Kate Johnson New Hope, PA, is the place for retirees who enjoy small town living with a side order of culture, and it’s our #2 pick for Top Five Best Places to Retire in Pennsylvania.
Our #2 Pick for the Top Five Best Places to Retire in Pennsylvania
Nestled on the Delaware River in Bucks County, New Hope is where city folk go to relax. The town is full of art galleries, antique shops, and charm—all within an easy drive of Philadelphia.
Art lovers can take a class at Bucks County Classical Arts Center, or browse the selection at Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art. Feel free to enjoy a play at the Bucks County Playhouse, or tour—and taste!—at the Buckingham Valley Vineyards and Winery. If you’re in a supernatural mood, enjoy a one-hour walking tour of New Hope’s spookiest spots with Ghost Tours of New Hope.
You can enjoy the fall scenery by hopping on the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, which winds through the most beautiful scenery Bucks County has to offer. The railroad is in operation year-round.
New Hope hosts a variety of celebrations throughout the year. The town draws visitors with a fireworks display every Friday night during summer. Fall brings an event called Run Now Wine Later, a fun 5K that finishes at a food and wine festival, complete with music and entertainment. And the whole town goes party-crazy during the Winter Festival.
If New Hope appeals to you, consider moving into Pine Run Retirement Community in nearby Doylestown. Pine Run offers a variety of apartments and customizable cottages—no two are alike—that come in a range of sizes and fit a variety of budgets. Pine Run offers all utilities, 24-hour security, housekeeping, maintenance, free fitness center membership, and transportation.
Pine Run’s amenities include a craft barn, billiards, and a library. The community offers over 50 clubs and committees, including some that encourage community involvement through volunteering.
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