Friday, May 22, 2015

Town By Town

One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Schuylkill Township is one of those locales people outside Chester County may have trouble placing. Just think of Phoenixville on one side and Valley Forge National Historical Park on the other.
Population: 8,516 (2010) Median household income: $86,092 (2012) Area: 8.9 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 20
When the housing bubble exploded in 2007, it ripped away nearly 25 percent of the value of Bristol Township's homes. For many in this Bucks County community, short sales and foreclosures followed, slowly and painfully, over the next five years.
Population: 54,582 (2010) Median household income: $48,035 (2012) Area: 17.2 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 104
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. When Barbara M. Mastronardo was 10 years old, her parents decided to trade life in Ridley Park for the "Wild West."
Population: 16,592 (2010) Median household income: $88,905 Area: 5.74 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 66
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It might have been sunny enough Wednesday to lure a few homeowners with rakes into their front yards, but for Grace Metzinger and Joyce Hines it was business as usual in the basement of the Rockledge Municipal Building at Huntingdon Pike and Robbins Avenue.
Population: 2,553 (2013) Median household income: $71,281 (2012) Area: 0.3 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 4
Even on an early spring morning still tightly wrapped in winter, Atsion Lake in Wharton State Forest has that "go home and get your kayak" look.
Population: 6,444 (2013) Median household income: $104,063 Area: 45 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 11 Homes for sale: 53
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