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Best Places to Retire in Mid Atlantic USA

Best Places to Retire in Mid Atlantic USA
Do you want to retire on the east coast in Mid Atlantic USA? Below are our recommendations & ideas for places to retire in Mid Atlantic USA. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities

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retire in Delaware's Capital RegionDelaware's Capital Region, Delaware - In the middle of it all! Centrally located within the Mid-Atlantic, just an 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore and within 4 hours to New York City. The region boasts tax free shopping and dining with a short drive to the ocean communities of Rehoboth Beach, the Nation's Summer Capital.


retire in PotsdamPotsdam, New York - Potsdam is a town located in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The town population was 17,029 at the 2010 census. Potsdam is a cultural and educational hub of Northern New York. When SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University are both in session, the population increases by approximately 8,000 students. The town is named after the city of Potsdam in Germany.

retire in Susquehanna River ValleySusquehanna River Valley, Pennsylvania - Conveniently located in Central PA, the area is easily accessible to Interstates 80 and 81, Routes 11, 15, 45, 192, 61, and many others. The Susquehanna River Valley is made up of three counties in Central Pennsylvania - Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties.


retire in St. Lawrence CountySt. Lawrence County, New York - St. Lawrence County is the largest county in New York State. Ogdensburg, the only city in St. Lawrence County overlooks the beautiful St. Lawrence River. We have (4) colleges in the county. We are a year-round destination with: hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, boating, museums, wineries, antiques, hockey, baseball, soccer, football and many other activities.

retire in IthacaIthaca, New York - Home to Cornell and Ithaca College in the central Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Tompkins County and Ithaca exemplify a small-town atmosphere, while showcasing the qualities of a larger metropolitan city. The Finger Lakes Region is made up of 14 counties that occupy 9,000 square miles of the state. Tompkins County measures 476 square miles.

retire in Greater BinghamtonGreater Binghamton, New York - Greater Binghamton (Broome County is located at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The river valley landscape make for 4 season of natural beauty. Our community is rich in scenic beauty, enchanting villages, and lively cities. We have a growing "foodie" scene with many restaurants using locally sourced food and also have an emerging carft beverage scene.

retire in CazenoviaCazenovia, New York - Cazenovia is a small Village of 2,835 people, 943 occupied housing units and 622 businesses. We are a picturesque community with an Historic Downtown Shopping area set next to Cazenovia Lake. We have many parks including Lakeland Park with a sandy beach for wading and swimming. Lakeland also has a bandstand with free summer concerts.

retire in Western New York (Greater Niagara vacation region)Western New York (Greater Niagara vacation region), New York - Genesee County, NY is an agricultural community of 64,000 located halfway between the urban cities of Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Batavia is our county seat and the city has approx. 16,000 residents. Agriculture is our number one industry and tourism is our second. We enjoy small town charm with easy access to nearby cities.

retire in BayshoreBayshore, New Jersey - Charming Atlantic Highlands, nestled in among the rolling hills along the Bayshore, boasts more Victorian homes than any other town in New Jersey outside of Cape May. Scenic Ocean Boulevard winds along the cliffs to Mt. Mitchell Overlook - the highest point along the East Coast. The road and park have outstanding views of New York City. NYC is just a short ferry ride away on the Seastreak Ferry.

retire in BowieBowie, Maryland - Located 15 minutes from beautiful Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Located 30 minutes from Washington D.C. Located 40 minutes from downtown Baltimore. This is a sightseers paradise.

retire in Carbon CountyCarbon County, Pennsylvania - Our History Carbon County (2012 population 65,006) was created on March 13, 1843, from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties. Its name refers to its deposits of anthracite coal. Jim Thorpe, the county seat, was originally incorporated on January 26, 1850 as the Borough of Mauch Chunk, an Indian name meaning “bear mountain.

retire in Lawrence County, New CastleLawrence County, New Castle, Pennsylvania - It is conveniently located along Interstates 76 (PA turnpike), 376, 79 or 80. For scenic roadways, try state routes 422, 65, 18, 168, or 208. Find us 19 miles east of Youngstown, OH: 54 miles northwest of Pittsburgh: 90 miles south of Erie and 100 miles southeast of Cleveland.

retire in Crawford CountyCrawford County, Pennsylvania - There is a reason we call this area the Great Lakes Region. For starters, the cool, calming lakes have shaped not only the climate but also the small towns and agriculture. From shipping ports to vineyards to hiking and biking trails this region in the western tip of Pennsylvania has a lot going on.

retire in Schenectady County / New York's Capital RegionSchenectady County / New York's Capital Region, New York - Few areas of the country offer better lifestyles than Schenectady County. Our thriving downtown is a center for the arts and home to legendary Proctors Theatre.

retire in Washington CountyWashington County, Maryland - Washington County, Maryland, is in Western Maryland, where Maryland is narrow, fitting between the Pa. Border and the Potomac River, and West Virginia. The City of Hagerstown and surrounding rural communities, offer a very nice location to retire. Housing prices are cheaper than prominent nearby cities, and all services are offered that make for a good life.

retire in Greater WilmingtonGreater Wilmington, Delaware - Wilmington is a corporate haven and more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 Companies are incorporated in Delaware. Many people live and work in the City of Wilmington and there has been an enormous amount of residential development in Wilmington's Riverfront and along Market Street in Downtown Wilmington.

retire in Jersey ShoreJersey Shore, New Jersey - Some of the most beautiful beaches can be found along the miles of shoreline of the NJ shore. Activities include boating, beaching and fishing and just a few short miles to beautiful countryside with horse farms, orchards, markets and rolling hills. 1 hour to NYC, Newark Airport, Philly. See this map for a better view of our county: http://newjerseyshore.

retire in Kane Alleghany National Forest areaKane Alleghany National Forest area, Pennsylvania - Kane is a borough in Mckean County,94 miles by south of Erie Pennsylvania. It is the home of the Kane Area School district, known as the Kane Wolves Kane is commended for its little or no crime and its friendly citizens. Kane is nestled in the Alleghany National Forest.,known for its streams, fishing and hunting, paths and trails.

retire in Corning & the Southern Finger LakesCorning & the Southern Finger Lakes, New York - Welcome to Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes, where walkable city centers, rolling hillsides, quaint villages, glacier-carved lakes, verdant farmland, and award-winning wineries combine for a great place to visit and to retire.

retire in Schroon Lake RegionSchroon Lake Region, New York - The Schroon Lake Region is a wilderness paradise offering a diverse combination of activities for visitors, and true, close-knit Adirondack communities with ample resources for residents. Our towns (Schroon Lake, NY and Adirondack, NY) have been vacation destinations for decades, with a long history based in backcountry pursuits, water fun, and renowned cultural events.

retire in Gettysburg areaGettysburg area, Pennsylvania - Gettysburg, located in Adams County, Pa, is a historic town nestled in tranquil farmlands abundant with fruit and produce. This quaint community offers theater, festivals, shopping, farm-to-table dining and cultural activities. The community is home to a variety of artists and musicians.

retire in Howard CountyHoward County, Maryland - Howard County offers an impressive mix of carefully preserved history and exciting new development. Its county seat, Ellicott City, is a nearly 250-year old mill town with many historical, shopping and tourist attractions.

retire in Sullivan County CatskillsSullivan County Catskills, New York - From our earliest visitors and historic settlers to our newest investors and residents, Sullivan County was, and continues to be, recognized as a perfect place to live, work, play and raise a family. With a desirable location, highly educated work force, nationally recognized schools and pro-business environment, Sullivan County has it all.

retire in Northeast PennsylvaniaNortheast Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania - Rich in quality of life, history and natural beauty, Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) offers a variety of entertainment and activities from A to Z for all who seek to experience life.

retire in MilfordMilford, Delaware - Welcome to the City of Milford, the heart of Kent and Sussex Counties, in the First State. The fastest growing city in Delaware, Milford thrives on entrepreneurial spirit and growth in all aspects of life including commerce, culture and community.

retire in AlbanyAlbany, New York - Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Residents and visitors alike enjoy four unique seasons of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, regional shopping centers, and a taste for culinary delights from around the world.

retire in Buffalo NiagaraBuffalo Niagara, New York - We are located near Buffalo and Niagara Falls. You can get anywhere in 20 minutes. There is not a lot of traffic congestion. There is waterfront access and plenty of green space. Our residents are friendly and generous. We have a growing Medical Campus, and 3 major college campuses.

retire in Great Lakes RegionGreat Lakes Region, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city, is on beautiful Presque Isle Bay, one the world’s best-protected harbors, surrounded by a seven-mile peninsula. As a Great Lakes City, Erie has an extensive maritime history, and boasts the state’s only seashore. Central to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo and Southern Ontario, Erie is within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S.

retire in Greene CountyGreene County, Pennsylvania - From rolling farmland in the summer to snow-covered hills in the winter, from breathtaking vistas in the spring to stunning foliage in the fall, Greene County has it all. Predominantly rural but overwhelmingly charming, a trip to Greene County is a return to simpler times. Generations call this land home and are proud of its rich agricultural and coal mining history.

retire in Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton)Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton), Pennsylvania - Discover 730 square miles of something for everyone. The destination needs to meet lots of requirements: stuff for the kids, exciting entertainment for the grown-ups, plenty of good restaurants and affordable lodging. And it would be nice if the place was convenient. Luckily, there’s Lehigh Valley. Big enough to hold all the interests of your family and friends.

retire in ShippensburgShippensburg, Pennsylvania - We are a rural, college town, that is located in the scenic Cumberland Valley of South Central Pennsylvania, directly on the line between Franklin and Cumberland counties. With the nearby Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-81, it is just a short driving distance from many metropolitan centers, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City.

retire in Tri state area- Northern New JerseyTri state area- Northern New Jersey, New Jersey - This is a very rural part of New Jersey. However, we have year round activities. water park, golfing, hiking, skiing, snow boarding, snow tubing, wineries.

retire in Orleans CountyOrleans County, New York - Welcome to Orleans County. Small town charm and personalized service are what you receive when you come to Orleans County. Our tight-knit community enjoys the simple things. Escape the stresses of city and suburban life. Visit Orleans County today.

retire in Pittsburgh & Its CountrysidePittsburgh & Its Countryside, Pennsylvania - Butler County is tucked in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, just north of Pittsburgh. Getting here is easy via the PA Turnpike, I-80, I-79, Route 422, Route 19 or Route 8. Our diverse towns are award winning--from Butler, the birthplace of the Jeep--to Cranberry Township, a great place to raise a family.

retire in The Quiet Resorts, Lower Eastern Sussex CountyThe Quiet Resorts, Lower Eastern Sussex County, Delaware - While the Quiet Resorts is a fine vacation spot, it's an even better place to live and work because of the high-quality lifestyle and comparatively low cost of living. Its economy is a balanced blend of agriculture, manufacturing and commerce, recreation and tourism.

retire in Saranac LakeSaranac Lake, New York - Saranac Lake is located in the heart of the Adirondacks. Saranac Lake is all about cool and there’s nothing cooler than the area’s scenery and surrounding mountain peaks. With miles of lakes, mountains, and trails - there're always cool options for experiencing our region.

retire in Central PA/Huntingdon CountyCentral PA/Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania - Huntingdon County is located in Central PA and offers adventure, heritage, and the road less traveled.


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