Central and Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was once, even within memory, rural. West of New York City and north of Philadelphia it was once an inexpensive retreat for famous authors and other artists. It's no longer inexpensive. When I arrived in Bucks County from New York City only a few years ago it had become semi-rural. Now, it's all but surburban, with housing developments and strip malls despoiling the landscape. It'll become even more overpopulated and degraded if a proposed six-lane bypass slashes through the county like a scar. Nevertheless, the view from the backyard patio provides some breathtaking sunsets, suggesting what this beautiful place offers for now.
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THE DEATH OF BUCKS COUNTY
David Hanauer's site includes a disturbing photo-essay on how Bucks County has changed as the result of uncontrolled sprawl, starting with the creation of Levittown, PA. It's a tragic case-study of how uncontrolled development is making (has made) Bucks County like every place else. Go to: davidhanauer.com
SITE MAINTAINED BY DON SWAIM -- SOME OF DON'S OTHER SITES:
WCBS Appreciation Site Book Beat: The Podcast Wired for Books Radio Days Aspinwall HS Class of 55 Ambrose Bierce Site Bucks County Writers Workshop Errata Steinbeck in Bucks Co Pennsylvania Sunsets Growing Up in WW 2 Fighting the Hun in WW I Official Stuart Cummings Ripley Site