Located in northeastern Lancaster County, Zerbe Retirement Community provides worry-free independent living for active seniors in a close-knit and caring community.View Our Homes for Sale
At Zerbe Retirement Community, Woodland Heights is the name of our independent living neighborhood. Surrounded by picturesque Lancaster County farmland, Woodland Heights is a warm and inviting senior living community of 58 homes for independent adults ages 55 and over.
But that’s not all. Zerbe’s independent living experience is different from many other senior care communities. Your Woodland Heights home is a true investment that can appreciate in value! Through a condominium agreement with your name on the deed, we can offer a 75% return on the sale price of your independent living home to you or your heirs if/when you leave our community—that’s a better life at an exceptional value.Contact Us to Learn More
In addition to the unique ownership structure we offer in our independent living community, you will also receive access to a full suite of comprehensive senior care services and amenities.
Our monthly fees are low compared to other local senior housing options and include lawn care, snow removal, trash pick-up, water, and sewer services. Plus, your real estate tax is included.
Every day brings new adventures and experiences for all of our Zerbe Retirement Community residents. From art classes to ziplining, we do it all—and you’re invited!
As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), we provide all levels of senior care at Zerbe, including Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Memory Care, as well as Independent Living.
You or your heirs will receive 75% of the proceeds of the sale of your home when you move to our personal care or skilled nursing facilities or at the time of your passing.
We are proud to offer larger and more affordable independent living cottages than other communities in the area. Here is a cost comparison chart to help inform your financial decision-making when choosing a senior housing community.
We are proud to offer larger and more affordable cottages than other communities in the area. Here is a comparison.
|Community||Square Feet||Entrance Fee||Monthly Service Fee x 10 Years||2nd Person x 10 Years||Refund||Total Cost After 10 Years|
|Woodland Heights||1,700||$225,000||$98,040 ($817)||$13,440||$168,750||$167,730|
|Their Property #1||1,300||$233,900||$149,040 ($1,242)||$13,560||$0 (After 4 Years)||$396,500|
|Their Property #2||1,400||$239,400||$143,280 ($1,194)||$6,000||$0 (After 50 Mos.)||$388,600|
Explore the independent living homes currently for sale in our picturesque 60-acre community designed for a relaxing and fulfilling retirement.
Beautiful 1,700 sq ft home on main level. 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sunroom, loft and huge walk-out basement! ($285,000) with a 75% return of the re-sale price.Download Brochure
1700 sq. ft. end-unit home with 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, screened-in back porch with a great yard ($235,000) with a 75% return of the re-sale price.Download Brochure
Unique 2 bedroom, 1 2/2 bath home with a beautiful eat-in kitchen, living room w/ cathedral ceiling and patio. ($225,000) with a 75% return of the re-sale price.Download Brochure
Beautiful 1,700 sq ft 2BR, 2BA home with a den, enclosed back porch, large eat-in kitchen, propane forced air heat & central air. Beautiful home - must see! Relax on your screened-in patio! ($245,000) with a 75% return of the re-sale price.Download Brochure Take a Virtual Tour!
Zerbe Retirement Community is a unique and friendly, small-scale senior living campus that embraces people with a variety of interests and needs. Want a retirement community where “everybody knows your name”? This is it!
Nestled into the countryside of northeastern Lancaster County, Zerbe offers easy access to major roads and highways, yet residents enjoy the tranquility of rural living. Zerbe's 60-acre campus supports all levels of retirement living from independent living cottages to complete skilled nursing care. Each resident is welcomed as part of our “extended family,” and we strive to enhance all phases of your retirement years.Join Us on Facebook for More
What we love about Woodland Heights:
Wonderful, spacious & diligently maintained cottages & grounds - monthly Lunch on Us and special activities - a very friendly & loving community - the unsurpassed atmosphere of beautifully scenic and uncluttered Amish farmland.
-Wally & Alice Osman
We didn't want apartment living. We wanted to be able to open our door & walk outside! We love it here.
-Jay & Lois Fulmer
What kind of community did we come to?
Unique - small enough to make friends quickly - true sense of caring from neighbors & staff - friendly, yet private
What are the benefits?
Financial - car & homeowners insurance lower - freedom from home repairs & replacing appliances - mental well-being - call bell will bring help in minutes - 24 hour maintenance if needed
We didn't do it sooner!
-Bill & Claudia Cariss
It has been a privilege to become residents at Zerbe Retirement Community and to be part of this wonderful family of friends. The experience of interacting with the staff and welcoming of our new neighbors has been most cordial & heartwarming.
We have been thrilled with our superb maintenance team who respond promptly to any maintenance concerns. I can say along with other residents who lived here for years have said, "Why didn't we move here sooner?"
-Philip (& Marie) Allcorn