Glenside is in both Abington and Cheltenham townships, Montgomery County. The Glenside station is one of the busiest in the SEPTA system. Glenside is located about 6 miles from Center City Philadelphia.

Glenside is a part of 3 different townships: Abington Township, Springfield Township, and Cheltenham Township, with the latter being where the majority of Glenside is located, including the United States Post Office, Glenside Library, and Glenside Memorial Hall.

The Keswick Theater, a popular theater is in Glenside.

A SEPTA Main Line train stops at Glenside. Easton Road is the main street of Glenside.

Arcadia University, a private co-educational four-year liberal arts university is located in Glenside. Arcadia is well known for its Study Abroad programs,

Because Glenside crosses three townships, the school systems are according to the township you live in. They are;

Cheltenham Township; Glenside Elementary (K-4), Elkins Park Middle School (5-6), Cedarbrook Middle School (7-8), Cheltenham High School (9-12)

Abington Township; Copper Beech Elementary School (K-6), Abington Junior High School (7-9), Abington Senior High School (10-12)

Glenside is also home to Westminster Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian and Reformed Christian graduate institution. 

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