Hatboro is a small, tight-knit Pennsylvania borough about 30 miles north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County. The most recent census in 2016 shows a population of 7,434. Want to find local movers in Hatboro? View the list of local Atlas® Agents here.
The land that is now Hatboro was originally owned by William Penn, the founder of the united English North American colony and the province of Pennsylvania. In 1705, the land was purchased from Penn by Nicholas More, who established the Moreland Township. One of the first residents, John Dawson, was a hat manufacturer who resided in a tavern called the Crooked Billet. The borough was renamed for the tavern and for his industry in the mid-1700s, and Hatboro was incorporated in 1871.
The weather in Hatboro closely mirrors United States averages, with a high temperature in July of about 86 degrees and a low temperature in January of about 23 degrees. There are about 30 fewer days of precipitation per year, but about eight more inches of rainfall each year than the national average.
The borough can be accessed via Pennsylvania Highway 263. Hatboro is served by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The bus, trolley lines, and regional rail services are available in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. The Philadelphia International Airport is a 45-minute drive south via Interstate Highway 476.
Cost of Living in Hatboro
Living expenses in Hatboro are slightly higher than the United States average. The greatest expenses are housing, which is 30 percent more expensive in Hatboro, and utilities, which are 22 percent more expensive. Considering relocating to Hatboro? Want to see how far your current salary would get you in the Philadelphia area? Use the tools below.
The Hatboro-Horsham School District consists of five public elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. There are also several private Catholic and Quaker schools surrounding the area of Hatboro. The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League school that was founded in 1740 by evangelist George Whitefield, abandoned for a decade, and reopened by Benjamin Franklin in 1751.
The Abington Health Center is two miles away in nearby Warminster. The center provides primary care, including pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology, as well as cardiology, radiology, respiratory, and specialty care. The Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital, about ten miles away in Fort Washington, offers 24/7 assessments and psychiatric care.
Hatboro Real Estate
The median home cost in Hatboro is $241,100, about $55,000 more expensive than the United States average. The property tax rate is also nearly $4 higher than average. Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is more affordable at $1,210 per month. Units at upscale complexes like Hatboro Lofts start at around $1,100 per month.
There are numerous familiar and reliable lodging options surrounding Hatboro with names like Holiday Inn, Marriott, and Hampton Inn. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in nearby Willow Grove offers a free fitness center, an indoor pool, and a free breakfast. The hotel is conveniently located near attractions like the King of Prussia Mall, Peddler’s Village, and PARX Casino. Or, you can immerse yourself in history at the Hargrave House Bed & Breakfast in Doylestown. The Hargrave House is set in a Georgian-style, stone house built more than 200 years ago and offers luxurious suites and a delicious gourmet breakfast.
The Hatboro area is chock full of amazing Italian eateries, and Giuseppe Pizza & Family Restaurant is one of the most popular. You can place your order online and pick up a tasty Sicilian pizza, a cheesesteak hoagie, a plate of lasagna, or all of the above. The Hatboro Dish, run by second generation Italian Tony Evangelista, has a massive menu with practically every American classic (and some originals). The Gobble Gobble is a particularly unique sandwich, composed of raisin toast laden with turkey, cream cheese, and cranberry mayo.
Things to Do in Hatboro
The Briar Bush Nature Center is five miles south in Abington. Briar Bush is like a hidden natural oasis in the middle of the suburbs, with over a mile of trails through a mixed deciduous and coniferous forest, a pond, a butterfly house, a bird observatory, and a museum featuring live and taxidermy animals. Crafts with Laughs is a BYOB craft store and studio that’s perfect for parties or simply blowing off some steam after work with a bottle of wine and some chalk paint.