Solebury, as a whole, is lush and lovely, wooded and serene yet so very close to New Hope Borough! In fact, New Hope Borough was part of Solebury Township until its incorporation as a separate municipality in 1837. Today, New Hope shares a school district with Solebury Township and homes in Solebury Township share a New Hope mailing address. The New Hope-Solebury High School, the sole high school serving the area, is ranked the 22nd in Pennsylvania according to the US News Best Schools ranks of 2020.
The Township's website explains that there are six historic districts in Solebury Township, including Phillips Mill, Lumberville and Carversville. Settled in the late 17th and early 18th century, each community has evolved separately, maintaining its own distinct character. The website further states: To preserve this unique heritage, Solebury Township has taken several steps over the years to give these districts special designation. Working with local residents and the Bucks County Conservancy, among other preservation groups, these districts have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places -- a designation which both honors and protects their importance in the nation's history.
Some of the area sites are Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, an 134 acre nature preserve, botanical garden, and accredited museum, and Fronthill Castle, the home of American archeologist Henry Chapman Mercer.
So what is it like to live in Solebury Township? There is a variety of housing available for all stages of life: from condo developments and townhome developments, like Wilshire Hunt and Fieldstone, single family home developments like North Pointe, and the wonderful larger historic farmhouses on multiple acres, along River Road and Fleecydale Road. Property taxes are quite reasonable compared to similar nearby New Jersey locales with historical significance and a robust artistic and recreational lifestyle -- such as Hopewell Borough, and Princeton. And all of this only 5 to 15 minutes from New Hope Borough!