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Discovering Halfway House, PA

The car accident injury lawyers in Halfway House, PA, at Justice Guardians present the following details on the neighborhood and all it has to offer its residents.

Halfway House

The census-designated place, or CDP, is situated in Montgomery County in the state of Pennsylvania. It is just north of Pottstown along Route 100. The surrounding communities include Pine Forge, New Hanover, Pottsgrove, and Stowe. 


Joseph Barnes built the Marvin Creek Hotel in 1859 on a 108-acre plot of land he had purchased from Mr. White. Barnes cut down trees and built the hotel by hand using the fresh wood. Later the area became known as the Halfway House when the hotel became a popular stop for travelers from Olean, NY to Dubois, PA.

In 1927 the house was purchased from John Barnes, Joseph's grandson, by Joseph E. Svain Sr. In 1987, Svain sold the house to Dave LeViere. The hotel had a homelike atmosphere and good food for the visitors. However, when the Barnes family installed a telegraph system in the hotel, many frequented it to use the high-tech device.


The community is home to the Althouse Arboretum, located on Gilbertsville Road. The conservatory consists of 17 acres of open space. The Hilsee Family donated 1.6 acres along with a historic house. The purpose of the community center is to promote environmental preservation and offer education for the entire community. Within the arboretum, visitors can find:

  • Children's Forest Trail
  • a native plant garden
  • raised garden beds
  • two forest classrooms
  • over 1 mile of hiking trails
  • a low ropes course
  • Eco Gift Shop


The neighborhood is served by the Pottsgrove School District and offers residents the following public school options:

  • Ringing Rocks Elementary School - located on Kauffman Road
  • Pottsgrove Middle School - located on North Hanover Street
  • Pottsgrove Senior High School - located on Kauffman Road


As of 2000, there were 1,823 residents, 637 households, and 503 families within the town's borders. Of the 637 households, as many as 38.6% had children under the age of 18. The breakdown of the races within the population consisted of the following:

  • 84.6% Non-Hispanic White
  • 8.1% Black or African American
  • 0.2% Native American and Alaskan Native
  • 2.8% Asian
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • 0.6%  Some Other Race
  • 2.0% two or more races
  • 2.8% Hispanic or Latino ancestry

The median income per household was $56,369, and the median family income was $66,875 in 2000. Men averaged an annual income of $45,172 versus $31,402 for women. Many of the working class were in positions including:

  • 40.9% executive, management, and professional roles
  • 25.0% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 19.1% sales and service jobs
  • 15.0% clerical, assistant, and tech support positions

Learn more: A Quick History of Ringing Hills, PA

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David Petrone
Date Published: November 5, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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