In 1876, the railroad opened its New York branch through Yardley and erected a station just south of the established village. To avoid confusion with Yardville, N.J., the railroad campaigned to shorten the name Yardleyville and in 1883 the Post Office adopted the name “Yardley”. By 1880 the town had a population of 820 (according to the 2000 census, the population is now 2,498), and in 1895 it was incorporated into a borough.
Our motto is: “If your business is right for Yardley, we’ll make Yardley right for your business”, and we stand behind that.
Yardley Borough is on the cutting edge of business-friendly. Our Borough staff and Council have the goal of “getting to yes” to help our existing businesses prosper and to support new businesses join our vibrant downtown. Whether it’s business permitting, code requirements, signage or historical review, Yardley stands ready to facilitate commerce in our community.