A Great Place to Live: Penn National

Penn National is a 36-hole golf course community located near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The property lies 90 miles from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The nearest airports are Harrisburg International Airport and Dulles International in Washington.

Penn National has received plenty of plaudits. It was named a “Top-100 Master-Planned Community” by Where to Retire Magazine; ranked among the “Top-10 Best Courses in the Mid-Atlantic Region” by Washington Golf Monthly magazine; and was given a four-star rating by Golf Digest. Edmund Alt designed the Founder’s course, and Bill Love was the architect for the Iron Forge course. Among the golf amenities are a full-service clubhouse containing the Founders Grille, and a massive practice facility.

The Penn National community enjoys a thorough list of amenities, including a swimming pool, two tennis courts and the 52-room Penn National Inn, which houses a conference center. Home sites are priced from $50,000, with custom homes from $130,000, plus lot; carriage homes from $185,000; and low-maintenance villas starting at $129,900. For more information on Penn National’s golf and real estate, call 800/338-7523 or 717/352-3046.