A scenic location with convenient access to the region’s best shopping, dining, and leisure.

Named after an Irish supply ship, Mount Joy was founded in 1721. Although the town has changed over time, visitors still enjoy original architecture and a charming downtown with pubs, coffee shops, antique shops, boutiques, and lively community festivals like Winterfest, Crabfest, and special Fourth Friday activities often featuring live music. If you’re looking for family fun and exercise, try a game of bowling at Clearview Lanes or drive a bit further to Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, one of the country’s largest indoor sports complexes offering everything from batting cages and arcade games to a climbing wall.

Located in scenic Lancaster County, you’ll be just steps away from beautiful countryside and scenic farmlands. If you like covered bridges, try a driving tour of the county’s 20+ beautiful covered bridges, with fun stops and sights along the way. Looking to travel a little further? The amtrak station is only a few short blocks from the Mount Joy Country Homes campus. Our convenient location is just one benefit of living in our 55+ community.


A short distance from popular PA tourist attractions:

  • 15 mile drive to Lancaster, PA
  • 89 mile drive to Philadelphia, PA
  • 111 mile drive to Washington D.C.
  • 173 mile drive to New York City, NY

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