Charm, character, and convenience; Cheltenham has it all.
Bordered by Philadelphia to the south and east, by Springfield to the west and by Abington and Jenkintown to the north, Cheltenham truly sits at the center of it all. This historic community in Montgomery County dates back to 1682 when it began as a Quaker settlement. By the 1700s it became a mill town, and by the 1800s it saw Civil War settlements and the railroad industry. As Cheltenham chugged into the early 1900s, it became home to many of Philadelphia’s most notable names. Wealthy businessmen like Cyrus Curtis, George Widener, John Wanamaker, William Lukens Elkins, John Stetson, Jay Cooke and Henry Breyer, Jr. all called Cheltenham home.
Today, many families and businesses do, too. This charming, 9-square mile Classic Town encompasses neighborhoods including Cheltenham, Glenside, Elkins Park, Cedarbrook, La Mott, Wyncote, Laverock, Melrose Park, and Cheltenham Village, which together create one of the most diverse, unique, and livable communities in our region.