Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a county located in the southeastern part of the state. It shares a western border with Montgomery County and is also bordered by Philadelphia to the southwest and Northampton and Lehigh Counties to the north. Northampton County was formed in 1752 from a portion of Bucks County, and Lehigh County was formed in 1812 from a portion of Northampton County. Bucks County is one of three original counties created by colonial owner William Penn in 1682. It forms part of the northern boundary of the Philadelphia-Camden—Wilmington, PA—NJ—DE—MD metropolitan statistical area, better known as the Delaware Valley.
The county has many local theater companies, including the old and recently reopened Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Town and Country Players in Buckingham, ActorsNet in Morrisville and the Bristol Riverside Theatre, a professional Equity theater in Bristol. The traditional seal of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, takes its design from the inspiration of the county's founder, William Penn. Also within Lower Bucks County is Parx Casino and Racing in Bensalem, a thoroughbred casino and horse racing track. This placed the county in fourth place in the state, far behind (more than 10%) Philadelphia counties with 1,553,165 (247% of the Bucks), Allegheny with 1,231,527 (196%), Montgomery with 812,376 (130%) and well ahead of Delaware with 561,973 (89.6%).
The gold emblem is also the centerpiece of the official Bucks County flag, which has a blue background and gold trim. Online news publications include Levittown Now, Bucks County Beacon, NewtownPanow, Bucks Happening, and New Hope Free Press. The Bucks County Library System was founded in 1956 by a resolution of the Bucks County Commissioners. In the presidential elections, Bucks has been carried away by the general Democratic trend that has spread throughout the Philadelphia area, although the Bucks trend has been less pronounced than in Delaware and Montgomery.
The southern third of the county between Philadelphia and Trenton (New Jersey), also called Lower Bucks, is located on the Atlantic coastal plain; it is flat and close to sea level, and is the most populated and industrialized area in the county. James Gould Cozzens lived in Lambertville, New Jersey, across the river from Bucks County, and used Doylestown as a model for two novels; he is considered an artist from Bucks County. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and cannot be used for any purpose other than to identify potential properties that consumers may be interested in purchasing. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and cannot be used for any purpose other than to identify potential properties that consumers may be interested in buying; however, the MLS does not guarantee that it is accurate.
So what is the average size of properties in Bucks County? According to data from Rocket Homes Real Estate LLC., properties in Bucks County have an average size of 2.3 acres. This makes it one of the larger counties in Pennsylvania when it comes to property size.