York : Pennsylvania


What It Is Like to Retire in York

York, Pennsylvania is one of the most inexpensive places in the USA to live in. Homes cost on average less than $100,000. The area obviously had some rust-belt type setbacks, but is now actively looking for economic growth. York is on Pennsylvania's southern border, closer to Baltimore (48 miles) than Philadelphia (108 miles).  Photo of the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center courtesy of and per license of Wikpedia and Adavidb , photo of William C. Goodridge House, a successful business man and former slave, who ran a station on the Underground Railroad, courtesy of Wikipedia and Smallbones, photo of Houses in the Fairmount Historic District and listed on the NRHP, courtesy of Wikipedia and Smallbones, all pictures in the public domain.

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Where to Retire in York and Home Prices

There are some active adult communities in the York area. The National Association of Realtors reports the median home price in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $218,300 in the York-Hanover area.


What Is Special about York

Very inexpensive. Pretty countryside. There are 2 colleges in York - York College of Pennsylvania and the York Campus of Penn State.

What Is Not Special about York

High crime rate and unemployment

Who Will Like Retirement in York

People who want to live in an inexpensive college town and enjoy all four seasons would like York.


Local Economy Is Driven by

There is some local industry.

Climate and Physical Environment

York is on Pennsylvania's southern border.  The average July high temperature is 87 and the average January low is 21. The wettest month is June (4").


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

York is home to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, which brings many nationally prominent performers to the York area. The York Fair,which claims to be the oldest fair in the U.S., runs for 10 fun-filled days every September. The Olde York Street Fair is held each year on Mothers Day.


The crime rate is very high.

Medical Facilities

Memorial Hospital and York Hospital serve York.


Airports in Harrisburg and Lancaster are both within 30 miles of York.


Valuable Links

Wikipedia for York

City of York


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