New Hope Borough is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The borough’s population currently is about 2,500. The main industry for the area is tourism.
The borough lies on the west bank of the Delaware River, with New York City to the northeast and Philadelphia to the south. New Hope’s total land mass is 1.5 square miles.
Things to Do and See in New Hope Borough
New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
It’s not often that a bridge would be included in a list of local attractions, but the New Hope–Lambertville Bridge is worthy of the inclusion simply because of the beautiful views to be had of the surrounding scenery and the Delaware River below. Yes indeed, the bridge was constructed with traffic in mind, but it also makes for a wonderful walkway.
The Delaware Canal is a super spot for avid canoeists and kayak enthusiasts, but also for those who enjoy a gentle stroll or cycle along the river front.
Bowman’s Hill Wild Flower Preserve
Located at 1635 River Road, New Hope, Bowman’s Hill Wild Flower Preserve offers the chance to enjoy the tranquility of a natural paradise by trying out one of the many walking trails along which you’ll be treated to wild flower displays (depending on the time of year), bog areas, open fields and trees.
To reach New Hope by car from Philadelphia, take Interstate 95 North then continue on to Route 32 (River Road). From New York City, take Interstate 78 West, then Interstate 287 South which meets Route 202 South.
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.
Although New Hope does have its own train station, the station is utilized these days to showcase a variety of steam engines.
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.
TransBridge buses offer a bus service between New Hope and New York City.
Education in New Hope Borough
New Hope Borough offer two public schools and four charter schools, all of which are listed below:
Blair Mill Elementary School (public) for grades K – 5
Rydal East School (public) for grades K – 6
Planet Abacus CS (charter) for grades K – 7
Infinity CS (charter) for grades K – 8
Souderton CS Collaborative (charter) for grades K – 8
Laboratory CS (charter) for grades K – 8
Housing Statistics, Cost of Living and Crime
The average home cost in New Hope is substantially higher than the average home cost in the U.S. and the cost of living in general is also higher by 44.5%. Crime rates in New Hope Borough both in terms of property crime and violent crime are relatively low in comparison to that of the national averages.
The average yearly high temperature in New Hope is 87 degrees in July, while the average yearly low in January is 22 degrees. Average annual rainfall is 46 inches, which is somewhat higher than the national average of 36.5 inches.