Souderton and Telford — two distinct towns creating one incredible community. Souderton-Telford grew from the fertile farmland of the Indian Valley. Originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians, the land was purchased by William Penn in 1684. For much of its history, these communities remained agriculture in nature. Nearly 200 years later, a railroad came to town bringing textile mills and industrial factories. With the end of World War II, the clothing industry experienced a decline, yet a number of opportunities emerged as large farm families erected factories to process their foods. Today, these communities continue to grow. Much of their employment base and community traits remain intact, and new and existing businesses are thriving in the Boroughs. While both maintain their own unique identity, together, they form one of the most impressive, caring, and committed communities in our region.
Souderton-Telford offers a special small town feel. Their highly regarded elementary and middle schools are within walking and biking distance of both boroughs, and a new, state-of-the-art high school will serve educational and community needs long into the future. Evening classes for adults are even offered, allowing residents to learn new languages, discover hidden talents, or embark on new careers.
The housing stock in Souderton-Telford includes row homes, townhouses, twins, and single-units. Many are built in traditional styles including Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, and Victorian, and much remains unchanged since original construction.
Many of Souderton-Telford’s businesses can trace their roots in the community for countless generations. Univest, one of the region’s leading financial service firms, was incorporated in 1877. Its corporate headquarters remain in the community and employs a large number of residents. Moyer & Son (now Moyer Indoor/Outdoor), is another company with local roots.
Neighbors and neighborhoods are both very supportive of these local businesses, allowing for their sustained success. Major highways and buses also make it easy for Souderton-Telford residents to access the plentiful opportunities in the surrounding region. Leading industries include high tech manufacturing, life science, and information technology. Expanding corporate headquarters in Souderton and Harleysville enhance the employment mix. The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in supporting local businesses. It includes 450 members consisting of entrepreneurs and individuals who are dedicated to promoting a favorable economic climate and enhancing the quality of life in the Indian Valley Area. Learn more about business opportunities in Souderton and Telford
Residents often come together to support civic needs and celebrate their pride of living in such a tight-knit community. In fact, community service is as much a part of the local culture as sports programs. Make no mistake; residents take time to have fun. The Boroughs of Souderton and Telford are home to more than 30 different eating establishments. From takeout to fine dining to the Telford Night Market, residents enjoy access to an array of incredible options. After enjoying a magnificent meal and dessert from Northbound or Caruso Brick Oven Trattoria, many residents then make their way to the Montgomery Theater to enjoy Broadway-caliber shows or take part in acting classes.
The community has added one of the first Night markets to the area with The Telford Night Market (TNM). The Telford Night Market is a seasonal family-friendly open-air night market held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM between May – October. TNM features independent vendors selling curated food, farm fresh produce, merchandise and art. TNM has live music, kids’ crafts and games, and a seating area to have dinner or a snack. TNM works with surrounding nonprofits and businesses for community collaborations that celebrate the diversity and heritage of Telford, PA.
Together, the communities offer more than ten parks in total. The recreational centerpieces are Souderton’s Community Park and Community Pool and Telford’s Municipal Park. Souderton’s Community Park and Pool offers athletic fields and a band shell where Concert Sundaes in the Park are held throughout the summer. Telford’s Municipal Park offers baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, and playground equipment.
Souderton Community Park serves as the backdrop for one of the premier art festivals in Pennsylvania with Souderton Art Jam, which features artists and artisans from all over the east coast showing and selling their wares.
Many of the events and activities in Souderton and Telford are hosted and sponsored by Souderton Telford Main Streets (STMS), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the revitalization of Souderton and Telford Boroughs. STMS advocates the revitalization and sustainability of our two communities to advance the quality of life for the people who live and work here. STMS promotes the unique assets of each borough, foster the growth of business and residential neighborhoods and guide development to enrich our communities. With the work of STMS staff and volunteers they’re able to continuously offer free events for residents and visitors to attend.