Upper Dublin Township

Learn about Upper Dublin Township

Upper Dublin Township is a suburb of Philadelphia that is criss-crossed by major roads including the 309 Expressway, Limekiln Pike, Rte 63, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. At the same time, it is known for its many residential neighborhoods with quiet, neighborhood streets. Neighborhoods like Fort Washington, Maple Glen, Dresher, parts of Ambler, Jarrettown, Fitzwatertown and more contribute to a community spirit that attracts homebuyers to the township’s homes and resources.

William Penn in 1701 created the township that haduseen its first settlers in 1698. That agricultural community has been transformed into a vibrant area that offers housing stock including beautiful detached single family homes and townhome communities and a plethora of parks and playing fields. Several golf courses make their home in the township. The Upper Dublin School District has been classified as one of Pennsylvania’s Blue Ribbon School Districts. And the township is the home of a campus of Temple University and Gwynedd Mercy College. To create a culture of conservation in the community and to promote “green” living, in 2015, Upper Dublin Township officially became an Audubon Bird Town to promote conservation and community-based actions to create a healthy, more sustainable environment for both birds and people.

Population: 25,569 in 2010
Public Transportation: SEPTA commuter train service at several different locations
Schools: the Upper Dublin School District
Distance from Center City Philadelphia: Approximately 22 miles
Distance from King of Prussia: Approximately 21 miles.

The township surrounds the revitalized small borough of Ambler that offers a most attractive Main Street (Butler Pike) with a variety of hip restaurants, shops, the area’s premiere electrical supply store, the Ambler Theater and food-shopping opportunities including a well-loved food co-op. The Ambler train station, serving the Lansdale/Doylestown commuter line to Center City, makes it easy to access.

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