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Darby
Darby
Pennsylvania
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Darby is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, along Darby Creek 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of downtown Philadelphia. Darby was settled about 1654 and inhabited by Quakers early in the colonial era. Incorporated on May 3, 1853, it had 3,429 residents in 1900, 6,305 in 1910, 10,334 in 1940, and 10,687 at the 2010 census. The name Darby is derived from the English city of Derby (pronounced "Darby"), the county town of Derbyshire (pronounced "Darbyshire"), the origin of many early settlers. Comedian and actor W.C. Fields was born in 1880 at the Arlington Hotel, then located at 832 Main Street. Darby is home to the fifth-oldest all-volunteer Fire Department and the Darby Free Library, one of the oldest libraries in the United States, founded in 1743. One of its cemeteries is more than 300 years old. Darby Borough is distinct from the nearby municipality of Darby Township.

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Transportation it take for ever for trolley to come and community they steal cars
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Darby is aged friendly. For instance, elderly people are well respected and there services available to them to aid them. For example there are nursing home, parking space, and other programs.
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Many people of all ages live in my neighborhood. Children, elderly people, parents, young college student. There are elementary school and high schools within a 2 mile radius. A lot of shopping centers and public transportation station throughout Darby.
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This neighborhood has day centers for the elderly. Home health Aid facilities through out the area as wells as Parks for the aging to visit.
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It's age friendly because it has accommodations for all age group.

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How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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