July 11, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Just say "King of Prussia," and even the most geographically challenged will know the location of Upper Merion Township. Add Valley Forge to the explanation, and out-of-towners will be able to get their bearings, as well. Not all of Valley Forge National Historical Park is in Upper Merion, but a large part of it is - about 1,300 acres. This Montgomery County municipality of 28,365 people also includes such locales as Gulph Mills, Swedesland, Swedesburg, and even some of Wayne, a place that seems to be just about everywhere.
February 24, 2014 |
When Sally Mitlas was searching for a new home, the last place she expected to find one was around the corner, in a small community in Upper Dublin Township. But there it was, a house that seemed to beckon. "I've always really wanted a cabin in the woods," says Mitlas, owner of Mitlas Productions in Jenkintown. The bandleader, who spends many weekends providing the entertainment for weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs, was seeking a quiet retreat in her daily life. In 2006, she saw a property for sale and "figured I'd have a look.
August 6, 2012 |
In the little barrier island town of Strathmere, the beach and boat ramp are free, and so is the parking. What this quirky and easygoing Cape May County community - think Mayberry with a splash of Margaritaville - dearly wants to be free of, however, is Upper Township. A New Jersey appellate court panel dealt yet another defeat Wednesday to supporters of the grassroots "de-annexation" effort launched in 2007. The judges affirmed previous rulings that losing Strathmere - and its $393 million in taxable real estate - would hurt Upper Township, fiscally and otherwise.
February 17, 2012
Longtime Upper Merion Township Manager Ronald G. Wagenmann announced his forthcoming retirement at Thursday night's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors. Wagenmann came to the township in 1982 after serving as assistant township manager and park recreation director in Lower Paxton Township, near Harrisburg, the township said in a news release. "It is a bittersweet moment, as the past 30 years have been profoundly satisfying and rewarding for me professionally and personally," Wagenmann said, according to the release.
March 6, 2011 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - It was 2004 when Lorraine McCarthy, a full-time resident of this Cape May County resort, sold her duplex a block from the boardwalk and decamped to the mainland. "The choice we made to move off the barrier island was the same choice that a lot of people who wanted to make some money made," said McCarthy, who lives in nearby Upper Township. "It was the best time to sell. " The Jersey Shore's real estate boom, it now seems, had a more profound effect on the region's population than many realized.
October 20, 2010 |
A proposal to close just 850 feet of an Upper Uwchlan Township road has created a miles-wide divide in the community. Neighbors, more than 50 of whom packed a Monday night supervisors' meeting, opposed a plan to shut the stretch of West Township Line Road from Stockton to Pennsylvania Drives so that Bentley Systems Inc., an international software company, can expand its facilities. Bentley wants to create a "corporate campus environment" with land it owns on both sides of the road, necessitating detours.
October 10, 2010
1815 Delancey Street Philadelphia Settlement date June 1 1706 Rittenhouse Square Unit 501 Philadelphia Settlement date June 16 1862 Aloha Lane Lower Merion Montgomery County Settlement date June 15 1900 Wesley Avenue Ocean City Cape May County Settlement date June 4 22 E. Williard Avenue Upper Township Cape May County Settlement date May 20 320 Fairhill Road ...
October 10, 2010
Pennsylvania 1815 Delancey St. , $2,400,000. 1706 Rittenhouse Square unit 501 , $2,135,000. 130 S. 18th St. unit 1404 , $1,150,000. 901 N. Penn St. unit F190i , $940,000. 1925 Delancey Place , $785,000. 1593 Wrightstown Rd., Upper Makefield , $1,500,000. 3690 Sablewood Dr., Buckingham , $940,000. 112 Madison St., Newtown , $765,000. 4529 Longfellow Court, Buckingham , $610,000. 5924 High Ridge Circle, Solebury , $598,000.
August 27, 2010 |
The controversy over a Delaware County plot of land coveted by sports groups for playing fields and by open-space advocates for walking trails has taken another twist: The town council is exploring whether to sell the land for a housing development. The move has raised the ire of some Upper Providence residents, who voted in 2003 to acquire open space for recreation, saw their taxes rise 29 percent, and have paid more than $1.3 million interest on a bond debt to support the referendum decision.