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Slatington
Slatington
Pennsylvania
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Slatington is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is located 20 miles north of Bethlehem, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is 62 miles south of Scranton, and 70 miles north of Philadelphia. Slatington is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York City-Newark, New Jersey, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

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I think this town has a lot of poverty lately and people in need, therefore there are people of all ages that need general help and care. The particular neighborhood I live in is very age friendly and very much so geared towards helping individual needs such as ways to improve living conditions for the individual and ways to improve the community as a whole (eliminating smoking on public property, helping children and elderly with special needs and accommodating them accordingly), but I have noticed that slatington as a whole seems to be geared moreso towards teens and young adults so I can't really decide if it's age friendly or not for the elderly.

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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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