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5 Reasons to Move to Yardley, PA

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful place to retire or a quiet retreat after commuting from work, Yardley, PA has lots of appeal. Just across the river from New Jersey but a world away (especially in terms of taxes!) Yardley offers residents a neighborly atmosphere, plenty of local dining and shopping, and a walkable downtown area. Here are a few more reasons why more people are moving to Yardley, PA!



Yardley is located in Bucks County, PA. It’s one of the most sought-after counties in the state for a number of reasons. The county as a whole has top-quality schools, a great job market, quaint towns (like Yardley!), plenty of events and attractions, and so much more. Yardley itself is an hour from Philadelphia, and just an hour and 40 minutes from New York City. 



Like the county it’s in, Yardley features some of the state’s best K-12 public schools. The city is served by the Pennsbury School District, which is a National School District of Character and has earned an “A” rating on There are also plenty of private schools, giving parents many choices. 

Low Taxes

Yardley is only a few miles from New Jersey, but you’ll pay way less in taxes when you live here! In NJ you can pay up to 10.75% in state income tax, but in PA it’s just a flat rate of 3.07%. It gets even better. The average property tax rate in NJ is 2.42%, but in PA it’s jus under 2%. Check with your accountant for specific tax information.


The Canal

Delaware Canal State Park is a 60-mile long state park with a towpath that winds along next to the canal and runs right through Yardley. It’s ideal for walking, jogging, biking, or fishing, and serves as a welcome natural retreat for residents.


Downtown Yardley

Affectionately known as “the boro,” Yardley’s quaint downtown is full of local spots for dining, drinking, shopping, and wellness. There are many fantastic small town downtown districts in Bucks County, and Yardley’s is high on the list!


New Housing

If Yardley sounds like a great place to live so far, you’ll love what’s next! DeLuca Homes is proud to offer two new home communities in Yardley. Yardley Preserve is a premier 55+ community with villa-style homes, amazing amenities like bocce ball courts, and a low-maintenance lifestyle. The Reserve at Manor Lane is a high-end townhome community with spacious homes that boast open layouts, high ceilings, and lots of storage.


If you’re looking for a quaint town in Bucks County that’s peaceful when you need it to be but always offers something fun to do, then Yardley, PA might be a perfect fit. And when you move to a new town, there’s nothing like living in a brand new home to have less maintenance and more time to enjoy your new surroundings. For more information on living in Yardley, PA, please contact us