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A close-knit, small-town feel to draw and keep people here, complemented by countless tangible qualities is what makes Eastern Montgomery County a great place to live, work and play.

The quality of life is second-to-none, with award-winning schools, modern health care and ample recreation and culture. In addition, this portion of the county offers an attractive and varied residential real estate market that caters to both the renter and homeowner. With high home values, a range of local amenities and proximity to Philadelphia; which is bustling in the tourism genre as well as economically; growing families, young professionals, active retirees and seniors find living in Eastern Montgomery County to be a great investment.

The area is made up of nine main municipalities; each with its own distinct character.

Abington Township, a friendly, family oriented, suburban community of more than 55,000 residents, is distinguished by having a history predating 1700. Sixteen unincorporated communities lie within the township’s 15.5-square-mile border. In addition to an impressive real estate spread, the township is home to several key points of interest: Penn State-Abington, the Abington Art Center, Briar Bush Nature Center, Keswick Theatre, Willow Grove Park Mall, a full-time police force and both Abington Memorial Hospital and Holy Redeemer Hospital.

Abington Township’s quality of life has been recognized on numerous occasions, with noted accomplishments of ranking as the #29 Best Places to Live in 2010 by Money magazine and standing as one of the Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise.

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Home to nearly 37,000 residents, Cheltenham Township boasts tree-lined residential neighborhoods, convenient shopping and nearly 500 acres of parkland for the outdoor enthusiast. It is a designated Preserve America Community, a Tree City USA and has, in recent times, earned a spot among Philadelphia Magazine’s 25 Best Places to Live – Philadelphia Suburbs.

Nestled between Abington and Cheltenham townships is the appealing borough of Jenkintown – a small suburban town stretching just under one square mile in size. Jenkintown is home to more than 4,400 and features a sweeping residential sector with housing to suit homeowners in every stage of life. Its residential streets are homey and its walkable downtown is filled with locally owned shops, galleries and restaurants, and with its modern Town Square, it continues to be a popular gathering place for occasions like the 5k Sunset Run and the highly anticipated Jazz Festival of the Arts in the Fall.

The Borough of Bryn Athyn’s claim to fame is merging faith with education, hosting the Academy of the New Church, the Bryn Athyn Church School and the New Church College. In addition, the borough houses Bryn Athyn College, a private liberal arts institution, as well as a National Historic Landmark District. With a population of just under 1,400, Bryn Athyn remains a lovely place to live and a wonderful place to visit.

Lower Moreland and Upper Moreland townships are two exceptional residential and commercial destinations in Eastern Montgomery County, offering high-quality housing, shopping and dining, and business/industrial opportunities. The Borough of Rockledge, with easy access to mass transit and major thoroughfares, is another optimal option for those who work in Philadelphia but prefer to live in a suburban oasis. Springfield and Upper Dublin townships are viable options, as well. Upper Dublin is home to two of the largest complexes in the county – the 536-acre Fort Washington Office Complex and the Prudential Office Campus.

No matter where one chooses to live, there’s a place for everyone in Eastern Montgomery County!

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