The village of Huntingdon Valley lies in Montgomery County and a small section of Bucks County, and borders the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia County, placing it roughly 22 miles from the center of Philadelphia.
A high quality suburban residential community made up largely of individually owned, single-family dwellings, Huntingdon Valley houses one of the best public school systems and affords residents the best of suburban living in close proximity to major urban areas.
The neighborhood contains beautiful parks and the historic village of Beth Ayres, providing a safe setting for families.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Huntingdon Pike and County Line Road serve as the neighborhood's busiest thoroughfares, where you can find many restaurants, bars, bakeries and cafes.
If delicious food, baked goods and the best cup of coffee in town sound good to you, then head to Be Well Bakery & Cafe on Huntingdon Pike. Serving fresh, healthy options for breakfast and lunch in a cozy atmosphere that's typically found in cities, this place exists as a neighborhood favorite that consistently lives up to it's acclaimed reputation.
Down the road you find impeccable service and authentic Thai food at The White Elephant. Voted the best Thai restaurant in town, and touting awards for best food in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, this place serves the total package when it comes to friendly service, delicious food and atmosphere at mid-range prices. Vegetarians should try the spicy and aromatic Jungle 2 Jungle, and the Evil Jungle Princess ranks as popular amongst meat eaters.
Nightlife in the area has a laid-back vibe contained to mostly bars along County Line Road and Huntingdon Pike, such as Tin Pan Alley Tavern. Offering a wide selection of craft, domestic and import beers, with 40 taps, which includes 4 wines taps, Tin Pan provides a casual environment for good drinks and good people.
Neighboring Glenside houses The Keswick Theater, a beautiful old theater built in 1928, that showcases world-renowned acts as well as up-an-comers. Take in a concert, comedy act or any live performance from a diverse selection of entertainers.
History & Culture
Entrenched in historical significance and local pride, Huntingdon Valley has experienced tremendous residential and commercial growth from its humble days of farms and mills, when blacksmiths and wheelworks dotted the dirt roads. A center of busy commuter travel during the 17th and 18th century, the 20th century slowly saw the conversion of a farming community to the development of manufacturing and commercial industries. In 1948, as a testament to its steady historic growth, Lower Moreland achieved First Class Township status.
For art and culture lovers, visit the Glencairn Museum to see the history of religion through art in a gorgeous, historic Romanesque-style home.
The annual Oktoberfest event, hosted by the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, provides fun for the whole family. German music, dancers, food and drinks, raffle baskets, games of chance, crafts, pony and hayrides, and children’s activities prevail during the last weekend in September.
The majority of residents in the neighborhood own cars, as driving proves the best form of transportation for the area. During the 1980s, the train station and bus line stopped running to Huntingdon Valley, but commuters can still catch a train at the Bethayres station in Lower Moreland Township on the West Trenton Regional Line.
Calling a car service replaces hailing a cab or Uber in this small, residential neighborhood, and highways such as 611, 276 and Route 63 remain easily accessible.
Residents find free areas to park behind local business, and some areas of the village provide sidewalks for walking.
Pennypack trails provide a safe place for walking, jogging and biking within the 10 miles of Pennypack Trust.
The cost of living in Huntingdon Valley sits at 45.7 percent greater than the Pennsylvania average, with the average rent of a one bedroom being $1,390.50.
The price of gas in Bryn Athyn comes at 6.7 percent higher than the national average, but public transportation into the city only costs around $5.
A beer at one of the local bars typically costs around $6.
Huntingdon Pike and County Line Road provide a mix of chain stores and boutiques in the neighborhood, along with The Marketplace at Huntingdon Valley, a 255,000 square-foot community shopping center with more than 45 popular retail shops, restaurants and services. The Willow Grove mall also provides retail shopping nearby in the town of Willow Grove.
Family owned and operated Eva's Home Decor and Accessories provides the best products at the best prices, without the impersonal feeling of a big-box store. Specializing in lighting, furniture and home decor, they have created a contemporary-style lighting showroom from some of the leading European and American manufacturers, specializing in unique and elegant pieces that make your home distinctly yours. They also carry a large selection of wedding and housewarming gifts. The personal service and reasonable prices prove why buying from small businesses means buying better.
Another wonderful family owned shop in the neighborhood remains AddicTreasures, a unique store for gifts, fashion, accessories, jewelry and decor, where local crafters and buyers come together. Shoppers find something for everyone on their list, from food baskets, to baby gifts and everything in between.
Specialty shops, such as Angelo's Soccer Corner, round out the diverse shopping options.
Weis and Giant food stores service the neighborhood, while a short drive to Bryn Athyn takes you to the Bryn Athyn Bounty Farmers' Market.
The neighborhood has two beautiful and fun-filled parks: Lorimer and Masons Mill. The Pennypack Trust has 10 miles of woodland, meadow and creek side trails for hikers of all levels.
Lorimer Park has 230 acres of woods and meadows, and provides the perfect place for hiking, horseback riding, picnics, fishing and winter activities. Masons Mill spans 76 acres, with lighted volleyball and basketball courts, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields with overlapping football fields, picnic pavilions, two playgrounds, a water spray pole, a fitness trail with a wooded walking path, Woody’s Fishin’ Hole, archery range, horseshoes, picnic tables, concert gazebo and charcoal grills.
At Pennypack Trust, you can enjoy the rolling hills and spectacular views of the 160-acre Raytharn Farm on the Raytharn Trail, walk through the old-growth forest on The Peak Trail, or enjoy the calming sounds and sights of Pennypack Creek on the Creek Road Trail. These trails afford excellent opportunities for bird watching, photography, tree and wildflower identification, or simply enjoying the fresh air and solitude.
While the parks remain dog friendly, pets must be leashed and are restricted to certain trails. All of the parks are free and provide parking.