Lancaster gets ‘Today’ show shout-out as retirement hot spot | Local News

Lancaster is the place to be in retirement, according to a “Today” present segment that aired Thursday morning.

New York Town authentic estate agent Frances Katzen, speaking to co-anchor Peter Alexander, described Lancaster in a segment about 2023 serious estate traits.

“Let’s consider a second to converse about the retirees we’re heading to test to go over everybody,” Alexander stated on Thursday’s broadcast. “This one particular really struck me as you converse about those people in the latter areas of lifestyle when they are trying to delight in some great relaxing situations with each other – Lancaster, PA. Why?”

(Alexander fell prey to frequent mispronunciation of Lancaster for all those exterior central Pennsylvania — “LAN-cas-tuhr,” alternatively of the community “LANG-kiss-tuhr.”)

The digicam minimize to an image of the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home’s clock at Penn Square, followed by bucolic farm landscapes and a shot of a roadside generate stand.

“You know, it is a genuinely appealing anomaly,” Katzen mentioned. “It’s only a 7-mile radius … and 60% of the inhabitants is more than 60-plus. It has some of the finest medical coverage, it is the ideal tax break for retirees — and it’s hip and occurring. They’ve acquired museums, nightlife, restaurants, cafes. It’s all likely on.”

Of class, Lancaster County residents presently know all that. And earlier this yr, Lancaster County was ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Retire.”


Lancaster County rated No. 1 in U.S. News & Environment Report’s ‘Best Destinations to Retire’

The inhabitants of retirees in Lancaster metropolis is very likely to mature in foreseeable future yrs, as well. Willow Valley’s higher-increase Mosaic senior dwelling group – poised to turn into the tallest developing in Lancaster – is expected to open in 2026.  

Thursday’s phase marked the 3rd time in new weeks Lancaster County was highlighted on the “Today” clearly show. Chook-in-Hand Bakery was featured in a segment about shoo-fly pies, and tourism points of interest Pheasant Operate Farm Bed and Breakfast and Amish Farm and Residence had been mentioned in a phase about gifting activities, like a trip to Amish country.

View the clip down below.


101 neat issues to do in and all-around Lancaster County: Roots, wolves, Mount Gretna, Shady Maple and extra

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