A Vibrant, Bustling Community
The perfect place for your next home
Harleysville is a small town located mostly in Lower Salford Township with parts of the town also in Franconia Township. Other townships in the Harleysville area include Towamencin, Skippack and Upper Salford. The population as of July 1, 2016 was 9,533, a 2.6% increase over the 2010 census number of 9,286. Mostly rural, the area is located in Montgomery County, PA, 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia and adjacent to the NE extension of the PA turnpike. While much of the region’s farmlands and woodlands still remain, growth and development in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s have seen many new homes, businesses, roads, and people.
Harleysville is in the watershed of the Perkiomen Creek (a tributary of the Schuylkill River) and is drained by the Indian Creek and Skippack Creek into the Perkiomen. A full list of houses for sale in Harlesyville can be found at the bottom of this page…
Brief History Around Harleysville
Harleysville was settled early in Pennsylvania’s history (circa 1700) by Pennsylvania Dutch and takes its name from early settler Samuel Harley. Harleysville is home to an annual Heckler Fest held at the historical Heckler Plains, one of the oldest properties in the area. There’s also an annual Jaycee’s Country Fair Days at the Harleysville Community Center, which many people from close by towns come to. Harleysville also holds an annual Apple Butter Frolic to celebrate its Mennonite heritage in early fall each year and is home to the Mennonite Heritage Center. The Klein Meetinghouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Shopping Around Harleysville
There are numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options for Harleysville Homes for Sale residents. The King of Prussia Mall, the Plymouth Meeting Mall, the Montgomeryville Mall, and the relatively new Providence Town Center are all within a 25 minute drive. In particular, the Montgomeryville Mall and the Montgomeryville shopping district in general are just a handful of miles north of Harleysville and offers a variety of super markets, restaurants, retail stores, and movie theaters. Also close by are the quaint shops of Skippack Village, which offer a variety of dining and shopping experiences.
Schools Around Harleysville
Public school children in the Harleysville area attend the Souderton School District if they live in Upper Salford, Lower Salford or Franconia townships. Children in Skippack Township attend the Perkiomen Valley School District and children in Towamencin Township attend the North Penn School District.
As for commuting to work, the Harleysville area offers easy access to Rt 63 (Main St, Harleysville), Rt 113, Rt 73 (Skippack Pike), Rt 363 (Valley Forge Rd), and the PA turnpike interchange at Lansdale. A 15 minute car ride will get you to Kulpsville, where you can pick up the PA turnpike.
How else do Harleysville Area 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 Harleysville area, they can see a play at Playcrafters Theater (Skippack Village), they can play a round of golf at the Lederach Golf Club, they can walk, jog or ride a bike in one of the township parks, or they can simply relax on their porch and enjoy the crisp, clean country air.
Did you hear Lower Salford Township, PA was listed 25 in the top 100 Safest Cities in America as reported by Safewise.com. Moving up from the forty-ninth spot in 2016. Since 2005, Lower Salford Township has been taking steps to prevent stormwater pollution by encouraging residents to reduce salt use in winter, pick up pet waste, and start rain gardens to naturally sift pollutants from water. Hats off to you, Lower Salford Township, for doing all you can to preserve and protect your city. Just one more reason why the Harleysville area is perfect for your next home.
In summary, the Harleysville area is a vibrant, bustling community filled with diverse people with diverse passions, hobbies, employment, and dreams. Harleysville area – sounds like a great place to buy a home, don’t you think?
Local Restaurants in Harleysville
Tripadvisor’s Top 11 Harleysville Restaurants
the Butcher & Barkeep, 712 Main St. Harlesyville PA 19438
Seasonal food from local farmers and craft beer from distilleries in the area. A very popular restaurant offering a quality dining experience and casual and friendly environment. 4.3 stars on Google
Villa Vito Ristorante Italiano, 315 Alumni Ave. Harleysville PA 19438
A nice family restaurant offering Italian dishes with fresh ingredients. 4.5 stars on Tripadvisors
Energy Station, 890 Main St. Harleysville PA 19438
Very popular for breakfast. You may experience a bit of a wait on the weekends. 4 stars on Tripadvisors
Mainland Inn, 17 Mainland Rd. Harleysville PA 19438
Originally an historic Montgomery County Inn built in the 1700’s restored and opened in Jan. 2015. Fine dining – 100% organic. 4 stars
Brazzo Italian Pizza, 700 Main St. Harleysville PA 19438
BYOB serving wood fire pizzas and variety of Italian dishes. 4 stars on Google.
JJ Asian Cuisine, 627 Main St. Harleysville PA 19438
A BYOB well known for it’s Sushi. 4.5 stars on Google
Brother’s Pizza, 270 Main St. Harleysville PA 19438
Serving pizza’s, strombolis, calzones as well as steak sandwiches and burgers. Good reviews can be found a number of websites.
Perky Joe’s Cafe, 691A Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville PA 19438
Featuring beverages, baked items and innovative soups, salads and sandwiches. Open until 2pm. Good reviews on a number of websites.
Henning’s Market, 290 Main St. Harleysville PA 19438
Great place to grab a bite to eat anytime of day. They offer outstanding catering both on and off the premise. They have provided catering services for a number of our events. Everyone loved the food.
Aman’s Indian Bistro, 690 Main St. Harleysville PA 19438
Dedicated to providing quality Indian food with a unique flavor of spices. Good reviews can be found a number of websites.
Harleysville Hotel, 496 Main St. Harleysville PA 19438
Dining in this quaint old building built in 1848 is an experience for everyone. Harleysville Hotel offers good food and a desirable atmosphere. 3.8 stars on Google