When you retire in Gettysburg, you’ll enjoy the charm of this iconic town along with easy access to big-city conveniences such as farm-to-table dining, full-service shopping, and high-quality health care. Metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, are just a short drive away, making it easy to travel, enjoy expanded cultural opportunities, and stay in touch with family and friends. As you settle into the safety of your small-town atmosphere and scenic Amblebrook surroundings, you’ll also appreciate the sense of financial security that comes with retiring in Gettysburg. We find that buyers are attracted to Pennsylvania for its low sales tax rate—with exemptions for food and clothing—along with a variety of retiree-friendly policies. With so few retirement communities in Gettysburg, these benefits make it easy to see why Amblebrook has become a sought-after destination.
When you live at Amblebrook, you’ll see that your adventure bucket list starts close to home because there is no shortage of things to do near Gettysburg. Located just 20 minutes from the scenic Appalachian Trail—which extends over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia—Amblebrook connects you to four seasons of outdoor activities that include hiking, skiing, fishing, golfing, and more. If you prefer a more relaxed outing, spend the day touring the scenic battlefields before visiting a local winery or brewery. With expert knowledge on all things Gettysburg, our onsite concierge is here to help you plan a custom-designed adventure any day of the week.
Yes. Each builder has a predetermined group of homesites, so when you choose your home you’ll also select the lot that works best for you. At Amblebrook, you’ll find a wide selection of homesites, many with scenic views of trees, water, and other natural features.
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While move-in ready homes are a great way to quickly begin enjoying the Amblebrook lifestyle, availability varies because these specialty offerings are in high demand. For a current list of move-in ready homes in Gettysburg, we invite you to visit the available inventory page for each Amblebrook builder, shown below.
When it comes to shopping, everything you need is close by, from quaint farmers markets—including our onsite pavilion—to big box stores such as Target and Walmart. In downtown Gettysburg, you’ll appreciate how seamlessly the shopping and dining venues blend into the town’s quintessential atmosphere. Retail options include something for everyone, from artisan boutiques and specialty shops to stores designed just for kids. Insider tip: To keep the grandkids coming back again and again, take them to Nerd Herd—a truly unique game store run by local students.
In addition to shopping, Gettysburg offers dining experiences that range from casual snacking to special-occasion gourmet feasts. For an authentic date-night destination, check out the historic Dobbin House Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Or, spend a gorgeous Gettysburg evening with Amblebrook neighbors on the lively courtyard at Mason Dixon Distillery. In addition to these selections, you can’t go wrong with our other go-to favorites:
At Amblebrook, our future plans are designed around you. With a full menu of resort-style amenities already in place and our clubhouse slated for completion in the fall of 2021, the lifestyle, activities, and experiences will continue to grow richer as our community unfolds. In addition to the ongoing activities and events scheduled by our lifestyle director, we’ve allocated diverse spaces that allow you to choose how to spend each day, whether it’s working out in the gym, joining a cooking class, fishing on the pier, or lounging with friends. Our holistic approach to health and fitness, lifelong learning, social engagement, arts and culture, and nature-inspired experiences is designed to enhance your overall well-being now and into the future.