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, and 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.
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