Welcome to New Hope
A picturesque town along the banks of the Delaware River.
This bucolic town is known for its tranquil atmosphere and vibrant list of things to do. It’s a popular getaway from the surrounding cities, and visitors and residents alike enjoy dinner at the restaurants along the river and the eclectic shopping options. Tranquil and picturesque, New Hope is a beautiful mix of artistic endeavors and lush nature.
New Hope grew up around a mill along the banks of the Delaware River. Its prime location halfway between Philadelphia and New York made it a hub of transportation from stagecoaches, boats, and automobiles throughout the decades. It became a haven for artists and Broadway summer stock theater, and it has settled into a tranquil yet vibrant community.
With over 200 years of history, New Hope is home to many gorgeous historical homes. Farmhouses and Colonials as well as stone houses are popular. There are plenty of new constructions in the area for those looking for a fresh home, but even the newer homes are built in the styles of days gone by, giving New Hope a cohesive charm.
What to Love
- Peaceful river views
- Picturesque countryside
- Vibrant dining scene
- Quaint local shops
New Hope is close enough for a quick day trip to or from both New York and Philadelphia, making it a haven for New Englanders looking for a peaceful getaway. Though it attracts a lot of people, it never loses its tranquil atmosphere. It’s a town full of artistry, from theater to culinary delights, and residents enjoy eclectic shopping and a full calendar of events. New Hope is the perfect place to live for those looking for vibrant amenities and a community set against a pastoral scene.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
New Hope is a foodie’s paradise. With delicious dining along the Delaware River and iconic spots around every corner, residents and visitors have an abundance of options.
Ferry + Main at Logan Inn is where delight and comfort meet with an exquisite dining experience in a community living room-type space. Waterfront dining and dramatic cocktails create a delightful experience at Stella. Nektar is a charming bistro that serves small-plate Mediterranean fare on its airy patio. Zoubi Restaurant & Bar has a global menu and a sophisticated air, as well as one of the best brunch menus in the area. Greenhouse is a vibrant restaurant with an upscale menu and live music and trivia. Another place to enjoy live music with dinner is at the tropical-themed eatery Havana.
Main Street runs along the Delaware River and is peppered with quaint boutiques. Night Bird Vintage is full of unique pieces from many decades and is certain to please those searching for style and substance. The Soap Opera Company is a local boutique that sells soaps, bath bombs, and all sorts of high-end bath products. Peddler's Village is a 42-acre property with over 60 shops and restaurants, making it the perfect place to spend the day.
Things to Do
New Hope might be picturesque and tranquil, but there is still plenty to do when it comes to large-scale events and exhibitions.
Enjoy the displayed art at New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival or enter the juried competition with anything from painting and pottery to glass art and furniture. The New Hope Film Festival is a launching pad for many independent filmmakers, and New Hope residents can attend the world and US premieres of many incredible films. New Hope Arts Center is a nonprofit that not only exhibits incredible art but supports the community of artists that create in New Hope and the surrounding area.
Shad Fest is an annual event full of live music, fresh fish, delicious foods, arts and crafts vendors, and fun for all ages. At the New Hope Auto Show, you can take in the beauty of exotic cars and the charm of antique automobiles as you enjoy live entertainment, food, and drink. The New Hope Railroad is a classic experience on a 1900s passenger train into the heart of the Pennsylvania countryside. It’s easy to buy tickets or book for a birthday or holiday party.