Just outside the boundaries of Philadelphia, and surrounded by Cheltenham and Abington Townships, the little borough of Jenkintown shines its light over several different Jenkintown residential neighborhoods and a commercial Old York Road. One client told us several years ago that they always felt comfortable sending their son out on his bike in Jenkintown as he was growing up. Most homes are detached, but there are also semi-detached and row homes and some apartment buildings. There is a feeling of comfort and calm in the borough. Jenkintown has its own school system which the residents love, and it’s easy to walk to it no matter where one lives in the borough.
Favorite features: A fully volunteer Fire Department that has 150 members; a revitalized commercial stretch on Old York Road and on West Avenue; excellent public services; Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee that announced this year that the Borough was officially approved as a Bird Town! The borough government in 2019 approved the first comprehensive plan in over 50 years to create a sensible framework for future growth and development.
Most important to Jenkintowners AND to others in surrounding townships is that the Jenkintown station on SEPTA’s commuter rail is a junction. One can get on a train at Jenkintown and go all the way to New York City.
Public Transportation: Great bus lines and a railroad junction!
Schools: Jenkintown public schools.
Distance from Center City: Approximately 16.5 miles
Distance from King of Prussia: approximately 23.2 miles.