Harleysville is a place filled with gorgeous landscapes, located within Lower Salford and Towamencin Townships in Montgomery Country, Pennsylvania. It was settled in the 18th century by Pennsylvania Dutch and received its name from Samuel Harley. He purchased the thriving two-story inn and tavern in 1795 that still remains standing today on beautiful Main Street. It didn’t take Harleysville long to grow from a farming community into a prestigious suburban community. You’ll love its rich history combined with a bevy of things to do, including numerous special events throughout the year.
Harleysville currently has a population just under 10,000 and it’s a wonderful place to live with median household incomes and house values above the state average, and unemployment percentage significantly below the state average. The town’s community amenities provide something for everyone.
This includes the Shops of Harleysville, a local shopping mall, and other notable shopping centers, plus an abundance of unique, independent restaurants all along Main Street. You’ll also find common shopping and dining establishments. There are also other shops, restaurants, and conveniences in nearby Skippack, Lansdale, and Blue Bell. Philadelphia is a short 45-minute drive to the south.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Harleysville boasts the Alvin C. Alderfer Recreation Area, Harleysville Community Center Park and Daniel W Roth Memorial Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the nearby Mainland Golf Course, a public course, and Lederach Golf Club, which is listed as one of Golf Digest’s Top 35 Municipal Courses in the country.
Harleysville is situated within both of the Souderton Area School District and North Penn Area School District where your children will benefit from their educational advantages.
These districts consistently rank high in academics, including test scores above the state average. Public schools found in Harleysville include:
- General Nash Elementary School
- Oak Ridge Elementary School
- Salford Hills Elementary School
- Indian Valley Middle School
- Souderton Area High School.