Mount Joy : Pennsylvania

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What it's Like to Retire in Mount Joy

Mount Joy is a small town in eastern Pennysylvania, not too far from York and Lancaster. It is located in the Amish country and is pleased to have an Amtrak stop nearby.  picture of Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street courtesy of Wikipedia and smallbones; picture of Amish buggy courtesy of Wikipedia and it.utente:thecadexpert.


Where to Retire in Mount Joy and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in Mount Joy (see link at right).
The median price of a home in late 2013, was a little above $160,000 (


What is special about Mount Joy

Mount Joy is a small, walkable town with a low crime rate and low cost of living.


What is not special about Mount Joy

Area is very conservative politically and religiously, which may turn off some and may be fine for others.


Who will like retirement in Mount Joy

Retirees who want a small town with parks and a walkable downtown with shops and restaurants may like retiring here.


Local economy is driven by



Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 32 degrees and the average July temperature is 74 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Mount Joy has restaurants within the town, but for the cultural scene you can easily take a train to Philadelphia from Mount Joy.



The crime rate is low, less than half of the national average.


Medical facilities

Lancaster General Hospital is five miles away



Mount Joy has an Amtrak station with trains to Philadelphia several times a day; Lancaster Airport is 13 miles away; the closest international airport is in Philadelphia, 77 miles away.


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Borough of Mount Joy


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Facts about MOUNT JOY
  • State: PA
  • Environment: Rural,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: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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