Reasons to Live in Bucks County
Steeped in history and nestled amid lush landscapes, Bucks County is one of the most charming and picturesque areas in southeastern Pennsylvania. Bucks County is located just 25 miles north of Philadelphia, but is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here, residents enjoy a slightly slower pace of life – quaint towns, fine restaurants, fascinating museums, spacious living, serene sunsets, and the glory of all four seasons.
Let’s dive into a few of the reasons why people love living in Bucks County, and why it’s a fantastic place to consider buying a new home.
Top Quality Education
Bucks County is home to excellent public schools, with the vast majority of the 13 school districts earning an above average rating for the 2019-2020 school year. There are also a plethora of private primary schools and excellent colleges, universities, and institutions of higher learning.
Strong Job Market
Whether you work in health care, manufacturing, finance, education, or any of the other strong job sectors in the area, well-paying job opportunities abound in and around Bucks County. Pennsylvania as a whole has the sixth largest GDP in America, and the state is home to 22 Fortune 500 companies. Pennsylvania has also seen a groundswell of tech startup activity and continues to attract entrepreneurs to all parts of the state.
If you have family in Philly or Jersey and do business in New York, or vice versa, Bucks County is the perfect central location for your home base. I-95 and I-195 offer easy access to the Tri-State Area, and Washington D.C. is just a couple hours’ drive away. When you need to go farther than a day’s drive can take you, the Trenton-Mercer Airport is nearby, and of course, you can park and fly from the Philadelphia International Airport. The best part of commuting or traveling is always coming home to your private, peaceful home in Bucks County.
One of residents’ favorite things to do in Bucks County is to explore the charming towns that dot the region. Whimsical places like New Hope, Peddler’s Village and Newtown offer colorful art scenes, gourmet dining, eclectic shopping and unique local festivals. Spend your Saturdays leisurely road-tripping through the county to hunt for the perfect vase or sample brews in every tavern on this side of the Delaware River.
For the history buffs – or just family visiting from out of town – Bucks County offers numerous historical landmarks, attractions and museums. The area is synonymous with American history and was, in fact, the site of one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War. You can see where George Washington led his troops across the river at Washington Crossing Historic Park, or visit Pennsbury Manor, the summer home of the state’s founder, William Penn. There are a host of other landmarks, museums, and playhouses (and even a castle!) to visit throughout the county. Summers in Bucks County with family are equal parts memorable, educational, and fun!
Living in Bucks County offers all the convenience and opportunities of the big city, but without the hassle or headache. Come home to an idyllic enclave where it’s totally acceptable to throw open the patio doors in the morning, walk barefoot through the grass with coffee in hand, and plan a lifetime of fun – one carefree weekend at a time.
If you’re interested in living in this incredible area, we’d love to show you our new homes in Bucks County. Yardley Preserve is a 55+ luxury lifestyle community in Yardley, PA that’s filled with first-rate amenities like bocce ball courts and walking trails. The Reserve at Manor Lane is a peaceful, private townhome community in Yardley that’s the perfect mix of location, lifestyle, and stylish design.
For more information on our low-maintenance, single-family homes and townhomes, please contact us at 215-860-6500 or schedule a personal tour.