Douglassville is situated in Berks County on Interstate 422 in east Pennsylvania. The town is roughly 14 miles southeast of Reading and 44 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Douglassville is located in Amity Township, which has a population of 12,800. Douglassville apartments for rent are attractive to families looking for a tight-knit community with an easy commute a large city.
Berks County was created in 1752, and has connections to two important men in history. It is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln and the birthplace of Daniel Boone, the famous Kentucky pioneer. The area prospered during the days of the Reading Railroad and was a leader in the textile industry.
Douglasville is a quaint town and is home to the Amity Township office. Residents enjoy easy access to the Boone Area Library and a sports complex with a one-mile walking track. The town is in close proximity to Penn State Berks College, which has about 2,800 students and employs 109 full-time faculty. It is also approximately five miles from the Pottstown Municipal Airport, making it easy for visitors and residents alike to travel to and from the area.
Residents who want to learn more about the county history can research back to the 1700s at the Henry Janssen Library, housed in the Historical Society of Berks County. History buffs also pay visits to Valley Forge Park roughly 24 miles away in Upper Merion Township. The park commemorates the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army.
When residents want the attractions of a large city, they travel to Philadelphia to experience all it has to offer. There, they enjoy Hershey Park, major league sports games, Franklin Institute and many historical sites.
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