The Island is a limited-access, residential borough neighborhood. Here, as typical of so many inconspicuous, older boro neighborhoods throughout southeastern PA, in any given year, one may discover 3 or 4 generations of the same family, owning homes in close proximity, if not next door.
While no longer an island, the area was indeed very much so at one time. Historians suggest the island was created as the result of a late-17th century storm. It played a pivotal role in the development of Morrisville, as the geography created by that storm made it ideal for development of an industrial complex that was known as The Delaware Works.
Homes were built primarily from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s with a few appearing to have been constructed in the 1960s or even 1970s. Interior living space ranges from approximately 1,000 to 2,000 sqft. With a few exceptions, lot sizes are typically one-tenth of an acre or less.
A view of the Delaware River may be accessible from the top of some of the three-story homes, or at least, the higher reaches of the buildings of the New Jersey State Capitol Complex (Trenton) lining the opposite river shore.
To the west and north of The Island lies Williamson Park, home to numerous seasonal activities enjoyed by residents of the borough and surrounding communities.
The Island is an enigmatic place. Probably one of those informal communities where your home is known as someone-else's (a former resident) until you've logged a respectable number of decades yourself, as the occupant.
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