Quakertown is a small town in Eastern Pennsylvania. From athletic courts to strawberry picking, residents have many options when it comes to outdoor recreation. Besides this, Quakertown is popular for its quaint downtown and seasonal community events.
Climate & Geography
Quakertown has a humid continental climate with warm, humid, and wet summers and very cold winters. Residents experience less snowfall, more rainfall, and more sunny days than the national average.
The Licking Run tributary passes through Quakertown from west to east and drains in the Tohickon Creek. The Quakertown Swamp is among the largest inland wetlands in southeastern Pennsylvania. The wetland has a variety of wildlife species, including more than 91 bird species.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Active adults have many recreational activities available at nearby Nockamixon State Park such as hiking, biking, hunting, boating, and more. This park is located in Quakertown with more than 5,000 acres of rolling hills. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run, and Haycock Run feed into the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon.
Hellerick’s Family Farm is a unique family farm that changes activities with the seasons. From March through December, the farm features Aerial Adventure Park, and residents can pick strawberries in May through July.
Quakertown hosts many events throughout the year like the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Pumpkin Ball, Fall Festival, and Christmas Tree Lighting Festival. For more historic entertainment and antique shopping, Allentown is only a half-hour away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Pennsylvania is considered one of the more tax-friendly states for retirees as all retirement income, including Social Security benefits, pensions, 401(k)s, and IRAs, are tax-exempt for retirees over 60. The sales tax is below average at 6 percent, but property taxes are higher than average.
The cost of living in Quakertown is slightly higher than the state and national averages. While health care and housing costs are below average, transportation and grocery costs are above average.
The Allentown metro area ranks in the top 90 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
St. Luke’s Hospital-Quakertown Campus is the only hospital located in Quakertown. Less than 12 miles from Quakertown, St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus is rated high performing by U.S. News in three adult specialties and nine procedures and conditions.