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A Look Into the Past of North Hills, PA

The slip and fall attorneys in North Hills, PA, at Justice Guardians have gathered some interesting details on the neighborhood for your reading enjoyment.

North Hills

The unincorporated community is located within Abington, Springfield, and Upper Dublin townships in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its borders are formed by Mt. Carmel Avenue, Chelsea Avenue, Jenkintown Road, and the railroad from Ardsley Train Station. It falls within the ZIP code 19038 and the area codes 215, 267, and 445. 


The community was the last of the city's four sides to develop, but its origin dates back to the 1790s. Significant growth in the community came after World War II.

One of the most prominent early landholders was General William Wilkins. He served as the following:

  • US Congressman
  • US Senator
  • Presidential Cabinet Secretary

Wilkins was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1801 after studying law. He eventually served as the United States District Court Judge for the state's Western District for seven years (1824 to 1831). In 1828 he was elected to represent Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. However, he resigned before ever holding office. In 1831 he was elected in the United States Senate. He served from 1831 until resigning in 1834 to accept the post of United States Minister to Russia. He held this position from 1834 to 1835 before returning to Pennsylvania to practice law. During the Civil War, he served as a Major General in the Pennsylvania State Home Guard.


The North Hills Country Club is within the community, just off of Station Avenue. This private country club was founded in 1908. The golf course was constructed over farmland and an old iron quarry in 1914. The property is not only home to an 18-hole course but also has

  • three dining options
  • three pools
  • a golf lounge and social hub


Public education in the neighborhood is offered by the Abington School District. Some of the schools include:

  • Copper Beech Elementary School - grades K-6 - 1,128 students - located on North Easton Road
  • Roslyn School - grades K-6 - 510 students - located on Susquehanna Road
  • Abington Junior High School - grades 7-9 - 1,928 students - located on Susquehanna Road
  • Abington Senior High School - grades 10-12 - 1,781 students - located on Highland Avenue


The area is home to many households that are upper-middle income, making it an above-average income neighborhood. The types of occupations found within the working class include:

  • 48.8% executive, management, and professional occupations
  • 18.0% sales and service jobs - this includes major sales accounts and working in fast-food restaurants
  • 17.7% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 15.4% clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations

English is the main language spoken by 96.6% of households, but as many as 8.9% speak Polish. The community has many Irish and Greek ancestry people living in. Some of the common ancestries found within the neighborhood include:

  • Irish (25.4%)
  • German (23.1%)
  • Italian (18.3%)
  • Polish (10.0%)
  • French (5.5%)
  • Greek (2.1%)

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David Petrone
Date Published: December 10, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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