Horsham is my hometown, and I love it. It is located about 10 miles north of
Philadelphia in Montgomery County, right along the border with Bucks County.
The township was incorporated way back in 1717. The township is 17.3 square
miles and is home to 27,147 residents, according to the 2010 census.
It is served by the Hatboro-Horsham School District, an outstanding
school district with reasonable taxes. It consists of Hatboro-Horsham High
School, Keith Valley Middle School and five elementary schools, two in Hatboro
and three in Horsham.
Five things I like about Horsham:
1. The Horsham Library (above). Beautiful building, great library in a central
location. The library hosts programs for the entire family.
2. The Little League complex at Carpenter Park and Deep Meadow Park. A
great place to play baseball and softball on well-maintained fields, complete
with a snack stand. In addition, there is a walking-running trail the connects
the two parks. The township also has nice soccer fields as part of Kohler Park
and a football field on Lower State Road.
3. A great road department: We had a really tough winter. And all through
the winter and its numerous storms (both snow and ice), I noticed something
surprising. The roads in Horsham were cleared of snow and ice more completely
and more quickly than the roads in adjacent townships. And if you remember back
to last winter, that’s no small accomplishment.
4. The Power Line Trail: More than four miles of running-walking trails
from Blair Mill Road out to Limekiln Pike. Great place to run, walk or bike. It
begins at Blair Mill Road and crosses Dresher, Norristown and Babylon roads.
5. Location, location, location: It’s minutes from the Willow Grove
Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Hatboro train station. The
Willow Grove Park mall is about fiv e to 10 minutes away, while Montgomery Mall
is about 15 or 20 minutes away.
Three things you probably did not know about Horsham.
1. The western tip of Horsham crosses over Route 309 to include the movie
theater and some of the shopping center at Welsh Road and Route 309.
2. As a young man, Benjamin Franklin walked to Horsham from Philadelphia in
an effort to see Sir William Keith, the provincial governor, about a loan to
purchase a printing press. Franklin did not get the loan. Keith lived on his
property near County Line Road and Keith Valley Road.
3. Horsham has been recognized on more than one occasion by national
publications as one of the top places to live in nation.
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