Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Ogontz, Shoemakertown[1]
Unincorporated community
Bethsholom.JPG
Beth Sholom Synagogue
Nickname: EP
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
TownshipsAbington, Cheltenham
Elevation157 ft (47.9 m)
Coordinates40°04′37″N 75°07′37″W / 40.07694°N 75.12694°W / 40.07694; -75.12694
CommissionersHarvey Portner (West)
Morton J. Simon, Jr. (Central)
Kathy A. Hampton (West)
TimezoneEastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
ZIP Code19027
Area code215
Location of Elkins Park in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
 
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Coordinates: 40°04′37″N 75°07′37″W / 40.07694°N 75.12694°W / 40.07694; -75.12694
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Ogontz, Shoemakertown[1]
Unincorporated community
Bethsholom.JPG
Beth Sholom Synagogue
Nickname: EP
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
TownshipsAbington, Cheltenham
Elevation157 ft (47.9 m)
Coordinates40°04′37″N 75°07′37″W / 40.07694°N 75.12694°W / 40.07694; -75.12694
CommissionersHarvey Portner (West)
Morton J. Simon, Jr. (Central)
Kathy A. Hampton (West)
TimezoneEastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
ZIP Code19027
Area code215
Location of Elkins Park in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Elkins Park is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is split between Cheltenham and Abington Townships in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Elkins Park is represented by Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. It borders the City of Philadelphia along Cheltenham Avenue, and is roughly 6 miles (9.7 km) from Center City, Philadelphia. Elkins Park is a close-in suburb of Philadelphia

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Public transportation[edit]

Elkins Park is served by SEPTA Regional Rail trains on the Warminster Line, West Trenton Line and Lansdale/Doylestown Line at the Elkins Park station. The Jenkintown and Melrose Park are also found near the neighborhood of Elkins Park, and are served by the same regional rail lines. The Ryers station is also nearby on the Fox Chase Line.

SEPTA bus routes 28, 55, 70 and 77 also provide service to Elkins Park.

Road[edit]

Toward the western end of Elkins Park is Pennsylvania Route 611 (Old York Road). In Elkins Park, Pennsylvania Route 73 runs along Township Line Road, mostly marking the border between Cheltenham and Abington townships.

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In popular culture[edit]

In the AMC series Mad Men, Betty Draper was raised in the "tiny Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania." During the second season, Betty's father has a series of strokes, and is taken to "Elkins Park Hospital" in the script. This would have actually been the former Rolling Hill Hospital, which opened in 1953, and is now known as Mossrehab and Einstein at Elkins Park, part of the Einstein Healthcare Network.

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^http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2003/11/10/story4.html?page=all

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