Solebury Township

Solebury Township is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and is situated 42 miles to the north of Philadelphia and 72 miles to the southwest of New York City. According to the most recent census, the population was just shy of 9,000 inhabitants. The township takes its name from Soulbury, in England.


Listings on the National Register of Historic Places

Solebury dates back to the 17th century when the first Europeans began to colonize parts of Northern America. Though it consists of a relatively small area of land (26.6 square miles), it does have many buildings and places of historic interest, the following of which have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Atkinson Road Bridge
  • Van Sant Covered Bridge
  • George Nakashima House, Studio and Workshop
  • Isaiah Paxson Farm
  • Center Bridge Historic District
  • Phillips Mill Historic District
  • Cuttalossa Valley Historic District
  • Upper Aquetong Valley Historic District


Geography

Solebury Township consists of 27.2 square miles, 26.6 of which is land and the remainder is water. The Delaware River separates the township from New Jersey. The villages within the township include Carversville (also within Plumstead Township), Bowman Hill (also within Upper Makefield Township), Highton (also within Buckingham Township), Solebury and Peters Corner.


Demographics

From the census of 2000, it was established that there were a total of 7,743 inhabitants of the township.

From the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the township consisted of 94.3% Non­Hispanic White, 2.9% Asian, 2.7% Latino or Hispanic, 1.1% mixed race, 0.9% African American and Black, and 0.1% Pacific Islander.

The age range of the township’s populace from the 2010 census was established to be:

22.0% below the age of 18

4.1% from ages 18 to 24

25.8% from ages 25 to 44

36.5% from ages 45 to 64

11.6% were 65 years or older

Within the township, the median household income was $89,005, while for a family, the median income was $103,566. Per capita, the income was $52,985, though some 3.1% of the inhabitants were below the national poverty line.


Solebury Township Transport

Nearby airports include Doylestown Airport, in Doylestown, Pa., Trenton­ Mercer Airport in Trenton, N.J., Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., and Philadelphia International Airport, about an hour to the south, in Philadelphia.

The SEPTA train station and SEPTA bus route 55 in Doylestown both offer regular service to and from Philadelphia and towns in between. Visit septa.org.

Education in Solebury Township

There is one school in Solebury Township – The New Hope – Solebury Lower Elementary School for grades K – 2.

Cost of Living and Crime

The overall cost of living in Solebury Township, PA, is slightly higher than that of the national average though the average cost of housing is somewhat lower. Crime rates on the other hand, both in terms of violent crime and property crime, are substantially lower in Solebury Township than the national averages.

Climate

Solebury Township sees an average high temperature of 87 degrees in July, while in January the average temperature falls to 22 degrees. Annual rainfall averages 46 inches while the township enjoys an average of 205 days of sunshine year '­round.

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