Buckingham Township History and Amenities

Founded in 1682 by William Penn, Bucks County has had a long and distinguished history. Penn named the county after Buckinghamshire, the Penn family home in England.  Bucks County is famous nationwide for its historic sites, including the Mercer Museum, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsbury Manor, and Pearl S. Buck House.  Currently, Bucks County is comprised of roughly 608 square miles of land and 15.8 square miles of water. There are approximately 620,000 people within 23 boroughs and 31 townships.

Buckingham Township was founded around 1700. Buckingham takes its name from Buckingham in Buckinghamshire known as Bucks County in England. A little know historical fact, the General Greene Inn on the corner of Rt 413 and Rt 263, gets its name from General Nathaniel Greene, commander of George Washington’s left wing during the Battle of Trenton, made his headquarters during the winter of 1776.

Since that time, Buckingham Township has grown in terms of residential housing and commercial development while maintaining its’ rich history and feel.

Heritage Center at Buckingham located in Buckingham, on Old York Road offers an exceptional location for business in Bucks County. Located on Old York Road, US Route 263, only 2 miles from Doylestown Bypass Rt 611, and 11 Miles from the PA Turnpike, it is conveniently located to both business and residential communities offering a tremendous marketplace for growth. Just 25 minutes from Trenton and 40 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, Heritage Center at Buckingham offers a unique corporate setting in the heart of Historic Bucks County.

Amenities include:

Within 2 Miles:                                                                                          Within 5 Miles:

•US Post Office, FedEx and Shipping Services                                  •Septa and Amtrak Stations

•Starbucks, Outback Steakhouse, Dunkin Donuts…                       •Doylestown Hospital

• Genardi’s Super Market                                                                         •Doylestown Country Club

•Citizen’s Bank, First National Bank, Bucks County Bank             •Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

•Montessori Development Center and Day Care                                •Doylestown Airport

•Gas and Service Stations                                                                         •Bucks County Country Club

 

Relevant Links:

Buckingham Township Bucks County Economic Development Corporation

Fox Chase Cancer Center Route 202 Bypass Buckingham Twp. Wiki

 

Demographics

2009                    1 mi.               3 mi.              5 mi.

POP.                   3,130              31,207          87,906

HOMES             1,153               11,157           31,255

AVG. INC.     $137,283        $125,315       $121,326