Tucked between the cities of Westchester and Philadelphia, the community of Glen Mills is one of the most charming communities in Pennsylvania. Because of its high quality of life, low crime and close proximity to everything Philadelphia has to offer, many families are calling Glen Mills apartments for rent their new home. Many residents love their way of life here because they get to have the small-town atmosphere that so many families appreciate when they are raising children, but are still close to all the big-city amenities that Philadelphia has to offer.
Glen Mills was originally a part of the Thornbury Township and got its start in sawmilling operations. Glen Mills Road was originally laid out in 1687, making Glen Mills one of the oldest communities in Pennsylvania. After the American Revolution, the city became a popular spot for farming and agriculture. It wasn't until the mid-19th century when the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad made its way into the Glen Mills area, bringing in a valuable source of income. To this day, Glen Mills boasts an old-fashioned railroad station along with two other cities in the Thornbury Township. Throughout the 20th century when the railroads faded out, the economy shifted from industry back to the farming and quarrying industries.
The biggest attraction in the Glen Mills area is the city's historic West Chester Railroad that passes through the city's historic railroad station. Built in 1882, the Victorian-style architecture here harkens back to the times when Glen Mills was a prime railroad town. The city still runs a 16-mile track between Westchester and the city that offers beautiful views of the Pennsylvania countryside for Glen Mills residents and visitors.
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