Spotlight on Collegeville

Spotlight on Collegeville

Located in Western Montgomery County, PA, Collegeville is home to Ursinus College and to Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical offices. Collegeville is also within commuting distance to the Merck pharmaceutical site in West Point, as well as the King of Prussia business district and Great Valley corporate center. Route 422 is close by, as are Route 202, the Schuylkill Expressway, and the PA Turnpike.

For shopping, Collegeville residents have several choices of grocery stores, including Wegmans, Kimberton Whole Foods, and Redner’s. The Providence Town Center, a newer outdoor shopping center, offers a large variety of stores, including an independent bookstore, numerous restaurants, and the Movie Tavern.

For outdoor recreation, residents can enjoy the trail system, Valley Forge Park, and Evansburg State Park. The popular Perkiomen Trail runs through Collegeville and is used by cyclists, walkers, and runners. Parts of the trail are paved, and parts are unpaved and very scenic.Heading north, the Perkiomen Trail runs along the Perkiomen Creek and extends to Schwenksville and Green Lane. Heading south, the trail heads to Oaks, where cyclists can pick up the Schuylkill River Trail and continue past Conshohocken and into Philadelphia.

Collegeville Borough is a small, older town, surrounded by Trappe Borough, Perkiomen Township, Skippack Township, Upper Providence Township, and Lower Providence Township.Houses in parts of these surrounding municipalities also have a Collegeville postal address.

Because school district boundaries are governed by township and borough boundaries, not postal addresses, not all houses with a Collegeville mailing address are in the same school district. Many are in the Perkiomen Valley school district, but others are in the Spring-Ford or Methacton district.

Housing types vary widely and include modest townhouses, small single homes, newer upscale townhouses, and large single homes on spacious lots. Buyers can find many styles of older homes, newer homes, and new construction.

For information about houses matching your criteria and price range, contact Annette Nelson at (610) 247-7892 or

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