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Overview

Introduction to Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in Bucks county, is 16 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The township is situated along the Delaware River and includes numerous distinct communities. The city is home to the headquarters of Charming Shoppes, a Fortune 1000 company. Four major transportation arteries run through Bensalem. The region features numerous historic buildings, notable covered bridges and picturesque scenery.

Bensalem History

The township was established primarily by the Dutch, the English and the Swedes. George Washington crossed the Delaware River from Bucks County in order to enter Trenton New Jersey and attack the Hessian army. It was a major event during the American War of Independence.

Bensalem Attractions

  • Philadelphia Park Racetrack is located in Bensalem and offers thoroughbred horse racing
  • Neshaminy Mall is a popular shopping destination
  • Growden Mansion is a notable historic structure
  • Bensalem Historical Society
  • Church of the Redeemer
  • Bensalem Fall Festival is a popular event
  • Andalusia features impressive Greek Revival domestic architecture
  • Commerce Bank Amphitheater provides a variety of performances and festivals
  • Neshaminy State Park is located near the Delaware River

Bensalem and nearby Activities

The River Walk Trail at Neshaminy State Park offers excellent views. Pennypack Park features a scenic paved trail for hiking and bicycle riding and provides fishing opportunities. Lake Nockamixon is popular for boating and swimming. The close by "Sesame Street" Amusement Park features roller coasters, parades and a variety of entertainment. The Palywicki Park is utilized for a variety of activities and is situated along the scenic Neshaminy Creek. Residents enjoy the activities and the professional sports teams located in nearby Philadelphia.

Bensalem Higher Education

LaSalle University, Bucks Community College, Lincoln Technical Institute and the University of Pennsylvania are nearby.

Bensalem Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bucks County
Standard Zip Codes19020, 19021
Phone Area Codes267,215
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.1
Approximate Longitude-74.93

Bensalem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNESHAMINY FALLS
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Bensalem Hospitals

Rothman Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
3300 Tillman Drive
(215) 244-7400

Bensalem Public Schools

Belmont Hills El Sch
5000 Neshaminy Blvd
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Benjamin Rush El Sch
3400 Hulmeville Rd
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Bensalem Twp Hs
4319 Hulmeville Rd
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
High
Total Enrollment 1879
Cecelia Snyder Ms
3330 Hulmeville Rd
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 437
Cornwells El Sch
2215 Hulmeville Rd
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Robert K Shafer Ms
3333 Hulmeville Rd
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
Russell C Struble El Sch
4300 Bensalem Blvd
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Samuel K Faust El Sch
2901 Bellvue Dr
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
School Lane Cs
2400 Bristol Pike
ZIP: 19020
(215) 245-6055
Other
Total Enrollment 964
Valley El Sch
3100 Donallen Dr
ZIP: 19020
(215) 750-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 701

Bensalem Private Schools

Bensalem Baptist School
3351 Richlieu Rd
ZIP: 19020
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 73
Christian Life Academy Of Early Learning
3100 Galloway Rd
ZIP: 19020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
De La Salle Vocational School
1265 Street Rd
ZIP: 19020
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 100
Holy Ghost Prep
2429 Bristol Pike
ZIP: 19020
Secondary
Total Enrollment 498
Judy Sare Preschool & Kindergarten
2909 Bristol Rd
ZIP: 19020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Just Children
2354 Galloway Rd Frnt
ZIP: 19020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Kingdom Academy
5918 Hulmeville Rd
ZIP: 19020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Philadelphia Christian Center Academy
2990 Street Rd
ZIP: 19020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
St Charles Borromeo School
1704 Bristol Pike
ZIP: 19020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 342
St Ephrem School
5340 Hulmeville Rd
ZIP: 19020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 482
St Katharine Drexel School
3400 Bristol Pike
ZIP: 19020
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
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