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Doylestown PA Real Estate

Doylestown is noted as a family-friendly place. Kids will love the proximity to Sesame Place! There are homes available in a wide variety of price ranges.  Codominiums may be found in a price range beginning at $165,000 for a two bedroom/one and half bath home, to $384,000 for a three bedroom/two and a half unit.  There are nicely restored older homes under $200,000, and for $274,000 you can buy a three bedroom/two and a half bath new home.
For $359,000 a four bedroom two and a half bath is available. For $1,333,000 you can own a six bedroom/ five bath mansion.
Average listing price for the area is $596,726. Median sale price is $377,500.

If you are looking for a property in Bucks County you are searching in an area with many advantages. Proximity to Philadelphia--- not too far from New York City---excellent schools and beautiful historic countryside all combine to make Doylestown and ideal place to raise a family!

Doylestown Parks and Recreation

Central to the enjoyment of a place to live are local amenities. Doylestown provides lovely landscaped parks and wide-ranging recreational activities, including, but not limited to classes, workshops, youth sports, group activities for children and bus trips. There are well-kept playing fields and fees are modest.

Doylestown Schools

Doylestown is fortunate to have access to top rated schools, among them, Central Bucks High School East and West, Holicong Middle School, Kutz Elementary School, Lenape Middle School and many other public and private schools.  The central Bucks School District is known for its excellence.

Doylestown Township

American history is alive in Doylestown Township,which was officially established as a township in 1818. As you enter the township you are going back to the earliest times in Pennsylvania’s past. The first inhabitants were the Lenni Lenape tribe of the Delaware Indians. Even today there are local people who can trace their ancestry back to one or more of the Lenni Lenape. One elderly gentleman told of his great-grandfather who insisted on sleeping outdoors because it was part of his early life.

This lovely countryside, which is part of Bucks County,  was given to William Penn, a Quaker,  by the King of England in 1682,  in payment for a debt.  Doylestown is situated on land that Penn deeded to the Free Society of Traders.  Originally containing twenty thousand acres, the area was reduced by the eventual purchase tracts of land by different traders.

An innkeeper, named William Doyle of Doyle’s Tavern was the source of the name, Doylestown. By 1750 there were approximately six families living in log homes. In 1792 a stagecoach route came through the town, which incidentally was to become known as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution.  When the British occupied Philadelphia, in 1777, General Washington led the evacuees north along what is now Route 202, carrying the Liberty Bell to safety in Allentown. Washington then proceeded to Valley Forge. He was in Doylestown once again in 1778 on his way to the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey.

In the early 1880’s Doylestown became the seat of county government. Over the years the community has been careful to preserve the early atmosphere by adapting buildings to modern needs. Today, Delaware Valley College is the largest landowner, founded in 1896 as an agricultural college.

Two exceptional pieces of architecture are the Mercer mansions: Fonthill, built in 1910 by Henry Mercer has sixty rooms, and Aldie, built in 1927. The properties have become prestigious additions to the township. Fonthill and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works are museums.  Aldi is home to the Heritage Conservancy.

Other points of interest are the James Michener Art Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the lifestyle of early Bucks County, the Spruance Library, the Polish American Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa and the Fountain House. Main Street has developed into a lively and vibrant scene where locals and tourists enjoy the shops and great restaurants. The area is benefiting from the outward development of the Philadelphia metropolitan region.  Many housing developments have sprung up in the surrounding fields. Many New York theater personalities and artists maintain country homes in the area.  Nearby New Hope and Washington’s Crossing Park are definitely places to visit for those interested in history and antiquing. Doylestown, however, has overtaken New Hope as the cultural center of Bucks County. Doylestown now has an official “resort town” designation.

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