What Makes Skippack Special?

Another view of Skippack; the Hotel Fiesole is on the right.

A view of beautiful Skippack, Pennsylvania; the Hotel Fiesole is on the right.

As corporate America and economies of scale rob the landscape in suburbia of flavor, one stalwart town outside Philadelphia stubbornly maintains a special character; mixing quaint and earthy, leaning toward sophistication without tipping over into the dreaded upscale foo foo. This is town that I have made my home: Skippack, PA.

Skippack is unique from two directions. It defies the bland acres of endless suburban development that lie to the East. At the same time, it is more diverse and better suited to the good life than the rural Pennsylvania working towns that lie further West.

Our shops and restaurants are all owned by individual entrepreneurs. Corporate ownership is forbidden: held back at the gate as if it were a form of leprosy. There is no Gap, no Best Buy, no Super Walmart, no Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. Our main street has authenticity as well as charm.

This is the type of place where one gets to know people. In the two years I have lived here, I have gotten to know shop owners, restaurant owners, bartenders, local politicians, housing developers, musicians and more.

Please come back to visit this blog and take time to get to know a unique place and the people who make it special. I hope you will love Skippack as much as I do.

Our main street in the heart of town, Skippack Pike, also called Route 73.

Our main street in the heart of town, Skippack Pike, also called Route 73.

A street scene in Skippack

Skippack, Pa

Skippack at night; photo taken from the patio of Brasserie 73, a fine local restaurant.

Skippack at night; photo taken from the patio of Brasserie 73, a fine local restaurant.

Skippack in winter

Skippack in winter

Covered bridge in Skippack Village

Covered bridge in Skippack Village

A beautiful day in Skippack Village

A beautiful day in Skippack Village

Skippack Village, early evening: Day is done.

Skippack Village, early evening: Day is done.

For more about Skippack

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2012 Skippack Events
Skippack Days
First Fridays
The I Love Skippack Story