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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 19111

From $580

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Fox Chase, Near Northeast Philadelphia)


From $580

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
21

Philadelphia, PA 19119

$825 - $1500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, West Mount Airy)


$825 - $1500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19119

From $899

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, West Mount Airy)


From $899

1-2 Beds1 Bath
4

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$1150 - $1300

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, West Central Germantown)


$1150 - $1300

1-2 Beds1 Bath
9

Philadelphia, PA 19152

From $775

1 Bed1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Near Northeast Philadelphia, Rhawnhurst)


From $775

1 Bed1 Bath
20

Philadelphia, PA 19149

$699 - $900

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Mayfair, Near Northeast Philadelphia)


$699 - $900

1-2 Beds1 Bath
9

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$1600 - $1950

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, West Central Germantown)


$1600 - $1950

2-3 Beds2 Baths
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Northeast Philadelphia, PA 19115

$969 - $1159

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Northeast Philadelphia, PA (Near Northeast Philadelphia, Pennypack Park)


$969 - $1159

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6

Philadelphia, PA 19144

From $785

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, Southwest Germantown)


From $785

1-2 Beds1 Bath
23

Philadelphia, PA 19144

From $650

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, Westside)


From $650

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
5

Philadelphia, PA 19144

From $760

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, Southwest Germantown)


From $760

1-2 Beds1 Bath
5

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$995

1 Bed1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Chestnut Hill, West Mount Airy)


$995

1 Bed1 Bath
19

Philadelphia, PA 19129

$795 - $1095

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (East Falls, Germantown Chestnut Hill)


$795 - $1095

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
25

Philadelphia, PA 19115

$715 - $960

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Bustleton, Far Northeast Philadelphia)


$715 - $960

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath