West Lawn

Spacious apartments with stunning views.

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1,700 spacious square feet with incredible views


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Safety. Tradition. Peace of Mind.

There’s nothing like the freedom of choice. That’s why at Pleasant View there are countless opportunities for maintenance-free vibrant living and upscale amenities. Our new expansion on the west lawn of our campus will offer more opportunities for seniors to call our community home, and more possibilities to live life to the fullest.

With many floor plans to choose from, it’s easy to find a place to call home at Pleasant View Communities. Choose from a comfortable one-bedroom to spacious two-bedrooms with a den and private covered balconies – you’re sure to find a layout and space that’s both accommodating and comfortable. By choosing a Life Plan Community such as Pleasant View, you’ll have a proven plan for the future. A full range of healthcare is available on our Manheim campus should you ever need it, backed by our 60-year reputation of excellence and a true mission of service.

This limited number of new homes will sell fast, so reserve your new home today. You’re free to create a retirement that mirrors what you’ve always wanted from your future. What are you waiting for?

Introducing the West Lawn Apartments:

The Best of Both Worlds

Pleasant View is proud to introduce our newest on campus expansion in Manheim – The West Lawn Apartment Homes – which will encompass two impressive buildings with 18 “hybrid” apartment homes each. They’re called hybrids because they are a “hybrid” of a traditional apartment and cottage.

West Lawn Apartment Homes will be very conveniently located directly across the street from Town Square North, and offer a choice of four floor plans with spacious living options and refined finishes, while blending the benefits of both apartment and cottage living. The multiple exposures, large outdoor covered balconies, many large windows offer plenty of natural light helping to bring the outdoors in. With the absence of large corridors, these homes feel more like a cottage than an apartment.

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Construction is under way!

The West Lawn apartments are slated to be finished and ready to move in Spring 2022.

Keep an eye on our progress with our live construction cam

West Lawn offers senior living in a convenient, country-like setting. Amid 52 beautiful acres of rolling farmland on a century-old family farm, Pleasant View still enjoys the land’s natural beauty and breathtaking view of both the countryside and wooded landscape all together in a tranquil setting.

Entertain family and friends on the roof top terrace, complete with gas fire pits and grills, while enjoying amazing sunsets. Enjoy fantastic views of the countryside  year-round, as neighbors join together for socialization on their outdoor balcony or patio.

Throw away your to-do list, ease your burdens, and give yourself time to do the things you love in an independent living community. The best part… an investment in the West Lawn hybrid apartments is an investment in your future. You will have the peace of mind knowing your future is taken care of with Pleasant View’s continuum of care if you ever need it, even if your funds become depleted, we will continue to provide you with the care you need, when you need it.

While some say they are not ready to move or don’t think they will need higher levels of care, having a plan in place provides peace of mind for you and your family for years to come. Live worry-free and as independently as you want when you make the move to West Lawn.

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Spacious by Design

The sophisticated design and spectacular views of these luxurious one and two-bedroom residences feature 9′ high ceilings, customized quality finishes, spacious closets with lighting, an open floor plan with an expansive great room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen and laundry, ample storage and 24-hour security. With sizes ranging from 1,275 sq. ft. to 1,700 sq. ft. and only 6 residences per floor, these intimate buildings will provide privacy with only one shared wall in each unit. Each apartment features a balcony that affords gorgeous countryside views.


The beautiful rooftop deck boasts some of the best countryside views of northern Lancaster county, featuring gas fire pits, grill, and plenty of seating perfect for entertaining friends or to savor a quiet moment watching the sun set. The 36 new apartments are steps from our multitude of amenities, including the state-of-the-art PVFiT fitness center and the newly renovated Hearth and Harrow restaurant and cafe. Convenient underground parking makes keeping a busy schedule a breeze.

West Lawn is situated in a beautiful country setting providing the peace and quiet we seek at this time of our lives. Within two miles, there is a grocery and hardware store, a bank, restaurant, and a pharmacy. From the beginning, we were impressed with the friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff. When you have a question, it is answered promptly. We are kept informed of progress and never made to feel we are a bother. We loved the floor plans. The available space is well designed and flexible for our needs. Each apartment has a designated storage space on your floor, not the basement, and includes an indoor parking space on the lower level of the building accessible by elevator. For all the above reasons and more, we have chosen West Lawn to be our future home.

Ron & Brenda Lausch


Due to an enthusiastic response, only a limited number of residences remain. So make plans soon to schedule an appointment with one of our team members to learn more. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you or your family may have.

If the floor plan of your choice is unavailable, a residential sales team member would be happy to direct you to the floor plan most similar to your original selection.

Apartment Amenities

  • Three standard and three designer-finish packages were thoughtfully included for your selection. Each package has additional custom options for added variety.
  • 9’ high ceilings
  • Hardwood floors
  • Large abundant windows with window treatments
  • Beautifully appointed one- and two-bedroom with den style apartments
  • Master suite including walk in closet & master bath with walk-in shower
  • Guest suite with walk in closet & private second bath
  • Covered terrace with French doors in every apartment
  • Space saving pocket doors
  • Wheelchair access ability
  • Roof top terrace with gas fire pits, gas grills, and plenty of room for entertaining
  • Smoke detectors and sprinklers
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the building
  • 24/7 emergency maintenance/security
  • Individually controlled heating and cooling
  • Water, sewer, and electricity included
  • Maintenance-free living with landscaping, snow removal, and refuse collection services
  • Secure underground parking for one car, parking behind building for second car plus smart car parking
  • Preferred access to assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, and comprehensive rehabilitation services, if ever needed at our health care neighborhood on our main campus in Manheim.
  • Utilize smart technology, including in-home controls providing convenience and safety (added cost)

Convenient Laundry


  • Separate laundry with full size side by side washer & dryer
  • Utility sinks
  • Storage space

Designer Kitchens


  • Open concept kitchen, fully appointed
  • Beautiful custom finish options
  • Standard granite countertops; upgrade to quartz
  • GE® Appliance package
  • Kitchen island with pendant lighting

Take a swim, or a stroll on our walking trail. Join friends for dinner on the Hearth & Harrow patio, or host a business meeting in the private dining room. 

At Pleasant View, you can choose from abundant amenities and services for healthy, vibrant living.

Continue working on the hobbies you love

Our campus fitness center has something for everyone ages 40 and up!

Golf all year round with the Full Swing Golf™ simulator

As a Life Plan Community, we offer a full spectrum of health services, with flexible financing options so you can meet the future on your terms.

Campus Amenities

  • Campus library, beauty salon, lounges, activity rooms, green house, game/card room, creative arts studio, and a well-equipped workshop, plus a thrift store and model train room
  • Chapel with Pastoral Services, including multi-denominational services, Bible studies, pastoral visitations, support groups and fellowship opportunities
  • A state-of-the-art fitness centers with wellness programs, lectures, exercise classes, therapeutic activities and organized classes
  • The Full Swing Golf TM simulator with room for four golfers
  • An indoor heated saltwater pool and jetted hot tub available for year-round use for aquatic classes, open swim and lap swimming  and a traditional cedar sauna for further relaxation.
  • A poolside lounge area – perfect for socializing, reading or relaxing.
  • As a resident, you will always enjoy 20% off the Hearth & Harrow Restaurant, coffee bar & bistro on Pleasant View campus
  • Transportation to off-campus destinations
  • Take a walk with your dog or go for a bike ride on the trails
  • Relax with friends in various outdoor courtyard and gathering spaces

Choose Your Interior Design Selections


design center

Three standard and three designer-finish packages were thoughtfully included for your selection. Each package has additional custom options for added variety.

  • Quality hardwood cabinetry with soft-close drawers
  • Granite and quartz countertops with select backsplash and trim options
  • Custom hardwood floors, porcelain tile flooring sophisticated carpet selections for living areas

As per plan, vendor has the right to substitute other products and materials for those listed in this schedule, provided substituted products are of equal or better value.

If you cannot visualize the design of your new home, no problem! Our virtual computer program allows you to see different color combinations of flooring, cabinetry, ceilings, walls and even countertops from the comfort of your home. All created to take the worry out of your design.

So, whether you plan to significantly downsize or maybe just right-size your life, you’ll find that creating a home that is distinctively yours and that feels like home is easy at Pleasant View.

Let’s get started creating the retirement home of your dreams!

Saltwater Pool Included

Our PVFiT fitness center also boasts a hot tub, sauna, golf simulator and state-of-the-art fitness equipment.

Farm-to-Table Dining

Enjoy delicious options around the hearth oven in the café or in our intimate, table-service restaurant Hearth and Harrow.


From Woodworking to Gardening

Our campus also includes a wood shop, library, billiards and game room, and more.

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Where you live can change how you live. You’ll find that our community is intentional about reaching out, giving back and celebrating our surroundings. Come live life inspired in one of Pleasant View’s newest neighborhoods.

When you join the Pleasant View family, you’ll be part of a dynamic community of like-minded individuals who seek a vibrant and generous lifestyle. Everything is right where it should be—from delicious dining and recreational activities to comprehensive wellness and health services. Yet here, retirement is about so much more than easy living.

The Best Time to Consider Senior Living is NOW!

Now more than ever, your retirement plans couldn’t be more important.

When the unexpected happens, senior living communities are prepared and ready to assist residents. Safety protocols are in place. Meals are delivered. Supplies are provided. Staff is available to support them in every way.

We also know that life will forever be disrupted. A virus or a storm or a health situation could come from anywhere and step onto the path right in front of you, which is why we believe in living life not just with a sense of caution, but with the understanding that it is your life to live, exactly the way you want to live it.

At Pleasant View Communities, we are committed to helping our residents live the life they love, no matter what comes their way. If you’ve been thinking about making sure you can do what you want to do when you want to do it, you’ll feel right at home.

Call today to talk with some residents on how they feel about being at Pleasant View.

Frequently Asked Questions

To help make the decision easier, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we hear every day about choosing a Life Plan community, and the features and attractions that make Pleasant View Communities unique.

Why is Pleasant View expanding?

Our main campus is full and depending on which of our existing residences you prefer, it could be a long wait before you could begin enjoying Pleasant View Communities. We are expanding on our Manheim campus with the West Lawn Apartments, a collection of large private apartment homes in two buildings, each with underground parking and a beautiful rooftop deck that will offer some of the best countryside views of northern Lancaster county.

What is a Life Plan community?

A Life Plan Community is a replacement name for the category currently called Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). CCRC is a private community that offers a range of attractive residential living options, services, and amenities along with a lifelong continuum of healthcare services. But it is much more than that.

A Life Plan Community:

  • Offers more than one level of care on a single campus
  • Focuses on an active lifestyle
  • Is integrated into the community with an emphasis on giving back and being socially responsible.

A Life Plan Community allows “planning” and “living” to merge, rather than being in opposition to one another. Having a plan in place—the security of the safety net provided by the availability of healthcare, coupled with the freedom from not having to manage all the day-to-day tasks that come with home ownership—allows for living life to the fullest.

Why Should I Move to a Life Plan Continuum Care Retirement Community?

For the thousands of adults who have chosen to call a CCRC home, this move represents an embrace of the possibilities of a robust and fulfilling life after 60. Residents rediscover the pleasures of travel, self-improvement, and a life free from the constraints of home maintenance, financial uncertainty, and health care concerns. Not surprisingly, studies show that CCRC members live happier, healthier, and longer lives on average than those who choose other residential paths.

For the security of its residents, a CCRC offers a continuum of various living accommodations designed to maximize independence at every level. All levels of living are available to every resident for their lifetime, once approved. At Pleasant View Communities these accommodations include:

  • Independent Living
  • Personal Care Living
  • Memory Support Services
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Rehabilitative Services (post-surgery or illness)

Independent Living residents at Pleasant View Communities enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that all the “what-ifs” of the future are covered. When treatment is needed, you know where you will receive it, who will provide it and what it will cost.

Residents use their personal physician, medical services, and treatments under personal insurance plans. However, should residents need a higher level of care, you have the option to engage the services of Pleasant View Communities’ Medical Director.

As with most CCRCs, Pleasant View requires an upfront entrance fee as well as a monthly service fee. These fees are associated with the size of the apartment selected and the number of occupants.

What are the advantages of a Life Plan community versus staying in my home or condo?

Choosing a Life Plan community, such as Pleasant View Communities, allows you to truly live a worry-free lifestyle. Not only are things like indoor and outdoor maintenance, utilities, and property taxes covered in your monthly fee, but you also have direct access to amenities like a full fitness center and pool, golf simulator, social activities, lifelong learning and entertainment. All of this with the assurance that if you ever need more care, you have direct access to licensed medical professionals and both in-home or on-campus personal care, memory care, rehab, and skilled care.

How does a Life Plan CCRC differ from a Rental Community or Ownership Community such as 55+?

The primary difference between CCRCs and rental communities / 55+ communities is that rental or 55+ communities typically do not include Personal Care Living, Memory Support or Skilled Nursing care. If a resident develops the need for these services, the cost of care is fully the resident’s responsibility. Also, since these additional services are not available on-site, those requiring care may need to move away from the community at their greatest time of need. Residents in an ownership community are also responsible for the resale of their home and for payment of a monthly fee until their home is resold (even after they have moved out)

Another key difference is that rental and 55+ communities are not subject to the same oversight and regulations as CCRCs.

When are the apartments being built and when can I move in?

The West Lawn apartments are currently under construction and anticipated to be completed and ready to move in spring of 2022. 

How much will it cost?

There are a variety of different floorplans and financial plans. Most people cover their Entrance Fee by selling the house and unlocking their equity. The inclusive monthly service fee is less than most people are paying to live in their house now when they consider regular and long-term maintenance, etc. Being able to gain all the benefits of Pleasant View, including the Life Plan advantages, without changing your spending patterns is compelling.

What happens if I exhaust my financial resources?

This is an important question considering the increased longevity many seniors are enjoying. Life Plan at Pleasant View Communities means just what it says – care that lasts for a lifetime. As a non-for-profit community, Pleasant View has established the Benevolent Care Fund so that residents of Pleasant View have comfort and peace of mind knowing that comprehensive, quality health care will continue even if their financial resources become depleted. As a  resident, if you outlive your resources for reasons beyond your control, you will have the assurance that you can continue to enjoy a lifetime of residency at Pleasant View Communities according to the terms of the Residence and Service Agreement.

What if I want to leave some assets in my estate for my loved ones?

Pleasant View offers a number of different entrance fee plans which allow a percentage of your entrance fee to be returned to you or your estate when you vacate your apartment.

What are the steps involved in getting on the wait list and how long is the wait list?

The first step is completing and applying for each person accompanied by a $500 fully refundable deposit for existing residences. Once approved your name will be added to the current wait list. When a residence becomes available the Residential Sales Coordinator will notify the entire wait list. The available residence will be reserved on interest and position on the wait list. You will have an unlimited right of refusal without penalty for wait list members, so you do not need to worry about losing your place in line just because you refused a certain residence.

We hear every day people say that they are not ready to move now. Please take into consideration the length of wait list times at the community of your choice. You should consider making a deposit (often refundable) to get on a wait list for the community of your choice for the time you are ready to make a move.

The answer of wait list length depends on what apartment or cottage you are looking at. At Pleasant View Communities our typical wait list times are:

  • Cottage 4-5 years
  • Existing apartments 2-3 years
  • West Lawn is being presold now
What is the time frame for moving once someone has accepted a residence?

A residence in our community is reserved with a 10% deposit of the chosen entrance fee and a signed Residential Living Agreement. At that point, there is an approximate 3-4-month period (depending on the extent of renovations) before settling on the remaining 90% of the entrance fee and taking residence of your new home.

Are these higher levels of care located within the community?

Yes, rehab services and skilled nursing care are provided within the Calvin Wenger Health and Wellness Center and are conveniently located within the Pleasant View Communities Main campus in Manheim, just four miles from the Lofts of Lititz Springs.

Do I pay for health services as part of my monthly fee, even when I am not using them?

As a fee-for-service community, you never pay upfront or over time for care you may not utilize. At Pleasant View Communities you only pay for the care you need when you use it – the preferred choice for most senior adults considering retirement communities.

If I need long-term care, do I have to leave my residence to receive health services?

No. Pleasant View residents enjoy the option of receiving care at either Terrace Gardens Personal Care or the Calvin Wenger Health and Wellness Center as described above … or, they’re welcome to bring private home care into their apartment home, allowing family members to age in place.* Suffice to say, residents genuinely appreciate having the choice.

What if I have long term care insurance?

In most cases your long-term care policy will work together with Life Plan at Pleasant View Communities and pay earned benefits directly to you as the policyholder. These payments can help defray, and in some cases, completely cover your monthly service fee at Pleasant View and help further preserve your assets. As with all insurance matters, you should consult with your carrier or agent for specific answers regarding your individual policy.

I am very interested but I have more questions...how do I get more information?

Please call 717-664-6644 to speak with a Residential sales counselor who can answer any questions you may have. 

Reserve a life of choice, meaning, and purpose.

Apartments are going fast! Don’t lose your chance to reserve the apartment style of your choice.


West Lawn is located on our rural Manheim campus, set on 52 beautiful acres in the rolling hills of north Lancaster County.  Pleasant View provides an independent, maintenance-free lifestyle in a perfect setting—whether you want to relax in the country and take in the picturesque sunset views, or meet friends in the heart of downtown Lititz to go shopping or see a show. We’re centrally located to all that Lancaster County and Pennsylvania have to offer, with easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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West Lawn
544 N Penryn Rd, Manheim, PA 17545, USA544 North Penryn Rd
Manheim, PA 17545

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