Just a few steps from the Philadelphia line, Springfield Township is made up of many distinct neighborhoods. In Old Wyndmoor, one finds stunningly beautiful 19th and 20th century estates, lovely custom homes built with local Wissahickon schist, and smaller homes closer to the more commercial Willow Grove Avenue. The oldest home of Wyndmoor is at the corner of Abington Avenue and Elm Street! Edward Stotesbury, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, built a fabulous mansion designed by Horace Trumbauer called “Whitemarsh Hall” on 300 acres that stretched from Paper Mill Road to Willow Grove Avenue. In the years after Stotesbury’s death in the market crash of 1929, his estate was slowly developed through the rest of the 20th century particularly after World War II: a distinctive community of flat-topped homes with original radiant heat in concrete floors, tract ranches and two story detached homes, and, later on, a large development of townhomes that surrounded some of the outdoor sculptures of the old Stotesbury estate. The neighborhoods of Erdenheim and Oreland, too, offer popular residential communities with a combination of split level and two story homes.
A popular 4th of July parade with fireworks draws thousands each year!
Population: more than 19,000
Public Transportation: Bus and commuter train service are across the township line into Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia
Schools: Springfield Township Schools, Saint Genevieve School, Mount St. Joseph Academy, the Carson Valley School
Distance from Center City Philadelphia: Approximately 15 miles
Distance from King of Prussia: Approximately 15 miles.