Brandywine Valley Guide to 55+ and Retirement Communities
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.
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!” 55+ Independent Residents enjoy Monday Mingle, holiday festivities, chili fests, ice cream socials, barbecues 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.
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, PA. 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, onsite 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
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
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 Life Care 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 over 50 years, Acts Retirement–Life Communities have offered the residents the opportunity to celebrate the good life on campuses buzzing with activity and rich with amenities. And with maintenance-free living and Acts Life Care, residents enjoy a lifestyle that allows them to enjoy the things they love most without the worry.
Luther Acres, Lititz
St. John’s Herr Estate, Columbia
Spang Crest, Lebanon
Experience Luthercare, offering not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities in southcentral PA, and discover beautiful maintenance-free apartments and cottages, fantastic amenities and programs and peace of mind for tomorrow. Here, residents have time to do what they love and take comfort in knowing a network of services is available.
Located on 83 picturesque acres in a suburban setting, Dunwoody Village is a Life Care community that offers its residents Independent Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Memory Support, as well as Rehabilitation and Home Care to both residents and the outside community. Call to schedule a tour of their expanded and newly renovated Community Building and join their waiting list.
White Horse Village
White Horse Village is a friendly and vibrant senior living community situated on 96 picturesque acres neighboring a state park. First-class amenities include a tavern, dining venues, fitness center, pool/spa, bocce, art studio, woodshop, hiking trails, library, gardening, shuffleboard and more. Their exceptional programs, cultural events, delicious food and spacious residences cater to a range of lifestyles.
Spring Mill Senior Living
The Mansion at Rosemont
The Mansion at Rosemont is a premier boutique Life Plan Community set amid the lush grounds of the historic Beaupre Estate in the heart of the Main Line. Boasting unmatched architectural beauty in addition to newly renovated apartment homes and cottages, the only thing more beautiful than the community itself is the warmth of the people who call it home.
Freedom Village at Brandywine
Life is good here … The best retirement is when you have more time to do what you want, with an abundance of choices for dining, socializing, fitness and fun. At Freedom Village at Brandywine, you can enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle where you’re welcomed like family. Their Life Care plan gives you access to a full continuum of care if you ever need it. Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Visit them today.
The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester
The Hickman is a nonprofit senior living community in beautiful West Chester. Guided by Quaker traditions since 1891, The Hickman provides individualized care and assistance to older individuals in a vibrant living community. The Hickman is a short distance from award-winning health systems, restaurants, theaters and specialty boutiques. When You’re Here, You’re Home.
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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