Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

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Huntingdon Valley
Settlement
Lady Washington Inn 03.JPG
Lady Washington Inn on Huntingdon Pk.
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery, Bucks
Elevation223 ft (68 m)
Coordinates40°07′00″N 75°02′59″W / 40.11667°N 75.04972°W / 40.11667; -75.04972
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code215
Location of Huntingdon Valley in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
 
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Coordinates: 40°07′00″N 75°02′59″W / 40.11667°N 75.04972°W / 40.11667; -75.04972
Huntingdon Valley
Settlement
Lady Washington Inn 03.JPG
Lady Washington Inn on Huntingdon Pk.
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery, Bucks
Elevation223 ft (68 m)
Coordinates40°07′00″N 75°02′59″W / 40.11667°N 75.04972°W / 40.11667; -75.04972
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code215
Location of Huntingdon Valley in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

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.

History[edit]

The Lady Washington Inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

Living standards[edit]

Originally referred to as "Goosetown,"[2] 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.[3]

Lorimer Park[edit]

Located within Huntingdon Valley is Lorimer Park, 213 acres (0.86 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.

School districts[edit]

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.

Passenger trains[edit]

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[edit]

Forest Hills Cemetery in Huntingdon Valley is the resting place of World War II figure Jack Agnew, loosely the inspiration of the novel and film, The Dirty Dozen.[4]

Huntingdon Valley Country Club[edit]

The Huntingdon Valley Country Club is located in Huntingdon Valley.

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