Spotlight on Lansdale

Spotlight on Lansdale

Located in Eastern Montgomery County, Lansdale Borough is a walkable town incorporated in 1872 that has retained its small-town feel. Businesses and restaurants line Main and Broad Streets, and the town has several public parks, two pools, tennis courts, a library, a train station, and a YMCA. Many residents are just a few blocks from parks, restaurants, and shopping, and the town is home to the Festival of the Arts, Whites Road Park Concert Series, and Lansdale Farmer’s Market.

Surrounding Lansdale Borough are four suburban townships—Montgomery, Hatfield, Towamencin, and Upper Gwynedd Townships—and some homes in these townships also have a Lansdale mailing address. Lansdale Borough is part of the North Penn School District, one of the larger districts in the area, with thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school.

Merck’s West Point pharmaceutical site is just a few minutes from Lansdale, and the town is within commuting distance to pharmaceutical offices in Collegeville and businesses in Horsham, Fort Washington, Blue Bell, Plymouth Meeting, and King of Prussia. Residents can also commute to Philadelphia by train from the Lansdale station, part of SEPTA’s R5 train line serving commuters between Philadelphia and Doylestown.

Route 63 (Main Street) runs through Lansdale, and the town is also close to Route 202, Route 309, and the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. In good traffic, Lansdale is about a 50-minute drive to the Philadelphia International Airport and about an hour drive north to Allentown.

Like many towns dating to the nineteenth century, Lansdale has a broad mix of housing. Vintage row homes, quaint twins, and charming stone single homes can be found near newer townhomes and modern single homes. Not surprisingly, the surrounding townships have fewer older homes and many planned developments with larger homes. For the four months ending March 7, 2020 (before the COVID-19 health crisis was affecting closings), the average sold price in the area combining Lansdale Borough and its four surrounding townships was $293,167. In Lansdale Borough alone, it was $225,474.

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