Essex House

(5 reviews)

20 N 12th St, Lemoyne, PA 17043

Reviews of Essex House

Write a review

Review Averages

5.0 out of 5.0

  • Review by

    I Visited This Community

    • Overall

    I was very impressed with Essex House. The one person who was giving us the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. They showed us many different rooms, and although the rooms were small, they were perfectly sized for one person and had a nice view. They had bingo and cards, and invited us for lunch; the food was excellent and came in smaller portions, plus salads, dessert, and others.

    1 person found this helpful. Was this helpful?

  • Review by

    I Visited This Community

    • Overall

    The staff at Essex House gives great care. The food is great. The whole place is wonderful. The rooms were OK, but I could not afford anything more than a studio room. They have a library, a music room, and games to keep the residents busy. A friend lives there, so I saw his room, and he has a lot of space.

    Was this helpful?

  • Review by

    I Visited This Community

    • Overall

    I have gone to Essex House, but that is more of a retirement community rather than assisted, and my mother needed assisted. I could have moved in myself since it was so beautiful, very well cared for, and taken care of. The staff was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The dining room was very nice.

    Was this helpful?

  • Review by

    I Visited This Community

    • Overall

    We loved Essex House. I like their live-in care managers. They have a wonderful facility that I would highly recommend to others. They have good food, good staff, and friendly personnel. They were very knowledgeable and took us on a tour. We talked to some of the residents there who seemed happy. They have different room sizes and it was very clean.

    Was this helpful?

  • Review by

    I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

    • Overall
    • Staff
    • Activities
    • Food
    • Quality
    • Facility

    The Essex House is one of the best run Senior Living facilities in the state. The managers and staff are all well qualified, caring individuals. Attitudes are positive, and work ethic is phenominal. Food is great and special events are well catered by the chef and kitchen staff.

    3 people found this helpful. Was this helpful?

Description of Essex House


Here at Essex House, we are conveniently located close to area dining, shopping and healthcare facilities. In addition, we also offer the added convenience of being in the vicinity of attractions such as the City Island on the Susquehanna, Gettysburg Battlefield, Hershey Amusement Park Chocolate Factory and Indian Echo Caverns.

Essex House is a part of Holiday Retirement, a company in the business of providing comfort, value and security to seniors. Since 1971, Holiday has been creating cheerful communities for individuals who want to enjoy an independent and enriching retirement.

Featured Amenities

The residents of Essex House receive the benefits of numerous on-site and amenities and services all included with their monthly rent. We have private suites in a variety of sizes and options that include individually controlled thermostats, full baths and kitchenettes. Professional chefs provide three nutritious, well-balanced meals each day that are made from scratch, and all meals are served in our spacious dining room that resembles a restaurant.

We offer a full range of fitness activities and social events that include opportunities for volunteer work through our Seniors Serving Seniors program, live entertainment and daily exercise programs. Our recreation billiards lounge and a media room areas are popular spots for residents to spend time in.

Available Services

We are happy to provide a complimentary shuttle service to off-site locations, allowing you to keep appointments and run errands. Linen services are also provided, as are regular housekeeping services that include dusting and vacuuming. This allows you to enjoy your retirement without needing to deal with the hassle of household chores.

We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

Seniors who want excellent retirement living in Harrisburg should consider Essex House.

Costs for Essex House

  • Independent Living Starting Cost per Month: $2,099

Amenities at Essex House

Property Info

  • Emergency Services: Less than 2 Miles
  • Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
  • Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Studio Apartments
  • 1-Bedroom Units
  • 2-Bedroom Units
  • Air Conditioning/Climate Control
  • Kitchenette
  • Emergency Call System
  • 24-Hour Staffing
  • Parking Provided
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Billiards Lounge and Game Room
  • TV and Media Room with Nintendo Wii®
  • Library


  • Full-Time Activity Director
  • Bridge, Wii Bowling and Group Games
  • Religious Activities and Services
  • Fitness and Exercise Programs
  • Art Classes


  • Outside Patio/Gardens
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Pet Policy: Pets allowed
  • Private Dining Room
  • Restaurant-Style Dining


  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Other Transportation Provided
  • Housekeeping
  • Holiday Travel Program
  • Seniors Serving Seniors Program
Back to Top