55+ and Retirement Communities in the Brandywine Valley
Our guide to 55+ and retirement communities in Chester County and beyond
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55+ Communities for the Fit, Active and Independent
There are a variety of communities in our area built and managed for active seniors living an active and healthy lifestyle with amenities geared toward that group. Whether you’re looking for a townhouse, condo, apartment or single home, these communities cater to older adults and offer settings that generally feel like resorts. They’re designed to make retirement healthier and more enjoyable.
Honeycroft Village is a 55+ lock and leave active-lifestyle community located in the bucolic countryside of southern Chester County. Featuring 60 acres of open space, convenient sidewalks and beautiful street lighting, residents enjoy a state-of-the-art clubhouse, fitness center, heated indoor pool and spa, lawncare and snow removal. Honeycroft Village has everything you need to start making your dreams a reality.
Meridian at Eagleview
King of Prussia
Canvas Valley Forge
Springton Lake Village
Harrison Hill Apartments
“Harrison Hill is more than a community — it’s a neighborhood!” Residents enjoy the company of others during Monday Mingle, holiday festivities, barbecues, games and more. Harrison Hill’s 5 stories offer 114 apartment homes comprised of one bedroom and one bedroom with dens, all with walk-in showers.
Hershey’s Mill, a gated 55+ community, is situated around an 18-hole championship private golf club featuring casual and formal dining. The community also offers Tiger Turf coated tennis courts, pickleball, bocce courts, winter paddle ball, shuffleboard and horseshoes, as well as miles of walking trails and protected interior paved roads for biking. Visit during their Community Open House on Oct. 15th from 1 to 4 p.m.
Independent Living Communities with Continuing Care and Life Care Communities
Many seniors are currently independent, but want or need, for themselves or their spouse, to live with support— moving from independent living to assisted living, followed by skilled nursing and several kinds of specialized facilities. When the sequence is combined on a single campus, it’s called a continuing care community or life care community. Those listed have strong “independent living” programs.
Cornwall Manor is a not-for-profit community located in historic Cornwall. Providing a fulfilling lifestyle for individuals 60+ since 1949, their community is located in a natural wooded setting with a variety of independent homes and apartments, on-site health care, top-notch amenities and services and maintenance-free living. You owe it to yourself to visit Cornwall Manor.
St. Martha Villa for Independent & Retirement Living
Arbor Terrace Exton
Exton Senior Living
Glen Mills Senior Living
Friends Home in Kennett
Options for seniors include Supportive Independent Living, Personal Care Services and Skilled Nursing care for more intense care. All meals, housekeeping and laundry are included. They practice the Montessori Method of Care throughout the community and are a member of Leading Age & Friends Services Alliance. Friends Home in Kennett—where friends become family.
Located adjacent to Longwood Gardens on an over 500-acre accredited arboretum campus, the community provides two LifePlan Communities and two 50+ neighborhoods with customizable cottages and apartments. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, art studios, outdoor gardens and indoor hydroponic lab, hiking trails, dog park, tennis courts, pickleball, therapy, fitness, multiple dining venues, two libraries and putting greens, all with 5-star rated healthcare. Member of Leading Age, FSA and accredited by CARF-CCAC.
King of Prussia
Anthology of King of Prussia
717-397-4831; DiscoverFarmstead.org; DiscoverTownstead.org
Situated on 90 beautiful, tree-lined acres, Homestead Village has a charming small-neighborhood feel, and is just minutes from the vibrant cultural opportunities of downtown Lancaster. Residential options include cottages, villas and spacious carriage homes. Apartments at Homestead Village are dual-licensed for personal care, so residents can get extra help, if needed, without an extra move. New Luxury Apartments at The Townstead, now available to reserve, coming in 2024.
Willow Valley Communities
Meadowood Senior Living
Pleasant View Retirement Community
Riddle Village is a Lifecare community that offers amenities including a fitness center, putting green, indoor parking, personal trainer, four unique restaurants, a flexible dining program and much more. Riddle Village has 10 spacious apartment styles ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments.
Acts Retirement–Life Communities
For more than 50 years, Acts Retirement- Life Communities have provided residents gracious living options and a maintenance-free, amenity-filled lifestyle that allows them to celebrate the good life without all the worries. Best of all, Acts Life Care lets residents pay for future care in today’s dollars should their needs change.
St. John’s Herr Estate, Columbia
Spang Crest, Lebanon
Dunwoody Village is a five-star rated continuing care retirement community located in a suburban setting on 83 picturesque acres that offers residents Independent Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Memory Support, as well as Rehabilitation and Home Care to both residents and the outside community. Plan for tomorrow by getting on the waiting list today.
White Horse Village
Spring Mill Senior Living
The Mansion at Rosemont
Shannondell at Valley Forge
Freedom Village at Brandywine
The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester
Wellington at Hershey’s Mill
The Highlands at Wyomissing
Millcroft Senior Living
Somerford House Assisted Living
The Lodge at Truitt Homestead
Foulk Manor North
Foulk Manor South
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