We are proud to incorporate the historic rural borough of Yardley, PA, ranked as the #1 place to live in Bucks County by Niche.com, on Delaware River Towns Local. Packing a punch full of local events, this small River Town is well known for its tight-knit community. The borough staff and council themselves are proud to tout Yardley as one of the more “business-friendly” towns in the area. With up and coming businesses such as Vault Brewing, YogaLove, and Chocoal BYOB (amongst many others), it’s an exciting time to be part of the Yardley community.
A vast history dating back to William Yardley, who emigrated to America in July, 1682 with his family, Yardley is full of stories. It is said that Yardley made an agreement with William Penn right before leaving England. He agreed to buy 500 acres (2.0 km2) for ten pounds which would later become Prospect Farm. And the rest was history. Interestingly enough, this River Town was a station for the underground railroad.
As an escape route for slaves, Yardley’s history is quite extensive. Several remarkable hiding places were the “Continental Hotel (now the Continental Tavern), in bins of warehouses on the Delaware Canal (completed in 1862), and at the General Store (now Worthington Insurance).”
Packed with history and growing with small business, Yardley, Pennsylvania has a little bit for everybody.
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