Ardsley is an unincorporated community located in Abington Township, as well as Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, United States. It is a neighbor of Glenside. A large portion of this neighborhood is composed of the historic cemeteries Hillside Cemetery and Ardsley Burial Park, it is the location of the Ardsley SEPTA station. On December 7, 1777, the Battle of Edge Hill was fought in the area. British forces attacked American troops posted on Edge Hill, which runs from southwest to northeast along the present-day Willow Grove Avenue and Edge Hill Road. Near where Limekiln Pike crosses Edge Hill and Hessian light infantry routed a force of Pennsylvania militia and the 2nd Connecticut Regiment led by Joseph Reed. Farther to the northeast on Edge Hill and Maryland militia commanded by Daniel Morgan put up a tougher fight before falling back to join the main army at Camp Hill and Fort Washington. In 2001, the area was damaged by Tropical Storm Allison. A township project was undertaken to stop future flooding.
This project included the re-creation of a drainage basin known locally as "Floaties Pond", which has worked well in that not much more flooding has occurred. Ardsley Park Ardsley Community Center Ardsley SEPTA station Ardsley Cemetery Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary Joe's Meat Market McGuire, Thomas J.. The Philadelphia Campaign, Volume II. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-0206-5. Ardsley on the Abington Township website. School District of Abington Township Website Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Official Website
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon Valley is a village, as well as a suburban mailing address located in Lower Moreland Township, Upper Moreland Township and Abington Township all in Montgomery County, in small sections of Upper Southampton Township and Lower Southampton Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania bordering the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia County, United States. The village of Huntingdon Valley is located along Huntingdon Pike; the Lady Washington Inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The inn is believed to have held first lady, Martha Washington while George Washington was at Valley Forge; the region saw early mills along the Pennypack Creek. The Fetter's Mill Village Historic District is located in the valley through which the Pennypack Creek flows; the area surrounding the original village was rural up until the latter half of the 20th Century. Referred to as "Goosetown," Huntingdon Valley boasts some of the highest standards of living in the Greater Philadelphia area with 90% of the Township being single-dwelling homes and having one of the highest per capita incomes in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania,sales tax rate is 6.00%. Income tax is 4.07%. The income per capita is $45,125, which includes all children; the median household income is $94,961. Located within Huntingdon Valley is Lorimer Park, 213 acres of woods and meadows connected to Pennypack Park of the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia County; the park borders one of the two remaining active farms in Philadelphia County. Students in Huntingdon Valley attend one of several school districts, including Lower Moreland Township School District, comprising Pine Road Elementary School, Murray Avenue School, Lower Moreland High School. Residents who live in Bucks County attend Centennial School District; the movie Can't Hardly Wait was written and directed by Lower Moreland Alumnus Harry Elfont and is based on his experience at Lower Moreland High School. Huntingdon Valley had scheduled passenger train service until January 14, 1983 via SEPTA's Fox Chase-Newtown Rapid Transit Line. Although rail service was replaced with a Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus, patronage remained light.
The traveling public never saw a bus service as a suitable replacement for a rail service, the Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus service ended in 1999. With no rail or bus service, residents had to use either the Fox Chase train station or the Bethayres train station when traveling to Center City Philadelphia. In the ensuing years, there was interest in resuming the long-dormant passenger service. In September 2009, the Southampton-based Pennsylvania Transit Expansion Coalition began discussions with township officials along the railway, as well as SEPTA officials, about the realistic possibility of resuming minimal passenger service to relieve traffic congestion in the region. All plans for resuming the train service were dropped in 2014 when Montgomery County officials decided to extend the Pennypack Trail over the derelict rail bed. In July 2009, a nationally publicized incident occurred at the Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley. A group of African-American children from a day care center were removed from the club due to the children's race.
On July 15, 2009, the day care center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the club. In September 2009, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission found probable cause that racism was involved; the swim club filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on November 15, 2009, has since gone out of business. United States Chief Bankruptcy Judge Steven Raslavich has jurisdiction over the case and the assets of the club are being administered by United States Trustee Terry P. Dershaw. Financial documents were filed on December 1, 2009; the Valley Swim Club was sold at auction for $1.46 million on Thursday, 13 May 2010. Forest Hills Cemetery in Huntingdon Valley is the resting place of World War II figure Jack Agnew, loosely the inspiration of the novel and film, The Dirty Dozen. Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania Lower Moreland Township Lower Moreland Township School District
Roslyn is an unincorporated community in Abington Township, Montgomery County, United States. Called Hillside, the name Roslyn came from rose gardens that once grew there; the first known person of European descent to settle the area was John Tyson, who bought a tract of land here in 1717. He built lime kilns to turn the abundant local limestone into quicklime, starting an industry that operated into the late 20th century; the first rail connection to Roslyn was built by the Northeast Pennsylvania Railroad in 1873. Today's railroad station, which replaced the original in the late 1970s, is on SEPTA's Warminster Line; the location of the train station in Roslyn is at the intersection of Susquehanna and Easton Rd. The community is home to Roslyn Elementary School, one of the seven public elementary schools that make up Abington School District. St. John of the Cross Elementary, a parochial school, closed in 2010, merging with Queen of Peace in neighboring Ardsley, PA forming Good Shepherd Catholic Regional Elementary School.
The headwaters for Sandy Run, a tributary of the Wissahickon Creek, are located in Roslyn
Walnut Hill station (SEPTA)
Walnut Hill station is a defunct SEPTA Regional Rail station in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Located on Moredon Road, it served the Fox Chase/Newtown Line. SEPTA closed the station in 1983. Walnut Hill, all stations north of Fox Chase, was closed on January 14, 1983, due to failing diesel train equipment that SEPTA had no desire to repair. In addition, a labor dispute began within the SEPTA organization when the transit operator inherited 1,700 displaced employees from Conrail. SEPTA insisted on utilizing transit operators from the Broad Street Subway to operate Fox Chase/Newtown diesel trains, while Conrail requested that railroad motormen run the service; when a federal court ruled that SEPTA had to use Conrail employees in order to offer job assurance, SEPTA canceled Fox Chase-Newtown trains. Service in the diesel-only territory north of Fox Chase was cancelled at that time, Walnut Hill station still appears in publicly posted tariffs. Although rail service was replaced with a Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus, patronage remained light, the Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus service ended in 1999.
Newtown Line.pa-tec.org – PA-TEC study on resuming SEPTA commuter service between Fox Chase and Newtown
New Hope station
New Hope is a heritage railroad station on the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad. The New Hope station was once the terminal point of the Reading Company's New Hope Branch. Regular service to this station ended September 1952; the station became a heritage railroad station of the NHRR, known as the New Hope Branch of the Reading Company, which leased the North Pennsylvania Railroad, of which it was a part. The railroad ran as far as Hartsville Station until March 21, 1891, when the line was extended to the long-desired terminal of New Hope, Pennsylvania. A decade after June 1952, when Hatboro-New Hope passenger service terminated, the RDG's financial situation was precarious. Looking to rid themselves of unprofitable branch lines via abandonment, a group of train buffs and businessmen led by Philadelphia attorney Kenneth Souser — established as Steam Trains, Inc. — were seeking to operate steam trains on a for-profit basis. Steam Trains, Inc. became organized as the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, on June 20, 1966, the 16.7 mile line was sold for $200,000
Hollywood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Hollywood is an unincorporated community in the southern portion of Abington Township, Montgomery County, United States. It is well known for its collection of Southern California-style homes; the 174-home neighborhood got its start when a builder from California, Gustav Weber, filed plans to build a small subdivision in 1928. The homes were built in pastel colors with flat roofs, similar to Spanish-style homes in the Los Angeles area. Streets were named Los Angeles, San Diego and San Gabriel. However, one of Weber's problems was that the neighborhood landscaping and hardscaping features were not built to cope with the Northeastern winters. Plants native to Southern California and Moravian tile sidewalks were included in his plans; the plants died in the cold. The tile was replaced by concrete; as a result, modifications were made to the area. The neighborhood was never finished according to Weber's plans. Possible reasons ranged from the 1929 stock market crash to an unfaithful wife. A local developer finished the development in the 1940s.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has listed the area as eligible for national registry. As a result, residents can apply for federal grants to maintain the historical character of the neighborhood. Map of Hollywood district at the Abington Township site
Crestmont station is a railroad station in the Crestmont section of Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on SEPTA's Warminster Line the Reading New Hope branch. It is located at the intersection of Rockwell Road; the station parking lot has 24 spaces. The station consists only of a shelter. Crestmont is a flag stop except during peak hours and late at night, meaning trains will only stop if there are passengers on the platform or if a passenger on the train notifies the conductor they want to get off. In FY 2013, Crestmont station had a weekday average of 91 alightings; this station is wheelchair ADA accessible. SEPTA – Crestmont Station Station from Google Maps Street View