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Erie
Erie
Pennsylvania
10 reviews
Erie is a city in and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2016 had decreased to 98,593. The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of 276,207 residents. The Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area has a population of 369,331, as of the 2010 Census. Erie is located halfway between the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, and due north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though health care, higher education, technology, service industries and tourism are emerging as significant economic drivers. Over four million people visit Erie during summer months for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions such as an indoor water park, Waldameer Park, and the casino and horse racetrack named for the state park. Erie is known as the "Flagship City" because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the "Gem City" because of the sparkling lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972, and in 2012 hosted the Perry 200, a commemoration, celebrating 200 years of peace between England, America and Canada following the War of 1812 and Battle of Lake Erie.
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Erie is extremely easy to get around . There are 4 universities , 2 major hospitals, low housing prices and activities galore. Lots of free concerts and beautiful sunsets. There is Lake Erie and Presque Isle State Park for beach, boating, hiking, biking, swimming. It is the most visited state park in the country and did I say it’s FREE! There is a casino and horse racetrack, car racing There is an excellent Philharmonic, Theater, and many good and affordable restaurants. Close to state game lands for hunting and a first class ski resort. There are two top 10 water parks and Waldameer Amusement park. There is the Millcreek Mall for shopping. There is a minor league baseball team. There are lots of activities for kids like sport parks and teams to join. All this only 5 to 20 minutes away! Erie is extremely age friendly with activities and support for all ages!
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Different resources to older adults.
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Erie has many good senior apartments, personal care facilities, nursing homes and home care services. There are services for the elderly such as the lift, meals on wheels etc.
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Age Friendly Because Its In A School Zone So We Make Sure It Stay Safe For The Kids
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There are resources and plenty of things for seniors to do

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Taxes

B+

How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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