Award-winning Horsham Township is a friendly, progressive community committed to maintaining a high-quality of life for its approximately 26,000 residents. We're proud of the numerous awards our community's efforts have garnered over the past several years. And we're delighted to have been recognized again by CNN/Money Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live in America. Most of all, we're grateful that our residents and business owners are proud to call Horsham "home."
Located about 20 miles north of Philadelphia, Horsham is well-known around the region for its distinctive park and trail system, crowd-pleasing events and a stellar school district. The Township, incorporated in 1717, is one of the oldest original municipalities in Montgomery County. Today, the Township works hard to retain its charm and sense of neighborliness and to manage growth in smart, innovative ways.
One of Horsham’s greatest attractions is the quality of life available to residents. That lifestyle in turn, has attracted a number of businesses to settle in the Township. Among the attractions: low crime rates, excellent recreational amenities, an outstanding public library, a variety of housing choices, regional cultural assets, a strong voluntary sector, a well-respected public school system and branch campuses of many institutions of higher learning. Whether you're passing through, spending a few days or thinking about moving in, welcome to Horsham Township - a community where you can work hard...live well...and play in the great outdoors!
Did you know that Horsham Township...
- Has 821 acres of parkland and 5 acres of trails
- Home to Blue Ribbon Hatboro-Horsham School District
- Only 20 Miles to downtown Philadelphia
- Jobs. Quite a few corporations have headquarters here!
- Offers a large variety of housing options
- Has the lowest real estate tax rate in Eastern Montgomery County
- Includes parts of Ambler, North Wales, Hatboro and Chalfont
- Dedicated police, fire and EMS departments for our resident’s safety.
- State-of-the-art Library with many online features
Education The School District of Hatboro-Horsham is one of the finest school districts in Pennsylvania. There are approximately 5,000 students throughout the four elementary schools (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12) which are fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
The four elementary schools are Crooket Billet Elementary School, Blair Mill Elementary School, Simmons Elementary, Hallowell Elementary and Pennypack Elementary, the middle school is Keith Valley Middle School, and the high school is Hatboro-Horsham High School. All Hatboro-Horsham schools have received blue ribbon honors from both the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the United States Department of Education for demonstrating excellence in education.
Horsham is also located near the Abington Campus of Penn State, the Ambler Campus of Temple University, Montgomery County Community College and Gwynedd Mercy College.
Parks & Recreation Opportunities If you’re the outdoorsy type, you could scarcely pick a better location than Horsham Township. Come and enjoy our 821 of acres of parkland, nestled in nearly every corner of the township. Our parks offer a wide range of amenities, including baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, lacrosse and football, walking, jogging and biking trails, picnic pavilions, a special events community building rental opportunity, state-of-the-art playground equipment, a dog park; they’re simply outstanding!
The Horsham Township Trail System has become an important part of what makes Horsham Township such an enjoyable place to live, work and raise a family. The goal of the trail system is to establish a bicycle and pedestrian network and to facilitate non-vehicular movement and provide ready access to locations such as parks, schools, the library, neighborhoods, retail centers and business parks for our residents.
Horsham Township is also home to the following four golf courses: Squires Golf Course, Commonwealth National Golf Club (an Arnold Palmer designed course), Limekiln Golf Club and Talamore Country Club.
Graeme Park (pronounced GRAM) is a 42-acre historic park located in Horsham Township, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century.
Family-Friendly Destinations Just Minutes Away For a family vacation or weekend getaway that's full of fun and enriching historical and cultural experiences, we're conveniently located near such attractions as:
- Peddler's Village
- Sesame Place
- Mercer and Fonthill Castle Museums,
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Please Touch Museum
- The Liberty Bell
- Independence National Historical Park.
For great family fun, you won't have to go far when you stay in Horsham Township.