If you are on the market for a new home on the east coast of the United States and you are looking for a region with some history that is also pressing forward into the country's future, Bucks County, Pennsylvania might just be for you. Houses in Bucks County are an eclectic mix of aesthetic styles, with some decades-old homes with brick walls to more modern designs that tend to be more prolific on the west coast.
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Bucks County is largely made up of townships rather than standard cities, with some of the largest of these are Bristol, Bensalem, Middletown, Northampton and Falls. Bensalem is home to Parx Casino and Racetrack for horse racing as well as the Mission Center and National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel. The larger county is also host to a number of college campuses, including Delaware Valley College, Cairn University, Bucks County Community College and La Salle University. Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy the multitude of state parks, such as the Delaware Canal, Nockamixon and Tyler locations.
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Bucks County is also in a terrific place economically speaking. The county's unemployment rate is nearly two full percentage points below the average for the rest of the nation, while the figures for both projected job growth and family median income are well above the rest of the United States. These higher wages lend themselves to the relatively high median home price, which is in the high $200,000 range. The largest portion of jobs in Bucks County are in administrative support, sales and office work, with the business, management and finance sector coming in a close second followed by the production, material moving and transportation industry. If diversity in both living options and jobs is what you are looking for in a new place to call home, Bucks County, Pennsylvania should be on your shortlist of places to consider.