Head northwest outside of Philadelphia on Interstate 475 and you will run into the charming city of Harleysville, Pa. Conveniently located between Philly and Allentown, Harleysville apartments for rent are the perfect residence for those wanting to commute to work in a nearby big city, but still want to live in the comfort and safety of a small town. From 2000 to 2010, the city saw a 5 percent growth in population, according to City-Data. With its high and growing median household income and close proximity to everything in the tri-state area, it makes sense that so many Pennsylvania residents are calling Harleysville home.
Montgomery County and the surrounding areas near Harleysville started becoming its own community as early as 1794 in the years after the American Revolution, when the country began to expand west. Soon after, Quakers seeking religious freedom began to flow into the area. Harleysville began to cultivate rich farmlands for many years, but also became progressive in fields like manufacturing and advanced transportation, as well, showing the diversity of commerce in the area. Today, the city has grown into a community of more than 9,200 residents, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. A lot of families enjoy living in Harleysville because of its affordability, as well. According to City-Data, the cost of living in the area is not much more than the national average, despite its close proximity to several urban metropolises.
One of the biggest family events that is popular with Harleysville residents is the Jaycees' Country Fair Days. Held annually every spring, the four-day festival hosts several community events and activities, including a parade, amusement park rides and a fireworks extravaganza. Most of the proceeds go to local charities, showing the giving heart of the community.
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