Cheltenham Township

Learn about Cheltenham Township

Talk with any resident of Cheltenham Township, and one discovers that it’s a great place to live! This progressive community boasts on its web site that it is “a rainbow of talents, ethnicity and creeds.” Its neighborhoods include Wyncote, Melrose Park, Elkins Park, LaMott, Glenside, Twickenham and more, and they each have their own character and vitality. Close to Philadelphia, it’s easy to get to all the resources of the city of Philadelphia as well.

There are two areas in Cheltenham Township that are on the National Register of Historic Places as districts: LaMott, a post Civil War residential development known historically as 19th century training grounds for African American troops, and Wyncote, known for its architectural significance. Indeed, Cheltenham Township, the most populated township in Montgomery County, has a wonderful variety of homes from grand estates to single family brick and stone detached homes from the 1920’s building era to townhome communities, to apartments and more recent condominium developments.

2 National Historic Landmarks: Beth Shalom Synagogue, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a tourist highlight by visitors from around the world, and the towers of Arcadia University.

The township prides itself on its public schools—5 of its 7 buildings are brand new-- and its many open green spaces including the incredible Curtis Arboretum and Wall Park. The Cheltenham Art Center is only one of the examples of programs available in the township for all ages.

Population: 37,409;
Public Transportation: Several SEPTA commuter rail stations and no less than 7 bus routes to Philadelphia and surrounding townships and boroughs
Schools: Cheltenham Public Schools, Perelman Jewish Day School, Ancillae Assumpta Academy, Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote Academy, and Gratz College
Distance from Center City Philadelphia: Approximately 13 miles
Distance from King of Prussia: Approximately 24 miles.

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