Filled with quaint villages, metropolitan areas and expansive parklands, Upper Makefield and Washington Crossing is a dream come true for those seeking to live in an area rich in history and progressive thinking. Residents enjoy spectacular vistas four seasons of the year. They experience flowers in full bloom, feel summer heat warming their skin, watch leaves turn dazzling shades of color and count snowflakes as they tumble from darkened skies. Peaceful nights spent with family and friends on the porch are balanced with vast employment and education opportunities, recreational activities, shopping alternatives and a modern transportation network. This area offers easy access to major highways and commuter routes. Amtrak and commuter train stations are nearby in both Trenton and Philadelphia while Philadelphia International Airport is a mere thirty miles away. Upper Makefield and Washington Crossing are also located in one of the hub areas of Bucks County, simplifying commutes for residents traveling within the county itself.
With its nine major parks and a healthy selection of historic homes, civil war sites, and other national landmarks, Bucks County offers visitors and its residents a unique experience. General George Washington's famous crossing of the Deleware River during the Revolutionary War and the county's impressive collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century landmarks are some of the areas popular modern attractions. The Symphony Orchestra, Commerce Bank Amphitheater, Delaware Valley Philharmonic and Sellersville Theater all host a wide array of entertainment, arts and musical options for people of all ages to enjoy. Proximity to the Delaware River, as well as the metropolitan city of Philadelphia affords locals even more entertainment options.
Philadelphia is always ranked amongst the nation's top sports towns and is home to the NFL's Eagles, the NHL's Flyers, the NBA's 76ers, and baseball's Phillies. Additionally, many collegiate institutions are also located in the region including University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Temple University, Drexel University, Villanova University, St. Joseph's University and LaSalle University. Bucks County Community College, the College of New Jersey and Thomas Edison State College are also each located within 20 miles of Upper Makefield and Washington Crossing.
This location along the eastern seaport also provides residents with an opportunity to travel by car to several other popular tourist destinations, as well as business economic centers. Atlantic City is 82 miles away while New York City is less than 75 miles away. The chocolate factories and play lands of Hershey, Pennsylvania are 100 miles away while cities such as Baltimore and Washington D.C can be reached by car in as little as two and a half hours. All in all, whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, the transportation network that links Upper Makefield and Washington Crossing to the rest of the country is superior in design.
Overall, Upper Makefield and Washington Crossing make for outstanding communities to call home. Situated in the Heritage Region of Bucks County, this southern section has evolved much more than the county's other two regions, the Lake and Cultural Regions. Here, just outside of Upper Makefield, is where William Penn founded Bucks County and despite recent growth the heritage remains preserved in the many historic sites along the Delaware River. These sites include the Pennsbury Manor and the Mansions along the Delaware, Historic Fallsingston, Margaret R. Grundy Museum and Washington Crossing Historic Park where George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the icy river on Christmas night 1776. Visitors and locals enjoy the heritage of this unique and diverse section of Bucks County. To this end, it is easy to see why living in this part of the county is a fulfilling experience.
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