Located 31 miles north of Philadelphia, the town of Yardley, Penn., is a great place to raise a family. Yardley embodies the Bucks County lifestyle, with many historical and natural attractions on the banks of the nearby Delaware River. Approximately 2,000 people live here, allowing the town to maintain a close-knit atmosphere with safe streets and friendly neighbors who all know each other. Search for Yardley apartments for rent, and find a quaint community in the heart of the Northeast.
William Yardley settled in Pennsylvania in 1682 and founded Prospect Farm on the banks of the Delaware River. The town did not start to develop until the early 1800s, and after a track of the Reading Railroad was built through the area, the town was named Yardley after the original inhabitants. Today, Yardley is home to many families who hold traditional family values. Residents here enjoy the beautiful colors and sounds of Bucks County and enjoy a lifestyle that showcases the importance of nature. With the traditional feel and charm of a small town, Yardley offers a comfortable and quaint environment.
The Washington Crossing Historic Park is located near Yardley and commemorates the site where General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River in 1776. In the park, visitors can take guided tours of Bowman's Tower, enjoy the beautiful scenery and picnic at one of the many pavilions. Shady Brooke Farm is also here and allows residents to experience a traditional Bucks County farm. With pick-your-own crops, festivals, specialty foods and a beautiful nursery and Garden Center, the farm provides an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Yardley also hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year, including the International Music Festival, Yardley Beer Festival, Apple Fun Days, Pumpkinfest and HorrorFest.
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