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.