At just 2.15 square miles, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is a small borough near Philadelphia. The urban area has a population of just over 8,000 people. Residents of Doylestown are well educated, and although cost of living is slightly higher than the national average, the unemployment rate is lower than average. A typical home in Doylestown costs about $383,000.
A part of Bucks County, Doylestown, Pennsylvania is served by the Central Bucks School District. Students attend one of two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Several private schools are also in close proximity. The college population in Doylestown is low, with most students attending Delaware Valley College, a largely agriculture-based institution. Penn State Abington is 14 miles away. Doylestown has a low crime rate compared to the national average. Temperatures are mild to warm in July, ranging between the low 60s and the mid-80s, and mild to cold in January, raging between the low 20s and the high 30s.
Arts and culture are prominent in Doylestown, which is home to a small music conservatory, several writers’ and artists’ organizations and gallEries and three structures designed and built by Henry Chapman Mercer. Mercer Museum houses artifacts, and Bucks County Historical Society houses a research library. Fonthill, commonly known as Mercer’s Castle, is also popular. Outdoors enthusiasts often head to Peace Valley Park, which offers playgrounds, hiking, biking and fishing. Ringing Rocks Park is also popular, and is known for being home to rocks that sound like a bell when you strike them. Public transportation is plentiful. Doylestown DART runs a weekday route locally, and the SEPTA Route 55 offers several stops between Doylestown and Philadelphia. Trans-Bridge Lines provides train service to New York and New Jersey. If you can just imagine yourself living in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, search our available home listings to find your perfect home in this arts and culture mecca.