Bucks County, PA is about 50 miles north of Philadelphia and is one of the most sought-after destinations in Pennsylvania. Its southernmost region is separated from Burlington County, New Jersey by the Delaware River and it extends northward to Allentown. At its core are numerous villages and towns, including Chalfont, New Hope, Doylestown, and Quakertown.
With around 9,000 residents, Quakertown is in northwestern Bucks County, about 15 miles south of Allentown and 50 miles north of Philly. In the early eighteenth century, the borough was settled by the Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers, a Christian group from Europe that immigrated to the area. Quakertown was officially established in 1801. After the North Pennsylvania Railroad was built in 1855, the town’s population began to grow into a thriving town with flourishing local industries.
One of Quakertown’s most appealing aspects is its combination of a small-town feel along with modern sensibilities. Homebuyers looking for a Pennsylvania retirement can reap the best of both worlds and maintain a low-maintenance, active lifestyle.
Quakertown, PA Attractions
Bucks County is home to plenty of attractions, like Peddler’s Village, Sesame Place, and Washington Crossing Park. Quakertown also has its own worthwhile attractions.
The historic McCoole’s Red Lion Inn dates back to 1750 and was open during the Revolutionary War. It was expanded in 1810 and has a storied history leading up to its current incarnation as a restaurant and bar. Next door is McCoole’s Arts & Events Place, which features different theaters, shows, and event rooms. And then there’s the popular Quakertown Famers Market and Flea Market, which opened in 1932. Shoppers can browse at 450 outside vendors, 120 indoor vendors, and over 150 food vendors. It is open year-round, seven days a week.
For Nature Lovers
Just seven miles from the city center, Nockamixon State Park offers a mini-vacation for active adults, with 5,286 acres of fishing, boating, wildlife observation, mountain biking, and hiking. Additional warm-weather activities include swimming in an outdoor pool, picnicking, or playing disc golf. Molasses Creek Park and Unami Creek Park are also in Quakertown, and Veterans Park is another park in nearby Richland Township. Golfers can head out to Fox Hollow Golf Club and Wedgewood Golf Course to play the links with their friends and family, as well.
Active adults who live in Quakertown need not travel far to run their errands. In addition to the charming downtown shops, there are grocery stores, bakeries, and other shopping centers in the city. There is also a Walmart Supercenter, Kohls, Michael’s, Dollar Tree, and more. Quakertown’s main hospital is St. Luke’s, while other regional medical facilities include Grand View Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Quakertown does have a small airport for charter flights, though most residents head down to Philadelphia International or the Lehigh Valley Airport in Allentown for their travel needs. The city’s main thoroughfares include Interstate 476, PA 309, and Interstate 276.
This Bucks County gem is easy to get into and out of. Plus, if you decide to move here, you will always have something to do. But where should active adults looking for homes for sale in Quakertown, PA live?
Quakertown, PA 55+ Communities
Arbours at Morgan Creek
Low $300s – Mid $300s
Built by Ryan Homes, Arbours at Morgan Creek is a 55+ community of 85 attached homes located on a wooded property. This community features a multipurpose clubhouse, a pristine trail, a pond, and a gazebo. The carriage-style residences are sized from 1,528 to 2,250 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These homes all have first-floor master suites and unfinished basements.
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Renaissance at Morgan Creek
Mid $300s – Low $400s
Renaissance at Morgan Creek is also a newer Quakertown active adult community. This neighborhood was developed by Judd Builders and, upon completion, will have 144 new and resale single-family homes. There are eight models, sized from 1,561 to 2,426 square feet. They offer two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Available upgrades include decks, porches, and studies. Homeowners can enjoy the private clubhouse, which houses a fitness center, a business center, activity rooms, a putting green, and an outdoor pool.