Chalfont is situated in the heart of Bucks County, providing its residents with easy access to all of the county’s finest amenities. Historic sites in the immediate area include Aldie Mansion, David Library of the American Revolution, Grundy Museum, Pennsbury Manor, Saint Katherine Drexel Shrine and the famous Washington Crossing Historic Park. The Pearl S. Buck House is only one of 10 National Historic Landmarks open to the public in the United States that educates visitors about a woman’s contribution to society through a house with an intact collection. For those who love the arts, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra and Playhouse are popular destinations as are the Commerce Bank Amphitheater, Main Street Theatre, Sellersville Theater and the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. All of these venues are perfect for the entire family, or for a romantic interlude with someone special.
Shoppers will delight with the King of Prussia Mall approximately 30 miles southeast of Chalfont. As the largest shopping mall on the East Coast, it offers an endless selection of luxury department stores, exclusive shops and sophisticated dining experiences with over 400 stores and restaurants in all.
For those special days with the family, living in Chalfont makes finding something fun, safe and educational to do easy. Family activities such as trips to Bucks County River Country, Keller’s Landing on the Delaware River, Sesame Place, Shadybrook Farm and the Giggleberry Fair at Peddler’s Village are fun for people of all ages. Washington Crossing Historic Park and other parks in and near Chalfont are also the perfect places to catch some rays, play sports on sprawling fields, fly kites and relax with friends and family.
When school and work are in session, living in Chalfont is filled with opportunity. The Bucks County School District’s award-winning staff development program and careful planning for growth have resulted in education officials creating and maintaining an extremely stable district despite the fact that over 20,000 students attend CB schools. State scholastic assessment test scores in the CB are 6th highest in the state, 4th highest in the tri-county area and highest in Bucks County. What’s more, CB students have scored very highly in what’s called “transition tasks” that are given at key points throughout a student’s education. In grades three, six, nine and 12, all students are assessed on projects that test one’s mastery of knowledge, time management and written and oral skills. Educators attribute the high test scores to the fact that middle and high school students can choose from nearly 50 clubs or teams to enhance their skills and leadership abilities while every student receives schooling in art, music, technology and physical education. CB believes in creating “Renaissance Students” through a well-rounded curriculum.
For those students pursuing a college level education, CB high schools offer 18 Advanced Placements courses as well. Upon graduation, Chalfont students have several fine academic institutions in the region to choose from. Two of the finest are La Salle University and Villanova University, which are located about 20 miles away. Montgomery County and Bucks County Community Colleges are also nearby as is Penn State University-Abington and Beaver College. For working adults, many local universities, colleges and trade schools offer degree programs and classes at night.
Living in Chalfont offers a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle for people from all walks of life. Philadelphia is a very diverse metropolitan city and that diversity stretches into communities such as Chalfont. With its strong focus on education, its preservation of historic treasures and its commitment to progressive growth, it is no reason why locals speak so highly of their township. From its family-oriented neighborhoods and clean, safe schools to its historically significant attractions, Chalfont is a great place to call home.
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