Located in the award-winning Souderton Area School District and filled with well-priced homes and friendly neighbors, it’s no surprise that Harleysville is a popular place to raise a family! The small town of just 9,000 residents is synonymous with Lower Salford Township and nestled in the northern part of Montgomery County. We’re proud to have a number of EveryHome agents who love living and working in Harleysville.
In fact, did you know that EveryHome actually began in a garage in Harleysville? Paul Heck and Katie Kennedy started EveryHome in the late 1990s as Katie was raising her two (now adult) children in one of the town’s safe, friendly neighborhoods.
As Katie explains, many of Harleysville’s subdivisions and cul-de-sacs are attached by the town’s great walking/running/biking trails. Older kids even have the option of biking down the trail to a friend’s development. Katie’s daughter, Emma Waltz, remembers the walking trails and says the best thing about Harleysville was all of the parks and things to do. Plus, the town has a great community pool!
Harleysville is located within Souderton Area School District. The district’s high school was recently ranked #18 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report, and has garnered national attention for their impressive student-run environmental club, S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Earth). EveryHome Agent Angela Lundy has six children attending school in the district, and believes the schools are top notch and filled with truly caring teachers.
Another EveryHome agent, Alanna Messner, grew up in one of Harleysville’s popular raised ranch homes on Park Avenue and graduated from Souderton Area High School. Her favorite part about the town was the big backyards and family-friendly neighborhoods. “Harleysville is just one of those towns where everybody knows each other’s name,” Alanna explains.
Despite Harleysville’s small size, there’s no shortage of things to do! EveryHome agent Jeff Nyce loves that there are a number of attractions just a few minutes away, including the shops and restaurants at Skippack Village, the Perkiomen Trail, and a fun cook-it-yourself tiki bar at Spring Mountain. And within Harleysville, you’ll find great restaurants like the popular Butcher and Barkeep and Harleysville Hotel. “Plus, there are many local churches in Harleysville and the surrounding areas that are all very welcoming and help to bring the sense of community to the area,” Jeff adds.
Homes in Harleysville tend to be priced right around the Montgomery County average, but they typically offer more acreage and are very well-maintained. However, classic mid-century Harleysville homes don’t hit the real estate market often — instead, they’re passed down through the generations. New construction is also popular in the area.
While Harleysville is considered a semi-rural area, it’s still convenient to many highways and major employers. Angela sums it up, “Good-natured store owners and farms are sprinkled all throughout the area. It’s not over run with big businesses, yet everything you need is only minutes away.”