Yardley is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,434 people and just one neighborhood, Yardley is the 540th largest community in Pennsylvania. Yardley has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Real Estate Prices
Yardley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Yardley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Yardley is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yardley is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yardley who work in management occupations (17.19%), teaching (12.13%) and sales jobs (9.67%).
Of important note, Yardley is also a borough of artists. Yardley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Yardley’s character.
Also of interest is that Yardley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Yardley is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Yardley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Yardley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Even though Yardley is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.