Monument and American flag in Valley Forge National Park

Homeowners in these Royersford 55+ communities are always close to history in Valley Forge National Park.

Royersford, Pennsylvania is a genteel township in Montgomery County that is bordered on the west by the Schuylkill River. It's just 10 miles south of Pottstown and 32 miles north of Philadelphia, which is easy to get to via U.S. Route 422.

Royersford's roots were formed back in 1879 as a farming community. The borough has since grown into an appealing suburb with a blend of the old and new. There are historic homes dating back to the 18th century, a trendy main street, other shopping centers, and amazing golf courses.

Popular parks in Royersford include Chestnut Street and Victory Park. Victory is the larger of the two and hosts special events like yard sales, holiday activities, and monthly concerts. Valley Forge Historical Park is also about 10 miles away. The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library sponsors free events, including knitting classes, Mahjong, and yoga.

There are four small and mid-sized 55+ neighborhoods in Royersford, with different personalities, home choices, and amenities. Read on to see which one is best for you and your family.

1. Ridgewood

Low $300s - High $400s

Railroad bridge over Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ridgewood has plenty of features to suit an active adult lifestyle.

Ridgewood broke ground in 2006 and will have 356 attached new and resale homes at completion. Although it began as a 55+ community, Ridgewood now welcomes homebuyers of all ages. However, this does not mean there aren't plenty of features to suit the lifestyle of many active adults.

Ridgewood is minutes away from the Upper Providence Recreation Center, which offers fitness classes, hobby groups, and day trips. The nearby Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford is an exclusive, member-owned facility that also offers outstanding golf, swimming, and dining. Golfers can also visit Landis Creek Golf Club and Turtle Creek Golf Course. Other local attractions include Black Rock Dam and Far Away Farm.

Three of Ridgewood’s five models feature first-floor master suites, and the other two include elevator options. Floor plans range from 1,990 to 2,400 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two- to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one or two-car garages. Options include decks, porches, and lofts.

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2. The Villas at Linfield

High $200s - Mid $300s

View of rolling hills at sunrise in Chester County, Pennsylvania

This community is within walking distance of the riverfront and a short trip from Chester County.

Built next to Linfield National Golf Club, The Villas at Linfield is a newer community with 200 attached homes. It is within walking distance of the riverfront, and close to Main Street, which crosses right over the river into Chester County.

Being so close to the main thoroughfare is quite convenient, with all of the restaurants and shops a stone’s throw away. The Villas at Linfield is also less than five miles from Pottstown Hospital, a top medical center in the area.

The ranch-style villas here are available in two models, either 2,200 or 2,341 square feet with two bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These homes feature first-floor master suites, covered patios, finished lofts, and open-concept floor plans.

The private clubhouse has an outdoor pool that is flanked by a lovely terrace and veranda. There are also tennis courts and walking & biking trails. Inside, there is a business center, an exercise room, a billiards room, a bar, a catering kitchen, and a grand ballroom. Popular social activities include the garden committee, a book club, fundraising events, and yard sales.

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3. William Penn Villas

Mid $300s - Mid $400s

A creek running down rocks in a wooded are in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

William Penn Villas overs its residents a peaceful setting.

William Penn Villas is an intimate 55+ community of 87 attached and single-family homes. It offers its residents a peaceful setting just down the road from Limerick Community Park. This 70-acre facility has a walking track with fitness stations and a playground for the grandkids.

William Penn Villas is also close to several golf courses, beauty salons, restaurants, and grocery stores. The Philadelphia Premium Outlets and a Costco are also just three miles away from this community.

Floor plans range from 1,194 to 2,996 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. The community clubhouse has activity rooms for residents to use, and walking and biking trails line the property. Homeowners can also gather together for card games and other activities, such as coffees, book clubs, and happy hours.

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4. Village of Willow Run

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Photo of a street with white single-family homes in Village of Willow Run, located in Royersford, Pennsylvania

Village of Willow Run has 150 single-family homes ranging from approximately 1,100 to 1,900 square feet. 

Village of Willow Run is an established, affordable active adult community right in between Limerick Community Park, Turtle Creek Golf Club, and Landis Creek Golf Club. Homeowners enjoy the community's quiet setting along with the benefits of being close to West Ridge Pike, where there are numerous banks, salons, restaurants, gas stations, and any other conveniences they may need.

Some of the popular landmarks nearby include the upscale King of Prussia Mall, Elmwood Zoo, and Hopewell Furnace, a fascinating early American industrial site that operated from 1771 to 1883.

Village of Willow Run has 150 single-family homes ranging from approximately 1,100 to 1,900 square feet. They have two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached one or two-car garages. The community also has a community clubhouse with an outdoor pool and an exercise room.

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