Newtown

The area is known for its historic central business district and diversity of industries, including education and law.

Welcome to Newtown

Walk in the footsteps of Washington in both Newtown and surrounding Newtown Township

Founded in 1684 by Pennsylvania founding figure William Penn, Newtown has played a prominent role in Bucks County since its inception. From once serving as the county seat to functioning as a headquarters for George Washington during the Revolutionary War, Newtown Borough and Newtown Township — which wholly surrounds it — have distinguished themselves in American history and only continue to grow. The area is known for its historic central business district and diversity of industries, including education and law.

Newtown’s commercial core has grown rapidly throughout its history, resulting in it separating from Newtown Township and incorporating as an independent borough in 1838. Newtown’s economic success and strategic location between the state capitals of Pennsylvania and New Jersey have raised its profile. Its residents enjoy metropolitan amenities such as fine dining, theater, and nightlife but also enjoy easy access to the beautiful farms and wineries of Bucks County.

What to Love

  • A large historic district and a well-developed conservation culture
  • Diversity of industry, metropolitan attractions, and a world-class dining scene
  • Close access to Trenton and the metro Philadelphia area
  • Pennsylvania’s most popular state park, Tyler State Park, is on Newtown’s doorstep

Local Lifestyle

Between its historic charms that draw residents to the area, consistent economic wealth and thriving industries, and the international vitality of its three college sites, Newtown is one of the livelier communities in Bucks County. Of course, it’s easy to exit the hustle and bustle and escape to any of the green spaces in and around Newtown, such as the extremely popular Tyler State Park. Residents appreciate the lifestyle options that Newtown presents and learn to strike their own balance.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Newtown is home to a world-class dining scene that grows in esteem and size every year. A local favorite is La Stalla, an Italian fine dining experience set inside a converted barn. Think Tuscan country decor, draped white linens, and sparkling wine glasses — plus huge portions of beautifully-plated Italian favorites, to be served family-style. Those preferring Southern Italian cuisine in a slightly more casual setting might like the nearby Vecchia Osteria.Diners seeking an atmospheric — maybe even historic — setting for dinner and drinks should make reservations at The Temperance House, which opened as an inn in 1772. This stone structure with warm Colonial decor now houses a small hotel, a fantastic seafood restaurant, a more casual tavern, and a gorgeous wood-lined bar.

For shopping, Newtown has plenty of commercial areas like the Newtown Shopping Center and the Villages at Newtown — all offering national high-end to standard chains. For more unique finds, try Newtown’s antique and vintage purveyors, including Newtown Book and Record Exchange and Bucks County Antique Dealers, who specialize in restored furniture.

Things to Do 

A can’t-miss attraction for Newtown is Tyler State Park, which borders Newtown Borough and lies inside Newtown Township. This 1,711-acre state park offers expansive areas for hiking, biking, and even boating and facilities for sports like disc golf and fishing. A theater inside the park, the Tyler Park Center for the Arts, holds art events, workshops, and even a summer camp.

A little drive away in Newtown Township is Shady Brook Farm, an enormous working farm that hosts pick-your-own harvests, seasonal events, a market and bakery, and even a plant nursery on its grounds. Take the family to pick apples followed by a treat at the bakery, and be sure to check out the community-beloved lights display in the holiday months.

For those looking for a more sophisticated outdoor experience, Rose Bank Winery welcomes all visitors. Its gorgeous grounds are often the site of weddings and private events, but it’s usually open to the public. Their wine tastings are renowned in Newtown for their diversity and affordability and their knowledgeable and friendly staff. Spend a long afternoon here enjoying a fine wine and the gorgeous environment.

Schools 

Newtown is served by the excellent Council Rock School District, and there are also many private and religious options in the area. Notable to Newtown are its many university sites and nearby boarding school.

  • George School, 9 - 12th Grade, an international boarding and day school

  • La Salle University, Bucks County Center, undergraduate to doctoral, the Newtown site of the esteemed La Salle University

  • Holy Family University, Newtown Site, undergraduate to doctoral, the Newtown site of the private Catholic Holy Family University

  • Bucks County Community College, occupational and undergraduate, located just outside of Tyler State Park

Overview for Newtown, PA

1,951 people live in Newtown, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $78,717.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,951

Total Population

50 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$78,717.56

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Newtown, PA

Newtown has 917 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Newtown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,951 people call Newtown home. The population density is 3,511.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,951

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

50

Median Age

50.28 / 49.72%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
917

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$78,717.56

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Newtown, PA

There's plenty to do around Newtown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

84
Very Walkable
Walking Score
57
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Yardley Farmers Market, Charlann Farms, and Andy’s Brick Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.13 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.85 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.8 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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