What Is So Fascinating about Buckingham Township and Why Would You Consider Living There?

Buckingham Township is a Philadelphia suburb located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Nestled between New Jersey and Philadelphia, the area has much to offer. My family and I were introduced to the area in 1998 for a career move within my company.

What is so fascinating about Buckingham Township and why would you consider living there? Buckingham Township is a Philadelphia suburb located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Nestled between New Jersey and Philadelphia and a stone’s throw from historic Doylestown, the area has much to offer. My family and I were introduced to the area in 1998 for a career move within my company. So what is so fascinating about the area?

The township is rich in history dating back to at least 1776 when General Nathanael Greene, commander of General Washington’s left wing during the battle of Trenton, stayed at Bogart’s Tavern, now known as the General Greene Inn. Other historic buildings and places include Buckingham Friends Meeting place, Forest Grove, Mechanicsville, and Wycombe Historic Districts. The Mount Gilead A.M.E Church was a station for the Underground Railroad.

The area fosters lots of indoor and outdoor fun including parks such as Hansel, Holicong, and George M. Bush parks. Peddler’s Village and Penn’s Purchase are areas for shopping, dining, festivals, and car shows. Enjoy a play at the renovated Town & Country Players Theater or a tour of the Buckingham Valley Vineyards. Stay at a local bed and breakfast, or enjoy equestrian facilities or perhaps a hot balloon ride over the area. It is truly Bucks County living at its finest!

Besides the numerous things to do in the Township, it is also a great place to reside. Year to date, the houses have appreciated 3.1 percent over the prior 12 rolling months in 2014. There is a large variety of homes that range from new construction, old and historic homes, and townhomes as well as single homes in a variety of architectural forms. Another critical perk to living here is the renowned Blue Ribbon Central Bucks School District. It continually ranks as one the best in the state of Pennsylvania as well as the nation.

The mere location of the Township is close to New Jersey; historic Doylestown and New Hope, Philadelphia; the Poconos; and the Jersey Shore. You can hop a train in Doylestown and be in Philadelphia in around an hour, or take a bus, drive, or a train to New York in well less than two hours. The state of Delaware is also within an hour’s drive. So there is not only much to do here in the Township but many other great areas are within a reasonable driving distance. Real estate is always about location and this is one of the finest townships in Bucks County! I have enjoyed the past 18 years here and plan to spend much more. If you live here, please enjoy the area and the many things that the Township has to offer, or if you do not live here, it is a great place to visit! I had the honor of being interviewed by Al Heavens, the leading real estate writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Please visit the Philly.com site if you want to learn even more about Buckingham Township.

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Associate Broker/Realtor® for Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Frank Dolski is a husband, father of four sons and a new granddaughter. Aside from Real Estate, Frank is an avid Philadelphia and Penn State sports fan! Aside from Real Estate, Frank belongs to many organizations including the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Our Lady of Guadalupe Pastoral Council and the Knights of Columbus Council #15590 as well as the Big Brothers/Sisters organization. He has worked for Coldwell Banker for 10 years receiving the International Coldwell Banker President’s Elite Award in 2014 and other years, ranking #1 in the state of PA in 2012 for all Coldwell Banker Affiliates. A graduate of Widener University, Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA in Business Administration. In his spare time, Frank enjoys family time, photography, music, concerts and traveling. A seventeen year resident of Doylestown, PA located in Buckingham township, Frank also enjoys writing articles and Blogs for numerous Philadelphia region newspapers as well as a variety of Blogging sites.

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4 Comments

  1. Schaunn Mckamey
    November 3, 2015

    Well put. When I was a child growing up in Levittown, my parents would take me on day trips to Buckingham. We thought it was a another world on how clean and beautiful it was with its gently sloping terain. Fall was our favorite time of year as the leaves on the tree’s were unbelievable. It still looks like that today and that was 50 years ago.

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  2. Dan Golden
    November 3, 2015

    Frank,
    Buckingham Township is a great place to live. Some of the other things that I like about Buckingham are the fact that the taxes are surprisingly reasonable. In addition, the township is well-run. Whenever I have a question about a property it is answered quickly by the zoning officer or whoever it is in the township building I am speaking with. And finally, when it snows, the township plows the roads and gets them in good shape. That does not always happen in a number of other municipalities.

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    • Frank Dolski
      November 3, 2015

      Dan,
      Thanks for the comments. The taxes are reasonable in comparison with some other townships and states. I have noticed too that Penn Dot and the township do a great job of clearing the roads when it snows. Not true in other areas.

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  3. Vickie Cohen
    November 3, 2015

    Frank,
    Great article! You certainly bring to life the great aspects ad Buckingham township.

    As I live in lower makefield, I love to visit Buckingham. There are some great stores in Buckingham Greene, and I love to shop! Love the restaurants, and the I enjoy the incredible scenery on the way up. In addition, you get a little more for your money than in the lower part of the County.

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