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Welcome to the Borough

Jenkintown Borough is a small suburban town covering less than a square mile in area with a population of approximately 4,500.

Jenkintown’s residential area, a downtown walkable business district, own school district, places of worship, post office, many shops and restaurants and accessibility to public transportation make it an ideal place to live, work and visit.

Jenkintown Borough Hall is located at 700 Summit Avenue in Jenkintown, Pa 19046. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m. Borough Hall can be reached at 215-885-0700 or please feel free to stop in person.

At our office residents can stop by for recycling buckets, lawn and leaf bags, battery and light bulb recycling, special trash collection requests and permits for interior and exterior work being done to your property or to speak with the Borough Manager.

A History of Jenkintown Borough




Jenkintown2035 Featured

Jenkintown Borough is undertaking a comprehensive planning process that will create a long-range vision for Jenkintown and outline specific recommendations and strategies to achieve that vision. This is Jenkintown’s first comprehensive plan in over 50 years. It will be created using extensive input from our planning partners, the business community, and residents. The goal is to create a living document that provides a framework for managing the places and spaces that make Jenkintown unique.



Jenkintown is a vibrant community that hosts numerous arts and culture events and has a bustling commercial shopping district. An engaged citizenry and welcoming atmosphere make it a great place to live, work, and play.



Jenkintown has a mix of housing types that suit a range of incomes and styles. Housing prices in the borough have remained fairly steady over the last ten years, making it more affordable than surrounding townships.



Founded in 1874, Jenkintown has strong historical roots that can be seen all over the borough in the unique and distinctive architectural style that has been meticulously maintained.



Jenkintown is a highly walkable borough that prides itself on its safety. Recent streetscape improvements have further improved the pedestrian experience.

Where we are in the process

We anticipate that the Jenkintown2035 planning process will take approximately two years, from kickoff to adoption. The timeline below illustrates the planning and public engagement phases of the planning process.

Planning Timeline

How you can be involved

There are numerous upcoming events where you can become more involved in the planning process. We will be hosting a number of public workshops beginning in the summer of 2015 where you can come to learn more about the design and structure of the comprehensive plan and lend your voice to the discussion. We are also developing a community survey that will be released in the summer of 2015.

For more information, please refer to our Get Involved page, or feel free to CONTACT US.

Thank You to Our Many Planning Partners!

o Jenkintown Borough Council
o Jenkintown Planning Commission
o Montgomery County Planning Commission
o Jenkintown Recreation Board
o Jenkintown School District
o Jenkintown Police Department
o Jenkintown Fire Department
o Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee

Run For The Relay

Jenkintown High School National Honor Society will be hosting the first annual Run for the Relay 5k on Saturday, May 2nd! The event will start at the high school track, where there will be activities such as face painting, entertainment, t-shirts, refreshments, and more! Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Come to run and come for fun!

Adults: $17. 50 pre-registration; $25 day of race
Students (18 and under): $15 pre-registration; $20 day of race
Register Online at

There will also be a family Fun Walk at 8:45 the same morning for those who do not wish to run. 

Information Regarding Infrastructure Construction In Jenkintown Borough

Scheduled Road Closures

Aqua Pennsylvania – Project status.

All water mains have been installed and the chlorination tests have passed inspection. Aqua will now proceed connecting individual customer’s water services to the new water main. There will be overnight closures during this final phase of construction. That expected timeline is called out below.

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