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A Closer Look at Edge Hill, PA

The personal injury attorneys in Edge Hill, PA, at Justice Guardians have shared some of the community's highlights for you to get to know the town better.

Edge Hill

The unincorporated community of Edge Hill is located within the Township of Cheltenham in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Other unincorporated communities found within the township include Glenside, Laverock, Wyncote, Cedarbrook, Chelten Hills, and La Mott. It is situated along Pennsylvania Route 152 and lies between Pennsylvania Route 73 and Mount Carmel Avenue. 

History

Historically the area was part of Philadelphia County. It was established by a group of 15 English Quakers, including Tobias Leech and Richard Wall. They purchased a tract of 4,070 acres from William Penn. Other members of the group included:

  • John West
  • Nehemiah Mitchell
  • John Day
  • William Brown

Mills along the Tookany Creek fueled the area's economy. Many villages and communities developed around the mills forming many neighborhoods. One of the earliest mills established was a gristmill owned by Richard Dungworth and formed in 1690. 

Neighborhood

The neighborhood offers its residents two options for event venue rentals. These include Vue Studio and Knights of Columbus, both located on Limekiln Pike. Vue Studios has a 1,200 square foot space that clients can fully customize. The Knights of Columbus has been rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, and many have declared that the space and food service was top-notch. 

Education

Education is essential to the townspeople, and as many as 34.4% have earned an advanced degree. The Cheltenham Township School District serves the community. Many of the zoned public schools include:

  • Cheltenham Elementary School (k-4)
  • Myers Elementary School (k-4)
  • Glenside Elementary School (k-4)
  • Wyncote Elementary School (k-4)
  • Elkins Park School (5–6)
  • Cedarbrook Middle School (7–8)
  • Cheltenham High School (9–12)

The community has the option to enroll their children in one of the largest private high schools, Bishop McDevitt High School. Other private education options include:

  • Wyncote Academy
  • Perelman Jewish Day School
  • Mesivta Yesodei Yisroel of Elkins Park
  • Ancillae-Assumpta Academy
  • Presentation B.V.M. School
  • Gospel of Grace Christian School

Demographics

The average real estate price in the neighborhood is $369,948, and rent runs $1,695 per month. Most of the homes are medium-sized single-family homes, but the area has townhomes. Many of the residents live in homes that were built before 1940. The area has a lower than average vacancy rate of only 5.6%.

The residents in the area are wealthy, making the neighborhood among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in the country. Many of the working residents are employed in executive, management, and professional professions. 

The area is diverse, and many of the residents identify their ethnicity or ancestry as the following:

  • Irish (23.9%)
  • German (16.4%)
  • Italian (11.0%)
  • English (8.2%)
  • Asian (5.5%)

For more fun facts about the greater area: All About Glenside, PA

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David Petrone
Date Published: November 27, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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