North Wales is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is one of the three historic population centers that make up the North Penn Valley. The population was 3,229 at the 2010 census.
Like many small boroughs in Pennsylvania, North Wales is at “build out”, meaning that its boundaries have not kept up with population growth. Summarily, many businesses and residences with North Wales addresses are located in outlying townships that were never annexed by the borough, such as the Montgomery Mall in Montgomery Township. North Wales is in the North Penn School District.
North Wales’ Main and Walnut Streets have been home to many businesses over the town’s history and these two thoroughfares still serve the community today by providing a number of basic services such as one Tae Kwon Do school, two banks, a variety of hair salons and beauty parlors, a pharmacy, doctors’ offices, a dry cleaner, a running and walking shoe specialty store, a yoga studio, two auto repair facilities, two auto body shops, two laundromats, a post office, convenience store, and a custom cabinetry shop, among many others. Eateries and bars include two pizza parlors a tex-mex restaurant, two cafes and two bakeries & a record store.
Weingartner Park is located at Second and Summit Streets with a large variety of trees. There are many pathways and benches to enjoy and the park is particularly shady and breezy during the spring and summer months.
The Wee Walers park is on Shearer St. and it is a playground developed for children ages 2 to 10.
Second Street Park, located at Second Street & Prospect Avenue, is a tennis court area open to the public seven days a week, closing at dusk.
Ninth Street Park, located at Ninth & Church Streets is a watershed runoff area designed to attract birds. There is a trail that goes through park with footbridge over the drainage area and is a nice natural-feeling area.
The Fourth Street Park is an approximately 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) open area used for various sporting activities. The clay totem poles were made by residents.
Eighth Street Park, also known as “A Child’s Garden,” was developed by local children. It has a brick walking path, plantings and benches.
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