Located just a half an hour's drive from busy Philadelphia, the township of Abington, Penn., is a great place to call home. Boasting an impressive public school system, numerous shopping opportunities, family-friendly subdivisions and a variety of recreational amenities, Abington just may represent the modern quintessential American suburb. The town is home to about 55,000 residents who enjoy living, working and playing within their bustling town. Abington secured the No. 45 spot on CNN/Money Magazine's Best Places to Live list in 2012, and continues to attract new residents and visitors every year. Those searching for Abington apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this vibrant Pennsylvania town.
Abington boasts a strong history that is deeply rooted in American values. The township is one of Montgomery County's oldest, and dates back to the 1600s. The town was officially incorporated in 1704, and many of its early churches, transportation routes and homes are still in use today.
Abington is a fantastic place to live for young families. Parents will appreciate the township's remarkable school district, which boast math and reading scores that are 28 and 35 percent higher than the state average. Parents of teenagers will probably be thankful for Abington's Willow Grove Mall, which is home to more than 130 stores.
Abington township can be divided up into 17 distinct neighborhoods: Willow Grove, Crestmont, Roslyn, Ardsley, North Hills, Glenside, Abington, Roy Chester, Noble, Jenkintown, McKinley, Hollywood, Fox Chase, Rydal, Meadowbrook, Huntingdon Valley and Elkins Park. Abington rentals can be found in each of the township's attractive and peaceful communities.
Residents hoping to take a break from busy suburban life can find relaxation at the Briar Bush Nature Center. The center is home to the Dede Long Nature Museum, numerous nature trails, a summer butterfly sanctuary and a natural playground. Boasting seasonal events like a festival of lights, summer camps and more, Briar Bush provides plenty of entertainment for families.
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