Upper Bucks County

Stunning surroundings and majestic views, there is little wonder why Bucks County is known as a bastion of outdoor recreation.
 

Welcome to Upper Bucks County

Founded by English Quakers in the 1700s, Upper Bucks County seamlessly combines its rich history with the beauty of its natural surroundings. This charming area is known for its abundant historic architectural treasures, featuring meticulously restored residences that showcase an array of architectural styles ranging from elegant Federal designs to timeless Colonials and rustic stone farmhouses. Here, contemporary upgrades and luxurious amenities coexist harmoniously with the original fireplaces and intricate woodwork, preserving the region's unique charm. 
 
Chic restaurants and chef-driven bistros make excellent use of centuries-old taverns, and horses graze lazily on ancestral estates. It is exactly this blend of past-meets-present style that lends Upper Bucks County its charm.

 

What to Love

  • Gorgeous greenspace
  • Historic architecture
  • Old-world charm
  • Stunning state parks
  • Quaint bistros and delightful attractions
 

Local Lifestyle

Considering its stunning surroundings and majestic views, there is little wonder why Bucks County is known as a bastion of outdoor recreation. From the wild beauty of the area’s state parks to the stately elegance of the many equestrian estates dotting the rolling hills, Upper Bucks County provides plenty of ways to appreciate nature. 

Residents also enjoy community events and holiday gatherings, all exuding the quaint air of yesteryear’s old-fashioned Main Street celebrations. Fall festivals highlight Pennsylvania’s autumnal brilliance, Christmas lights shine brightly on wintery nights, and Independence Day fireworks take on a deeper significance in this historic spot.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Nestled in the heart of Quakertown, the Trolley Barn Public Market stands as a vibrant and historically rich gathering place. Originally built as a trolley car maintenance facility in the early 20th century, this beautifully restored gem has evolved into a bustling hub for artisanal foods, crafts, and community events.
 
Today, the Trolley Barn is a dynamic space that seamlessly blends the past with the present. Here, you can explore a diverse array of local vendors, from farm-fresh produce and artisanal foods to handcrafted goods and unique gifts. The historic character of the Trolley Barn remains intact, featuring original architectural details that add a touch of nostalgia to your shopping experience. 
 

Things to Do

From savoring mouthwatering food from diverse cultures to discovering one-of-a-kind treasures, the Quakertown Farmers Market caters to every interest. Plus, special events and live entertainment often grace the scene, ensuring there's always something exciting happening. The Quakertown Farmers Market is a vibrant hub of community and commerce that invites you to explore, savor, and enjoy.
 
The wild beauty of Nockamixon State Park is unparalleled. The serene surface of Lake Nockamixon glitters in the sunlight, and over 5,000 acres of lush terrain unfold around the tranquil lake. The park is idyllic for leisurely strolls or family picnics, while the lake is a favorite destination for boating and fishing.
 
The timeless McCoole's Red Lion Inn combines history and hospitality in perfect harmony. Step back in time with a visit to the on-site historic theater, savor a delectable meal in the dining area complete with an ambiance that exudes old-world charm, and enjoy weekly live music and entertainment.
 

Schools

Families in Upper Bucks County benefit from the outstanding public school in Palisades School District and Quakertown Community School District, as well as several prestigious private academies, including:
 
 
 
 

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Overview for Upper Bucks County, PA

33,699 people live in Upper Bucks County, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $47,271. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,699

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$47,271

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper Bucks County, PA

Upper Bucks County has 12,462 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper Bucks County do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,699 people call Upper Bucks County home. The population density is 1,953.69 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,699

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44

Median Age

47.9 / 52.1%

Men vs Women

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
12,462

Total Households

2.51

Average Household Size

$47,271

Average individual Income

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Schools in Upper Bucks County, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper Bucks County. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Bright Horizons At St. Mary Child Dev.Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Our Lady Of Grace School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Hoover Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
Buck Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5

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