Area Guide: Jenkintown, Glenside, and Abington

House Sold in Glenside PA
The Spencers were born and raised in Jenkintown. It was sad to see the home I grew up in go up for sale. Most of the Spencers still live in the area.

Spencer Insurance Agency, Inc. is located in Jenkintown near the Jenkintown Train Station. The train station links Jenkintown with Center City Philadelphia, Lansdale and West Trenton. People love the Jenkintown and Glenside areas for its small town charm and proximity to the Big City, Philadelphia and the summer vacation spots of the New Jersey shore and Pocono Mountains.

A great example of this “Small Town Charm” is the annual Glenside 4th of July Parade and Fireworks sponsored by “The Greater Glenside Patriotic Association.”  The parade began in 1904 and is one of the longest consecutive Fourth of July parades.   In addition you have several small town events like the Jenkintown Farmer’s Market and the Glenside Farmers Market.

The arts thrive in Jenkintown and Glenside.  The Jenkintown Festival of the Arts is an annual event in September in the heart of Jenkintown.  The Abington Arts Center provides year around events in the arts. Other highlights include the historic Keswick Theatre and the historic Hiway Theater.

Laura Spencer in the 3rd Grade - Glenside PA
Charlie’s daughter Laura’s Third Grade class at St. Luke’s School which is now a regional school, St. Joseph the Protector School in Glenside.

Spend some time visiting this area with your family.  Check out our local links sections for some ideas of things to do in the Jenkintown and Glenside area.

Some Useful Resources


Glenside Combined train schedule:

Jenkintown/Wyncote Train Station:

Glenside Train Station:

EMCCC Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce:

Jenkintown Borough Website:

Abington Township Website:

Cheltenham Township Website:

Hatboro Borough Website:

Baby Charlie, Glenside, PALocal Attractions


Keswick Theatre:

Keswick Village:

Glenside 4th of July Parade:

Glenside Farmer’s Market:

Arcadia University:


Jenkintown Farmer’s Market Facebook Page:

Abington Arts Center:

Hiway Theater:

Jenkintown Festival of the Arts Facebook Page:

Apartments near Jenkintown and Glenside:

Glenside Car & Motorcycle Show:

Roslyn Valley Car Show

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