Historic Boyertown is a small town with big character. Nestled in the rolling hills of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Boyertown weaves together old-world charm, family-friendly neighborhoods, excellent schools and easy access to Routes 422 and 100. It’s an ideal place for first-time homebuyers as well as investors who seek affordable housing, lower than average taxes and a congenial lifestyle.
Boyertown offers a cornucopia of hometown fun. Take in a baseball game at Bear Stadium. Enjoy a walk on the path that meanders around Boyertown Community Park or practice your swing on the golf course. Enjoy events hosted by “Building a Better Boyertown,” including the annual Oktoberfest, which brings together the community in a street festival. The two-day celebration features local vendors, music, funnel cakes and barbecues. Other happenings include everything from craft shows to Boyertown’s Holiday Open House Tour.
For a nearby excursion, take a trip on the Colebrookdale Railroad to the mythical secret valley. Or browse the wares at Zern’s Farmer’s Market in neighboring Gilbertsville. You can buy everything from farm-fresh organic fruits and vegetables to antique jewelry and radios. Founded in the 1920s, it’s one of the longest standing farmers’ markets in the country.
Boyertown Real Estate
The eclectic mix of housing means there’s a Boyertown home for every taste and need. Colonial row homes line the borough’s streets, punctuated by Victorian houses embellished with turrets and gingerbread trim. Many older large homes have been transformed into apartments, sometimes with an office on street level—perfect for landlords looking for a return on investment while their property appreciates.
On the outskirts of Boyertown, homes for sale include capes, colonials, and stunning contemporary houses, many with expansive views of the surrounding fields, orchards and undulating countryside.
Schooling is Better in Boyertown
The public school system in Boyertown Area School District includes seven elementary schools, two junior high schools, and Boyertown Area Senior High School. In 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released the results of the School Performance Profile (SPP) which evaluates student performance at schools across the state. Boyertown Area School District’s SPP average was 88.7, which was 17% above the Pennsylvania public schools’ average of 75.8.
In addition, The Berks Career and Technology Center is just fifteen minutes away in Oley, PA. It serves sixteen public school districts and offers a chance for students to bolster their career and technical experience. Students learn in the classroom and practice their skills in advanced laboratories and at off-campus work opportunities.
Commute to Work Easily from Your Boyertown Home
Living in Boyertown gives you easy access to some major highways so you can get you where you want to go quickly—routes 100, 422 and 73. The average commute time is a mere 22 minutes! Less than an hour after leaving your Boyertown home, you can be at your desk in a corporate park in Montgomery County, Berks County, Chester County or the Lehigh Valley. Boyertown natives commute to cities such as Philadelphia, Allentown and Reading as well as, for example, the nearby towns of Collegeville, Radnor, King of Prussia and Malvern.
Not far away, you can browse or buy at the shopping mecca of King of Prussia Mall, featuring over four hundred stores, including luxury retailers such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. And top off the day by savoring some sinfully good food at restaurants such as Legal Sea Foods, Maggiano’s Little Italy and many more.
Or, if you’re more of a bargain hunter, check out the outlet stores in Limerick or Reading, where outlets have been a draw for tourists for many years.