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Elkins Park

  •   State: 
    Montgomery County
    Elkins Park
      County FIPS: 
    40°04′37″N 75°07′37″W
      Area total: 
    1.74 sq mi (4.51 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.74 sq mi (4.51 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    157 ft (48 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Elkins Park, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,963.81 residents per square mile of area (1,530.18/km²)

Elkins Park is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is split between Cheltenham and Abington Townships in the northern suburbs outside of Philadelphia. The community is four station stops from Center City on Septa Regional Rail. It was listed as a census-designated place prior to the 2020 census. Elkins Park was home to Philadelphia's early 20th century business elite, among them John B. Stetson, John Wanamaker, Henry W. Breyer, Jay Cooke, William Lukens Elkins and Peter A.B. Widener. It remains home to many gilded age mansions such as Lynnewood Hall, a 110-room, neoclassical estate, the Elkins Estate presently being restored as a hotel-spa, distillery and events center. With six synagogues it also makes up the foundation of the "Old York Road Corridor" of the Philadelphia area Jewish community, supported by the approximately 25,000 Jews in theCheltenham-Jenkintown-Abington region. The former campus of the Tyler School of Art of Temple University is currently being developed as "a center for artists and architects" for the Creatioi International Art Festival. The city is served by SEPTA Regional Rail trains on the Glenside Line, Warminster Line, Trenton Line and Trenton West Line/Salondale Line. The area is home to the only synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.


Elkins Park is the primary city name, but also Lamott, Melrose, Melrose Park are acceptable city names or spellings. The U.S. population is growing at a rapid rate, according to a new study. It's the fastest-growing demographic group in the world. The population is expected to grow at a rate of 3.7% over the next decade. The U.N. estimates that the U.K. population will grow by 3.8% by 2050. The rate of growth will be the highest in the United States since the 1970s, the study says. The country's population is projected to grow by 4.5% by 2030. The growth rate is the fastest since the 1990s. The nation's population will reach a record-high of 4.7 million by 2050, the report says. That's up from 3.4% in 2007. The United States is expectedto grow by 2.9% in the coming decades. The world's population has grown by 1.6% since the 1950s, and the rate of population growth is the highest since the 1980s. It is the largest growth rate since the 1960s and 1970s. In the past 10 years, the population has been on the rise by 0.7%. The U.,S. has grown at the fastest rate in the last 10 years. The global population has also grown by 2% since 2007, the United Nations says. It will reach 4.6 million by 2035. The number of people living in America will reach an estimated 7.4 million, the first time since the mid-century.

Points of interest

Beth Sholom Synagogue, the only synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. High School Park, an 11-acre park with four distinct ecosystems. Lynnewood Hall, a 110-room, Gilded Age mansion. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Richard Wall House Museum, a house listed on State and National Registers of historic Places, had the distinction of being the oldest Pennsylvania house in continuous residence until rehabilitation work began, now a museum. The former grounds of Cheltenham High School became a township park in 1996 after the building burned down. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company magnate William L. Elkins Estate, a former family summer home of Pennsylvania Railroad company magnate Bill Elkins, was the home of the Elkins family until his death in 1903. The Elkins estate is now a private residence and a public park called Elkins Estates. The estate is located on the banks of the Susquehannock River and was once the site of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It is now home to a number of historic buildings, including the National Gallery of Art and the Pennsylvania State Opera. It was also home to the Pennsylvania National Guard during the Second World War and the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the War of 18th century. The property is now owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State Park Service. It has been home to several schools, including Cheltenam High School, which was founded in 1872.


Elkins Park is located in Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district. It is split between Cheltenham and Abington Townships in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. The town is home to the Elkins Park Country Club, a country club with a country music program. It also has a golf course, which is open to the public. The park is also home to a community center, which was built in the 1950s. It was named after the town's founder, William Elkins, who was born in the area in 1858. It has a population of about 2,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.


The portion in Cheltenham Township is zoned to Chelton Township School District. Abington School District includes Abington Middle School and Abington High School. The former Tyler School of Art, the art school of Temple University, is currently being developed as "a center for artists and architects" for Creatio International. Alvernia University's Philadelphia campus is located on the site of the Tyler School, which was closed in 2012. St. James Catholic School (closed) is located in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. There are also private schools in Kensington, Kensington Township, and Kensington Village. There is also a private day school in the Kensington area of Philadelphia called Perelman Jewish Day School. In Kensington there is a private school called Settlement Music School. It was founded in the early 1900s and is still in operation today. It is located near Kensington and the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown. The school was founded by the family of William "Bill" Merrick, who moved to the area from New Jersey in the late 1800s. It has been in the Merrick family for more than 100 years. It also has been known as Merrick's School of the Arts since the early 20th century, when Merrick was a member of the Philadelphia School of Arts and Crafts. The current school is called Merrick School of The Arts and Design, which opened in the 1950s and was later renamed Merck School of Design. The district also has a middle school, Cedarbrook Middle School, and a high school.


Elkins Park is served by SEPTA Regional Rail trains on the Glenside Line, Warminster Line, West Trenton Line and Lansdale/Doylestown Line at the Elkins Park station. The Jenkintown and Melrose Park stations are also found near the neighborhood, and are served by the same regional rail lines. Pennsylvania Route 73 runs along Township Line Road, mostly marking the border between Cheltenham and Abington townships. The neighborhood is also served by bus routes 28, 55, 70 and 77, as well as Pennsylvania Route 611 (Old York Road), which runs toward the western end of the neighborhood. The community is located in the Philadelphia suburbs of Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia, and is part of the Philadelphia-Wilkes-Barre Combined Statistical Area (PCCS) The PCCS is a consortium of local government agencies that provides services to the PSCS area, including public transit, parks, libraries, and other public facilities. The PPCS is the largest community in the PCT area, with a population of more than 2.5 million people. It is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs from Philadelphia to New York City, and the Delaware River, which also runs from New York to Philadelphia. The city is home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which was founded in 1851. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philadelphia City Paper are among the newspapers that have published articles about the area.

In popular culture

In the AMC period drama television series Mad Men, the character Betty Draper was raised in the "tiny Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania" During the show's second season, Betty's father has a series of strokes, and is taken to "Elkins Park Hospital" This would have actually been the former Rolling Hill Hospital, which opened in 1953. Ann Patchett's 2019 novel The Dutch House is primarily set in Elkin Park. The hospital is now known as MossRehab and Einstein at Elkins park, part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. It is located in a suburb of Philadelphia, in the Philadelphia suburbs of McDonough and Drexler. It was once known as Rolling Hill, and was the site of one of the world's first psychiatric hospitals. It closed in 1953, and became known as ElkinsPark Hospital in the 1970s. It has since been renamed MossRe Rehab and Einstein At Elkinspark. It opened a new psychiatric hospital in the 1990s, which is now part of a larger network of hospitals called Einstein. It also opened a rehabilitation center in the early 2000s, known as Einstein Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Center. In the late 1990s it was also known as the Moss Rehabilitation Center, and later as Moss Rehab and Re-entry Center. The former Moss Rehab Center is now called Moss Re-hab and Rehab Center, which was opened in the mid-2000s. The Moss Rehab and Rehab Centre is now a part of Einstein Healthcare.

  • Elkins Park's population in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania of 90,426 residents in 1900 has increased 7,22-fold to 652,503 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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