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Traditions of America Locations Ranked in Top 19 Places to Retire In America and Buy a House Under $250K by Business Insider

In October, U.S. News & World Report released their list of Best Places to Retire in the U.S., with Lancaster at #1 followed a few spots down by Pittsburgh at #5. With many Traditions of America communities including Lititz, Cranberry, and Summer Seat falling right inside the top five places to retire, we were ecstatic to share this with our homeowners and future residents!


Just last week, Business Insider took it a step further by filtering the top places to retire based on affordability. The publication explains, “We filtered the US News list to find the cities where retirees can buy a home for under $250,000 and find a rental under $1,600 a month — that’s slightly below the national median asking price for a home and the national median rent, according to Zillow’s latest estimates.”


After adjusting for affordability, Business Insider reports there are FIVE Pennsylvania locations in the 19 best places to retire in America where you can buy a house for under $250,000. In all five of these locations, Traditions of America offers, or will soon offer, brand new resort-style communities allowing 55+ homeowners to experience the Live Better lifestyle during their retirement! Below, learn more about each location and where it ranks on the list:

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#1 Lancaster, PA

At number one on Business Insider’s list and the U.S. News’s Best Places to Retire in the United States, Lancaster takes the ultimate prize! Traditions of America at Lititz is located right where you want to be, among the rolling hills of farmland, but within a few minutes’ drive to shopping, dining, and America’s coolest small town of Lititz.

#3 Pittsburgh, PA

Traditions of America at Summer Seat is the fastest selling resort-style community in Pittsburgh’s North Hills and is almost sold out! Additionally, our newest community Traditions of America at Cranberry has just opened to rave reviews from visitors and is quickly on its way to becoming the talk of the town! Just outside Pittsburgh, also ranked #5 on U.S. News’s Best Places to Retire, these communities offer the best of resort-style living in the area.

#11 Allentown, PA

Traditions of America at Green Pond is slated to break ground very soon and will be the premier 55+ resort-style community of the Lehigh Valley. Residents will be just minutes to world-class golf, superior health care, and shopping and dining.

#17 Harrisburg, PA

Traditions of America at Silver Spring is located right near the capital of Harrisburg and with our final homesite release, this community is quickly selling! U.S. News & World Report describes Harrisburg as “one of the country’s most affordable housing markets” with an “urban atmosphere” and “manageable price tag.”

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#18 Philadelphia, PA

Coming soon to the suburbs of Philadelphia is our first community to open in 2019, West Brandywine! This community will offer the best of both worlds, with the sprawling nature and history of Chester County right outside your front door, and the excitement of Center City just a short drive away!


If you’ve thought about retiring to Traditions of America, our locations are truly hard to beat. Contact us today to explore your options and next steps towards the Live Better lifestyle!