Purchasing a home for sale in Boyertown, Pennsylvania is buying a slice of Americana real estate. With its revitalized Main Street and downtown shops, Boyertown is a southeastern Pennsylvania borough located in Berks County. Boyertown, a 45-minute drive from employment hubs such as Philadelphia, Allentown and Reading, is perfect for commuters.
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The Boyertown real estate area is served by the Boyertown Area School District, a district also including the townships of Colebrookdale, Douglas, Earl and Washington and the boroughs of Bally and Bechtelsville in Berks County and Douglas, New Hanover and Upper Frederick in neighboring Montgomery County. The district has ten modern school buildings serving a school district population of 37,265. Each school has health room coverage, school counseling services and handles the majority of special education students in-house, according to the Boyertown Area School District.
Boyertown has a rich history dating back to 1720 when John Salter and other early settlers including Jonathan Rhoads, Henry Baer, the Shaners, the Schaeffers and the Henry Boyer family. Henry Boyer purchased a farm in what is today near the town center. He built a hotel where the “Philadelphia and Reading” roads intersected.
Today, Boyertown, Pennsylvania has a population of 4,055, according to the U.S. Census. This is almost a 3 percent increase in population since the 2000 census. The median income for a household in the Boyertown real estate area is $39,232. The median income for a family is $52,943.
Many home buyers in Boyertown are employed in nearby King of Prussia and Exton. Boyertown, Pennsylvania real estate has easy access to Route 422, a major thoroughfare into the Philadelphia area. Boyertown is home to Cabot Corporation, a specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company manufactures everything from inkjet colorants to table salt.
Small businesses find corporate homes in Boyertown too. Building a Better Boyertown is a non-profit organization which receives funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and private donors to focus on downtown revitalization. The group provides technical assistance to property owners in the Main Street District to make façade improvements to enhance the town’s Victorian architecture. The vibrant downtown district added six new businesses in 2012. Boyertown is responsible for many of the fire regulations we have in place in the United States today. Due to a fire at Boyertown’s famed Rhoads Opera House in 1908, legislation was adopted which set standards for marked fire exits, fire extinguishers, lighting, landings, doors and aisles.
Boyertown, Pennsylvania is a borough of rich history and revitalization, perfect for a small business owner and a real estate buying family to call home.
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|2010 to 2012 Changeup 0.5%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 46.0%|
|5 to 1723.3%|
|18 to 6455.6%|
|65 and Older15.1%|
|White (not Hispanic)75.6%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+83.8%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+22.1%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+16.4%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+83.6%|
|Per Capita Income$26,332|
|Median Household Income$54,823|
|People in Poverty13.1%|
|Average Work Commute Time24 minutes|
|Total Housing Units165,269|
|Average Household Size2.58|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$174,000|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012289|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More85.9%|
|Less Than 1 Year14.1%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments8,177|
|Private non-farm Employment144,686|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 1.5%|
|Number of Firms30,325|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$8,461,848,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$12,307|
|Sales Per Capita$445,993,000|
|Land Area856.51 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile481|
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