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What better place to begin to learn more about Bucks County than in charming and quaint Yardley. Covered with snow, the Old Library by Lake Afton creates a picture perfect winter scene in the heart of town. Ice skaters skim over the frozen waters of Lake Afton, a man made lake created to serve as a water source for the Yardley grist mill. Nearby, customers line up at Cramer's Bakery for a cup of coffee and a doughnut. Traffic buzzes through the town's main intersection of Afton and Main and past the town's landmark Victorian buildings. Just blocks from Main Street, the man-made Delaware canal flows through the town, a throwback to the days when coal was transported by barge form Easton to Bristol. Today, a canal path along the canal stretches for more than 25 miles and makes a perfect spot for walking or jogging. The Delaware River, bordering the town to the East, adds to the picturesque borough.

European settlement in Yardley began around 1682 when William Penn arrived from England with a deed granting him considerable territory by King Charles II in payment of debts owed to Penn's father, a valiant admiral who had helped the King win victories in wars against the Dutch.

History

Yardley was founded by William Yardley, who emigrated to America in July, 1682 with his family. He made an agreement with William Penn, before leaving England, to buy 500 acres (2 kmĀ²) for ten pounds. A survey was completed in October 1682, and the area William Yardley settled was called "Prospect Farm." It was located just outside of the present Yardley Borough. William Yardley died in 1693, and his family in 1702-1703, possibly of smallpox.

A nephew, Thomas Yardley, came to America in 1704 to settle the estate and never returned to England. He opened a ferry line which started operating in 1710 from Letchworth Avenue, the lower boundary of the village, and landed in New Jersey further downstream. This was an important link between West Jersey and the three roads leading to Philadelphia by way of Falls, Langhorne and Newtown. The Yardley family occupied the land for more than 150 years.

When Yardley was founded there were already small settlements at nearby Burlington, Bristol, and Falls Ferry.

Yardley began to develop into a village about 1807, and by 1880 had a population of 820. Early industries included a spoke and handle factory, sawmill, felloe factory, plate and plaster mill, and two flour mills. The first post office, established in 1828, used the name "Yardleyville." The name became "Yardley" again at the time the Reading Railroad came through the area in 1876.

During the American Civil War, Yardley was a station for the Underground Railroad, an escape route for slaves. Known hiding places were under the eaves of the Continental Hotel (now the Continental Tavern), in bins of warehouses on the Delaware Canal (completed in 1862), and at the General Store (now Worthington Insurance). At Lakeside, the yellow house facing Lake Afton on N. Main St., one brick-walled cellar room is also thought to have been a hiding place.

Yardley Borough was incorporated on March 4, 1895.

Schools and Youth Programs

The Yardley/Lower Makefield Township areas are served by the award winning Pennsbury School District. Pennsbury schools are consistently among the highest rated in Pennsylvania and are one of the reasons so many people want to live in its district. The community boasts a fabulous youth sports program. Soccer is very popular, and we have one of the finest soccer parks in Bucks County in Maclesfield Park. There are 7 or 8 soccer fields at the park, several of which have lights. Soccer is available for both boys and girls beginning at about 5 years of age. Similar programs are offered in baseball, softball and football, as well as a number of other sports. There are community fields for all of the sports programs and a community pool for Yardley and Lower Makefield Township residents. There is a nominal fee for the use of the Township pool facility.

Sports

If you are interested in spectator sports, the Eagles, Phillies, Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers are less than an hour away. There is an excellent minor league baseball team and minor league hockey team in Trenton, New Jersey. Those games can be reached within 15 or 20 minutes and are very reasonably priced. The area is full of recreational sports activities as indicated earlier. There is an active soccer program for adults, numerous gyms and tennis facilities, as well as an infinite array of trails and hills for jogging and biking.

Golf is another popular area activity. There are a number of very good public courses nearby as well as a wide array of private clubs. Lower Makefield Township is breaking ground shortly on a new and challenging public golf facility which will be a wonderful addition to the township recreation options. Tubing down the Delaware River is a popular warm weather activity. There are fabulous flea markets throughout the area and a wonderful array of restaurants to enjoy.

Golf

From private clubs in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County to public courses across the Delaware River in New Jersey, a wide range of golf courses lie within an easy drive of Yardley, Newtown, Doylestown, and New Hope. Some are new, others are well established; all are architect designed to make the most of local conditions. Whether you are a seasoned player or an enthusiastic apprentice, it will take you some time to explore all the golf courses available to you living in Yardley, Newtown, Doylestown, or New Hope!

Yardley Country Club
This redoubtable old, private club has an open day every Tuesday; the course has a forward rating of 70.9 and a middle rating of 75.6.

Makefield Highlands
This brand new 18-hole public course was designed by architect Rick Jacobsen and plays to a par 72. The clubhouse design is a reinterpretation of the old farmhouse that was originally on the property.

Shopping

Live in the town of Yardley or Newtown and walk to Starbucks, restaurants and cafes. There are a number of excellent shopping malls within a short distance of Yardley. The closest major mall is the Oxford Valley Mall, and the Neshaminy Mall is also close by. There is additional shopping throughout Bucks County.

For Your Pets


Bucks County SPCA
Adopt a new best friend!

Save The Cats Inc.
Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Cascade Beagle Rescue-East
Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Things To Do

Garden of Reflection
The Official Pennsylvania Memorial to the Victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

Shady Brook Farm
Seasonal events for the whole family!

Bucks County Choral Society
The superb Bucks County Choral ensemble performs at historic churches in Doylestown and Yardley, and often performs with the Riverside Symphonia

The Yardley Players
This terrific community theater is a non-profit company; budding actors are welcome to participate and most shows are family orientated.


Restaurants

Yardley Inn Restaurant and Bar
East Afton & Delaware Aves.
Yardley PA 19067
Phone: (215) 493-3800

Very well established, lovely restaurant located on the Delaware River.

Vince's PIzza & Restaurant
25 S. Main Street
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: (215) 493-1985

Located in the center of Yardley Boro, Vince's is a well known and excellent, local Italian mainstay. Features fresh made pasta, hoagies, and other Italian specialties, as well as pizza. Casual atmosphere. Eat in or take out.

Carlucci's Grill
1633 Big Oak Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: (215) 321-9010

Carlucci's is located in the Kohl's shopping center, at the intersection of Oxford Valley Road and Big Oak Road. Excellent Italian restaurant. Features fresh made pasta, daily specials, wonderful chicken, fish and other Italian specials. One of our favorite local restaurants. (No liquor license, feel free to bring your own) Casual family atmosphere.

Charming Garden

1633 Big Oak Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: (215) 321-8668

Another one of our favorites, features fresh sushi and other Asian delicacies. A very friendly staff provides excellent food and great service.

Villa Rosa Restaurant
661 Heacock Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone (215) 321-0850

Offers pizza and other Italian specialties. Fresh made pasta and daily specials. Eat in or take out.

Christine's Restaurant
385 Oxford Valley Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Features gourmet Italian food with a continental flair. They feature steak, crab cakes, and grilled fish.

Canal Street Grille
27 East Afton Avenue
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone (215) 321-1333

Informal, local restaurant with a Greek flair. Features Greek salads, spanakopida, and other specialties.

Yardley Pizza
20 S. Main Street
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: (215) 493-6888

In the center of Yardley Boro, a local pizza and sandwich restaurant.

Area Listings

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Updated: 1st October, 2018 1:16 PM.