Media : Pennsylvania


What It Is Like to Retire in Media

Media is a suburb and corporate center that is  14 miles west of Philadelphia. The population was 5,400 in 2009.  In the second half of the 19th Century, Media was a summer resort for well-to-do Philadelphians. The borough's large vacation hotels included the Idlewild Hotel (1871) on Lincoln Street at Gayley Terrace, Chestnut Grove House or "The Colonial" (1860) on Orange Street, and Brooke Hall on Lemon Street and Washington Ave. (now Baltimore Ave.). The Chestnut Grove was used for a year by nearby Swarthmore College due to a fire on their campus. Photo of Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, and photo of Bank Building on State St., courtesy of Wikipedia and Smallbones (public domain).

Where to Retire in Media and Home Prices

There are active communities in the area. The median price of a home in Media was about  $341,711 in early 2020.


What Is Special about Media

Crime is low in Media and it is an affluent community.

What Is Not Special about Media

The cost of living is high and the winters are cold.

Who Will Like Retirement in Media

People who want to remain in the Philadelphia will like this well-off suburban town.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Average January temperature is 35 degrees. Media is west of Philadelphia.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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Crime rate one half the national average.

Medical Facilities

Riddle Memorial Hospital serves Media.


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