Phoenixville : Pennsylvania

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What Phoenixville is like for active adults
Phoenixville is an old town of about 16,000 near Valley Forge.  It was once famous for manufacturing, including steel.  Photo of restored Phoenix Iron Works courtesy of Wikipedia and J Clear.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are several active communities in and around Phoenixville (see link at right).  According to City-data.com the median price of a home was about $260,000 in late 2013.

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What is special about this retirement community
Phoenixville is home to the Colonial Theatre, which opened in 1903. In 1958, the theatre, along with some other parts of the borough, was featured in the motion picture The Blob. Now there is annual Blobfest to commemorate the movie and its impact on the town.
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What is not special about this retirement community
Real estate is fairly pricey in town.
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Climate and Physical Environment
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
In addition to Blobfest, there is the annual Dogwood Festival. Tirst Friday night of every month the downtown stores, restaurants and businesses hold special events in the downtown.
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Crime
Crime is about half the national average.
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Medical facilities
Phoenixville Hospital is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
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Transportation
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Facts about PHOENIXVILLE
  • State: PA
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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