Bucks County's Doylestown dates to the 18th century and William Doyle's Tavern and is now home to more than 8,000 residents. The town also has had more than its share of bold-faced names, including James Michener, Pearl S. Buck, Stephen Sondheim, Margaret Mead and — of course — Pink. Real estate trends in the suburban community indicate a median listing price of about $535,000 and a median sales price of $427,500. These three homes are listed at just a hair less than $500,000.
107 E. Oakland Ave.
Monthly taxes: $372
Tell me all about it: We love that this 2,850-square-foot property presents so many options. It was built in 1881 and has loads of curb appeal. Inside, there are seven offices, two bathrooms and lots of exposed brick. Outside is a parking lot and a lovely covered porch. The property is zoned for central residential, meaning a new owner can fashion a new single-family house or invest in local business.
3283 Durham Road
Monthly taxes: $527
Tell me all about it: This farmhouse property is technically part of the historic village of Mechanicsville, though it maintains a Doylestown address. The home sits on an acre of land and dates to 1786. We love the abundant light and many large windows, offering vista views of the countryside.
4191 Hillside Circle
Monthly taxes: $626
Tell me all about it: We love that this four-bedroom home is just two miles from the center of historic Doylestown. The home boasts a four-season room inside and a lovely garden area and decks outside. The master suite includes a walk-in cedar closet and an en-suite bath. Bonus: The basement is ready to be finished to your specifications.