The Scott Loper Team is proud to serve the Lansdale-North Penn and Harleysville-Indian Valley Regions as well as many other communities throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
The county landscape ranges from wooded hills and rolling farmlands in the west to mature suburbs next to Philadelphia, from old towns and river boroughs on county rail lines to modern office parks and business centers along county highways.
Montgomery County has always been a center of commerce and transportation in southeastern PA, and this role has intensified throughout the recent decades, as the county?s population has more than doubled while employment throughout the county has more than tripled. With nearly half a million jobs, Montgomery County is an economic powerhouse, leading the state in manufacturing jobs, as it imports tens of thousands of workers from neighboring counties. Although the county is economically diverse, it is particularly strong in pharmaceuticals, health care, electronics, computer services, insurance, industrial machinery, retailing, and meat processing. Major companies throughout the county include Merck and Company, Jefferson Health Care, Prudential Insurance, Glaxo Smith Kline, Lockheed Martin, Aetna/U.S. Healthcare, and Unisys Corporation.
Being one of the wealthiest counties in Pennsylvania, most of Montgomery County residents enjoy comfortable lifestyles. Residents are served by graceful housing, quality schools and hospitals, extensive natural and historical parks including Valley Forge National Park, numerous public libraries, four large malls, over one-hundred shopping centers, a wide selection of senior citizen housing, and many well known colleges and universities such as Bryn Mawr, Ursinus, and Gwynedd Mercy.
The Lansdale-North Penn and Harleysville-Indian Valley Regions 2
In the heart of Montgomery County lies the beautiful North Penn and Indian Valley Regions; a community of fifteen connected townships and boroughs which are the crossroads between the populous suburbs to the south and the largely rural farming areas further north and west. The area is also just 20 miles north of Philadelphia, 100 miles west of the Atlantic Coast beaches and 75 miles south of the Pocono Mountains.
The Lansdale-North Penn Region is primarily comprised of the following townships and boroughs: Towamencin Township, Hatfield Township, Hatfield Borough, Lansdale Borough, Upper Gwynedd Township, Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery Township, and North Wales Borough.
Although not far from the open spaces and still with some of its own, this region has more of a suburban and in-town feel with many shops, restaurants, town parks, and larger business centers. The area offers convenient highway access (Route 476, Route 276, Route 309, and Route 202 are all within close proximity) and has the additional benefits of SEPTA regional rail and bus services. The North Penn Region is a strong employer providing more than 80,000 jobs in industries such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare, financial services, banking, technology, manufacturing, retail, and many more.
The boroughs of Lansdale and North Wales are reminiscent of Main Street USA with numerous sidewalk shops offering a range from basic services to specialty stores and from traditional eateries to trendy caf?s. You can also hop on the R-5 regional rail from each of these towns and explore the opportunities in nearby Doylestown, Ambler, or even Philadelphia. The townships of the North Penn Region afford a bit more space with excellent parks and youth programs. They also offer an abundance of modern shopping and dining venues, commercial centers, and one of the county?s four indoor malls, The Montgomery Mall.
The Harleysville-Indian Valley Region is primarily comprised of the following townships and boroughs: Franconia Township, Souderton Borough, Telford Borough, Salford Township, Upper Salford Township, Lower Salford Township, and Skippack Township.
This region offers an outstanding combination of semi-rural open spaces and convenience to major highways such as the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Route 476) and Route 309. The Indian Valley is also a solid employer providing nearly 23,000 jobs in various professional and manufacturing industries.
For the outdoor adventurer, recreational activities are abundant here with numerous parks, trails, waterways, and even ski slopes nearby. A few sites to remember? The Perkiomen Trail (which offers great hiking and biking along the Perkiomen Creek), Evansburg State Park (more trails to explore along the Skippack Creek), Spring Mountain (for winter time tubing and skiing and zip-lining in the summer). Once you?re done with all that outdoor activity, take a stroll through quaint Skippack Village and peruse the Main Street shops or have a bite to eat at one of their many excellent restaurants.