An Active-Adult Community of Single-Family Homes
Located in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania



 

Information About the Kingsfield Community

Kingsfield is an active adult community of 66 single-family homes located on 27 acres in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Our postal Zip Code is 18964. Our community is adjacent to the western boundary of Souderton, which is approximately halfway between Philadelphia and Allentown. Driving directions are available on this web site.

There are three home models in the Kingsfield community: Barkley, Coventry and Durham. The floor plans are available only to homeowners because of security concerns. Homeowners can retrieve their floor plan and make it available to prospective buyers.

Street and lawn maintenance, trash collection and snow removal, are provided as services of the Kingsfield Community Association. The Association's services are supported by homeowner dues, currently at $175 a month, and an occasional assessment for extraordinary costs such as excess snow removal.

Or trash hauler is Advanced Disposal, 610-584-5450.

Kingsfield has public water, sewer and underground utilities. The service providers are:

  • Cable TV - Comcast- 215-258-2700 or 1-888-266-2278
  • Electric - PP&L - 1-800-342-5775
  • Gas - Exelon Corp. (formerly PECO Energy) 215-841-4000; Emergencies 1-800-841-4141 (All homes are equipped with gas furnaces and hot water heaters).
  • Telephone - Verizon - 1-800-479-0305
  • Sewer - Franconia Sewer Authority - 215-723-1137
  • Water - North Penn Water Authority - 215-855-3617
  • PA One Call (before digging in the yard) - 811
  • Residents are able to take advantage of activities offered by the Indian Valley Public Library at 100 East Church Avenue in Telford (215-723-9109), the Senior Adult Activity Center (SAAC) of Indian Valley at 259 N. Second St. in Souderton (215-723-5841), a nearby YMCA and the adult-education programs of the Souderton Area School District. With a school-tax bill of approximately $5,000 a year per residence, the 66 homes in the Kingsfield Community generate approximately $330,000 every year to support public education, including the school district's adult-education programs.

    A neighboring 55-and-older community of 156 homes, Lions Gate, is accessible from a walking path that borders our neighborhood.

    Our township offices are located at 671 Allentown Road, Franconia, PA 18924
    Phone: 215-723-1137 - Fax: 215-723-4167 - Web site: www.franconiatownship.org/
    Supervisors Meetings: Held on the 2nd Monday each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Building
    Township Manager: Kevin Baver 215-723-1137

    History Of Our Community

    The Kingsfield Community was developed by Cowpath Associates, L.P., owned by Jeffrey C. Grosse, Stanley H. Geiger and C. Richard Quade. Construction of the 66 homes began in the spring of 2000 by Quade Homes.

    The acreage of the Kingsfield Community is part of a 1,000-acre tract of land shown in the map at left. That 1,000-acre tract, most of which is now the Borough of Souderton, was settled in the early 1700s by Thomas Fairman, one of the first settlers who arrived in the Delaware Valley in 1682. The deed, which was issued in 1708 for those 1,000 acres, was the first deed ever issued for land within the present limits of Franconia Township. The 1,000-acre tract was purchased in 1755 by George Cressman who then divided the property into several parcels, keeping one of them for himself.

    Records show that a farm consisting of 100 acres of the Fairman tract was sold to Christian Benner in 1755 by Cressman (see the box in the image). That 100-acre tract of land is bordered on the north by Reliance Road. Cowpath Road cuts diagonally through the middle of the box and Kingsfield today is in the lower right portion of the box.

    The Christian Benner Farm had several owners through the early 1900s and was sold in 1928 to Harvey H. Derstine. The property at 320 Cowpath Road today is in the name of Elwood C. Derstine.

    The map on this page is from "Images of America - Souderton," published in 2011 by Souderton Telford Main Streets; it was provided by the Mennonite Heritage Center in Franconia Township. The 128-page book, which contains more than 200 photos depicting the history of Sounderton and Franconia, can be purchased for $21.99 from Aracadia Publishing.

    Other Important Information About Our Community

    Police:
    Franconia Township Police Department - Dial 911 for an emergency.  For all other calls, dial 215-723-6777

    Fire and Ambulance:
    Perseverance (Souderton) Volunteer Fire Department, 266 N. 2nd St., Souderton - Dial 911 for an emergency.  For all other calls, dial 215-721-0911

    Hospital:
    Grand View Hospital, 700 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville PA 18960; 215-453-4000

    Post Office:
    The Souderton/Telford Post Office, which serves all Souderton addresses including Kingsfield, is located at 99 S. 4th Street in Telford.  The Hatfield Post Office, which also is nearby, is located at 45 N. Main Street in Hatfield.

    Voting Location:
    Immanuel Leidy Church, 276 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton. Voter registration forms can be obtained in local libraries, municipal buildings, post offices and state liquor stores

    Public Library:
    Indian Valley Public Library: 100 E. Church Avenue, Telford (near Landis food market); 215-723-9109

    Senior Citizen Transit Services:
    One must be age 60 or older and registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, via TransNet in Blue Bell; 215-542-7433
    For local transportation, call (one day in advance) Mid-County Transportation Services; 215-855-6897
    All senior citizens with Medicare cards may travel one-way on any SEPTA train or bus for $1.

    Senior Citizen Gold Cards:
    All residents of the Souderton Area School District who are 62 years of age and older are eligible for a "Gold Card" that will entitle them to attend most school sponsored events such as plays, concerts, and athletic contests at no charge.
    A gold Card also entitles the holder to take, at no cost, one course (per semester) offered by the Souderton Area Community Education program.  However, not all classes are open to those who hold Gold Cards and material fees may be assessed.
    A Gold Card may be obtained by picking up an application at the School District office at 760 Lower Road, Franconia Township.  Applications also can be mailed to your home address.  Call 215-723-6061 ext. 204 for additional information.