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On a recent post of mine it was suggested that I explain a little about the area in which I work! Some of Limerick's redeeming qualities and distinguishing characteristics.

First of all, Limerick is a rather rural suburb of Philadelphia, about 25 miles northwest. It is located in Montgomery County, one of the most populous and prosperous counties outside Pennsylvania's 2 largest cities---Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

  Limerick  was comprised of large contiguous farms, some tracing their origins back to William Penn himself, for whom Pennsylvania was named. In fact, all of Pennsylvania was part of Penn's Grant bestowed upon the English Quaker by the British Monarchy. It was William Penn who 'founded' Pennsylvania. Oddly enough, William was not the first governor of the state---his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn was!

Limerick, Pa, has been the destination of many of the retreating urban and suburban dwellers over the last 20 or so years. In fact, there are few of those contiguous farms left that haven't been developed. What has allowed for this easy migration, of course, was the extension of the route 422 bypass from King of Prussia to Douglassville. One living in Limerick can be at Philadelphia International Airport in about 45 minutes. King of Prussia, a nearby shopping and employment mecca is 15 minutes away.

Physically located along the Schuylkill River, Limerick, Pennsylvania is home for one of Peco Energies nuclear power plants. Plenty of open spaces adorn the landscape, golf courses are in abundance, and school facilities and churches are elaborately set into the countryside. By the end of this decade, Limerick will be the home for one of the largest upscale factory outlet malls in the world. Well planned communities continue to crop up and proliferate.


When visiting Limerick, be sure to take advantage of the many fine dining opportunities both local and nearby!



Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

WoW, I loved this post, Fran !  I was hoping it would go on and on...then suddenly, it ended. Will you be doing more parts to it?

I think you should repost it and include it in the Heritage Properties, Historic Sites and Antiques group...I'd like to feature it there. 

Nice picture of William Penn ...his wife was the first governor ?  Hmmm, wonder how that came about.

thanks for this intriguing history lesson


Sep 07, 2007 10:19 AM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Fran... thanks for sharing this because I have always heard of Limerick, but knew nothing about the area.  Thanks for sharing this....

jeff belonger

Sep 07, 2007 12:59 PM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


By the time PA needed a governor, William Penn had developed some debilitating physical condition that rendered him unable to serve. So his 2nd wife Hannah stepped in.


I wrote it just for you bro. I figured you needed a vacation. :^)

Thanks guys,   Fran

Sep 07, 2007 03:38 PM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Jo: Furthermore, you have the gift of a vivid and exciting imagination. I spent my first 10 years in my working career in a  quality control laboratory environment. My mind was programmed to look at things, yes or no. Funny how habits mold us and infringe on our artistic growth and freedom.

Limerick is sooo normal and nondescript anyway, its beauty lies in its people which are its greatest assets. Thanks,   Fran

Sep 07, 2007 03:57 PM
Sallie Williams
Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS - Baton Rouge, LA
REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge

Fran, on my visit to PA in November, I visited the Limerick Burial Grounds and found many gravestones of my Brooke ancestors.  I learned that John Brooke received over 750 acres from William Penn, and that's where the cemetery is located.  Mom and I visited the Limerick Historical Society and met some very nice ladies there who have helped with my genealogy project.  Your description of Limerick makes me want to get back and spend more time there.  Thanks and Merry Christmas, Sallie

Dec 13, 2008 08:14 AM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


My office is in the heart of Limerick...Next time in the area drop by and say hello! The welcome mat is always out!!! Thanks,   Fran

Dec 13, 2008 09:59 AM