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History & Facts of the Gilbertsville Area

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Gilbertsville is located in Montgomery County,  also referred to as Montco, a county located in Commonwealth of  Pennsylvania.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 799,874, making it the third-most populous county in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia and Allegheny Counties, and the 71st most populous in the United States.  The county seat is Norristown.  Montgomery County is very diverse, ranging from farms and open land in Upper Hanover to densely populated rowhouse streets in Cheltenham.

Montgomery County is included in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is a suburban county northwest of Philadelphia, and marks part of the region’s northern border with the Lehigh Valley region of the state to the north. In 2010, it was the 51st wealthiest county in the country (measured by median household income).  In 2008, it was named the 9th Best Place to Raise a Family by Forbes.

Gilbertsville is located in Douglass Township at the junction of Routes 73 and 100. The population was 4,832 at the 2010 census, and the ZIP code is 19525. The name is also applied to an indeterminate adjacent section of New Hanover Township served by the Gilbertsville Post Office, and in fact the New Hanover Township offices are located in an area considered to be part of Gilbertsville.   Boyertown School District covers the town of Gilbertsville.

Education: Gilbertsville  is part of the Boyertown Area School District. This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, have above average college readiness measures, are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.

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Housing Facts And Quality of Life in Gilbertsville, PA

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4.4
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4.4
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4.7

 

Gilbertsville is a short distance to Philadelphia Premium Outlets where you will find  an exciting collection of 150 outlet stores from the world’s leading designers and name brands in an outdoor shopping location.   Other local Shopping Centers/Malls are  Coventry Mall and Costco 

Also, enjoy the nearby Providence Town Center which provides one-stop shopping for everything from groceries to date night. Stores like Best Buy, DSW and Wegmans anchor the shopping center, with many other smaller retail options and restaurants in between. There’s even a movie theater with a full bar and restaurant

There are many options enjoying the area’s natural beauty. The Perkiomen Trail, known as “Perky,” is a 20-mile riverside path that outdoors enthusiasts use for hiking, biking and even horseback riding. The trail also connects with many parks and historical sites, allowing for fun and educational side trips. For those who don’t have their own horse but still want to enjoy the scenery, Red Buffalo Ranch allows visitors to take their horses out onto local trails. People looking for the absolute best views of the area can visit Sky Riders Balloon Team, a local company that offers hot air balloon rides that afford customers views of the entire area, as well as the Philadelphia skyline.

Travel a short distance on 422 East to  King of Prussia Town Center which is an upscale experiential retail center located at the heart of The Village at Valley Forge, a large-scale development project comprised of Wegmans, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and five new residential developments.  The Town Center serves as the region’s new downtown where outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment converge.

Major retailers including Nordstrom Rack, Ulta, REI and LA Fitness surround a vibrant Main Street lined with a robust mix of desirable dining, retail and service providers.  At the center of it all, the Town Square welcomes patrons to gather, relax, make new memories and enjoy the moment in the open green space framed by decorative water features and a custom 60-foot fire wall.

Enjoy the outdoors with some local public golf courses:

Bella Vista Golf Course-Voted #19 by GolfAdVisors in the Top 25 Golf Courses in Pennsylvania according to golfers reviews

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