Reasons to Retire in Levittown, PA

Levittown, PA, located around 25 miles from Philadelphia, is a top location in the area for seniors who are looking to retire. Levittown is one of the largest Philadelphia suburbs, with around 50,000 residents who enjoy local restaurants, parks and green spaces, independent shops and other amenities.

For seniors who are searching for the best places to retire in Pennsylvania, the following are some reasons to consider Levittown.

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1. Convenient Location

It’s just around a 40 minute drive from Levittown to Philadelphia, which means retirees can enjoy a more relaxed and smaller community compared to the big city, but have close access to world-class entertainment and attractions.

Levittown is also just around 7 miles away from Trenton, NJ, which means Levittown residents can also cross state lines to enjoy Trenton destinations. Some of the top places in Philadelphia and Trenton to visit include the following.

Things to Do in Philadelphia, PA

  • Eastern State Penitentiary: “America’s Most Historic Prison” offers tours of the former prison grounds, as well as features hands-on history experiences and artist installations.
  • Independence Hall: Visitors to Independence Hall can see the room where both the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed.
  • Reading Terminal Market: This large daily market features products including art, crafts, gifts, baked goods, sweets, produce, flowers and plants. There’s also a variety of fresh food available at the market.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Philadelphia Museum of Art has an extensive collection of historical to contemporary art, from artists around the world.
  • Barnes Foundation: The Barnes Foundation collection includes diverse works collected in the first half of the 20th century, including African sculpture, metalwork and decorative arts, and paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh and Matisse.

Things to Do in Trenton, NJ

  • Trenton Thunder Ballpark: See Minor League Baseball team the Trenton Thunder play summer baseball, or check out other events hosted at the ballpark.
  • Old Barracks Museum: The Old Barracks Museum presents historical programming and has exhibits on various New Jersey history subjects.
  • Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie: See a collection of artifacts and artworks that relate to Trenton history and present-day life.
  • New Jersey State Museum: The New Jersey State Museum presents exhibits on New Jersey history and archaeology, from fine art to science history art.
  • Trenton Farmers Market: The Trenton Farmers Market is open daily and features more than 40 vendors, selling farm-fresh produce, Amish meats, Polish deli items, body care products and more.

2. Delicious Dining

The Levittown area has many tasty restaurants serving up diverse homemade fare. In addition to heading into Philadelphia for award-winning cuisine, some Levittown area restaurants to check out include the following.

  • Newportville Inn: This “American tavern with a German accent” serves up traditional German specialties, including German potato pancakes, pierogies, jumbo pretzels, schnitzel, bratwurst and other tasty meals. There’s also an extensive selection of beers on tap, with German specialties including ciders available in to-go growlers.
  • Erini Restaurant: This Ewing Township, NJ, restaurant serves American and Mediterranean food and is known for its beautiful patio and upscale dining room, with a menu led by the owner and executive chef Nick Fifis.
  • Vecchia Osteria: Vecchia Osteria is an Italian restaurant in Newtown, PA, known for its veal specialties and sauce so good, you can buy a jar to take home.

There are restaurants serving up diverse types of cuisine throughout the Levittown area, so whatever you have a taste for, there are lots of options nearby.

3. Outdoor Recreation

There are lots of fun things to do outdoors right in Levittown, from golf, to swimming, to spending time at a park. Some of the top Levittown area outdoor destinations include the following.

  • Falls Township Community Park: This large park facility includes a dog park, basketball and roller hockey courts, a children’s playground, a softball field, a skateboard park, a boat ramp, a sledding hill, a pavilion and multipurpose fields.
  • Pinewood Pool: Pinewood Pool has swimming lanes, waterslides and a snack bar.
  • Oxford Valley Golf Club: This public golf course in Fairless Hills, PA, is a great place to golf and get exercise, as it’s a nine-hole, walking-only course. Push carts and power caddies are available for rental.
  • Frosty Hollow Tennis Center: This tennis center has 10 tennis courts, including six  with lights, and a practice wall. Join an adult league, take tennis instruction or play a game with friends.
  • Bridge Street Golf at Snipes Farm: Bridge Street Golf at Snipes Farm in Morrisville, PA, is great for practicing your golf game, with a driving range with targets, an 18-hole tree-lined pitch and putt course, and two miniature golf courses.
  • Elderberry Park: This park has a basketball court, walking and biking lanes, benches and open space, and a playground for little ones.
  • Makefield Highlands: The public golf course Makefield Highlands in Yardley, PA, has 18 holes and is available for nine-hole play. There’s also a clubhouse restaurant on-site.

Levittown also has Franklin Kirby Park, Mill Creek Manor Park, New Pond Park, the Vermillion Hills Tot Lot and Trenton Road Park. Each park includes open space for picnics and getting close to nature.

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Levittown Is Also Home to Woodbourne Place

Another benefit to retiring in Levittown is that it’s home to Woodbourne Place, a senior lifestyle community offering 24/7 personal care services. Residents have access to everything they need right at home, including:

  • Hair salon
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Personalized care plans
  • Transportation services
  • Up to three chef-prepared meals a day in the spacious dining room

This welcoming pet-friendly community also has a variety of community living spaces, including an activity room, lounges and an outdoor courtyard. Every day, residents can participate in a full schedule of programming tailored to serve diverse interests. Residents can participate in programming including exercise classes, brain games, movie showings, music appreciation, hand massages, bingo, social hours, puzzles and much more.

If you or your loved one is considering retirement, Woodbourne Place is a welcoming home that takes great care of its residents while fostering independent lifestyles. For information, find out more about Senior Lifestyle, or schedule a tour today.

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