Small town suburb close to it all
Springfield Township stands as one of the smaller Montgomery County townships at a little over six square miles. However, its 20,000 residents and proximity to both central Philadelphia and a myriad of outdoor pursuits help make it a sought-after location.
Incorporated in 1901, the area includes the communities of Erdenheim, Flourtown, Oreland, and Wyndmoor. Offering a unique mix of rustic, small-town, and edge-of-the-city suburb, Springfield Township suits those that want a bucolic, community-centered lifestyle without completely giving up the more energetic vibes of the city.
Springfield Township’s luxury real estate market is a grand affair, particularly in Wyndmoor, which borders Philadelphia’s sought after Chestnut Hill neighborhood. More modest dwellings around Flourtown command asking prices of half a million dollars. Head south to Wyndmoor, however, and the number easily doubles, and includes large estate homes on wooded lots of 1.5 acres or more. The outlier is Wyndmoor’s Guildford, a 20,000-square foot, 16th-century Tudor that sits on an 18.3-acre tract. The asking price is currently $8.9 million.
Just 30 minutes to the south, and you’ll find yourself in the heart of Philadelphia. Only 30 minutes north, and you're in rural Pennsylvania. This same duality also defines Springfield Township. The area has all the creature comforts of a modern city, including those along the bustling Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, but emphasizes a laid-back, small-town vibe.
The town is also near a wealth of parks and outdoor recreational areas, including the expansive Wissahickon Valley Park. The proximity to Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia's unofficial “Garden District,” helps infuse Springfield Township with an added air of affluence, especially in the Erdenheim and Wyndmoor neighborhoods.
Flourtown takes on the role of Springfield Township’s de facto downtown and is the place to go for the area’s best restaurants and entertainment. At the top of that list is the Flourtown Farmers Market, which is housed in the former Springfield Hotel and held three days a week.
Two of Flourtown’s most popular eateries include Scoogi’s Italian Kitchen and Bar and the Asian-American fusion of Zakes Cafe. The Movie Tavern takes dinner and a movie to new levels by combining both in an upscale theater setting.
The 1,800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park and its more than 50 miles of hiking trails are directly accessible from Flourtown near the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and Mill Road. Just to the south is the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. The beautiful 92-acre site includes over 13,000 labeled plants from over 2,600 types.
To explore the history of the area, the Springfield Township Historical Society is always worth a visit. And though not directly located within the township, the Fort Washington State Park is a five-minute drive from Flourtown.
Springfield Township is home to the Springfield Spartans as well as several private schools which include: