Village Shires, Pennsylvania

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Village Shires is a community within Northampton Township, Bucks County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as a separately incorporated municipality. The population was 4,137 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Village Shires is located at 40°12′3″N 74°58′19″W / 40.20083°N 74.97194°W / 40.20083; -74.97194 (40.200808, -74.971928)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.

Community Association

Almost every residence in the census designation of Village Shires, PA is part of the Village Shires Community Association. Village Shires is governed by a 7 member community Board of Directors. The Board of Directors set and approve the budget, hire the on-site management, hire the in-house landscaping crew, purchase equipment, contract with vendors to maintain recreational facilities and community maintenance, and set community rules and regulations. The on-site management offices are located at 3001 East Village Road.

Village Shires is managed by The Village Shires Community Association (VSCA). The VSCA includes single homes - Heather Valley I and II, townhouses - Country Place I and II, Bridleridge, Natura, and Millpond, and six independent Condominium Associations, Beacon Hill, Signal Hill/Heritage Place, Tamerlane, Canterbury Croft, Hamlet, and Old Jordan Woods.

In an attempt to facilitate economies of operation, the six Condominium Associations annually contract with the VSCA to perform combined community services. The VSCA oversees landscaping, snow removal, maintenance, and operation of recreational and common areas through supervisory and contractual agreements with The Danella Management and Realty Co. Inc., an on-site management company.

Community wide elections are held every November to fill vacant positions on the VSCA Executive Board for the ensuing calendar year. In an effort to ensure continuity of operations, board positions overlap and span two year terms. There are also several committees that report to the Executive Board, such as the Architectual Control Committee, which assists the Executive Board in approving or denying requests to make additions and alterations to townhomes by owners.

The Board of Directors meet monthly with the on-site manager to discuss and supervise finances, community matters, correspondence, contractual agreements, vendor and contractor performance, budgetary matters and any other issues pertinent to the community.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,137 people, 1,714 households, and 1,064 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,477.5 people per square mile (1,342.3/km²). There were 1,751 housing units at an average density of 1,471.9/sq mi (568.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.10% White, 0.60% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

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