Meadowood is tucked away in the heart of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, an area packed with an incredible array of things to do, see and experience. Natural beauty, historic sites, outdoor adventures, cultural opportunities, shopping, dining and family-friendly attractions are all within easy reach.
Here are the top ten reasons to retire in Montgomery County:
1. Financial advantages
As a Montgomery County resident, you are, of course, a Pennsylvania resident, and the Keystone State is one of two states in the country that does not tax any of its residents’ retirement income. Pennsylvania also has a low 6% sales tax.
2. Convenient location
Montgomery County’s proximity to highway and public transportation, to attend events in Philadelphia and greater Pennsylvania, gives residents the best of the Mid-Atlantic region. Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport in the state, with 500 daily departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide, making family visits and other travel a breeze.
3. Natural beauty
One of the many advantages of living in Montgomery County is experiencing all four seasons. You can explore miles and miles of beautiful spring blooms, enjoy summer outdoor activities on lakes and streams, spot renowned fall foliage and take in a breathtaking winter wonderland. (Without any of the shoveling, mowing and raking that can come with home ownership.)
4. Historic, cultural and educational experiences
As a resident of Montgomery County, you can explore Pennsylvania’s rich and storied history. In addition to the renowned Independence Hall in Philadelphia, you can step back in time at many historic sites, including Valley Forge National Park, Pennypacker Mills, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Pottsgrove Manor and Sunrise Mill.
Fans of lifelong learning will appreciate the 18 colleges and universities in Montgomery County. The county is also home to more than 200 arts attractions, including live music venues, galleries, museums, playhouses and arboretums.
5. Food and drink
Pennsylvania is home to the most craft breweries in the country, many of which are located in Montgomery County, including Blueprint Brewing Company and McAllister Brewing Company. You can also take the Montgomery County Wine Trail to try more than 30 varieties of wine at beautiful spots such as Stone and Key Cellars and Cardinal Hollow Winery.
After an afternoon of wine tasting, tempt your palate further at gourmet eateries such as The Farmhouse Restaurant, Parc Bistro and The William Penn Inn.
6. Access to quality health care
World-class medical care is minutes from Meadowood, which has longtime affiliations with Einstein Health Care Network and Abington-Lansdale Hospital as well as excellent health care on campus.
7. Outdoor adventures
There’s no shortage of ways to get your heart pumping in Montgomery County. Hit the links at Worcester Golf Club, paddle the Schuylkill River in a kayak or take off in a hot air balloon.
8. Retail therapy
Plan a day out with your friends at Montgomery Mall, The Shops at Valley Square or King of Prussia Mall, the second-largest shopping center in the entire country.
9. Family-friendly fun
Pack those visits from the grandkids full of excitement with trips to the Elmwood Park Zoo and the Philadelphia Zoo, the Carousel at Pottstown and the Legoland Discovery Center.
10. Meadowood’s 131-acre campus
From the impeccably maintained 131 acres of naturally beautiful grounds, to cultural events and excursions, to educational lectures, to fine cuisine and first-class wellness programs, Meadowood brings the feel and flavor of Montgomery County right to you.
Want to learn more about the joys of living in the heart of Montgomery County? Attend a virtual event or take a socially distanced tour of our naturally beautiful campus. Call 610.584.1000 or visit DiscoverMeadowood.net to sign up for a virtual event or a safe, in-person tour.