Greensburg residents have many health care options. The area has several quality facilities, such as Westmoreland Hospital, the Laurel Surgical Center and the outpatient center at Allegheny Health Network. The proximity to Pittsburgh, less than an hour away, provides further access to excellent health care.
While most Greensburg residents prefer to travel in their own vehicles, there are senior transportation options available. Westmoreland Transit offers a free fare program for residents aged 65 and older, and also a shared ride program.
The overall cost of living in Greensburg is 12.5% lower than the state and national averages. Residents of the area can typically expect to pay less for essentials, such as groceries, housing, transportation and utilities.
Pennsylvania tax laws are friendly toward seniors. Social security income, retirement account withdrawals and pensions are all untaxed.
Greensburg experiences varied weather, with warm summers and cold winters. Temperatures range from an average high of 87 degrees during the summer months, to an average low of 37 degrees during the coldest period of winter. The area receives higher than average precipitation, with 44 inches of rain and 33 inches of snow per year.