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The History of Ivyland, PA

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The personal injury attorneys in Ivyland, PA, sponsor this article to present a detailed excerpt about the area.

The borough of Ivyland is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The borough spans 0.35 square miles and hosts an approximate population of 941 with a population density of 2,650.70 per square mile. Ivyland belongs to zip code 18974 and area codes 215, 267, and 445.


Ivyland was originally founded by Quaker Edwin Lacey in 1873. Lacey settled in the area and purchased 40 acres of land. That area of the property would eventually become a very important section in Ivyland.

The 40 acres was the land upon which the New Hope Railroad would later be constructed, opened in 1874, and completed by 1891. The land was also planned to host a large hotel to serve the centennial and act as the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

With the introduction of the railroad to the land, the area began to develop. By October 26, 1889, the neighborhood's first post office opened. Shortly following, the town was incorporated as a borough 1903.

Ivyland has continued to flourish and develop since its incorporation.

Today, the town is considered a desirable place to live and even consists of the Ivyland Historic District which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 21, 2002.

The historic district consists of 133 contributing buildings dating back to 1873. Many the contributing building are residential buildings built by Joseph A. Carrell designed in the Late Victorian architectural style.


Modern-day Ivyland is home to an approximate population of 941 with a slight majority of female residents (52%) and a minority of male residents (48%). According to the U.S. Census State Bureau, the median age in Ivyland is 38.2 years.

The racial demographic of Ivyland is as follows:

  • 81% White
  • 12% Asian
  • 4% Two or More Races
  • 3% Hispanic

Residents of Ivyland live a comfortable lifestyle with a median household income well above the national average ($62,843) at $119,375. The median individual income in Ivyland is also above the national average ($31,133) at $56,250.

The majority of residents in Ivyland own their homes (86%) at a median home value above the national average ($217,500) at $394,800. A minority of Ivyland residents rent their homes (14%) at a median rent of $1,393.

The education levels of Ivyland residents are relatively diverse and are as follows:

  • 21% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 25% Bachelor's Degree
  • 27% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 19% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 8% Less than a High School Diploma

The unemployment rate in Ivyland is 1.6% and the poverty rate is 3.1%.

Local Attractions

Ivyland is considered a desirable neighborhood to live in which is likely attributed to the comfortable lifestyle residents have the opportunity to live. Many Ivyland residents enjoy the suburban-urban feeling of their neighborhood and all the local attractions easily available to them.

If you ever find yourself in Ivyland, be sure to see some of the borough's most notable attractions including,

  • The Ivyland Commons
  • Ivyland Country Store
  • John Fitch Park
  • Tony's Place Bar & Grill

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David Petrone
Date Published: July 7, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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