Today’s 55+ lifestyle
in the heart of Bethlehem

Market Street Cottages is the campus setting for 113 ranch style cottages designed for those who want to enjoy the many things they have always dreamed of and let go of the burdens of maintenance and unexpected financial costs that come with home ownership.

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Not your typical
55+ community

Market Street Cottages is a 55+ community for active adults intent on living more, stressing less and enjoying a future brimming with personal enrichment, freedom and security for your future.

Cottage kitchen
Cottage bedroom
Back patio

Cottage Options

Market Street Cottages offers four different models, with and without basements, and each can be customized to your unique preferences.

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Community Activities

Whether you’re seeking sensational performing arts, rich cultural world heritage or fine dining on the foodie scene, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for right in your neighborhood! Also enjoy a full complement of activities and amenities within the Moravian Village community.

  • Elegant Dining Room/Casual Dining
  • Exercise/Fitness area
  • Guest Apartments
  • Private dining room
Resident walking her dog
Two residents enjoying lunch together.


Our Executive Chef and his team prepare healthy cuisine daily from the freshest ingredients and local seasonal products. Enjoy the atmosphere of our Main Dining Room or relax in the more casual Upper Deck Restaurant – you choose the setting for your culinary experience!

Services & Features

Moravian Village offers upscale dining, recreational areas, fitness center, salon and spa, library, game room, and more.

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Moravian Village is a 55+ Continuing Care Retirement Community, and there are income requirements as well; you or your partner must be age 55+, and the income requirements vary with the size and style of accommodation you choose.

Residents do not have to be Moravian to live at Moravian Village. There is a wide array of diversity in our community, which adds breadth and depth and creates a stimulating atmosphere in which residents can thrive, learn and grow. Many of our residents are former educators, authors, engineers, doctors, clergy, artists, and scientists, just to name a few.

Market Street Cottages is 100% pet friendly, but there are certain suite areas that do not accommodate pets.

Market Street cottages are one-story homes, some with basements, all with either a one- or two-car garage, and varying sized patios, decks and yards. The suites building features four sizes of living accommodations, a few custom apartments, and a variety of services and amenities right in the building. All the enrichment opportunities and dining venues are open to all residents, regardless of living accommodation chosen. The suites building is dually licensed, meaning you can receive licensed personal care services from the staff who work for Moravian Village in your apartment without moving to another location on campus.

The age of residents who move in is widely varied, but has been trending younger in recent years. As young as age 59 to as young as 89; the average is 72-74. The average resident age is 82-84; due in large measure to individuals in Continuing Care Retirement Communities having longer than average life expectancies. It is a known fact that human beings thrive when their lives are filled with friendships and purpose. At Moravian Village, friendships and purpose are the fiber of our being.

Moravian Village is one mile to Downtown Historic Moravian Bethlehem. Historic Moravian Bethlehem is a candidate for inscription on the World Heritage List and will be honored to receive international acknowledgement, bestowed upon the community for its wealth of historical and cultural value. The World Heritage List encourages the recognition and preservation of cultural and/or natural sites determined to be of “Outstanding Universal Value” to humanity, and includes globally iconic sites such as the Great Wall of China, the Acropolis in Athens, Greece; and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Confirmation of the designation is anticipated in 2024.

At Moravian Village of Bethlehem, we proudly trace our roots directly to the Moravian settlers who founded this progressive community on the banks of the Lehigh River and Monocacy Creek in 1741, and continue to foster the mission of enrichment of the human spirit through friendship, education and the arts. Our residents are endlessly inspired by the vibrant energy that has kept the Historic Moravian Bethlehem community thriving for over 280 remarkable years…and proud to be a part of it!

Location, location, location! Be a part of history by becoming a resident of a vibrant community filled with a wealth of diversity, energy and stewardship, and a community that is steps away from Downtown Historic Moravian Bethlehem, a candidate for the international acknowledgement of inscription on the World Heritage List.

If you are looking for a “cookie-cutter” community filled with like-minded individuals and HOA rules that favor sameness over diversity.

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