A quick Google image search will bring up hundreds of pictures of historical homes, beautiful river towns, winding jogging paths and scenes from one of the many local art fairs, cultural festivals or farmers markets that take place throughout the year. It is truly a beautiful corner of the world.
While pictures do a nice job of painting a picture and getting people introduced to Bucks County, we’ve decided to make things easier with a list of what we feel make this place worthy of calling home.
It doesn’t get more cliché than location when it comes to real estate, but it’s true. Location is very important and Bucks County checks virtually all the boxes. Boasting a formidable economy in its own right, it is also connected, through a series of convenient highways, to Philadelphia, New York City and many of the major industrial and corporate regions in the area.
When play is top on the list, you are minutes from hundreds of parks, wildlife preserves and walking paths. The Delaware River and other streams offer fantastic fishing and/or kayaking and you are never too far from the Poconos when you want to hit the slopes. And, let’s not forget the beautiful beaches of New Jersey.
• To Downtown Philadelphia: 45 minutes
• To New York City: 1 hour and 30 minutes
• To Atlantic City: 2 hours
• To Poconos: 1 hour and 30 minutes
• To Princeton: 30 minutes
• To Shore Points: 1 hour and 30 minutes
• To Harrisburg: 2 hours
Bucks County is home to some of the most awarded public schools in the region. Along with comprehensive academics our schools offer robust art, music and athletic programs to enrich the lives of each and every student with a diverse and well rounded education. Bucks County is also home to over 100 private schools as well, offering numerous options for families based on their precise needs. There are also several higher education options, from community college to universities. For the littlest of our residents, day care and early childhood education opportunities abound. To learn more about Bucks County schools, click here.
Culture and Entertainment
There are dozens of vineyards and the Bucks County wine trail is a great place to start your research. There are standout microbreweries as well.
Museums and art galleries also abound. The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, built around the remaining stone walls of the 19th century Bucks County prison offers a robust collection of art and features impressive temporary exhibits. The Bucks County Children’s Museum, located in New Hope, is an interactive museum that will entertain your children visit after visit.
Peddler’s Village, also in New Hope, offers dozens of quaint shops, restaurants, and bars. Walk the many winding paths for window shopping or sit and enjoy the vibrant gardens that are sprinkled throughout the village.
The County Theater in Doylestown is a historic theater that keeps its old school charm. Showing indie films as well as classics (think Indiana Jones and Gone with the Wind,) there is always something to see.
The area will scratch the itch of any history buff looking to go back in time. Historic towns and houses speckle the region. The area is the scene of Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware on his way to the battle of Trenton, an event that is reenacted on Christmas every year. There are many festivals that feature reenactments to relive these fascinating times.
It would be a tall order to list the many incredible dining options available in Bucks County. Each town offers something special and unique, from corner cafes to can’t miss brunch spots. From farm to table creations and modern cuisine to Thai and BBQ, you are never too far away from something new and delicious. Cozy up to a fireplace and enjoy a cocktail or sit outside and look out over the Delaware River as it gently rolls by.
And, don’t forget the many markets, produce stores and farms offering baked goods and farm fresh seasonal crops and eggs. You can also stroll many of the area food festivals, such as a strawberry festival in the springtime or pumpkin picking in the fall.
Home Sweet Home
Bucks County is a place where people stay. It has that perfect mix of country escape and urban convenience. It is an excellent place to raise a family and grow old with a loved one. It is the perfect place to take in a movie or sample some award winning wines.
With a place so special to work, play and live in, you still need to see and experience it for yourself. Contact one of our realtors or start your search with Class-Harlan today. Our experienced and passionate agents are well versed in the area and will match you with your exact needs. We have been assisting buyers and renters of all incomes and requirements since 1963 and exceed our client’s expectations time and time again.
We are thrilled that you have included the Bucks County Area in your home search and we hope to hear from you soon.