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5 Small Towns Near Philly For A Weekend Getaway

People exploring downtown New Hope, PA
Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

One of the many great things about living at The Residences at Dockside is your proximity to major highways that can take you wherever you need to go. If you need an escape from city life, check out this list of quaint, small-towns that are just a short drive from The Residences at Dockside.

Collingswood, NJ

Located across the river, Collingswood, NJ is a cute, small town known for its hippie-ish shopping and festival scene. It has a mix of historic homes and a great retail and arts district along Haddon Avenue, which was once named one of the 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association.

New Hope, PA

New Hope has become a hot spot for artists and creatives—Travel & Leisure once named it one of the coolest suburbs to visit. Visit the many eclectic shops and galleries or take a stroll along the Delaware Canal Towpath. You could also walk across the bridge into Lambertville, NJ, another fun town with lots to see.

Haddonfield, NJ

The borough of Haddonfield in New Jersey was established in 1713. It’s brimming with history, from its preserved buildings and charming colonial homes to its many shops that are filled with antiques and locally-made arts and crafts. It’s located right off the PATCO, too.

St. Peter’s Village, PA

St. Peter’s Village in Chester County runs along French Creek and maintains its original charm as a 19th-century industrial village. There are tons of trails to hike and local artisans’ shops to peruse.

Lancaster City, PA

Lancaster is a scenic county in Pennsylvania that features a large Amish population in the surrounding countryside. You can spend the day exploring farmers markets, eating Amish baked goods from Central Market and enjoying the restaurant, shopping, and arts scene downtown. Or, simply drive through the farm country – maybe you’ll see a horse and buggy!

When looking for luxury condos for sale in Philadelphia choose The Residences at Dockside and you will get the best of both worlds. A super convenient location and a host of resort-style amenities waiting for you every day, right at home. Contact us today to learn more!

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