Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a picturesque and attractive region with a wide range of wonderful cities to choose from. From Bedminster to Yardley, each area offers a selection of homes to suit the needs of any homebuyer. Whether you're looking for a luxurious luxury home, a spacious rural property, a new construction, or an active community of adults 55 and older, Bucks County real estate has something for everyone. Bucks County is part of the northern boundary of the Philadelphia—Camden—Wilmington metropolitan statistical area and borders Philadelphia to the southwest and the United States to the east.
It is also bordered by Montgomery County and is connected by bridges to Warren, Hunterdon, Mercer, and Burlington counties in New Jersey. Southern Bucks, also known as Lower Bucks County, is home to two major shopping centers - Neshaminy Mall and Oxford Valley Mall - as well as Sesame Place, a family theme park based on the television series Sesame Street. Parx Casino and Racing in Bensalem is also located in Lower Bucks County. The Bucks County Library System was established in 1956 by a resolution of the Bucks County Commissioners.
Local print publications include Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer, The Advance of Bucks County, Bucks County Herald, Bucks County Town and Country Living, Radius Magazine, Yardley Voice, Morrisville Times, Newtown Gazette, Northampton Herald, Langhorne Ledger, Lower Southampton Spirit, New Hope News, Doylestown Observer, Warwick Journal, Fairless Focus. Online news publications are Levittown Now, Bucks County Beacon, NewtownPanow, Bucks Happening, New Hope Free Press. WBCB is a local radio news station. The county has many local theater companies including the former and recently reopened Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope; Town and Country Players in Buckingham; ActorsNet in Morrisville; and the Bristol Riverside Theatre - a professional Equity theatre in Bristol. Lower Bucks County has a wide range of housing for beginners: it houses the Levittown development which was inspired by the Levittown development in New York in the 1950s.
To this day, Bucks County still has a very active art community and is an excellent place to visit galleries and antique stores. Doylestown is the county seat and therefore has plenty of commercial activity along with blocks and blocks of beautiful historic homes and tranquil neighborhoods. General George Washington and his troops camped in Bucks County while preparing to cross the Delaware River and take Trenton by surprise on December 26th 1776. James Gould Cozzens lived in Lambertville just across the river from Bucks County and used Doylestown as a model for the setting for two novels; he is considered a Bucks County artist. The gold emblem is also the centerpiece of Bucks County's official flag which has a blue background and a gold border. The Oxford Valley Shopping Center and Franklin Mills - a mall just across the border from Bucks County in Philadelphia County - are popular destinations. Bucks County offers an array of attractions for visitors to explore. From its historic sites to its shopping centers to its vibrant art scene, there's something for everyone in Lower Bucks County.
Whether you're looking for an active lifestyle or just want to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet, you'll find it here.