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Maple Hill is a planned community of 2 story colonial townhome style homes located in the heart of the Perkiomen Valley – Schwenksville (Perkiomen Township), Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The self governed homeowner association community consists of 244 units. It’s a nonprofit corporation run by an elected board of directors and shareholders (all Maple Hill homeowners). Established Covenants, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations dictate how the community is to be governed and each homeowner is provided a copy of these documents during the process of purchasing a home in Maple Hill.
Groundbreaking for Maple Hill began in the early 1970s on a large patch of woods and fields at the end of a dead end street – 2nd Street in Schwenksville. The second access in and out of the community that exists now on Rt 29 only existed on paper in the early 1970s. The very first homes were built at what became (and still exists) the intersection of Salem and Concord Roads. Courthouse records show that the first sales occurred in 1972 and those very first purchasers began to move in to their new homes by 1973.
I’m a life-long resident of the Schwenksville area and graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School in 1981. When I was in 1st and 2nd grade (1969-1971), I was serving time in the newly built Robert Cope Elementary School (now a senior housing facility). It’s location? At the end of a dead end street – 2nd Street in Schwenksville – across from a big field. That field would become the Maple Hill Townhome Community a few short years later.
By the time I was in 6th grade (1974-1975), I had been transferred to the “Big House” – the Claude Kulp Elementary School, also on 2nd St, just a short walk from the Robert Cope Elementary School and “the big, new housing development at the end of the street”. By that time, Maple Hill had grown and a number of homes had been built and purchased. I had quite a few friends who lived in Maple Hill. Naturally, they were “walkers”, living just a few hundred yards from the elementary school entrance. I recall one day when I was called to the principal’s office. I had been serving time in this building since 3rd grade and this wasn’t my first “visit” with “the man”. But I wasn’t a regular visitor either so my mind raced as I “dead man walked” my way to Mr. Phleger’s office. Turned out, 6th grade was the age when you could be recruited… drafted, really… into the Safety Patrol and my number had come up! I didn’t think it prudent to turn down Mr. Phleger’s “offer”, so I said yes. My daily assignment for the rest of 6th grade: strap on a white safety sash and badge, leave my 11AM math class a little early, hoof it up to the intersection of Salem and Concord Roads, and get the “PM” kindergarten walkers safely across the street to the Robert Cope building. Fortunately I was pretty good in math, so the missed time didn’t cause my grades to suffer. My self-esteem, though, was a different story. I recall that those little buggers often paid me little attention – like a shrub or stick on the ground. More than once I had to jump out and stop a car or construction vehicle because “Lil Johnny” had taken it upon himself to ignore my instruction to wait.
The school district, at this time, was obviously tuned into the housing and population growth that was underway in the Perkiomen Valley. In addition to the new Robert Cope building, a new high school was being built on Rt 29 in Graterford. It opened for business in 1975 and was clearly built with the anticipation that the sleepy and mostly rural Perkiomen Valley would soon see a major population growth. No doubt the 244 homes planned for Maple Hill were a big part of the district’s plans. A perspective: my graduation class of 1981 had 206 students. The Perkiomen Valley class of 2014 had 419 – a more than 100% increase in 33 years.
Perkiomen Valley graduation classes have come and gone since those early Maple Hill days and many of the students grew up in Maple Hill. In fact, by the late 1980s, a new construction phase of townhomes was completed called Sugar Ridge, which was merged into the Maple Hill community. These new homes boasted a larger floor plan than the older units, a brick front exterior and a master bath.
Maple Hill offers affordable housing (whether rent or purchase), ample community grounds that provide a playground, swimming pool and open space, and a well organized board of directors to oversee everything. Most homes in Maple Hill are eligible for a USDA loan. So here we are in 2017 and Maple Hill has come to be what its developers had no doubt hoped for – a thriving community of affordable homes sought after by folks interested in planting roots in the peaceful bedroom community that is the Perkiomen Valley. Contact me, Rick Sheppard, today to start the search for your next home. Grab a copy of my free report on everything you need to know when buying a home.