North Wales is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a suburb of Philadelphia, and is one of the three historic population centers that make up the North Penn Valley, which is centered around the borough of Lansdale. Like many small boroughs in Pennsylvania, North Wales is at “build out”, meaning that its boundaries have not kept up with population growth.
North Wales’ Main and Walnut Streets have been home to many businesses over the town’s history and these two thoroughfares still serve the community today by providing a number of services such as a variety of hair salons and beauty parlors, a pharmacy, doctors’ offices, a dry cleaner, a running and walking shoe specialty store, a yoga studio, two auto repair facilities, two auto body shops, two laundromats, a post office, convenience store, and a recording studio, among many others. Eateries and bars include two pizza parlors, a Tex-Mex restaurant, two cafes, two bakeries, a juice bar and a vegan restaurant.
Weingartner Park is located at Second and Summit Streets with a large variety of trees. There are many pathways and benches to enjoy and the park is particularly shady and breezy during the spring and summer months. Ninth Street Park, located at Ninth & Church Streets is a watershed runoff area designed to attract birds. There is a trail that goes through park with footbridge over the drainage area and is a nice natural-feeling area. Eighth Street Park, also known as “A Child’s Garden,” was developed by local children. It has a brick walking path, plantings and benches.