Abington Township, spanning 15.5 square miles, dates back to 18th century and is one the oldest communities in Montgomery County, PA with historic transportation routes, industries, and churches. A northern suburb of Philadelphia, Abington Township is comprised of 15 communities including Abington, Ardsley, Crestmont, Elkins Park, Fitzwatertown, Glenside, Hollywood, Huntington Valley, McKinley, Meadowbrook, Noble, North Hills, Roslyn, Roychester, Rydal, and Willow Grove. Abington Township’s population totaled 55,310 according to the 2010 census, making it the second largest township in Montgomery County. The township boasts some of the best schools in suburban Philadelphia, and in 2011, the Abington school district received the prestigious College Board AP District of the Year award.
Jenkintown is located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Philadelphia, adjacent to Abington Township. The town, originally settled in 1697, totals 0.6 square miles and is home to nearly 4,500 residents. Jenkintown is separated along Old York Road, which comprises the commercial heart of the borough. The name “Jenkintown” is also used to colloquially to describe the surrounding boroughs of Rydal, Jenkintown Manor and Noble, which are technically within Abington Township.
Today, Abington is home to Willow Grove Park Mall, numerous local small businesses, and some of the county’s largest employers including Abington Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital of Abington-Jefferson Health that employers upwards of 5,000. Additionally, nearby Fort Washington contains McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that developed Tylenol in the early 1950s, and the Fort Washington Office Park, which is home to over 100 companies and 6 million square feet of office space.