Our Lehigh Valley campuses in Allentown, Bethlehem and Forks of Easton provide Country Meadows residents the best of both worlds: a comfortable Pennsylvania lifestyle and close proximity to New Jersey or a short drive from New York.
Our campuses in Allentown and Bethlehem lie in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, connecting you with rolling countryside, vibrant communities and quiet entertainment and recreation. Forks of Easton, our newest community in the Country Meadows family, is the closest community serving New Jersey and New York natives. Fewer than five miles from the New Jersey state line and only 1.5 hours from New York off I-78, our Easton campus delivers 21 acres of beautiful scenery.
One of our Forks Township of Easton residents recently relocated from an independent living community in New Jersey. She appreciates Country Meadows’ commitment to her health and well-being at all levels—including her finances, active lifestyle and opportunity for exemplary care—while allowing her to remain close to family in northern New Jersey.
“First of all, it’s far less expensive than New Jersey,” the resident commented. “Yet my family still only lives about 15 minutes from here. Everyone here is kind and thoughtful; they always help me. I was just not happy at my residence in New Jersey, and I’m very happy here.”
Unlike most states, Pennsylvania does not have a graduated income tax. The state’s personal income tax is a flat 3.7% compared to surrounding states’ ranges of up to 5.75% in Maryland, 10.75% in New Jersey, 8.82% in New York and 6.5% in West Virginia. Even dividends and interests are taxed at a flat 3.7%.
Pennsylvania is one of the most generous states to retirees with its income-tax exclusions. To follow are the retirement income sources exempt from the state’s income tax—even if earned in another state:
All three of our Lehigh Valley retirement communities at Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, PA (in Forks Township) offer senior apartment living with a full range of lifestyle options for residents with services like:
* Forks of Easton campus offers independent living, assisted living and memory care.
With three equally appealing campuses located in the historic Lehigh Valley region of PA, it may be hard to choose just one. But each of our locations boast unique attributes that could be the right fit for you.
Our Allentown campus is centrally located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, just minutes from Route 22 and I-78. Our Bethlehem location is our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) which provides senior rental apartments and multiple care options and services in Northampton County. And our newest campus, in Forks Township of Easton, is our closest campus to serve New Jersey and New York locals.
Click on any of our Lehigh Valley locations below for more information about that community, to find directions to campus or to schedule a visit. We look forward to showing you why life is better at Country Meadows.