Horsham, PA - Homes for Sale and Community Information
The historic town of Horsham, Pennsylvania is a bustling community with a population of around 15,000. It's located in Montgomery County, within an easy 29-mile commute to Philadelphia. Horsham was named as a top-ranked "Best Place to Live in America" by CNN/Money.com in 2007, 2011 and 2013.
Horsham is a well-educated community. Students enrolled in Horsham's four public high schools consistently score significantly higher in math and reading tests than the state and national average. Around 94 percent of adults over 25 year old in Horsham are high school graduates. More than 45 percent hold college degrees. The city's commitment to education is reflected in the 25,000-square-foot library constructed in 2004, which houses around 75,000 books.
Whether searching for luxury homes or condos, it's no surprise that home buyers are attracted to this safe and well-educated community. Horsham homes for sale are considered highly desirable, making purchases of real estate a worthwhile investment.
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The Lenape Indians were indigenous to Horsham and most other areas in Montgomery County before European settlers arrived in the 1620s. Engineers working for William Penn established the name and layout of the city in the late 1600s. Historic Fun Fact: the Liberty Bell passed through Horsham on its way to Allentown for safekeeping during the American Revolution.
PARKS & RECREATION
With over 820 acres of open space and park lands, many Horsham properties are located near the city's 15 neighborhood parks. Many parks feature playgrounds, picnic areas and baseball fields. Some parks feature additional amenities such as tennis courts and sand volleyball courts. The 46-acre Kohler Park has a large fishing pond, a dog park, an in-line street hockey court and a picturesque gazebo that overlooks the lake.
The city's integrated trail system is one reason why a favorite family activity in this friendly community is hiking or biking along the well-kept trails. Many Horsham homes for sale are situated close to trails, and residents also have easy access to parks, schools and retail centers. Some key recreational spots in the area include Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Carpenter Park, Kohler Park, and the Talamore Country Club.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Horsham civic pride is demonstrated every June when the entire community comes together to celebrate Horsham Day. Throughout the day, tents manned by local non-profit groups and businesses provide games, refreshments and music to locals and visitors alike.
The city-wide festivities begin at Carpenter Park with a 5K race to benefit local charities. Kohler Park plays host to events like fishing contests and amusement park attractions while other city parks hold day-long baseball, volleyball and hockey tournaments. The Horsham City Fire Department hosts an open house that includes pony rides and a petting zoo.
Like most regional suburbanites, Horsham locals head into Philadelphia for major fun. For a look at the full calendar of Philly action and attractions, click here.
HORSHAM - A "TOP PLACE" TO LIVE
Horsham is a thriving community that's regularly rated as one of the top places to live in the U.S. If you are interested in the amenities available in Horsham, you should call RE/MAX Action Realtor® Diane Sarkisian, 215-358-1100. She has the latest information, and access to the best deals on homes in Horsham.