In June, 2009, U.S. News and World Report Magazine identified Horsham Township as one of the Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania. Of the 2,566 municipalities in Pennsylvania, only 63 municipalities made the list.
The selected municipalities were not numerically ranked. U. S. News looked at areas with strong economies, low living costs and plenty of fun things to do. The selection is based on a series of indicators that include population, low crime rates, cost of living, healthcare, housing prices, income and more. Township Manager Mike McGee stated in a recent interview: “While attracting responsible business growth, Horsham has maintained a real sense of community providing residents with numerous park facilities, excellent schools, economic opportunity, and safe neighborhoods.” The township’s 800 acres of parkland (the largest municipal park systems in Montgomery County), Horsham Day, wide range of employment opportunities and housing types, excellent school system, and low crime rates are all factors that contributed to the recognition. In 2007, CNN Money Magazine listed Horsham Township as number 15 in the top 100 places to live in America. Council thanks our residents for their ongoing commitment to making Horsham a great place to live. It is this support that enables our community to be continuously honored with national recognition.