Grove City : Pennsylvania

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What it's Like to Retire in Grove City

Grove City is a college town in northwestern Pennsylvania. Grove City College is a Christian private liberal arts school. Although this is a very rural area, it is located near the intersection of I 80 and I 79, so easy transportation is available to Erie (north) or Pittsburgh (50 miles south). Grove City is nearing the completion of a revitalization of the downtown district to improve economic development.
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Where to Retire in Grove City and Home Prices

There is at least 1 active adult community in the area (see link at top right).

The median sale price of a home in Grove City was about $145,000 in late 2014, according to City-Data.com. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

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What is special about Grove City

Living in a college town in rural western Pennsylvania. It provides the small college town life that interests so many people.
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What is not special about Grove City

It's a small town in a remote area of Pennsylvania.
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Who will like retirement in Grove City

Retirees who want a small college town that is very walkable and experiences all four seasons would like it here.

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Local economy is driven by

Grove City's economy is powered by the college and George Junior Republic (One of the country's largest, private, non-profit residential treatment communities for at risk youth).

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Climate and Physical Environment

Grove City is located near the intersections of I 79 and I 80 in northwestern PA - about halfway between Erie and Pittsburgh. The average July high temperature is 82 and the average January low is 14. The wettest month is June (5").
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Grove City College is the center of cultural life in town.
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Crime

Crime is about a third of the national average.

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Medical facilities

United Community Hospital serves Grove City.
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Transportation

A regional airport is 23 miles away in Franklin; the nearest large airport is 60 miles away in Pittsburgh.

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Valuable Links

Town of Grove City

Olde Town Grove City

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Facts about GROVE CITY
  • State: PA
  • Environment: Rural,College Town,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • 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): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

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