Phoenixville : Pennsylvania

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What it's Like to Retire in Phoenixville

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.

Where to Retire in Phoenixville and Home Prices

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


What is special about Phoenixville

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.

What is not special about Phoenixville

Real estate is fairly pricey in town.

Who will like retirement in Phoenixville

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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.


Crime is about half the national average.

Medical facilities

Phoenixville Hospital is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.


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What people are saying about Phoenixville

Part time Jobs in Phoenixville
Looking for a litte extra cash in retirement! Immediate Openings for substitute School District Aides. -Flexible Schedule -Benefits Package -Choice of Schools -Training Visit an Open House to learn more about us and the opportunities available in your area. Phoenixville Area School District Monday, November 24th, 2PM-5PM 386 City Line Ave. Phoenixville, PA 19460 For more information or to RSVP, please contact Maria McDermott @
Posted by S4T on November 20, 2014

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  • 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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