New Hope is like nowhere else.
Over the past 300 years, New Hope transformed from ferryboats, mills, and canals to become an enclave for world-class artists, actors, and writers. Encompassing an area of 1.4 square miles in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, New Hope’s rich modern history, unique architecture, and location overlooking the Delaware River result in a community with incomparable charm and character.
Now a center for tourism and commerce, New Hope maintains a distinct small-town feel. New development is enhancing opportunities for residents and entrepreneurs to establish themselves in this diverse and beautiful borough, while converted shops, restaurants, and art galleries trace its historic past and position it for a promising future.
Homes & Community
History, diversity, and scenic beauty are what attract many residents to New Hope Borough in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
New Hope’s housing stock reflects its past, while embracing its present. Many neighborhoods offer an eclectic mix of 18th, 19th, and 20th century architecture, while a number of new developments will expand on New Hope’s residential offering and provide opportunities for young families who are eager to send their children to one of the commonwealth’s most respected schools.
New Hope’s centralized commercial district and recreational opportunities also make it ideal for singles and empty nesters who are intent on experiencing fine amenities and diverse culture close at hand. Fine galleries, excellent restaurants, and unique stores and shops are all within walking distance.
Business & Economy
New Hope’s economic success is largely based on the borough’s booming tourism industry. Restaurateurs, retailers, innkeepers, and artisans are all enjoying considerable success as a result of New Hope’s role as a regional destination.
Home to many established businesses that form the foundation of its economy, there are considerable opportunities available for entrepreneurs eager to embark on new ventures in a diverse and progressive community. New Hope’s residents remain loyal to local businesses and select commercial properties and offices are affordable. Emerging industries include hospitality, healthcare, and professional services.
Many residents embrace New Hope’s centralized location to take advantage of opportunities in the surrounding metropolitan areas. Manhattan, Trenton, Philadelphia, and Greater Allentown-Bethlehem are all easily accessible.
An added benefit to New Hope’s businesses is the support of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce. This nonprofit organization promotes the economic, civil, commercial, cultural, artistic, historical, and educational interests of the area and organizes many events to bring visitors from the surrounding region.
Activities & Destinations
The recreational opportunities and aesthetic beauty of the Delaware River are in many ways the focal point of the community. Delaware Canal State Park includes a 60-mile trail that is perfect for hiking and biking, while the river itself offers opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and swimming. Three other parks can be found throughout the borough, including Lenape Park, which was developed and opened in 2008, to become a gathering place for the community.
Many of New Hope’s residents also spend their free time enjoying the visual and performing arts or discovering their own talents. The New Hope Arts Center and the Bucks County Playhouse both host a number of thematic exhibitions and theatrical productions throughout the year. The Community School of New Hope-Solebury is one of the community’s best-kept secrets. It offers continuing education through creative, physical, and intellectual opportunities in partnership with Bucks County Community College and the New Hope-Solebury School District. Bucks County Children’s Museum and the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad offer family-friendly fun year round.
Numerous special events and celebrations are also held throughout the year in New Hope. Galleries and antique stores stay open late offering fun, food, and art. Annual events include the Winter Festival in New Hope and neighboring Lambertville, New Jersey, The New Hope Auto Show, GLBT Pride Weekend, Savor New Hope, the Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival, and many more.