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Erie
Erie
Pennsylvania
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Erie is a city in and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2016 had decreased to 98,593. The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of 276,207 residents. The Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area has a population of 369,331, as of the 2010 Census. Erie is located halfway between the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, and due north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though health care, higher education, technology, service industries and tourism are emerging as significant economic drivers. Over four million people visit Erie during summer months for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions such as an indoor water park, Waldameer Park, and the casino and horse racetrack named for the state park. Erie is known as the "Flagship City" because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the "Gem City" because of the sparkling lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972, and in 2012 hosted the Perry 200, a commemoration, celebrating 200 years of peace between England, America and Canada following the War of 1812 and Battle of Lake Erie.

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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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Community Engagement , The Community Have Lots Of Programs For Us Young People Helps Us Stay Off The Streets . Gives Us Something To Look Forward To.
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There are quite a few senior housing apts and homes, specific transportation services
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Erie has several senior centers, a couple day centers for older adults with dementia who need special care during the day. Erie is well-known for its LIFT public transportation service which accommodates wheelchairs and picks up older adults at their homes (or wherever they live).
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This town is not ADA friendly. There are no ramps at many of the intersections for wheel chairs and some of the main sidewalks are made of uneven flag stone making it hard to walk and use a manual wheelchair. A lot of the businesses do not have easy handicap entrances. The buses do have ramps and area for wheel chairs.
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This town is not ADA friendly. There are no ramps at many of the intersections for wheel chairs and some of the main sidewalks are made of uneven flag stone making it hard to walk and use a manual wheelchair. A lot of the businesses do not have easy handicap entrances. The buses do have ramps and area for wheel chairs.

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Taxes

B+

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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