Diverse suburban township with convenient shopping and wonderful outdoor spaces
With over 55,000 residents, Abington Township is Montgomery County’s second-largest township. Even with that population, the mostly residential area takes on an active suburban vibe with each neighborhood exuding its own small-town charm.
This community-oriented township offers plenty of convenience along its bustling Old York corridor. You'll find plenty of retail and dining, but should you want more, Center City Philadelphia remains a 30-minute drive away. Abington Township offers one of Montgomery County’s best collection of parks and outdoor spaces.
The grandest, most luxurious homes in Abington Township are often those with a rich historical lineage or exquisite architectural features. Rydal and Meadowbrook prices typically range from $500,000 at the lower end to $1,000,000 plus on the higher end.
People flock to Abington Township to appreciate the local vibe. Three train stations serve the town, which keeps Center City close. Abington Township is bucolic suburbia with its rolling, tree-lined streets, and a quiet laid-back community-driven atmospher.
Old York Road serves as Abington Township’s main thoroughfare and hosts its most robust commercial activity. Three major retail areas feature along the central artery, including the largest, Willow Grove Park Mall. In central Abington Township, there’s The Fairway, which features a Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and the popular Curds N’ Whey BYOB cafe.
Abington Township is home to many outdoor spaces and recreational facilities, including over 20 parks. Two of the most popular are Alverthorpe and Lorimer.
The resident-only Alverthorpe Park features numerous sports courts and fields, including baseball fields, basketball and tennis court, a nine hole golf course, miniature golf, playgrounds, toddler pool plus fabulous picnic, fishing, and camping opportunities. Proof of residency is required for entry.
Lorimer Park is a 230-acre public park that includes trails for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing in the winter, and an all-purpose path for biking.
The Briar Bush Nature Center is a fantastic outing for children and adults alike. It includes nature trails, interactive nature programs, and educational opportunities. The Abington Art Center features galleries and exhibitions in the restored former Alverthorpe Manor and a sculpture park spread across the lush 27-acre campus.
Abington Township is a blue ribbon school district, and home to excellent private schools: