Bridgeport Borough is poised for a significant commercial and residential redevelopment renaissance. Located in the heart of Montgomery County along the Schuylkill River, Bridgeport is a town of about 4600 residents nestled between the County Seat of Norristown and the commercial metropolis of King of Prussia. Bridgeport is a quiet bedroom community that still offers families the opportunity to find reasonable property values while also residing in the excellent school district of Upper Merion. Bridgeport is easily accessible by road and rail; it hosts state routes 23 and 202, serviced by the SEPTA 99 Bus Route and Norristown High-Speed Rail Line, and just minutes away from I-76, 276, 476, and 422.
Furthermore, Bridgeport Borough Council and Administration are striving to create a more business-friendly atmosphere within the community. Bridgeport officials are beginning to work with Montgomery County in an attempt to identify opportunities for redevelopment and devise strategies to attract outside businesses, while cultivating relationships with local business owners who have been instrumental in much of Bridgeport’s recent growth.
It is no secret that this part of Montgomery County is poised to undergo a major “facelift” in the next several years – with continued commercial and residential construction & redevelopment moving up the Schuylkill, ongoing efforts to connect the whole of Southeastern Pennsylvania via trails, and the potential extension of the Septa High-Speed Line. In recent years, the nearby municipalities of Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Phoenixville and West Norriton have all experienced commercial and residential growth centered around their Schuylkill River Waterfront and Bridgeport is soon to follow. O'Neill Properties Group has conditional approval to build Bridgeview, a 575-unit residential development that will consist of both townhomes and apartments. Bridgeview stands to potentially increase Bridgeport's population by 25-30% once constructed, and this increase in overall population will aid in rebranding Bridgeport as a more viable and intriguing option for regional commercial development.
Bridgeport will also play host to a portion of the Chester Valley Trail, a 22-mile-long paved trail that will connect Chester County’s Struble Trail to Montgomery County’s Schuylkill River Trail. Included in the Chester Valley Trail is the “Bridgeport Loop”, a trail spur that will take bikers and hikers through the heart of Bridgeport’s commercial district. Construction on the trail has a projected 2018 start date.
The future looks very bright for Bridgeport, a small town with a large and friendly business community. We welcome you to come experience it for yourself!