Township is one of Montgomery Countys oldest communities
dating back to before 1700; however, the official date
for the incorporation of the township is 1704. Abington
is home to some of the countys oldest transportation
routes, industries and churches. Many of these older
business and transportation centers were the forerunners
of modern Abington. Today, Abington Township is a highly
desirable residential area that contains a major shopping
center, many small businesses, and a few of Montgomery
County's largest employers. Communities within the township
include Willow Grove, Roslyn, Glenside, Rydal, North
Hills, and Meadowbrook.
Abington Township 2010
Census Data as compiled by the Montgomery County
2010 Census Data
Almost the entire township is serviced by public water
and sewer systems. A large full-time police force
serves the community. Volunteer fire companies provide
service to the area. Residential trash disposal is
provided by the township.
Year-round programs are conducted by the Townships
Department of Parks & Recreation. Facilities include
community parks, nature areas, a large number of public
playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, and swimming
pools. For more information on what is available,
please call 267-536-1000.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
(SEPTA) bus and rail lines provide the community with
easy access to points within eastern Montgomery County
Several community and neighborhood shopping facilities
are located throughout the township. The nearest major
shopping mall is the Willow Grove Park Mall located
in the northwestern corner of the township.