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Old 05-03-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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My husband and I are considering retirement in the Gettysburg area. What towns would be best that are in that area for retirees? Of course I would like to be near good medical facilities. Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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What exactly are you looking for? Gettysburg has a hospital in town with many medical practices scattered about, so you'll be good there. Gettysburg has a few high-end communities that may suite your taste.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:08 AM
 
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In addition to what Dequindre asked, where are you moving from? How you will find things in South Central PA will depend on what you are used to now, including related to medical care.

We are retiring to Hanover PA from the Baltimore area, hopefully in June. So tired of beltway driving every day, and ready to move on.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:51 PM
 
Location: West York
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Adams county has a couple really nice, small towns that would fit a quiet, country living lifestyle. Check out the areas around East Berlin, New Oxford, and Biglerville.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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Thanks for the feedback. We live in upstate New York. We've been to the Gettysburg area several times and really like it. My husband is a diabetic and had heart surgery so I would like to be near a good medical facility that he can go to. We really haven't checked any of the other areas that JettaPA mentioned. But we've been through Hanover. Sicilee, when you are all settled, let us know how it is. Thanks again.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:44 AM
 
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Delhidi --

Many of the small (small being relative of course) communties in South Central PA will have a local hospital or will be within short driving distance of one. Think Hanover, Gettysburg, Chambersburg. I say small, being in Baltimore and having moved here from center city Philly so that is what I compare it to. As long as you are not too remote you should have access to medical care. You won't get the kind of care in those facilities as you would in an urban area, a trade off we are making as well. So you could end up driving to the hospitals in Harrisburg, or more likely Hershey, or even Baltimore for more complex care. Others in the area probably are aware of others.

We chose Hanover because we wanted to be close to MD, where I currently work and where my doctors are, and because we found a walkable community -- Clearview -- something that I crave. In a pinch, we could walk to a grocery store and the local hospital. A restaurant or two.

We looked at the Penn National area, and there are nice houses there, but it is too remote for us. I don't want to have to drive five miles to a grocery store. Others don't mind that -- I do.

A fall back for us was (and still is, if the house in Hanover falls through) Carlisle. There are some really beautiful communities in the area surrounding Carlisle, and being close to the turnpike and other major roads, the drive to Harrisburg and Hershey is not difficult.

Good luck to you. I will definitely return and post here so you know when we have moved. By the way, our realtor (buyer's agent) is based in Gettysburg and knows the area well. She is the best I've worked with and I'd be happy to give you her name. No gain for me -- I just like her a lot. Respectful. Helpful. Responsive. I don't want to list her name here but I think there is a way you can message me if you want it.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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Any suggestions for mobile homes and 55 and over active communities in the Gettysburg area. Interested in 2 bedrooms, 2 bath and minimum maintenance like no mowing or showshoveling.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:26 AM
 
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Delhidi --


We chose Hanover because we wanted to be close to MD, where I currently work and where my doctors are, and because we found a walkable community -- Clearview -- something that I crave. In a pinch, we could walk to a grocery store and the local hospital. A restaurant or two.

We looked at the Penn National area, and there are nice houses there, but it is too remote for us. I don't want to have to drive five miles to a grocery store. Others don't mind that -- I do.

A fall back for us was (and still is, if the house in Hanover falls through) Carlisle. There are some really beautiful communities in the area surrounding Carlisle, and being close to the turnpike and other major roads, the drive to Harrisburg and Hershey is not difficult.

Good luck to you. I will definitely return and post here so you know when we have moved.
I said I'd return and post, so here it is. We moved to Hanover in June and absolutely love it here. Everything we need is close, but there is enough space and green that it doesn't feel crowded. Such beautiful countryside, too, a short drive away. Great farmer's markets. If we need specialty shopping, Baltimore is only an hour away. Frederick and Rockville not much further. Now I'm waiting for retirement to go through so I can enjoy it even more.

I didn't realize just how much of a downer it is to be unhappy where you are living. We didn't even see it happening, really. Just felt like Baltimore wasn't home. The little nagging voice became louder over time, as we retreated into our condo to not have to deal with it. Not a healthy thing, mentally or physically.

But we are home now, and happy.
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