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Retirement Living in Lawrence County, New Castle - Pennsylvania

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Area Description

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.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bessemer, Edinburg, Ellwood City, Enon Valley, Hillsville, New Bedford, New Castle, New Wilmington, Pulaski, Slippery Rock, Villa Maria, Volant, Wampum, West Pittsburg.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   A family oriented Fireworks Festival held yearly downtown in the Fireworks Capital of America. Many scenic areas for either bicycling or hiking in McConnells Mill State park or local ones. Shopping is abundance with many specialty shops either in New Wilmington or Volant. A Farmers market downtown and more in the rural area. Many manicured golf courses. Butler Community College and Westminster College available for all ages. Variety of free outdoor summer concerts within the county. Community YMCA and other health fitness clubs are available. Living Treasures has a great petting zoo for young or older.

Cultural Activities

Ongoing art shows at the Hoyt Center for the Arts. Regional ballet performances. Westminster College hosts the Celebrity Series and Pittsburgh Symphony plays at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. A local theatre, New Castle Playhouse, performs year. A great genealogy department at the New Castle Public Library. Lawrence County Historical Society presents monthly programs. Self driving or walking tour of the town's Historic District which is ranked 3rd in the state of PA. An Old Order Amish community lives in the northern part of our county that brings many international visitors to come them and their lifestyle.

Public transportation

The shuttle in downtown area is free. Buses travel to many surrounding townships and you also can ride to Pittsburgh and to Grove City outlets. Seniors ride free.

Medical Facilities

Two local one: Jameson Memorial and Ellwood Hospital. There is two emergency or urgent care facilities.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  17.7  26.0  34.3  2.7 "
 Feb  19.2  28.7  38.3  2.3 "
 Mar  26.5  37.1  47.6  3.2 "
 Apr  35.9  48.1  60.3  3.5 "
 May  45.9  58.2  70.4  4.1 "
 Jun  55.1  66.9  78.6  4.5 "
 Jul  59.2  70.9  82.6  4.3 "
 Aug  57.1  69.2  81.3  3.7 "
 Sep  50.3  62.4  74.5  3.9 "
 Oct  39.7  51.2  62.7  2.9 "
 Nov  32.0  41.3  50.5  3.5 "
 Dec  23.0  30.8  38.7  3.0 "

Summers are warm and sunny for swimming, boating & picnicking. Fall is very beautiful with the colors on all the trees. Winter is great for ice skating, sled riding and walking in the moonlight. Spring has an abundance of flowering trees, daffodils, tulips or rhododendrons.

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Cost of Living for Lawrence County, New Castle, PA

Lawrence County, New Castle, Pennsylvania cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

We have many housing units all over the county to suite the many needs of the people.

Senior Assistance in Lawrence County, New Castle, PA

Lawrence County, New Castle, Pennsylvania offers the following assistance for seniors:

We are very fortunate to have many places and services for the seniors. Many private owned senior recreation centers and government ones are available. Social services are just a phone call away. The Acts bus for seniors and handicap for doctor appointments, shopping, etc. Free city bus transportation for seniors. Many private or local agencies for homebound seniors.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, United Way, American Cancer Society, New Vision, New Castle Public Library, Women's Crisis Shelter, Big Brother/Big Sister and food pantries.

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