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Lower Makefield Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 32,621. Lower Makefield Township is in Bucks County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Lower Makefield Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lower Makefield Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Lower Makefield Township tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lower Makefield Township are highly rated.
About Lower Makefield Township...
Population
32,621

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$444,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,697
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    3.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    741.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Lower Makefield Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$139,808
National
$55,322
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Lower Makefield Township Reviews

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Everyone looks out for one another in Carriage Hill neighborhood where we reside - a 5-minute walk to the train station and Delaware Canal Path; 10-minute walk to community pool, town.
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The area is relatively cheap and still offers a great sense of community. It is also a middle point between the enormous, fast-paced, and cosmopolitan city of New York, and the proud, edgy, and historic city of Philadelphia. Both are accessible by rail, and people in the area commute to both cities. Also, we have great access to the Jersey Shore. Any point along the coast is less than 2 hours away. If you like the countryside more, then you are only minutes to an hour away from places such as The Poconos, Blue Mountain, and Bear Creek. Airports are extremely convenient. There are 4 international airports within 2 hours; Philadelphia, LaGuardia, JFK and Newark. It is very easy to find great prices. Trenton Airport has operated as a commercial airport starting in the early 2010's. Flights to Florida, Chicago, and Atlanta start at prices of only $49 round trip, and is located 15 minutes away from the furthest point in Yardley. Pennsbury High School has gone through incredible steps to become a nationally recognized school. Ranked as low as number 72 in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2011, it was ranked 124 in the nation by 2015, and continues its incredible turnaround. It also boasts incredible sports teams that create a strong sense of pride in the area. Private schools are also great and extremely affordable. Notre Dame and Conwell-Egan can cost you under $10,000 per year. All in all, Yardley is a beautiful community of friendly people that is at the heart of Mid-Atlantic America.
We have some amazing dining options. This area is dense with many people of Italian descent, so the pizza places are abundant (and not to mention, delicious!) We have a great Greek place (Canal Street Grille), a couple of bars (The Vault and Continental Tavern), fro-yo (Redberry), breakfast (Millee's), water ice (Yardley Ice House), bakery (Cramer's), bagels (Bagel Train), Indian food (Indian Garden)...the list goes on!

As for chains, there aren't many directly IN Yardley (Starbucks is there however), but a short drive away. There's Chili's, Old Country Buffet, Panera Bread, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Bonefish Grill, IHOP.