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Overview of Elkins Park

Elkins Park is a relatively small community located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately nine miles northeast of Philadelphia and less than 19 miles south of Doylestown. The neighborhood sits in Montgomery County and is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Elkins Park apartments for rent offer attractive options for joining the more than 14,000 residents.

Tacony Creek cuts through the center of town, and High School Park surrounds both sides of it, providing lush green space to the community. Residents enjoy easy access to numerous main roads, including nearby major highways such as Interstates 276, 76, and 95. Philadelphia International Airport is less than 20 miles southwest of Elkins Park and less than 40 minutes away by car.

Living in Elkins Park, PA

The Elkins Park area gets it name from the historic and well-known Elkins family, with William L. Elkins heading the estate, and George W. Elkins Sr. and Stella Elkins Tyler contributing to the community's development.

The neighborhood of Elkins Park is part of the Chelthenham Township, which allows residents to take advantage of the many services of the township, including access to public transportation, free leaf pickup in the fall, transportation for school-age children, and the Elkins Park Library. Census information reveals that the Elkins Park population is particularly diverse, with significant portions of many different ethnicities and cultures represented.

The average household size is 2.37 persons with the median resident age for both females and males in Elkins Park hovering around 40 years old.

Elkins Park Attractions and Special Events

There are numerous community attractions and events available to residents living in Elkins Park apartments and visitors alike. The Elkins Estate is a particularly popular area attraction. It is a beautiful country estate that was built more than 115 years ago, belonging to William L. Elkins. The property is used today to host a wide variety of events, and the Seva Retreat at Elkins Estate is a popular spot for hosting group retreats and conferences for up to 220 overnight guests, including accommodations, meeting rooms, and dining options. People around the state know of this stunning and ornate estate, which stretches across 42 acres and features turn-of-the-century wrought iron gates and ivy-covered stone walls.

To find an Elkins Park apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Philadelphia, PA 19144

$926 - $1604

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown, Parkland...)

(5)

$926 - $1604

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19115

$855 - $1040

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Academy Gardens, Bustleton...)


$855 - $1040

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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(4)

Philadelphia, PA 19115

$755 - $855

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Academy Gardens, Bustleton...)

(4)

$755 - $855

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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(17)

Philadelphia, PA 19144

From $900

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (East Falls, Parkland...)

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From $900

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths
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(7)

Philadelphia, PA 19144

From $850

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (East Falls, Germantown...)

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From $850

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19144

$785 - $885

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (East Falls, Fernhill...)


$785 - $885

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Philadelphia, PA 19115

From $860

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Academy Gardens, Bustleton...)

(2)

From $860

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
12

Philadelphia, PA 19150

From $810

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Cedarbrook, Mount Airy...)


From $810

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
42

Philadelphia, PA 19111

From $605

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Burholme, Fox Chase...)


From $605

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
3

Philadelphia, PA 19138

$550 - $895

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Cedarbrook, East Mount Airy...)


$550 - $895

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
16

Philadelphia, PA 19111

$690 - $989

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Burholme, Lawncrest...)


$690 - $989

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
21

Philadelphia, PA 19111

$795 - $875

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Burholme, Lawncrest...)


$795 - $875

1-2 Beds1 Bath
10

Philadelphia, PA 19141

$675 - $1250

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Belfield, North Philadelphia...)


$675 - $1250

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
16

Philadelphia, PA 19120

From $755

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (North Philadelphia, Olney)


From $755

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Philadelphia, PA 19111

From $580

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Bell's Corners, Fox Chase...)


From $580

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
11

Philadelphia, PA 19119

From $899

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Mount Airy, Parkland...)


From $899

1-2 Beds1 Bath
20

Philadelphia, PA 19149

$699 - $900

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Near Northeast Philadelphia, North Philadelphia...)


$699 - $900

1-2 Beds1 Bath
9

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$1600 - $1950

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown, Mount Airy...)


$1600 - $1950

2-3 Beds2 Baths
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Northeast Philadelphia, PA 19115

From $939

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Northeast Philadelphia, PA (Far Northeast, Pennypack Park)


From $939

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths