Lansdale is located in Montgomery County and is about 28 miles from Philadelphia. Early in the 20th century industries such as agricultural implement works, a canning factory, brickyards, a silk mill, and manufacturers of cigars, stoves, shirts, rope, iron drain pipe, and glue. Lansdale is also one of the many places that have a Kugel Ball, which is made completely of granite and weighs 1,000 pounds and rotates on a thin layer of water. .

 North Penn School District is the school district that serves Lansdale. The area public high school is North Penn High School in Towamencin TownshipCalvary Baptist School is a pre-K-12th grade Christian school. Lansdale area private high schools include Lansdale Catholic High School and Christopher Dock Mennonite High School. Dock is in Towamencin Township. It is also home to St. Stanislaus School of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia

 Lansdale is known for its many popular events held throughout the year including: Lansdale Bike Night, the Under the Lights Car Show, Lansdale Day, Founder's Day, Oktoberfest and The Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival.

The Lansdale train station is SEPTA's Lansdale/Doylestown Line. with service to Center City Philadelphia and Doylestown along with other stops as well. Three SEPTA bus routes serve Lansdale connecting with the Montgomery Mall and Chestnut Hill, with the Norristown Transportation Center in Norristown,  and Telford.

The Lansdale interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension is located to the west of the borough in Towamencin Township and connects to PA 63.
The construction of the North Pennsylvania Railroad during the 1850s contributed to rapid growth and expansion in Lansdale. Many employment opportunities generated by the railroad brought settlers. By 1872, Lansdale Borough was officially incorporated and named after Phillip Lansdale Fox, chief surveyor of the North Penn Railroad

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