Passavant Community

  105 Burgess Drive
Zelienople, PA 16063

Greenfield Senior Living of Perkiomen

  300 Perkiomen Avenue
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Crescent Fields at Huntingdon Valley

  2507 Philmont Avenue
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006


Chestnut Ridge Wallingford

  2700 Chestnut Rd
Chester, PA 19013

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.