Abington Township is one of Montgomery County's oldest communities dating back to before 1700; however, the official date for the incorporation of the township is 1704.
The Township [‡] is bordered by 8 other municipalities: Upper Dublin Township, Upper Moreland Township, Lower Moreland Township, City of Philadelphia, Rockledge Borough, Cheltenham Township, Jenkintown Borough, and Springfield Township. The Township is traversed by several major arteries including Old York Road (SR 611), Huntingdon Pike (SR 232) and Easton Road. Old York Road is the most heavily traveled roadway and it connects Abington to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276) about 1.5 miles to the north of the Township.
Abington has several neighborhoods. These include Willow Grove, Roslyn, Glenside, Rydal, North Hills, and Meadowbrook. Recently, Glenside has become one of Abington's major business districts that's provides a variety of shops, cafes restaurants, banks, community services, and other commercial establishments with a walkable setting. Largely because of the increasing popularity of Abington's neighborhoods combined with the Township's proximity to Philadelphia and easy access to interstate 276, Abington Township is a fully developed community.
Within Abington Township are many opportunities for cultural experiences and growth. Aside from the arts and crafts programs offered through the Bureau of Parks and Recreation, a number of other cultural activities are available. Foremost among these is the Abington Art Center at Alverthorpe Manor. The Center offers studio instruction in the visual arts and dance, as well as a variety of workshops, critiques, lectures, symposia, and bus trips. Musical enlightenment is available through the Settlement Music School, Old York Road Symphony, Abington Choral Club, and the Music Theater of Abington. In addition to these cultural resources, the renowned Keswick Theater and the Willow Manor Players Theater provide opportunities to enjoy music, comedy, dance and drama.
‡ Adapted from: 2015 Master Bicycle Plan, and 2007 Comprehensive Plan, Abington Township (www.abington.org, accessed April, 2019)
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