Incorporated in 1879, this borough in Montgomery County is about 32 miles northwest of Philadelphia on the Schuylkill River. What began as a farming community grew into a small iron and manufacturing center (glass, steel, embroidery, bridge parts, farm implements, and much more). With the emergence of railroads goods produced could be more easily transported and new markets came about. Current population is about 5000 in Royersford.
The Royersford Real Estate Guide shows that Royersford is considered a suburb of Philadelphia and lies on the northern banks of the Schuylkill River (which runs a good 130 miles and joins the Delaware River in Philadelphia). The River is steeped in history and a timeline of commerce activities. Currently it is a recreational mecca for rowing, regattas, and the Schuylkill River Trail – a multiuse trail for walking, biking, rollerblading, and other outdoor activities. Most of the trail is built over abandoned railroad lines. Over 75 miles of trail are paved and/or crushed stone. The trail is expected to extend to 120 miles! The whole river valley area is a local favorite and one of the Royersford Real Estate Guide’s frequent stops.
Royersford, a suburb of Philadelphia, factors into the metro area statistical population count of 5.7 million people. Royersford Real Estate Guide enjoys the quietness of this borough along with the proximity to the 422 Expressway into the deep of the city. Royersford offers the best of small-town living for those who enjoy work and play in the big city.
An outcome of the seemingly unknown transitions between boroughs and towns in the area lends to a strong civic and economic ties between nearby communities. Spring City, just across the river and the townships of Limerick and Upper Providence are all closely connected to Royersford.
Let’s hit on some of the selling points of Philadelphia, since so close:
Some free things to do in the city include visiting Independence Hall, seeing the Liberty Bell, visiting a US Mint, climbing the Rocky steps and seeing the Rocky Statue, First Sundays at the Barnes, Mural hunting, outdoor movies/concerts (ok, not all are free, but you will get some great entertainment on a budget!).
Did someone say SPORTS??? Philly plays home to “all the games” – professional basketball, football, baseball, hockey, soccer. There are also ample amateur teams, collegiate sports, and high school of course. Sports is a huge part of the cultural makeup of Philadelphia.
The public library has quite a list of offerings for the community, including classes, story times, and discussion groups.
Spring-Ford Area Historical Society in Royersford – although Spring City and Royersford and separated by a river and reside in different counties, they are intertwined with churches, businesses, schools, and history.
Spring-Ford Area School District has 7 elementary schools, one 5/6 grade, one 7th grade, one 8th grade, one high school, and a cyber learning option. The vision for the district is awesome – “that it is the district every parent would choose for their child’s education provider”!
Outdoor recreation abounds in this area of the state. The Royersford Real Estate Guide lives for the local trails! Over 900 miles of trails in the vicinity! One of the favorites is “The Perky”, a twenty mile trail on an old railbed.
Renninger’s Farm – a family owned and operated farmer’s market. Established in 1932 as a dairy farm – transitioned to a local iconic market with produce and offerings changing with the seasons.
The Royersford Real Estate Guide is keen on parks – local ones include Victory Park and Chestnut Street Park. Offerings include playgrounds, pavilions, mature trees, and ambiance you just don’t find everywhere!
Small town festivals and gatherings – check with local calendars (library, borough page, historical society). Local times with neighbors and family are memory makers!
Your Royersford Real Estate Guide is “at the ready” – there are homes available – everything from new construction (Overlook at Creekside) townhomes to single-family homes of all sizes and prices. Closer to Philadelphia the median home price inches toward $400,000 in this area. Whether you are looking for historic, traditional, contemporary – give your checklist to your Royersford Real Estate Guide to get properties scheduled for touring.
Ok, a little bit about some local food spots – essential places to try in the Royersford Real Estate Guide:
Of course, proximity to Philly and other boroughs – your palette will never be bored!
Final thought – fun fact – Royersford has some terrific movie roles! The film “Lovely Bones” starring Mark Wahlberg was filmed here in 2007!
Ok, that’s all for in your Royersford Real Estate Guide– contact us to start your house hunt – whether it be Royersford or other local towns/boroughs we are ready to get you a home!
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