Neighborhood Watch: Explore the community and New Hope’s homes
Quaint, historic New Hope has the unique ability of being a town locals can visit and still feel like they’ve gone on vacation. Its charming Main Street, serene river views and interesting architecture can magically turn someone visiting from just a few miles a way, into a tourist. And New Hope homes continue to woo buyers.
New Hope sits on the Delaware River at the confluence of the Aquetong Creek. The halfway point along Old York Road, which connected Philadelphia and New York City during the early American period, travelers often spent the night in New Hope before crossing the river in the morning. (The town was called Coryell’s Ferry initially after one of the local ferry businesses). The town also has a bit of an industrial past, a center for mills thanks to its location on the water.
Today, locals and visitors enjoy New Hope for its vibrant Main Street, home to countless art galleries, boutiques and more than 30 fine restaurants. Many artists relocated to the town were drawn by the beauty of the river, the Delaware Canal and the old farmhouses, barns and mills. Andthe Bucks County Playhouse has continued to attract prominent actors and theater buffs with its topnotch performances.
Because of its many charms, New Hope is long been a hot residential real estate market. With its good schools, diverse community, beautiful estates and close proximity to both Philadelphia and New York, it’s easy to understand why many home buyers want to escape to the New Hope region.