About New Hope Borough

Classic Towns

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Shop Local

Borough Council asks all residents to support the New Hope business community by Shopping Locally (PDF).  Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers, which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss and air and water pollution.When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, invest in neighborhood improvement, and promote community development.

Classic Town

Borough Council is pleased to announce that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has selected New Hope as a Classic Town. The Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia initiative is committed to the growth, revitalization, support and promotion of the region’s many unique communities as great places to live, work and play.


Located about midway between New York City and Center City Philadelphia, New Hope is one of Bucks County's best know towns - famous for its:

  • Culture and arts
  • Eclectic shops
  • Historic inns and homes
  • Picturesque riverfront setting
  • Restaurants

Serving as a regional tourist hub, New Hope ranks among the nation's top arts destinations and attracts year round tourism with visitors to the Borough greatly increasing on weekends.


New Hope lies on rolling hills that climb from the west bank of the Delaware River. Solebury Township surrounds the Borough in Pennsylvania and the City of Lambertville, New Jersey lies across the river to the east.

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Encompassing an area of about 1.25 square miles, New Hope contains many special features and qualities that give the Borough a unique character, charm, and attractiveness such as the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal State Park. These features define the community's character and offer spectacular views and recreational opportunities. 

Wooded, sloping stream corridors also provide an attractive natural amenity within the Borough's local landscape. Aquetong Creek/Ingram Creek provides a natural and scenic corridor within the heart of the otherwise urbanized downtown area.