For years people have been coming to the Poconos region for vacations. They love being able to get away from it all and enjoy the sights, sounds, and wonderfully slower pace of life this area offers. But what if you could enjoy that kind of environment permanently?
For a lot of adults exiting the working world, the Poconos region is the perfect place to retire. Here are just a few reasons that they find this little corner of the world so appealing.
Even if you’ve been careful to save and plan for your retirement, the financial impact of not working can sometimes be a bit of a surprise. One way to deal with that is to reduce expenses. For instance, if you lived in East Orange, NJ and earned $75,000, you could get by on $58,277 in the Poconos. Housing alone costs 42 percent less in the Poconos and everything from utilities to food, to health care is less expensive as well. Simply put, a fixed income goes further in the Poconos.
Fun Times for Grandchildren
If you want something to draw your kids and your grandkids for a visit, it’s hard to find a better spot. There are National Parks, historic towns, and water sports in the summer and plenty of great skiing in the winter. One of the most popular activities for kids today is a visit to a water park. The Poconos have plenty of year-round options. Click here for The Complete Guide to Poconos water parks to see your options. The Poconos are simply a fun place for kids to visit.
Access to Great Healthcare
Good health is essential to enjoying your retirement. A big part of that is making sure that you have access to great healthcare. The good news is that escaping to the Poconos doesn’t mean leaving quality healthcare behind. Click here for a look at some of the best hospitals in the Poconos—and a list of many other medical facilities in the area.
Serenity and Natural Beauty
For many years people have traveled to the Poconos to enjoy the natural beauty of the region—and to enjoy the calmer, slower pace of life that they find there. If you choose to retire in the Poconos, you'll have access to those things all the time. But don't worry: You won't run out of great things to see! Here’s an article that highlights the untouched beauty and natural wonders that are “must-sees” in the Poconos.
Historical Small Towns
As beautiful as the scenery in the Poconos is, it also has a long and significant history that played an important part in the shaping of our country. Nowhere is that captured better than in the many historical small towns throughout the region. And while many are now favorite destinations for shopping, dining, and enjoying 19th Century architecture, many of these towns have captured facets of their fabulous history in restored homes and museums. Here’s a look at some of the best towns to visit in the Poconos to get a feel for the area’s history.
Homes That Meet Your Changing Needs
People of retirement age are paying much more attention to what their housing needs will be in the years to come. The fact of the matter is that more Americans than ever want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. That’s why so many of the homes that we at Liberty Homes build are designed with single-level living in mind. Most of our homes (even those that have more than one level) are designed to allow single level living—with Master Bedrooms and frequently used rooms on the main level. Click here to take a look at the options available to you!
If you’re coming up on retirement and thinking about where you’d like to live that offers affordability, value, plenty of activity, and homes that match your lifestyle—you’ll want to take a closer look at life in the Poconos.