Feasterville, PA, is a small census-designated place (CDP) in Bucks County just 22 miles from Philadelphia, about an hour away by car from Harrisburg, Reading and Allentown and roughly two hours away from New York City. It's considered a close-knit community with neighborhood conveniences like small town shops, hair salons and local parks. Apartment renters in the area have easy access to six Pennsylvania state parks located within the county. People looking to purchase a home or rent in Feasterville can enjoy the area's natural surroundings by visiting a nearby youth hostel in Nockamixon State Park or taking advantage of the many hiking trails and campsites in the region.
The census-designated place was established in 1946 as Feasterville-Trevose. Shortly before the 2010 U.S. Census, the single CDP was divided into two separate CDPs, Trevose and Feasterville. According to census figures, the region has a population of just over 3,000. Bucks County is one of three original counties in Pennsylvania created by William Penn in the late 1600s.
With reasonable rent and mortgage rates, Feasterville provides convenient access to sprawling urban areas while still retaining a rural nature that many residents find appealing. Today, the CDP is noted for being rich with colonial history. In fact, George Washington camped with his troops in the county shortly before crossing the Delaware.
Apartment renters or new homeowners in the area who are nature lovers will feel right at home here. The CDP isn't too far from nearly a dozen county parks including one park where you're free to ride your horse. The area has eight recreation sites, five nature centers and an assortment of neighborhood playgrounds, parks, museums, community gardens and walkways. Lake Galena in nearby Peace Valley Park is a popular spot for water recreation, including boating, fishing and canoeing.
Little League Baseball is especially popular in the area as are local high school sports. You're sure to find plenty of Eagles, Flyers and Phillies fans if you venture out to neighborhood bars or restaurants, not to mention quite a few Penn State fans during college football season. Horse racing is also popular throughout the region.
While many apartment renters, homeowners and business owners have no problem getting around the area by car or accessing the Pennsylvania Turnpike, parts of the county are served by Philadelphia's transit system. The Bucks County Airport Authority manages the three local airports directly serving the region. Philadelphia International Airport is about 30 miles away.
If you choose to live in an apartment in Feasterville to save some money on rent while getting an education, you'll have plenty of schools to choose from throughout the area. Top schools serving the area include Community College of Philadelphia: Northeast Regional Center, Bryn Athyn College-New Church and Strayer University Lower Bucks County Campus. Holy Family College, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University are among the top Philadelphia area schools within convenient driving distance. Bucks County School District provides public school options throughout the immediate region.
Tourism provides many seasonal jobs throughout the region with Pennsbury Manor and other neighborhood museums and historic sites periodically hiring part-time or full-time staff members, usually during peak tourism periods in summer and early fall. Feasterville is also right in the heart of an area noted for its growing biotech industry. Top employers in the Bucks County area include Giant Food Stores, St. Mary Medical Center and the Central Bucks School District. Wal-Mart is the top retail employer in the area.