Glenside is located about 30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, 2 hours to New York City, 2 hours to the Pocono Mountains, and 1.5 hours to the Jersey shore. Glenside has easy access to many major US highways, such as US Route 1, Interstate 95, Interstate 76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and US Route 30.
Glenside is split into two townships: Abington Township, and Cheltenham Township, with the latter being where the majority of Glenside resides as well as having the easily-accessible United States Post Office, Glenside Library, and Glenside Memorial Hall.
Glenside is around a 30-minute SEPTA ride or drive to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station
Glenside is home to Arcadia University, a beautiful private co-educational four-year liberal arts university.
Notable Points of Interest:
- Penbryn Park
- Glenside Pool – Relocated and Constructed in 1967
- Glenside Free Library – Established 1928, member MCLINC (Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium)
- Edge Hill Woods Wildlife Sanctuary
- Keswick Theatre – Built in 1928, the theatre hosts a variety of world-class entertainers and shows. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
- Keswick Village – Historic Keswick Village thrives as a cultural hub and center of commerce. Charming, Tudor-style, pedestrian-friendly Village is home to many unique offerings.
- Downtown – Many thriving local businesses and restaurants line Easton Road and down the side streets.
- Harry Renninger Park – formerly known as Glenside Park, was once home to minor league baseball play. Historical photos show large grandstands decorated with bunting for seating crowds.
- Grove Park