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About Bucks County


Founded by William Penn in the 1680s, Bucks County can attribute its name to the shire in which William Penn called home — Buckinghamshire, England. Much of the beauty of the countryside still prevails in rolling hills, farmland, and narrow, winding streams. Historic sites testify to its hearty and steadfast roles — political, industrial, and artistic — in the burgeoning new nation. Lessons in American heritage can be found in Bristol, Newtown, Yardley and Quakertown.

Prime Location

Conveniently located between Philadelphia and New York City, Bucks County is accessible to nearly every kind of transportation network available, with Philadelphia as its nucleus, making Bucks County a strategic location for your business.

One third of the nation's population resides within a one-day drive of Bucks County, making it a prime location for the transport of goods and services not only throughout the Eastern Seaboard, but also throughout the world. (New York City is only 75 miles; Baltimore, 120 miles; Washington DC, 158 miles; and Boston, 288 miles.)

Home to more than 628,000 people, Bucks County maintains the integrity of its lively past by protecting its historic resources. The past, present, and future blend beautifully throughout the County's 608 square miles filled with an array of parks, quality housing, cultural and recreational facilities, quaint boutiques, modern shopping malls, industrial complexes, and much more. Bucks is known for its cultural traditions, parklands, shopping, gourmet dining, and family fun.

Quality of Life

Renowned for its high quality of life, Bucks County offers many recreational and leisure opportunities.

Some of our most popular visitor destinations include New Hope, Sesame Place in Langhorne, Peddlers Village in Lahaska, and the "Mercer Mile" in Doylestown. 

A drive through Bucks County offers views of the scenic Delaware River, stone farmhouses dating to the American Revolution, covered bridges, and quaint boroughs such as Bristol, Newtown, Doylestown and Quakertown.

Visitors and residents also enjoy the natural beauty of our County; such as hiking, birding, sailing, fishing, or simply the outdoors in one of the 22 County parks. There are thousands of acres of state parks such as the Neshaminy, Delaware Canal, Nockamixon and Tyler State Parks, serving residents throughout all areas of Bucks County. Play a round of golf at one of the many public and private golf courses throughout the County. 

There are many opportunities to take in the performing arts, including the famous Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, the new Commerce Bank Amphitheater in Bensalem, and the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville.

Nearby professional sports teams include the Philadelphia Phillies, the Flyers, the 76ers, and the Eagles. Many in Bucks County frequently enjoy a relaxing summer evening watching the Trenton Thunder minor league baseball team perform across the Delaware River in Trenton, New Jersey. Sports fans of all stripes will find a team to root for in and around Bucks County! 

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