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Bucks County has more than 300 years of history, 600,000 residents inhabiting more than 600 square miles, and many towns, villages, and neighborhoods that enjoy a robust quality of life in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
From Washington's Crossing to New Hope to Lake Nockamixon to the bustling city centers of Lower Bucks County, there is a rich tapestry of sites, activities, and locations to enjoy in Bucks County.
Founded in 1682 by William Penn, the City of Philadelphia contains unparalleled resources that span over three centuries of the cultural, social, political, economic, and architectural history of the City, the Commonwealth, and the Nation. The population is (as of 2000 census) 1,517,550 people (data from Philadelphia City Planning Commission www.philaplanning.org).
Every year, Philadelphia plays host to millions of business travelers, individuals, couples, and families who come to sample our city's unique blend of history and progress!
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Ambler Borough is the social, cultural, and business center of this area. It is a friendly small town covering less than a square mile in area with a stable population of 6,400.
Its churches, affordable housing, great schools, convenient public transportation accessibility, municipal parks and recreation facilities, and a "walkable" downtown commercial district make it an ideal location for living, working, and playing.
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Upper Dublin Township
Upper Dublin dates back to the Colonies in 1684, when Edward Tanner named his land grant from William Penn "Upper and Lower Dublin." The "lower" portion has since been absorbed by Philadelphia. The "upper" portion has continued to exist around the original survey for the laying out and naming of Susquehanna Road. Upper Dublin Township was formally created on September 10, 1784, and granted its current status of First Class Township in the State of Pennsylvania on January 1, 1946.
Originally, the area started as a farming community with additional activity in the mining of limestone. Limekiln Pike today continues to be an important travel artery. Historically, the Township boasts of George Washington's headquarters at the Emlen House in 1777. This was during the Whitemarsh Encampment, prior to the fateful march to Valley Forge. George Emlen, a Philadelphia Quaker, had built this family summer house around 1745.
The primary center of business and industry in the Township is the Fort Washington Office Park. It occupies 536 acres. There is about 6 million square feet of building area in the park. The Fort Washington Office Park contains Honeywell, Aetna, NCO, GE Financial, and Temple University Fort Washington to name a few. There are other centers of business and industry as well throughout the Township.
The Keystone State: A "keystone" is a central, wedge-shaped stone which holds all the other stones of a structure in place to form an arch.
In early America, Pennsylvania played a vital geographic and strategic role in holding together the states of the newly formed Union. Today, Pennsylvania continues to be of key importance to the social, economic, and political development of the United States. (Source: VisitPA.com)