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Holland (Pennsylvania)

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Holland is a town in Pennsylvania.

Understand[edit]

Holland is a small town in Pennsylvania, but has easy access to many fabulous destinations.

History[edit]

Holland's growth as a commuter city took place in the mid-1980s, just after the town lost its passenger trains. Regularly scheduled train service lasted until January 14, 1983 via SEPTA's Fox Chase Transit Line. The station, and all of those north of Fox Chase, were closed due to failing diesel train equipment that the SEPTA could not afford to fix. As a result, passenger numbers were low and the service cancelled on a temporary basis. As such, Holland Station still appears in SEPTA's publicly posted tariffs. Although rail service was initially replaced with a Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus, the number of riders remained low. The traveling public never saw a bus service as a good replacement for a rail service, and the Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus service ended in 1999.

Get in[edit]

I-95 N 23.0 mi 2. 39 mins I-95 N and PA-213 S/E Maple Ave 29.2 mi

From Philadelphia, PA 1. Head east on S Penn Square/State Route 611 toward Avenue Of The Arts 0.2 mi 2. Slight left at John F Kennedy Blvd 253 ft 3. Take the 1st right onto N Broad St 0.3 mi 4. Turn right to merge onto I-676 S 0.5 mi 5. Continue onto Vine St Expy 0.5 mi 6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/Trenton and merge onto I-95 N 12.6 mi 7. Take exit 35 to merge onto PA-63 W/Woodhaven Rd 3.8 mi 8. Continue onto Woodhaven Rd 0.2 mi 9. Turn left at Evans St 0.2 mi 10. Turn right at Byberry Rd 1.1 mi 11. Turn right at PA-532 N/Bustleton Ave 2.3 mi 12. Turn left at PA-532 N/Buck Rd


If you do not have access to a car and you are also coming from Philadelphia and surrounding areas you can take the SEPTA for only $7.

From New York, NY


I-95 N 23.0 mi 2. 39 mins I-95 N and PA-213 S/E Maple Ave 29.2 mi

Philadelphia, PA 1. Head east on S Penn Square/State Route 611 toward Avenue Of The Arts 0.2 mi 2. Slight left at John F Kennedy Blvd 253 ft 3. Take the 1st right onto N Broad St 0.3 mi 4. Turn right to merge onto I-676 S 0.5 mi 5. Continue onto Vine St Expy 0.5 mi 6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/Trenton and merge onto I-95 N 12.6 mi 7. Take exit 35 to merge onto PA-63 W/Woodhaven Rd 3.8 mi 8. Continue onto Woodhaven Rd 0.2 mi 9. Turn left at Evans St 0.2 mi 10. Turn right at Byberry Rd 1.1 mi 11. Turn right at PA-532 N/Bustleton Ave 2.3 mi 12. Turn left at PA-532 N/Buck Rd

Get around[edit]

Although Holland is a small town it does not have a main street or sidewalks in most areas so it is best to drive. The few shopping centers in town are spread out enough that it would not make sense to walk. The main road is Buck Road, and it can take you to most all places you want to go.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Council Rock School District, [1]. The Council Rock School District is ranked among the top public schools in the state. There has recently been a new high school added to the collection of school. This facility incorporates a state of the art gymnasium, updated technology, and an impressive teaching staff
  • The Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane Churchville, PA 18966, 215-357-4005, [2]. The Churchville Nature Center is just a couple minutes from Holland and offers great wildlife exhibits, and hiking tours!


Do[edit][add listing]

When visiting Holland, Pennsylvania it is important to visit the neighboring cities such as New Hope, and Philadelphia. When visiting nearby New Hope you are exposed to a quaint eccentric city that has plenty of shopping and restaurants to keep you busy all day. Philadelphia is easily accessible from the suburb of Holland and close enough for a day trip or a night out on the town.

  • Newtown Historic Theater, [3]. Newtown Theater is a historic landmark conveniently located on the main street of Newtown. So while you are shopping at the trendy boutiques, or eating some homemade ice cream from the local creamery, stop in an watch a movie in the quant theater.


Buy[edit][add listing]

Whether you are staying in, or just passing through Holland there are some items that are a must buy. The first stop should be Wawa because if you live in Holland you know that they offer the best hoagies and sandwiches at anytime of the day or night. Wawa is also a local hangout for teenagers or the go to spot for the workers in the morning. [4]. This Pennsylvania landmark greets you as soon as you enter onto Buck road, which runs through the heart of the town.

If you are looking for something special to buy for a loved one or a significant other you can stop by the local jeweler Daniel Francis. This local jeweler has quality jewelry at affordable prices. He offers customized speciality pieces and engraving to add a special touch. [5]

Holland does not offer offer many places to buy food but they do not have any clothing stores. If you are looking to buy a dress or a new pair of jeans I suggest driving a couple minutes down Buck Rd to Newtown.

  • Marisa the Art of Apparel, 250 North Sycamore St Newtown, PA, 215-497-7488, [6]. Marisa the Art of Apparel is a store located in close by Newtown. This upscale boutique offers the chic style of New York City without the commute.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • De Anthony's Pizzeria, Bucks County 106 Buck Rd, (215) 942-4277. This Pizzeria is the place to go if you're looking for a geuine Philly Cheesesteak. They make truly delicious food.
  • Naruto Japanese Restaurant, 295 Buck Rd, (215) 322-8817.
  • Aldo's Pizza, 1456 Buck Road, (215) 860-2747. Whether you are interested in a nice family dinner or a quick meal between soccer games, Aldo's Pizza is a great choice.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Peter Pox, 1470 Buck Road, (267) 757-0111. This great sports bar and grille features great food and great drinks
  • Big Heads Pub, Ste 301, 295 Buck Road Holland, PA 18966, (215)354-0299, [7]. This local pub offers a laid back environment and an fun time for sports events and getting to know locals in the area.


Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is no where in Holland that offers overnight lodging, but Center City Philadelphia offers a multiple night life hot spots and hotels just thirty minutes away!

Contact[edit]

  • Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA)- First Term Republican [8] Telephone (717) 787-2500


  • Sen. Robert Tomlinson (R-PA 6th District)

[9]

  • Harrisburg Office:

362 Capitol Building, Pennsylvania 17120-3006 Phone: (717) 787-5072 Fax: (717) 772-2991

  • Levittown Office: (more district offices)

2222 Trenton Road, Suite A Levittown, Pennsylvania 19056 Phone: (215) 945-2800 Fax: (215) 945-2808

  • Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-PA 12th District)

9th term Republican from Pennsylvania 12th District. [10] Harrisburg Office: 19 East Wing, Pennsylvania 17120-3012 Phone: (717) 787-6599 Fax: (717) 783-7328

  • Willow Grove Office: (more district offices)

711 North York Road Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090-2124 Phone: (215) 657-7700 Fax: (215) 657-1885

Get out[edit]

If you would like to enjoy a night out on the town you should drive to Atlantic City for the evening. While in Atlantic City you can stay at one of the multiple casinos in the area.

  • Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort - 1000 Boardwalk Dr , Atlantic City , NJ
  • Trump Marina Hotel Casino- Huron Avenue And Brigantine Boulevard , Atlantic City , NJ
  • Tropicana Casino And Resort- Brighton And The Boardwalk , Atlantic City , NJ



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