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Quaint and Peaceful
Why Collegeville is a great location for your next home…
Collegeville is a lovely little community and borough in Montgomery County PA, 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia and located on the Perkiomen Creek. The town was incorporated in 1896 and was once known as Freeland and before that, Perkiomen Bridge (pictured above). At the 2017 census, the population was 5,130.
The borough of Collegeville is home to Ursinus College, which formed from the old Freeland Seminary in 1869. It operated as a liberal arts institution based on Christian beliefs and was run by Rev. J. H. A. Bomberger until his death in 1890. The highly successful college stands on fifty-six acres with twelve acres of finely landscaped campus grounds. Central are the three original four-story stone buildings, Freeland Seminary, Stine Hall and Derr Hall. The marble Bomberger Memorial Hall was added in 1892.
History Around Collegeville
In the 1800s and early 1900s, the Collegeville homes for sale area was maintained pastures and farmlands. Most noted for its quality dairy products, the area also produced grains such as buckwheat, oats, rye, wheat and Indian corn. Today, those areas (primarily the Collegeville homes for sale 19426 zip code region) include parts of Lower Providence Township, Upper Providence Township, Perkiomen Township, Skippack Township, and Trappe Borough. While some farmlands and woodlands still remain in the Collegeville homes for sale area, growth and development in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s have seen many new homes, businesses, roads, and people.
Shopping Around Collegeville
There are numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options for Collegeville homes for sale area residents. The King of Prussia Mall, the Plymouth Meeting Mall, the Coventry Mall, the Montgomeryville Mall, and the relatively new Providence Town Center are all within a 25 minute drive. In particular, Providence Town is just a few miles outside of Collegeville Borough on Rt 29 in Upper Providence Township and boasts Wegmans supermarket, Olive Garden restaurant, Movie Tavern, and Best Buys as anchor stores, along with dozens of other retail shops and restaurants. There’s also the Philadelphia Outlets along Rt 422 in Limerick – just 10 minutes away. And then there are the quaint shops of Skippack Village, Main Street Collegeville and Bridge St Phoenixville – all offering a variety of dining and shopping experiences. Be sure to look into First Friday (of the month) celebrations in both Skippack and Phoenixville from May through December each year. In addition to dining and shopping, both communities have special events – inside and outside – during these warm weather and holiday months. Music, refreshments, friendly folks, and warm sunshine – ya gotta love it!
Schools Around Collegeville
Public school children in Collegeville Borough, Trappe Borough, Perkiomen and Skippack Townships attend the Perkiomen Valley School District. Perkiomen Valley High School was ranked #16 out of 134 Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties High Schools in the released 2016 SPP (School Performance Profile) scores provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Public school children in Upper Providence Township attend the Spring-Ford School District. Spring-Ford Senior High School ranked #4 out of 134 Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties High Schools in the released 2016 SPP (School Performance Profile) scores provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Children in Lower Providence Township attend Methacton School District. All three districts have added numerous schools, school buildings and educational facilities in the past 10 to 20 years to accommodate the increase in student population that came as a result of the area’s Collegeville Homes For Sale expansion and growth. The Perkiomen Valley High School class of 2018 – 90% are going on to higher education!
Employment Around Collegeville
The Collegeville area has become a major hub for pharmaceutical and medical companies. A short drive along Rt 29 from the Borough into Upper Providence Township will take you past such employers as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Quest Diagnostics, Dow Chemicals and Patient First – a relatively new urgent care facility.
Of course, the area also has many retail employers to accommodate the growing population – Wegman’s Market, Wawa, various restaurants, and other, smaller retails establishments. Plus there’s Ursinus College and the Perkiomen Valley School District.
As for commuting to work, the Collegeville area has easy access to Rt 422 (aka Pottstown Expressway), Ridge Pike, Germantown Pike, Rt 113 and Rt 29. A 15 minute car ride will get you to King of Prussia, where you can pick up the PA turnpike, Rt 202, or the Schuylkill Expressway into Philadelphia. Public transportation is available via SEPTA bus #93 along Collegeville Main Street and Ridge Pike, running southeast to Norristown and northwest to Pottstown. The southern segment of highway Rt 29 also serves Collegeville Homes For Sale, running north to the Upper Perkiomen Valley and Allentown and south to Phoenixville, Malvern and the Main Line area along Rt 30.
How else do Collegeville residents spend their time when not at school or work? They can attend any one of a number of places of worship in and around the 19426 zip code region, they can attend any of a number of sporting or cultural events at Ursinus College, Perkiomen Valley, Spring-Ford, and Methacton School Districts, they can catch a movie at the Movie Tavern (Providence Town Center). And they can volunteer to assist at the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry (Lower Providence Township), they can walk, jog or ride a bike on the Perkiomen Trail, they can fish, swim or boat in the Perkiomen Creek, or they can simply relax on their porch and enjoy the crisp, clean country air. We have Spring Mountain nearby which is the year-round place for family fun! Experience skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, rock climbing, downhill biking, and the thrill of a zipline canopy tours all in one location. Lots to do for everyone in the family here in Collegeville. Sounds like a great place to buy a home, don’t you think? Collegeville homes maintained strong appreciation in 2017. More info about living in the Collegeville Borough can be found here.
A complete list of Collegeville Homes For Sale is listed at the bottom of this page. Below are some popular Collegeville home searches:
1-Story Homes for Sale
You’ll find the Collegeville area offers a variety of spectacular 55+ communities for those thinking of retiring in our quaint little town. There is something for everyone. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), I specialize in working with Seniors and their housing options. It is my goal to help guide you through the process of choosing the right 55+ community for you in Collegeville/Skippack area. If you are looking for more information on eldercare services and resources click here. In the meantime, you’ll find some of the 55+ Communities in Collegeville are as follows:
Meadow Glen at Skippack
Does Collegeville sound like a place where you’d like to live? Contact me today and let me help you buy a home where I loved growing up, raising my children and continue living and will retire. You’ll find a complete list of Collegeville homes for sale below.
What's Happening Around Town?
Events near Collegeville:
Things to do in and around Collegeville
The Sky Riders fly – A balloon flight is a fantastic experience. You gently float like a soap bubble, carried by a slow breeze, over rolling hills and forests. Sometimes you are high enough to see the Philadelphia skyline, sometimes you are low enough to brush the top of the trees, watch the wildlife and talk to people. Flights from Trappe 484-744-3161.
Perkiomen Bicycles – Rent or buy a bike and take a ride on the Perkiomen Trail along the Perkiomen Creek.
Spring Mountain Schwenksville PA – Offers special rates on College Night every Friday, Family Night every Sunday, Student Night every Thursday. Fourth Graders eligible for a free season pass. Check the website for more details.
Bouncetown – Norristown PA
Sky Zone Trampoline Park – Oaks PA
Arnold’s Family Fun Center – Oaks PA
Discount Movie Tickets and Amusement Park tickets are available year round at Upper Providence Township and Skippack Township buildings. Uno In Oaks also sells movie tickets for $9.00 no purchase necessary.
Local Charities supporting our Local Community
Bread Community Food Pantry Inc. – When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com Amazon donates .05%.
The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry is the fourth largest food pantry in Montgomery County, serving approximately 300 families or 1,200 individuals each month.
The pantry serves a broad area in Montgomery County – from the northern reaches of Perkiomenville and Gilbertsville to the southern areas of Collegeville and Eagleville. It is overseen by the Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM), the leading anti-poverty agency in Montgomery County.
Unlike many other food pantries, the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry attempts to provide a full week of emergency food for all those it serves. It aims to provide personal care products not covered by Food Stamps that hit hard at family food shopping budgets. This includes items like toilet paper, feminine care products, diapers and wipes, and hygiene supplies.
The pantry also provides food for special populations. For example, there are diabetic and gluten-free food and supplies, food for beloved family pets, and special packages for new mothers or guardians that include things like formula, diapers, and wipes.
For individuals or families who just miss the poverty threshold that offers access to state and federal food, the food pantry provides food and supplies from private donations.
Collegeville Local Restaurants
Collegeville Italian Bakery – 3846 Ridge Pike, Collegeville PA 19426 610-489-3354
This is a longtime family owned Pizzeria and Bakery. This is one of our personal favorite places for pizza, sandwiches and baked items.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – 51 Town Center Dr., Providence Town Center Collegeville PA 19426 484-902-1850
Offering authentic wood-fired steaks and seafood. Happy Hour from 4 to 630pm M-F.
Chow Bistro – 454 E. Main St., Collegeville PA 19426 484-902-8495
A BYOB located in Collegeville Boro located across from Ursinus College. Lots of great reviews. Listed as #3 on Tripadvisor’s top Collegeville Restaurants.
Rocco’s Pizza of Collegeville – 201 Second Ave., Collegeville PA 19426 610-831-1000
Great Pizza, sandwiches and pasta.
Shagun Fine Indian Cuisine – 222 E. Main St. Collegeville PA 19426
A wide array of authentic Indian cuisines. Lunch buffet offered throughout the week.
Forno Antico Pizza Napoletana – 416 E. Main St. Collegeville PA 19426 610-454-1130
BYOB Pizzeria offering many Italian specialties. New – Sunday Brunch from 1030am to 2pm.
Appalachian Brewing Company – 50 W. Third Ave., Collegeville PA 19426
Serving fine hand-crafted ales, lagers and pub food in a friendly setting.
Bonjung Japanese Restaurant – 50 W. Third Ave. Collegeville PA 19426 610-489-7022
Known for it’s excellent Sushi.
Zoes Kitchen – 161 Market St. Collegeville PA 19426 610-454-0432
Great place for a quick lunch serving mediterranean food.
Da Vinci’s Pub – 217 E. Main St. Collegeville PA 19426 610-831-1955
Good food and service plus they have special events each evening. Monday is 1/2 price beer and win with dinner for all loyalty members, Tuesday is Unwine & Paint, Wednesday is Lobster giveaway from 430p to 630p, Psychic Thursday, Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.
Movie Tavern – Providence Town Center, 140 Market St. Collegeville PA 19426 610-831-9500
Kids Eat Free –
Wegman’s Pub – Providene Towne Shopping Center Collegeville PA 19426 – All Day Tuesday 1 free meal with the purchase of 1 adult meal.(12 & under Kids’ Menu only
Uno’s Chicago Grill – 106 Black Rock Rd., Oaks PA 610-539-8300 Every Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm kids eat free – 1 free per adult. Craft table too from 530pm – 8pm.
Moe’s Southwest Grill – 1570 Egypt Rd., Oaks PA 610-650-4047 Every Tuesday all day – 1 free per adult.
Arnold Bistro and Bar – 2200 West Drive, Oaks PA 610-666-0100. Every Tuesday from 4 to 9pm – 1 free per adult.
Texas Roadhouse – 70 Buckwalter Rd., Royersford PA 610-948-4006 – Kids eat for $.99 all day Tuesday – 1 per adult.