A Historic Borough

In 1682, William Yardley and his family emigrated from England. With an agreement with William Penn to purchase 500 acres for ten pounds, Yardley completed his survey and founded "Prospect Farm", an area just outside present-day Yardley Borough. William Yardley and his family died in 1693.

Thomas Yardley, the nephew of William, came from England to settle the estate and never returned. In 1710, he started a ferry line which ran from Letchworth Avenue to New Jersey. This became an important link between New Jersey and roads leading to Philadelphia via Falls, Langhorne, and Newtown.




In the early 1800's Yardley began its development into a village, with a population of 820 by 1880. The first post office was established in 1828 with the name "Yardleyville." When the Reading Railroad came into the area, the name was changed to "Yardley."

Around the time of the Civil War, Yardley was a station on the escape route known as the Underground Railroad. Stops included the Continental Hotel (now the Continental Tavern), various warehouses on the Delaware Canal, and the General Store (now Worthington's Insurance). A cellar room at Lake House might also have been a hiding place. Yardley Borough was incorporated in 1895.



Everyone loves Yardley for it's top ranked school system. From pre-school to High School, we're here to help you with your search! 

Pennsbury School District is comprised of four municipalities located in the southeastern corner of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Yardley Borough, Lower Makefield Township, Falls Township, and Tullytown Borough. The economically-diverse community residents range from industrial workers to professionals who commute daily to New York City and Philadelphia. With an enrollment of approximately 10,200, Pennsbury School District currently has ten elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8), and one high school with two campus buildings. 


MISSION STATEMENT
Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community, the Pennsbury School District prepares all students to become creative, ethical, and critical thinkers for lifelong success in a global society.


District Highlights:

  • Pennsbury High School Named to Newsweek magazine's Top High Schools of 2014
  • District named to National AP Honor Roll
  • Recognized by Standard & Poor's for well above average student results and exceptional above average AP courses.
  • School District Named National District of Character in 2015 by Character.org in Washington, D.C.
  • All schools received national recognition from Character.org
  • Harmonious, productive relations between Board of School Directors and District Administration.
  • Ongoing and intense evaluation of rigorous academic standards.
  • Major administrative focus on communications and community outreach.


List of Yardley Schools:

Abrams Hebrew Academy
Private School
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-1800

Quarry Hill Elementary School
Elementary School
Yardley, PA
(215) 321-2400

Afton Elementary School
Elementary School
Yardley, PA
(215) 321-8540

William Penn Middle School
Middle School
Yardley, PA
(215) 428-4280

Pennwood Middle School
Middle School
Yardley, PA
(215) 428-4237

St Andrew's Nursery School
Preschool
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-8491

St Ignatius School
Preschool
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-3867

Makefield Elementary School
Elementary School
Yardley, PA
(215) 321-2420

Charles Boehm Middle School
Middle School
Yardley, PA
(215) 428-4220

Dog Grooming School of Pennsylvania
School
Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-1111

Yardley Kids Academy Inc
Day Care Center
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-5117

Grey Nun Academy
Private School
Yardley, PA
(215) 968-4151

Woodside Christian Pre School
Preschool
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-5009

Fallsington Elementary School
Elementary School
Levittown, PA
(215) 428-4170

Magic Cottage
Private School
Yardley, PA
(215) 860-9322

New Hope Academy
Private School
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-4200

Weekday Nursery School
Nursery School
Yardley, PA
(215) 356-3525

Artist of Yardley
Art School
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-1205

St Ignatius' Prep
School
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-5204


Yardley KinderCare
Day Care Center
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-8048


Beautiful Yardley Borough offers a chance to enjoy nature year-round, within an easy walking distance of downtown and just about every neighborhood in the Borough. People of all ages take advantage of our host of natural assets for exercise, scenery, wildlife, fun, and relaxation. 

Winter Fun

Come out and play with us in the Winter! Enjoy frozen Lake Afton and the historic canal with your ice skates, cross-country skis, snowshoes, or good old boots. Bring the kids!



Lake Afton

Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful lake at the heart of Yardley Borough. The walking path from Main Street & Afton Avenue winds past the historic library. It is also accessible by ADA standards.

Historic Delaware River

Come and enjoy this natural and historic wonder, viewable from town and accessible by boat from the local launch.


The Historic Canal

Take a stroll along the canal right from town, and see where it takes you.



Paradise For Cyclists And Joggers

You can ride your bike safely while experiencing the natural beauty and a diversity of small towns for over 100 miles. Follow the integrated canal network that runs through Yardley and extends into both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. No cars to contend with, so you can enjoy the quiet and keep the kids safe.


Buttonwood Park

Here you might find a quiet place to relax and have a picnic, take the little ones to the tot lot, or find a bustling downtown farmer's market, depending on when you go. The park is right behind South Main Street with free parking as marked.

Take In The River, Watch The Birds

Right from Delaware Avenue in Yardley Borough, you can come and clear your mind, relax, and watch wildlife interact with the river. You might even spot a Great Blue Heron!





Located in picturesque Bucks County, conveniently located between New York City and Philadelphia.


From Philadelphia and locations south:  Interstate 95 north to New Hope Exit 51 (Taylorsville Rd in Lower Makefield Township).  Proceed on the exit ramp and make a right. ** Continue on Taylorsville Rd, which turns into Main St., bringing you to the center of town.

From Princeton and locations north:  Interstate 95 south to Yardley Exit 51A (Taylorsville Rd in Lower Makefield Township). Continue on Taylorsville Rd, which turns into Main St., for one mile, bringing you to the center of town.

From Doylestown area:  Route 202 north to Route 413 south.  Proceed 4 miles turn left onto Pine Ln. At the stop sign, turn right onto Pineville Rd. After 2.8 miles make a right onto Eagle Rd. (This will be a dead end.) Make another right onto Woodhill Rd. Continue on Woodhill Rd. for 2.7 miles then make a right onto Taylorsville Rd. Continue on Taylorsville Rd, which turns into Main St., for one mile, bringing you to the center of town.

From New Hope/Lambertville area:  Route 32 south to Taylorsville Rd.  Follow directions from Philadelphia above (**).

Via SEPTA: Take R3 West Trenton Regional Rail to Yardley Station. Exit to South Main St. and make a left. You are less than a mile from the center of town.




 

Burritos

Authentic Mexican
15 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-2424


Canal Street Grille

Byob | Greek Cuisine | Outdoor
27 East Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067
215-321-1333

Charcoal

Byob | Steak House | Local Sourcing  
11 South Delaware Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-6394


Continental Tavern

American Cuisine | Bar | Historic  
2 North Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-9191

Franco's Tomato Pies

Pizza  
175 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-7766


Lena's Deli

Homemade Deli Food
35 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-3354

Mil-Lee's

All Day Breakfast | Diner  
75 South Main Street Yardley, Yardley, PA 19067
215-369-2400


Trattoria Rosa Bianca

Byob  |  Italian Cuisine
94 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
267-392-5738

Vault Brewing Company

Brewery | Farm-to-table | Live Music | Patio
10 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
267-573-4291


Verrelli's Yardley Pizza

Italian Cuisine | Pizza  
20 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-6888

Vince's Pizza & Restaurant

Italian Cuisine | Pizza
25 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-1985

Yardley Inn Restaurant and Bar

American Cuisine | Farm-to-table | Outdoor
82 East Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-3800



Local Bakeries

Cramer's Bakery, Inc.

14 East Afton Ave., Yardley, PA 19067  
215-493-2760


Cairo Cakes

25 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-321-5731



Ice Creameries

Yardley Ice House

77 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-321-9788


Lena's 

35 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-3354