Grove City : Pennsylvania


What It Is 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. Picture of Grove City College Central quad in the spring courtesy of Wikipedia and The enlightenment (public domain), Picture of South Broad St. courtesy of Wikipedia and Canadian2006, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Grove City and Home Prices

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

The median home value in Grove City was $156,167 in early 2020, according to Zillow.


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.

What Is Not Special about Grove City

It's a small town in a remote area of Pennsylvania.

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.


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).


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").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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


Crime is about a third of the national average.


Medical Facilities

Grove City Medical Center serves the area.


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


Valuable Links

Town of Grove City

Olde Town Grove City


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