Lower Makefield

Suburban community with ample retail and dining options.

Welcome to Lower Makefield

A suburban community with ample retail and dining options

Lower Makefield is a suburban area with a diverse population on the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The township offers a wide variety of retail and many restaurants to choose from. Lower Makefield's Pennsbury School District is one of Pennsylvania’s best Blue Ribbon award-winning public school districts. Shady Brook Farms hosts many popular seasonal events, including a summertime concert series and a spectacular annual holiday lights display.

Homes in Lower Makefield include a variety of contemporary, mid-century, and historic residences. These diverse homes are located on quiet cul-de-sacs surrounded by trees and verdant greenery.

What to Love

  • Eclectic real estate mix
  • Acclaimed Pennsbury School District
  • Edgewood Village shopping and dining
  • Seasonal events at Shady Brook Farms

People & Lifestyle

Lower Makefield is part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, and neighboring New Jersey towns on the opposite side of the Delaware River are part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Many residents of Lower Makefield commute into both cities for work. The township regularly ranks as one of the top-earning communities in Pennsylvania.

Lower Makefield is also often listed among Money Magazine and CNN/Money’s best places to live in the Eastern United States, which means residents are treated to many exciting happenings. The Pennsbury High School prom has become legendary, with past performers including John Mayer and Maroon 5. The high school’s famous marching band has performed on the Tonight Show and at a variety of festivals and events across the globe.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Edgewood Village is a charming, historic district in Lower Makefield featuring well-preserved 18th and 19th Century architecture and a wealth of shopping and dining options. DeLorenzo’s Tomato Pies uses traditional family recipes for award-winning thin-crust pizza, which was first served in neighboring Trenton in 1947. DeLorenzo’s Edgewood Village location opened in 2018 and quickly became one of Lower Makefield's most popular eateries.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey area’s upscale grocery store chain McCaffrey’s Food Market has its flagship store in Edgewood Village. Here, you’ll find shelves stocked with fresh produce and high-quality groceries along with meat, seafood, bakery, deli, and gourmet cheese counters. Carlucci’s Italian Grill serves delicious authentic Italian dishes based on the traditional cuisine of Naples.

The nearby Oxford Valley Mall features 120 businesses anchored by JCPenney and Macy’s department stores. Brands with stores at Oxford Valley Mall include Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Forever 21, H&M, Loft, Pandora, Sephora, Torrid, Victoria’s Secret, and Zumiez.

Things to Do

Shady Brook Farm is a popular destination for residents of Lower Makefield at any time of the year. This charming farm features a year-round Farmers Market selling fresh seasonal produce, hand-crafted gourmet cheese, and a range of specialty foodstuffs. The Garden Center at Shady Brook Farm has a wide variety of beautiful seasonal and perennial plants for the home and garden.

The Stone’s Throw pub at Shady Brook Farm has weekly quiz nights and regular live music, plus a summertime cornhole league. Shady Brook Farm also hosts many special seasonal events. The springtime Easter Eggstravaganza has an Easter egg hunt, giant pillow jumping, go-karts, games, a playground, and a sports zone. The Summer unWINEd Concert Series features live performances every Friday evening between May and September, plus a firework display over the Fourth of July weekend.

FallFest offers lots of family-friendly fun with wagon rides, a five-acre corn maze, and more live music. The Annual Holiday Light Show sees Shady Brook Farm illuminated with over three million lights. The festivities include visits from Santa and campfires for cooking s’mores. Visitors can also pick their own berries and peaches during the summer and apples and pumpkins during the fall.

Just south of Lower Makefield, Sesame Place is a children’s amusement and water park with rides and attractions based on characters from the TV show Sesame Street. Yardley Country Club offers its members access to a picturesque 18-hole golf course plus many special events throughout the year.


Public schools in Lower Makefield are operated by the Pennsbury School District.

  • Edgewood Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • Makefield Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • Charles H Boehm Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • Pennwood Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • William Penn Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • Pennsbury High School, Public, 9-12.
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