Everybody Loves Skippack

Living in the Skippack Home for Sale area

Skippack Village is a truly beautiful and unique area of the Philadelphia suburbs, to be sure. It is located in Montgomery County, PA, 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The Perkiomen Creek forms its natural western boundary and drains into the Schuylkill River. The township’s villages include Creamery, Lucon, Providence Square (also in Worcester Township,) and Skippack.

In its very early days, Skippack’s economy was primarily based on agriculture but today, along with some industrial businesses, the primary industry of Skippack village is tourism. During the week and on weekends the streets of Skippack  are crowded with local residents and tourists visiting the many unique shops and restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, or just strolling along the village sidewalks. The town also offers year-round events and free concerts. A community theater, Playcrafters of Skippack, features productions year round. Local merchants and restaurants throughout Skippack homes for sale area have joined forces to create Skippack First Fridays to encourage the public to visit the Village of Skippack homes for sale and enjoy its many wonders. The event is held every First Friday for the months of April through October from 5-9PM, as well as at various dates and locations throughout the year. Activities include food tasting, live music, exhibiting artists and entertainment for the whole family.

Shopping outside the Skippack homes for sale area

Other shopping, dining and entertainment options include the King of Prussia Mall, the Plymouth Meeting Mall, the Coventry Mall, the Montgomeryville Mall, and the relatively new Providence Town Center – all within a 25 minute drive. There’s also the Limerick Outlets along Rt 422 in Limerick – just 15 minutes away. Outdoor attractions include township parks, the Montgomery County Park at Plank Road, the Perkiomen Trail and the Evansburg State Park, offering a variety of recreational opportunities including jogging, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and an 18 hole golf course.

Schools Around the Skippack Homes for sale area

Public school children in Skippack homes for sale area, Perkiomen Township and Schwenksville Borough attend the Perkiomen Valley School District.   Perkiomen Valley High School ranked #16 out of the 134 Montgomery, Bucks, Chester & Delaware High Schools in the 2016 SPP (School Performance Profile) provided by the Department of Education.  Public school children in Lower Providence Township and Worcester Township attend Methacton School District and children in Lower Salford Township attend Souderton School District.

As for commuting to work, the Skippack homes for sale area offers easy access to Rt 73, Rt 363, Rt 29, Rt 63 and Rt 113. And a 10 minute car ride will get you to Kulpsville, where you can pick up the Lansdale interchange of the PA turnpike.

How else do Skippack homes for sale 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 Skippack homes for sale area, they can see a play at Playcrafters Theater (Skippack Village), they can volunteer to assist at the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry (Perkiomen 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.

Brief History of Skippack Homes For Sale
In 1683, German farmers began to immigrate to Philadelphia in large numbers and the city fathers told the newly arrived immigrants that they would have to settle 7 miles up the Schuylkill River in the area that is now known as Germantown. As the Germantown area became settled, later arrivals settled farther up the Schuylkill and continued up Perkiomen Creek and Skippack Creek to a point where travel by boat became impossible because of shallow water. This point is where Skippack Creek crosses Skippack Pike in Skippack Township. The area was originally named “Van Bebber’s Township” after Matthias Van Bebber, to whom the original land patent was issued in 1702 by William Penn. The name later changed to Schippach, named for a town in Germany, then renamed “Skippack and Perkiomen Township” until the township was split into two townships.

The Souderton, Skippack & Fairview Electric Railway Co. was formed in 1901 to provide trolley service from Norristown, through Trooper and Worcester to Souderton. Trolley service to Skippack homes for sale area began in 1908. In 1923, the company’s name changed to the Skippack & Perkiomen Transit Company. The “Wogglebug” trolleys ran on the south shoulder of Skippack Pike through the village (a sidewalk was on the north side). Buses replaced the trolleys in 1925 and in 1940, as automobiles became more common, the bus service ended.
Today, the area surrounding Skippack Village includes parts of Lower Salford Township, Lower Providence Township, Worcester Township, Perkiomen Township, Schwenksville Borough and all of Skippack Township. While some farmlands and woodlands still remain, growth and development in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s have brought many new homes and people to the area. The 2006 Skippack Township Municipal Directory lists the population as 9,920 (including 3,404 at Graterford Prison, which is located along Rt 73 between Skippack Township and Schwenksville Borough.) And the overall Skippack homes for sale population was 13,715 at the 2010 census – representing a 110.5% increase from the 2000 count of 6,516 overall residents.

In summary, the Skippack homes for sale area is a vibrant, bustling community filled with diverse people with diverse passions, hobbies, employment, and dreams.

Sounds like a great place to buy a home, don’t you think? Contact me today and let me show you why I loved growing up, raising my children and still live in the Skippack homes for sale area.  Additional homes for sale in the Perkiomen Valley can be found in Collegeville & Schwenksville.

If you’ve flexibility in your location be sure to check out PhoenixvilleAudubon, Harleysville. Hatfield, Lansdale, Kulpsville, and Blue Bell,

Happening Things To Do in the Skippack Homes for Sale Area

Always Something For Everyone in Skippack

You’ll find lot’s of exciting events in and around Skippack homes for sale area throughout the year.  Grab a copy of Skippack’s 2018 walking guide – detailed map and description of shops throughout Skippack.  This year’s events are as follows:

April 28th –  Skippack Villiage Trash to Treasure Sale

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike. Rain date: April 29th. First Fridays May 4th Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

May 5th Free Comic Book Day

Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, participating comic book specialty shops around the world will give away exclusive comic books and celebrate with other store-wide events and festivities. Located at New Wave Comics & Collectibles.

May 5th – 6th Skippack Village Spring Wine Fest

Wine, food and live music. 1pm-6pm. Rain or shine. Adults only. Contact Tara at 610-584-1155 or visit winetober.com for more info.

May 10th Comedy Night at Hotel Fiesole

For the first time in over five years, Hotel Fiesole is bringing back our comedy night. Working with promoters from the famous Helium in Philadelphia, we are sure to have everyone laughing the night away. Tickets are $15 and require the purchase of two food items. Show will start at 7pm, we recommend all guests arrive and be seated by 6:30pm for dinner orders. Reservations required, call 610-222-8009. Space is limited.

May 12th – 13th Skippack Village Spring Fest

Craft show with family entertainment, food, and much more!

May 15th – 20th Skippack Village Carnival

Amusements, games, and family fun.

May 20th – Cars & Cigars

Take your classy ride for a smooth smoke, from 3pm-7pm in the Parc Bistro parking lot. Serving à la carte.

May 26th – Trash to Treasures Sale

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike. Rain date: May 27th.

June 1st – Skippack Village First Fridays

Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

June 7th Rosé Day at Hotel Fiesole 5:30pm-8:30pm

This cocktail party style event will feature several different Rosé spanning multiple wine regions paired with stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres. Live music for entertainment. $50 per person. Reservations required, call 610-222-8009.

June 9th Skippack Village Summertime Festival

Craft show and kids event with cartoon characters, games, moon bounce, face painting, and more.

June 17th – Skippack Continental Car Show & Motorcycle Competition

Car show featuring American-made cars. Activities include crafters and vendors, food, music and much more! Rain date: June 24th.

June 22nd – Girls Night Out

Village wide event all participating retail shops open until 9pm. Enjoy a beach night out with the ladies. Shops provide specials and a fun shopping experience!

June 23rd – Trash to Treasures Sale

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike. Rain date: June 24th.

June 23rd – Wine and Jazz Fest

Enjoy live jazz music while enjoying PA’s finest wines. Rain or shine. Contact Tara at 610-584-1155 for more info.

June 24th – Cars & Cigars

Take your classy ride for a smooth smoke, from 3pm-7pm in the Parc Bistro parking lot. Serving à la carte.

4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Parade begins at 11am traveling down Skippack Pike. BBQ at Parc Bistro at 3. Fireworks at dusk. 4th of July Brunch at Hotel Fiesole July 4th Join us before, during or after the parade with an a la carte brunch menu. Enjoy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa at the bar or on the patio. We will be serving from 9am-2pm in our Bella Rosa Restaurant. Reservations recommended.

July 6th – Skippack Village First Fridays

Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

July 15th – Cars & Cigars

Take your classy ride for a smooth smoke, from 3pm-7pm in the Parc Bistro parking lot. Serving à la carte.

July 21st – Trash to Treasure Sale

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike. Rain date: July 22nd.

August 3rd – Skippack Village First Fridays

Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

August 12th – Cars & Cigars

Take your classy ride for a smooth smoke, from 3pm-7pm in the Parc Bistro parking lot. Serving à la carte.

August 18th Trash to Treasure Sale

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike. Rain date: August 19th.

September 7th – Skippack Village First Fridays

Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

September 7th – 9th Skippack Village Sidewalk Sale

Participating shops open to the outdoors with sale items.

September 13th – Australian Outback Night at Hotel Fiesole

Featuring wines from Australia paired with some Australian inspired dishes. This will be a four course wine and dinner pairing. $70 per person, tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations required, call 610-222-8009 to reserve your seat.

September 21st – Girls Night Out

Village wide event, all participating retail shops are open until 9pm. Come out for a fun night in the Village. A percentage of sales will be donated to women’s cancer research. Shops will provide a fun shopping experience!

September 23rd – Cars & Cigars

Take your classy ride for a smooth smoke, from 3pm-7pm in the Parc Bistro parking lot. Serving à la carte.

September 29th – Trash to Treasure Sale

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike. Rain date:September 30th.

October 5th – Skippack Village First Fridays

Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

October 5th – 7th – Skippack Days

Crafts, food, and family fun. Celebrating 47 years!

October 13th – 14th Skippack Village Winetober Fest

Wine, food and live music. 1pm-6pm. Adults only. Rain or Shine. Contact Tara at 610-584-1155 or visit winetober.com for more info.

October 20th – Trash to Treasure Sale

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike. Rain date: October 21st.

October 20th – Children’s Halloween Parade

Begins at 10am, ends at Mal’s Diner with treats. Must register at Mal’s Diner. For more information, please call 610-584-0900. Rain date: October 27th.

October 21st – Skippack International Car Show

Activities include: car rally, food and beer, vendors, prizes and much more! Rain date: October 28th.

October 25th – Burgundy Wine Dinner at Hotel Fiesole

This evening will feature one of France’s historic wine regions, Burgundy. Known for their world famous red and white wines. This area of France is rich in generations of family wineries and history. We will feature a four course dinner with each course highlighting a different wine from Burgundy plush vineyards. $70 per person, does not include tax or gratuity. Reservations required, call 610-222-8009.

October 27th – Halloween ComicFest

Celebrate Halloween ComicFest for a day full of free comics, a costume contest, and treats for comic and Halloween fans to experience together. ComicFest comic books are created specifically for this event, titles for both kids and adults, filled with stories filled of fun, action, horror, adventure and more! Located at New Wave Comics & Collectibles.

November 2nd – Skippack Village First Fridays

Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

November 16th – Girls Night Out

Village wide event, all participating retail shops are open until 9pm. Come out for a fun night in the village. Bring a canned good to donate to the local food pantry. Shops will provide a fun shopping experience for all.

November 23rd – Lighting of the Village Tree

Festivities begin at 6pm in the Floral and Hardy Complex. Illuminaire Nights November 23rd-December 23rd Participating shops are open until 9pm for evening shopping on Wednesdays and Fridays. Village is aglow with candlelight.

December 7th – Skippack Village First Fridays

Village wide event filled with music, food vendors and stores open until 9pm. Call Art for more info at 610-584-0124.

December 14th – Stag and Doe Night

Village wide event, all participating shops are open until 9pm. Get all your Christmas shopping and wrapping done in one night. Craft beers and light bites at participating stores.
*All dates are subject to change.
Walking Guide of Skippack Village
Full list of events plus a detailed Map of location and description of all of the Skippack shops!
Grab Your Copy!

Skippack Restaurants

Here are some restaurants in and around Skippack.

Skippack Restaurants

Parc Bistro – 4067 Skippack Pike,Skippack PA 19474 (610)584-1146

Totally refurbished 19th century roadside Inn.  The Bistro’s slogan, “A little bit French, alittle bit County; alittle bit Itailan,” describes the food and atmosphere.  Recent reviews claim great food,great selection and service.

Carisma Restaurante – 4042 Skippack Pike, Skippack PA 19474 (610)615-5118

Authentic Mexican BYOB.

Brasserie 73 – 4024 Skippack Pike, Skippack PA 19474 (610)222-8096

Very popular French restaurant located in the Heart of Skippack.  Perfect for that special occasion

Hotel Fiesole – Bella Rossa 4046 Skippack Pike, Skippack PA 19474

The hotel has 2 great restaurants to choose from.  Great food, service and absolutely stunning property.  Stop by to check it out and grab a drink at the bar.

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant – 4044 Skippack Pike, Skippack PA 19474 (610)222-4777

If Japanes food is what you’re looking for you won’t be disappointed.  Beautifull setting overlooking Skippack, great service and outstanding food.

Skippack Village Italian Market – 4101 Skippack Pike, Skippack PA 19474 (610)584-4050

Gourmet food at reasonable prices – BYOB too.  Take out and catering also available.  This is a must when visiting Skippack.

Basta Pasta – 4052 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474 (610)584-0341

This is one of our personal favorites.  Great atmosphere, Italian food and service.  Especially nice in warm weather when you can sit outside and watch everyone strolling thru Skippack.

The Farm House Restaurant At Skippack Golf Club – 1146 Stump Hall Rd. Skippack PA (610)584-5170

This another one of our favorite restaurants located outside the town of Skippack.  A very quaint and charming setting perfect for that special occasion.  Excellent food and service.