Lebanon : Pennsylvania


What It Is Like to Retire in Lebanon

Lebanon is a small town of about 25,000 in southeastern PA, in the beautiful Cornwall area, and is equidistant from Harrisburg, Reading and Lancaster. The downtown is historic with some of the buildings dating back to the 1700 and 1800's.  Harrisburg Area Community College has a branch campus here. Picture of Lebanon's 12 foot, 150 pound New Year's Eve bolonga courtesy of Wikipedia and hooahman, picture of the Reading Railroad Station on Eight Street courtesy of Wikipedia and Smallbones (public domain); photo of Lebanon's Skyline Cumberland Street View courtesy of Wikipedia and City of Lebanon, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Lebanon and Home Prices

You can live in town or in one of the active communities in the area.
Homes in Lebanon are inexpensive, typically less than $100,000.

What Is Special about Lebanon

It is a small town in a beautiful area of Pennsylvania's rolling and wooded hills.

What Is Not Special about Lebanon

Like a lot of towns in Pennsylvania, times have been hard in Lebanon for a long time.

Who Will Like Retirement in Lebanon

Those who are looking for a small/mid-sized town in a pretty part of Pennsylvania, with a low cost of living may enjoy retiring here.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing is the biggest driver of the economy here.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 31 degrees, the average July temperature is 75 degrees. Lebanon gets about 26 inches of snow each winter.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Lebanon has several community parks, is home to a community college, and the town hosts events throughout the year.



Lebanon's crime rate is higher than the national average.


Medical Facilities

Good Samaritan Hospital is located in Lebanon.



Lebanon is accessible from the south via the Pennsylvania turnpike, and from the north by I-78 and I-81;  Amtrak is 17 miles away in Mount Joy or Elizabethtown; the closest international airport is in Harrisburg, 33 miles away. 


Valuable Links

City of Lebanon


What people are saying about Lebanon

Cincinnati is south. Not north of Lebanon
Posted by jwayne2210 on April 14, 2018
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A town with a YMCA big enough to have 3 pools sounds pretty good to us!
Posted by admin on November 03, 2011

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