Spotlight: New Hope, PA

November 15th, 2010

PF&R Great Neighborhood Spotlight
It’s no secret that the Delaware Valley is a great place to live.  But how do you know which neighborhood is right for you? To help you decide, we’ll profile a different region each month, and include a few available listings to boot.  We’ll give you our take on what makes it a great neighborhood, ranging from stellar restaurants and upcoming activities to the latest information on housing prices and featured listings.  This month, check out New Hope, PA.  We’ll think you’ll agree it’s one of the Great Neighborhoods to live, eat and play.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania

Median Home Price: $469,500*

New Hope, Pennsylvania is a charming little village located in the heart of Bucks County. Situated along the Delaware River and Delaware Canal, this historic town is a wonderful place to both live and visit.

New Hope offers several tourist attractions including art galleries, theatres, over 25 restaurants and unique shopping boutiques throughout the city. Whether your tastes range from medieval clothing and accessories to custom bridal wear, you won’t leave New Hope empty handed!

Located only 60 miles from Philadelphia and New York, New Hope’s quaint country-like setting is the perfect getaway for a romantic weekend.

New Hope Restaurants:

Specializing in authentic New Orleans style cuisine, Marsha Browns Refined Creole Kitchen & Lounge is a wonderful restaurant and banquet area to both dine and socialize. Housed in a converted 150 year old church, Marsha Brown’s is a favorite among architecture buffs and a popular venue for weddings, receptions or a romantic dinner.

Be sure to take a look at the ever-changing menu and visit the website for directions.

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, The Landing is not to be missed.  This popular New Hope outpost offer the most sought after riverside terrace dining in Bucks County.  Now that winter is approaching, stop in for a romantic fireside dinner!  Check out their fabulous reviews and seasonal menu at www.thelanding.com.  Click here for directions.NewHopeDining

Want more?  For more information on local restaurants and reviews, please click here.

Performing Arts in New Hope:

The Performing Arts is more prominent in this village than in many cities, five, even 10 times its size. One of the most popular performing arts venues is the Bucks County Playhouse, which is a national landmark for Broadway plays and is rich in theatrical history. 

“Springtime for Henry” with Edward Everett Horton opened the Playhouse season in 1939 and the celebrities that followed are a who’s who of the theater. Princess Grace Kelly, Bea Arthur, Jack Cassidy, Colleen Dewhurst, Bob Fosse, Merv Griffin, Gene Rayburn, William Shatner, Paul Lynde, George C. Scott, Liza Minnelli, Audra McDonald, Loretta Swit, Don Knotts, Andrea McArdle and John Travolta are just a few of the luminaries that have graced the Playhouse stage in our incredible list of Broadway productions.

If you are looking for the best in Broadway entertainment at a fraction of the price, visit the Bucks County Playhouse. As always, you can buy your tickets online or view the complete 2010 season’s schedule for each venue.

For more information on the history of the Bucks County Playhouse, visit www.buckscountyplayhouse.com.

Upcoming Events in New Hope:

Bucks County Playhouse
November 4, 2010 – November 14, 2010
Buddy Holly Story: Thursday – Sunday
215-862-2041

Paws For The Cause II
November 14, 2010
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
To be held at:
The Nevermore
6426 Lower York Road
New Hope, PA

An evening for the Bucks County SPCA.  All proceeds benefit the SPCA.
Hors d’ouvers and wine, cash bar. $50 per person.
Call 215-794-7425 ext 106 for tickets and further information.

Bucks County Playhouse
November 18, 2010 – December 5, 2010
Hello Dolly: Thursday through Sunday
215-862-2041 or www.newhopeplayhouse.com

Annual Holiday Kickoff and Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 28, 2010
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Located in front of the Logan Inn at Main and Ferry streets
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at 6:00 PM to light the tree.  There will be singing with the Bucks County Chorus – along with gifts and hot chocolate! Also, the Salvation Army and Toys for tots will once again be on hand.  Please bring an unwrapped gift and you “loose change” to help others celebrate the holidays!  This year there will be a light show accompanying the tree lighting.

Holiday Tree Light Show
November 29, 2010 – December 31, 2010
6:00 PM
Every night from November 29th to December 31st there will be a “light show” at the tree by the Logan Inn.
Sunday – Thursday, 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 10:00PM show
For more information on upcoming events in New Hope, please visit the New Hope Chamber of Commerce.
*Data based on the first nine months of 2010.


Real Estate in New Hope:

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