Pennsylvania Retirement Information

Pennsylvania is one of the few states that don’t tax retirement income, including income from 401(k)s, IRAs or Social Security after you turn 59 and 1/2.

There are many outdoor activities, you can ski at Camelback in the Pocono Mountains, or one of the state’s 20 other ski areas. Fishing is great in the many streams of Pennsylvania, and extensive forests like the 500,000 acre Allegheny National Forest give lots of room to roam.

Sight seeing has many opportunities including the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Harrisburg, the state capital, boasts the National Civil War Museum and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Gettysburg offers many tours of famous Civil War battle sites and historic homes.

Fall colors can be stunning!

Living In Pennsylvania

The climate of Pennsylvania is diverse due to the multitude of geographic features found within the state. Pennsylvania rarely is overcast.

The southeastern corner of Pennsylvania has the warmest climate. Moving west toward the mountainous interior of the state, the climate becomes markedly colder, the number of cloudy days increases, and winter snowfall amounts are greater.

Tornadoes Moderate risk every year
Thunderstorms Frequently
Hurricanes None
Earth quakes Extremely Rare
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges None
Mud Slides Rare
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes, sometime heavy
Freezing Rain Yes, often
Cold Winds Yes, bitter at times
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