There's just one car in the parking lot and the gate is locked, yet there are small boats bobbing in the river, just above the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge about a mile or so south.Across the river, nearly hidden by trees, is Philadelphia.In the first quarter, according to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors' Hom Expert Report, there were nine closings in Riverton with a median price of 8,000.
For all of 2013, there were 27 sales, with the median price of $264,000, according to Hom Expert.
Fallows says a median price of $250,000 to $350,000 is "about right." The median for 2013, while $50,000 lower than the $313,000 of 2010, is still higher than the other Burlington County communities along the 34-mile River Line route from Camden to Trenton.
Heavens has been writing about real estate and home improvement for 27 of his 36 years at the Inquirer and for most of his 49 years as a reporter.
Author of three books, he was "The Gadgeteer" on the Discovery Channel's Home Matters and president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
As is the case with many small towns and boroughs on either side of the river, Riverton is not a place where huge numbers of houses are bought and sold.