Bailey Park 55+ Community – Local Area
Bailey Park is nestled just outside the town of Benton, in Columbia County Pennsylvania. The Progressive Farmer Magazine recently rated Columbia County in the top 10 rural places to live in America. Northern Columbia County is home to rural farmlands, state forests, nature preserves and Fishing Creek. Nearby, Ricketts Glen State Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark with more than 22 waterfalls, which can be seen by following a seven-mile trail through the area. Columbia County has 24 – 19th century bridges including the only twin covered bridges in the nation. With quick access to larger towns, culture, restaurants, and top-notch medical facilities, Bailey Park is living in the country but close to everything.
Access to Health Care
The Geisinger Health System is a comprehensive network of medical centers and community practices that service north central Pennsylvania. The main medical center is in Danville, which is about 30 minutes from Bailey Park. This means that people living in northern central Pennsylvania have access to a level of health care sometimes not even found in urban America. Residents will enjoy nearby golf, fishing, hunting and hiking. Within walking distance from Bailey Park is the nearly 20,000 square feet Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center.
Cost of Living and Low Crime Rates
Crime levels in rural areas in every region of the country are almost always well below the crime rates of cities and Columbia County is no exception. This area of central Pennsylvania has the lowest crime rates in all of Pennsylvania.
Sales Tax in Pennsylvania is 6% and food, clothing, textbooks, heating fuels, prescription and non-prescription drugs are exempt. You will also discover property tax and inheritance tax to be lower as well as insurance rates for both auto and health as compared to rates in urban areas.
Developer, Innovative Building & Design, Inc. with over 20 years experience, will be the exclusive builder in Bailey Park. Homes will offer floor plans you grow into not out of. Two and three bedroom plans with two full tiled bathes are available with nearly 1300 sq. ft. of open living space. Homes will offer one or two car garage, covered porches, cathedral ceilings and green amenities such as geothermal heating & cooling systems, Energy Star appliances, and Pella windows and doors. Each home will be handicap accessible. In Bailey Park, you can live the carefree life knowing that all outside chores will be taken care of.