Yardley, PA

A Unique Bucks County Village - Historic Yardley

Yardley was settled by William Yeardley (as the name was then spelled), a Quaker minister seeking religious freedom who emigrated to America from England with his wife, three sons and a servant in July 1682. Before leaving England, he made an agreement with William Penn to purchase a 519-acre tract for ten pounds sterling. He settled on Dolington Road and built a log cabin and later a stone house called “Prospect Farm”. The Yardley family occupied the land for more than 150 years.

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.

Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware

699 River Road
Yardley, PA 19067

215-736-1213

Your very own, completely private Colonial Williamsburg-style cottage with wood-burning fireplace and river views. Perfect for weekend getaways, week-long vacations, family visits, house-hunting . . . trips, and temporary lodging for relocated executives.
The Cottage is just 13 miles south of New Hope and Lambertville and 5-10 minutes from trains to Philadelphia and New York City. For more information, photos, and availability calendar, please visit our website. Once you do, you’ll want to make Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware your very own special place!

Nottingham Insurance

169 N. Main Street
Yardley, PA 19067

215-493-1996 x216

Providing business & personal insurance in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1917.

Open Door Valet

81 Big Oak Rd, Suite 110
Yardley, PA 19067

844-638-1283

Awesome valet services!

Touchstone Art Gallery

11 E. AFTON AVENUE
Yardley, PA 19067

215-595-2044

Touchstone Art Gallery offers locally made, original, one-of-a-kind works of art. Everything is hand crafted, with exquisite attention to detail. The gallery is packed with artwork, including . . . paintings ceramics, jewelry, glass and many other medium. Second Saturdays in Yardley are celebrated at the gallery with the opening reception for our solo shows.

Curtin & Heefner | 1040 Stony Hill Road, Suite 150, Yardley, PA 19067 | 215-736-2521
Open Door Publications | 2113 Stackhouse Dr., Yardley, PA 19067 | 609-553-9800

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