Seniors Take In Bensalem

Unknown This senior chose Bensalem because it was named one of America’s 50 Best Small Cities.   Furthermore, I selected the town because it rated #46 out of 50 and I like those kinds of small towns.  I know small towns… mine had a population of 300.

Bensalem has 60,512 inhabitants and is known for its strong Jewish community.  Bensalem seems to be a perfect place to visit to avoid the hustle, bustle and high prices of the city.

There have been many discussions and controversies about the derivation of the name “Bensalem”. As far back as 1692 a portion of the name “Salem” appeared in provincial records in connection with surveys and grants of land and some time between that year and 1701 the prefix “Ben” was added.


There have also been discussions about the meaning of the name. One historian suggested that the name meant “hill of peace” or “peaceful mount”, while others maintained that it meant “son of peace”, so, take your pick.

 Seniors Find Themselves In Covered Bridges

Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo and Bensalem Council would like to welcome you to Bensalem Township. Incorporated in 1692, this thriving suburban community is just outside Philadelphia. Bensalem Township, an area of 21 square miles, is the buffer township between Philadelphia on the West and the rest of Bucks County on the East and Northeast.

Through Bensalem  pass four of the most important arteries of transportation in the United States—- Interstate 95, U.S. Route 13 (Bristol Pike), U.S. Route 1 (Lincoln Highway) and the Eastern Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Bensalem is home to the headquarters of Charming Shoppes, a Fortune 1000 company. The region features numerous historic buildings, notable covered bridges and picturesque scenery.

Seniors Enjoy Historical Area

TripAdvisor includes the Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine and Pistol People, an organization dedicated to teaching families and professionals the safe and practical uses of firearms.

The Bucks County Visitor Center serves as a gateway for all senior visitors. The Historical Society of Bensalem Township, founded and incorporated in 1977, is a great place to read up on the local history.


The Society has acquired many interesting and valuable items including old cemetery records, a variety of ancient maps, more than 50 land deeds, local genealogies, photographs, slides and a host of other historical and significant items.

Parx Casino is located in Bensalem for those of you who care to play a few games. There is  Neshaminy State Park,  located along the Delaware River.

Senior travelers, when you drive across Pennsylvania, make a stop in Bensalem and enjoy another of America’s Best Small Cities jeb

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