Ultimate Guide to 55+ Communities in York County

    If you’re nearing retirement, you may be considering different real estate options to suit your lifestyle needs. Perhaps you’re looking for more amenities and luxury features and hoping to eliminate the yard work and household maintenance from your to-do lists. This is where 55+ living communities are the perfect balance for active and social adults.

    Communities that are deemed 55+ are exactly that — age-restricted housing developments that cater to the needs of adults 55 years and older. Many 55+ developments have a host of onsite facilities, including pools and fitness facilities, games and activities as well as dining and other recreational options. In addition to the emphasis on relaxed lifestyles, 55+ living often comes with luxury finishes, multiple floorplans to choose from, and, of course, maintenance-free living.55-plus-community

    York County, PA, and its surrounding areas offer plenty of luxury 55+ living communities. The south central Pennsylvania area is rich in culture and history that is appealing to this age group as they look to find more time for enjoying life. York County is a wonderful place to start your retirement, especially considering its convenient and central location. With short commutes to nearby Harrisburg, Harrisburg International Airport and Maryland, adults 55+ love the amenities and easy lifestyle York has to offer.

    Here’s a look at some of the most appealing over-55 community living areas in York County.

     

    1. Brookfield at Regents’ Glen

    Brookfield at Regents’ Glen is one of the top York County retirement communities, developed by Ryan Homes.

    Location and Community Overview

    Located in a pristine gated golf course community, Brookfield Luxury Villas is one of the top 55+ living communities in York, PA. Brookfield is one of several communities in the Regents’ Glen Golf Course gated community. Regents’ Glen is ideally located just minutes from York’s historic downtown area. Brookfield itself is right off of I-83’s exit 15, with an easy commute into Lancaster, Harrisburg or Baltimore.

    Nearby Amenities

    Brookfield Luxury Villas’ new construction has been a tremendous asset to the 55+ living community market in York, PA, because of its convenience and accessibility to local amenities. Supermarkets and home improvement shops are located nearby, including big-name stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s and Giant.

    For those with active lifestyles, Brookfield is perfectly situated near the 21-mile Heritage Rail Trail. Open throughout the year, this preserved trail offers scenic views of southern York County. Joggers, hikers, horseback riders and bikers all share the natural beauty of the Heritage Rail Trail.

    For those who enjoy the arts, shopping and dining, nearby downtown York is home to countless local businesses that have created a vibrant and thriving community for nearby residents and out-of-towners alike.

    Home Features

    Brookfield Luxury Villas homes feature a two-car garage with a first-floor owner’s suite. With luxury finishes such as granite countertops and hardwood floors in the kitchen and foyer, Brookfield delivers high-end and low-maintenance living at its finest. Brookfield offers two home types to choose from:

    • The Calvert starts at a 2+ bedroom and 2.5+ bathroom design at just over 1,500 square feet.
    • The Griffin Hall starts at 3+ bedroom and a 2.5+ bathroom design at 2,200 square feet.

    Average Home Prices

    New construction homes at Brookfield are available in two price ranges. The smaller Calvert design starts at the upper $220s while the more spacious Griffin Hall design starts at the upper $250s. There are also convenient quick move-in homes in the Calvert design ranging from $249,990 to $253,990.

     

    2. The Views at Bridgewater

    The Views at Bridgewater is one of the newest 55+ living community developments built by the experienced professionals at Keystone Custom Homes.

    Location and Community Overview

    The Views at Bridgewater is a community nestled in the borough of Dallastown in York, PA. Bridgewater is considered a golf course community because of its proximity to York’s Springwood Golf Course, located by the famous Bogey Macaws restaurant. Bridgewater residents benefit from clubhouse access and gorgeous views of the golf course itself. With convenient access to Route 83, Bridgewater is an ideal location for an over-55 community in York County.

    Nearby Amenities

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    The lifestyle at Bridgewater offers residents a host of amenities to choose from. Entertainment, shopping, dining and recreational activities are all available nearby. The York County Shopping Center, numerous salons and spas, restaurants and boutique shops, as well as medical centers, grocery stores and pharmacies, can all be reached within minutes of Bridgewater’s ideal location.

    Home Features

    Bridgewater has more than a dozen models to choose from. Each model has its own set of floor plans and layout options as well. They range in size and price and can be personalized with over 1,500 value added features to make your dream home come to life. Exteriors can be customized to reflect more modern or traditional tastes. Interior countertop, flooring, cabinetry, finishes and more are all endlessly customizable.

    Average Home Prices

    The coziest floorplan, the Andrews, is an 1,800 square foot single family home with 3 beds and 2.5 baths starting in the low $230,000s. The Parker, Emerson and Lincoln floorplans occupy the mid-level size and price at 2,700-2,880 square feet and between $300,000 and $310,000+ for a 4 bed and 2.5 baths single-family home. At the top end of the offerings is the Nottingham layout, which falls just shy of 3,600 square feet for a 4 bedroom and 2.5 baths starting at $350,000.

     

    3. Creek View 55+ Community

    Creek View Community is a land-lease newly constructed community for 55+ living built by Pine Grove Homes.

    Location and Community Overview

    For those who enjoy a more remote 55+ living experience, Creek View Community is located in a serene countryside setting just a short distance from Carlisle, PA. A little over an hour drive from downtown York, Creek View is perfect for those who wish to lay down roots in a more rural setting but still maintain accessibility to urban amenities.

    Nearby Amenities

    Historic downtown Carlisle is a relaxing and laid-back neighborhood that has a vibrant nightlife and events scene. With over 30 restaurants and plenty of shops, Carlisle is the perfect day getaway for Creek View residents. For those who enjoy arts and culture, Carlisle offers several galleries, theaters and antique stores.

    Home Features

    Creek View’s new-construction homes range from 1,100 to 2,100 square feet with 16 different home designs available. Homes are all 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with single-car garages or some with optional two-car garages.

    Average Home Prices

    Creek View listed homes range in price from the high $130,000s for a 1,200 square-foot home to the mid $210,000s for a 1,600 square foot home.

     

    4. The Paddock at Equine Meadows

    The Paddock at Equine Meadows is an over-55 community in York County that was first developed in 2000 by Pasch Construction.

    Location and Community Overview

    The Paddock at Equine Meadows is located in Red Lion, PA, a small borough outside of York. Central to the development is the community clubhouse for Equine Meadows. Onsite amenities include a pool and exercise room as well as a communal party room with a catering kitchen. This community also emphasizes active lifestyle for the over 55 with its bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, biking trails and, of course, horseshoe pits.

    Nearby Amenities

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    An under 10-minute drive takes Equine Meadows residents right in the heart of York. With a plethora of available grocery shops, boutiques stores, museums and dining spots, Equine Meadows has more than enough amenities for those who wish to remain centrally located.

    Home Features 

    The Paddock at Equine Meadows is home to 174 residences ranging in size from 1,150 to 2,800 square feet. All residences are a one- or two-story, with a one- or two-car-garage design, and offer 2 or 3 bedroom layouts, including a first-floor master suite and 2.5 baths. Options such as hardwood floors, Whirlpool tubs and fireplaces are available as well.

    Average Home Prices

    While there is no new construction
    available at the Paddock at Equine Meadows, Zillow estimates that the off-market sale price of a 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths home to be in the low $160,000s for a resale price.

     

    5. Villas at Cattail

    If you’re looking for the carefree lifestyle of 55+ living communities in York, PA, then the Villas at Cattail are a great option. Construction by Summit Homes began in 2007 and was completed in 2013, offering modern residences for the over-55.

    Location and Community Overview 

    The historic borough of Hanover, PA, is home to the Villas at Cattail. The Villas at Cattail prides itself on being a friendly and welcoming over-55 community in York County with lots of ways to interact and socialize with fellow residents. With private landscaped trails, a communal park and horseshoe pits, residents of Cattail can relax and enjoy retirement without having to worry about home maintenance concerns.

    Nearby Amenities

    Thanks to its German influence, Hanover offers plenty of ways to celebrate Bavarian heritage as well as a mixture of recreational, dining and shopping opportunities. Factory tours are also popular in the historic community of Hanover, as are visits to local museums and heritage sites. For those wishing to escape for exciting weekend trips, it’s only an hour drive into Baltimore and just over half an hour into York.

    Home Features 

    The Villas at Cattail has 48 attached homes with four separate floor plans to choose from. Ranging in size from 1,538 to 1,956 square feet, the Villas have at least 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with attached two-car garages. The Villas also offer plenty of space and aesthetic appeal with 9-foot ceilings and luxury kitchens with designer finishes.

    Average Home Prices

    Average resale prices of homes in The Villas at Cattail range between the low $200,000s to the low $300,000s.

     

    6. Greenleigh Condos at Regents’ Glen

    Greenleigh Condominiums and Townhouses offers one of the most luxurious 55+ living communities in York County, PA.

    Location and Community Overview

    The Condominiums at Greenleigh are one of the many residences on the grounds of the prestigious Regents’ Glen golf course. The gated community offers high-end adult living in beautiful condominiums and townhouses that overlook the golf course. Like Brookfield, Greenleigh Condos are located only minutes from downtown York, with convenient access to I-83. Greenleigh residents can take advantage of quick commutes into Lancaster and Harrisburg as well as down into Maryland.

    Nearby Amenities 

    Though the Regents’ Glen golf course has plenty of amenities to offer, local surroundings are also packed with day activities such as hiking and bike riding along the Heritage Rail Trail. York is also has a rich and vibrant arts and culture scene as well as plenty of grocery stores, dining spots and boutique shops. All the conveniences of big-box stores as well as Starbucks and other coffee shops are available within a few short minutes as well.

    Home Features 

    Greenleigh Condominiums are spacious 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom units with luxury appointments. The condominium and townhouse units also come with covered parking and include all water and sewage fees.

    Average Home Prices

    Condo and townhouse units in this luxury over-55 community in York County are surprisingly affordable. Resale homes at Greenleigh start in the mid $100,000s.

     

    7. Sycamore Grove at Regents’ Glen

    Sycamore Gove is one of the top York County retirement communities for 55+ living.

    Location and Community Overview

    Another community of the masterplanned Regents’ Glen Golf Course, Sycamore Grove offers luxury residences for active adults. For those who enjoy the golf lifestyle, a social membership at Regents’ Glen includes:

    • Access to the 18-hole golf course
    • Use of the pool and fitness center
    • Dining at both the Glen Grille and the Box Hill Club

    Regents’ Glen’s grounds are home to multiple communities of 55+, making for an interactive and social retirement life. With proximity to York, Sycamore Grove provides affordable luxury living with a convenient location.
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    Nearby Amenities

    In addition to the amenities one can expect at a gated golf course community, Sycamore Grove is only minutes into downtown York for a multitude of dining, shopping and recreational options. York is also home to over a dozen different parks for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. Spas and salons are also abundant in the downtown York area for Sycamore Grove residents who are planning a day or weekend of relaxation.

    Home Features

    Sycamore Grove offers a variety of condominium and townhouse residences. These dwellings range in size from 2,183 to 3,085 square feet. Various phases have been built over the years in Sycamore Grove, but all homes have been built to be spacious with luxury design and finishes.

    Average Home Prices 

    Homes in Sycamore Grove at Regents’ Glen start at resale prices in the mid $100,000s and range significantly upward depending on square footage.

     

    8. Rosegate

    Rosegate is a luxury condominium development in an adult living community in East York, PA.

    Location and Community Overview

    Rosegate is conveniently located in East York, PA, across from the Wisehaven Swim and Tennis Club. Residents of Rosegate enjoy an active and social lifestyle and the ease of maintenance-free living. Built by Phil Carpenter Custom Homes, the Rosegate community is a mix of condominiums and townhouses in an area thriving with new development.

    Nearby Amenities 

    Rosegate’s convenient location in south central Pennsylvania is only a short commute to Harrisburg and Lancaster as well as into northern Maryland. York itself has plenty of artistic, cultural and historical activities to participate in. It also offers lots of shopping, dining and outdoor activities.

    Home Features

    Residences at Rosegate are villa-style condominium and townhouses with spacious one-floor layouts. Starting at 1,000 square feet, Rosegate homes have beautiful designs, including:

    • Grand master suites
    • Desirable vaulted ceilings
    • Custom kitchens
    • Two-car garages
    • Unfinished basements

    Homeowners can choose their cabinetry, hardwood or ceramic floorings and design their own custom color schemes. There are also quick move-in options available for added convenience.

    55+ community custom homes

    Average Home Prices

    New-construction homes in Rosegate range from the low $200,000s to $300,000 and above.

    Choose CENTURY 21 Core Partners

    With so many enticing options, choosing from the multitude of York County retirement communities can be an overwhelming decision. If you’re interested in purchasing a home in a 55+ living community in York, PA, contact the professionals at CENTURY 21 Core Partners. Our agents have the expertise and experience to help guide you through the buying process so you can find your dream retirement home in one of York County’s many luxurious and carefree 55+ living communities.

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