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Abington Township holds a top spot as one of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in the northeast Philadelphia suburbs. Abington serves as an excellent meld of shopping and employment opportunities, hosting one of the area's largest indoor-shopping venues, Willow Grove Park, as well as several of Montgomery County's largest employers.

Abington lies close to 15 miles to the north and west of the center of Philadelphia. Abington holds much promise for professionals and their families who have migrated out of the city and into the suburbs. This has resulted in one of the highest rated school systems in the area, which combined with the lush landscape and quiet streets, makes for the perfect place to raise a family.

Abington holds a moderately diverse racial mix of people, mostly consisting of single professionals and budding families. This has resulted in a major influx of businesses catering to these demographics, providing a balanced mix of industry and open terrain.

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As of November 2017, the average apartment rent in Abington, PA is $852 for a studio, $944 for one bedroom, and $1,084 for two bedrooms. Apartment rent in Abington has increased by 4.6% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 600 $852
1 BR 676 $944
2 BR 800 $1,084


69 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
40 Transit Score® Some Transit
44 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

Living in Abington

  • Restaurants

    Abington's choices in cuisine range from classic American fare to a few worthy venues that specialize in different types of international cuisine.

    If you want to try some traditional yet creative Mexican dishes, head to Mad Mex. Locals love the unique take on classic favorites like the enchiladas and fajitas. Come hungry, and be sure to order one of the house margaritas.

    Authentic Vietnamese dishes of excellent quality reign supreme at Pho & Beyond, located on Easton Road. Try one of the house favorites - Bun Chao Tom, a bowl of grilled, ground shrimp with rice vermicelli and topped with crushed peanuts. Complement your order with a spring roll, stuffed liberally with shrimp, pork and mint.

    Nightlife choices in Abington range from the pubs and taverns in the surrounding area to the more intense venues located in the big city. Buckets Tavern, located on West Avenue, provides a perfect example of the quality drinking establishments you will find locally. Enjoy a buffalo chicken cheese steak topped with a side of bleu cheese, all washed down with a pint of one of your favorite seasonal beers.

  • History

    Abington's origins date back to the late 1600s, starting when the parcel of land it stands on was purchased from the Lenape Indians by William Penn. Some of Montgomery County's oldest industries and buildings lie in Abington, and the township has been known as a hub for the manufacturing of metal and plastic products.

    Art aficionados can revel in the 27-acre grounds of the Abington Art Center, located on Meetinghouse Road in Jenkintown. Wander the campus and enjoy exhibitions in all different types of mediums, including paint, sculpture and film. The Abington Art Center also hosts events and activities of all types, which can be enjoyed by patrons year around.

    Each year, the Manayunk Art Festival draws more than 200,000 different attendees, comprised of designers, collectors and buyers. Nearly 300 artists come together to showcase wares done in paint, metal and sculpture mediums, to name a few.

  • Transportation

    Given the relative scarcity of public transportation options, vehicle travel still reigns supreme. Abington rests just a few minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and lies directly on one of the area's major arteries, Route 611.

    Both biking and walking hold a strong presence in Abington, with beautiful scenery and quiet residential areas in abundance. Cabs can be summoned by phone from Bux-Mont Transportation and Montco Suburban Cab Co. and will usually arrive in under a half hour.

    While Abington may not have the number of public transportation choices that Philadelphia does, buses and trains do provide travel to the city and surrounding suburbs. These include the 22 and 55 buses, as well as the R2, R5 and R8 trains.

  • Cost

    Abington's quiet residential neighborhoods and multitude of shopping venues do have a price, with the cost of living running around 18 percent higher than the rest of the state. The median rental range for a one-bedroom apartment comes in at $1,101, which is around 38 percent higher than the state average.

    Public transportation costs will not break the bank, with a one-way bus ticket ride starting at $2.25. Train ride charges exist by zones, with the starting fare running around $3. Gas prices claim a lower cost than the national average by a little over one percent. Enjoy a pint of your favorite beer at a local pub for about $4.

  • Shopping

    Abington Township is home to one of the largest shopping venues in the area, Willow Grove Park Mall. Spanning three floors and with over 130 stores and multiple quality dining establishments, the mall features anchor chains as well as specialty stores like As Seen On TV and Things Remembered.

    Boutique shopping at its finest can be found at the JennK Boutique, located inside Blue A Hair Studio in Huntington Valley. JennK provides a wide assortment of jewelry and clothing, all carefully selected from fashion hotspots like New York and Los Angeles.

    While much of Abington is dominated by larger chain-grocery stores, a few jewels, such as O'Neill's Market, do exist. Browse tasty food choices, such as fresh cut meats, imported Irish foods and a bakery that cannot be beat. The Dresher Farm Market also provides fresh produce, baked goods and locally-produced milk and eggs.

  • Parks

    Given its residential makeup, finding a local park at which to enjoy some nature time is extremely easy. Roslyn Park, located on Susquehanna Road and comprised of over 17 acres, sports a wide range of activities for all age groups. Walk the nature trails, let your children play on the playground or even catch some air at their sizable skateboard facility.

    Let your canine buddy run free at the Curtis Hall Dog Park, located on Church Road in Wyncote. This park includes over an acre of running area, a separate area for smaller-breed dogs and multiple benches for you to relax as your dog frolics.

    Crestmont Park, situated neatly on Old Welsh Road, supplies numerous activities for those wanting a little exercise. With an excess of 19 acres, Crestmont Park allows residents to play some basketball in one of their lighted courts or take a swim in their ample pool complex.


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