Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Lady Washington Inn on Huntingdon Pk.
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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, and in a small section of Upper Southampton Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania bordering the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the location of Farlex, Inc., a company most notable for running TheFreeDictionary.com.
Originally 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.
Located within Huntingdon Valley is Lorimer Park, 213 acres (0.862 km2) of woods and meadows connected to Pennypack Park of the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia County. The park borders Fox Chase Farm, 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 (formerly Lower Moreland Middle School), and Lower Moreland High School; Upper Moreland School District; and Abington School District, comprising seven elementary schools, Abington Junior High School, and Abington Senior High School. Also, residents that live in Bucks County attend Centennial School District.
Huntingdon Valley had regularly scheduled passenger train service until January 14, 1983 via SEPTA's Fox Chase Rapid Transit Line; service ended due to failing diesel train equipment SEPTA had little desire to operate. Although rail service was initially 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, and the Fox Chase-Newtown shuttle bus service ended in 1999. With no rail or bus service, residents have had to use either the Fox Chase train station or the Bethayres train station when traveling to Center City Philadelphia.
Forest Hills Cemetery
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
The Huntingdon Valley Country Club is located in Huntingdon Valley.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, PA
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