Looking for homes for sale on the banks of the beautiful Schuylkill River in Chester County? The Matt Wolf Team can help you find a home in Spring City for your family that’s conveniently located near both Reading and Philadelphia.
Berks Real Estate specializes in residential real estate in Chester County and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. We have completed hundreds of real estate transactions in the area, helping buyers find the homes of their dreams and helping sellers sell their homes quickly and for maximum value.
Why Choose Spring City, PA?
Spring City has a rich history. When the town was settled, it was called “Pump Town” because of a public pump that was used by residents and visitors.
The opening of the Schuylkill Navigation Canal in 1824 was responsible for the town’s early development. In 1840, the first covered wooden bridge was completed across the Schuylkill to connect Pump Town to Royersford.
Canal-born industries, such as the American Paper Company and the Spring City Stove Company, were in operation as early as the 1850s, and the town was growing, establishing homes, churches, schools and a local government. Industries such as glass making and knitting mills soon followed.
Pump Town needed a better name now, but it wouldn’t be easy. Some residents liked Pump Town, while others preferred “Springville,” based on the natural springs in the area. Springville was chartered in 1867, but there was already a Springville in Pennsylvania. By 1872, the name had changed to Spring City.
Horse racing began in 1893 and attracted people from several nearby states. The canal was used for boating and fishing during the summer months and ice skating in the winter. Trains ran on a regular schedule for those wishing to travel to Reading or Philadelphia and beyond.
Today, Spring City is a convenient place to live for commuters to King of Prussia (15 miles) and Reading (26 miles) via the 422 Expressway, and is within one hour’s drive of Allentown, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Trenton, NJ, and Wilmington, DE.
Spring City is a member of the Spring-Ford Area School District which serves the residents of Spring City and Royersford, and the Townships of Limerick and Upper Providence. The large school district operates seven elementary schools, an intermediate school, two middle schools, and two high schools.
Things to Do Near Spring City
In your free time, enjoy hiking, picnicking and fishing at the 15-acre Wildlife Center at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park in Royersford, which displays wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania.
Perfect your golf game at Spring City’s Spring Hollow Golf Club, or grab some great bargains at the huge 553,000-square-foot open air Philadelphia Premium Outlets mall in nearby Limerick.
Soak up some history at King of Prussia’s Valley Forge National Historic Park, site of the winter encampment of George Washington’s troops during the Revolutionary War, which offers 3,600 acres of rolling hills and trails for runners, bicyclists and picnickers.
The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate with RE/MAX will work hard to help you find a beautiful home for sale in Spring City, PA at the best price. Call us today at 610-685-3189!
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