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.
Jenkintown’s feature in Philly.com in 2014.
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.
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
Named one of the 15 best places to raise children by Philadelphia Magazine, Jenkintown is a charming, quaint community that many are proud to call home. Life in the borough comes with a network of nearby outstanding healthcare facilities, nearby churches and synagogues, dozens of diverse restaurants and cafes, a wide selection of small businesses, and a strong support for the arts and entertainment, all tightly knit into a little over a half of a square mile.
The beautiful, tree-lined streets are just one of the many reasons to live in the borough. More than 60% of the houses in the town were built before 1939, giving the neighborhoods their classic charm. The many nearby parks and playgrounds, including Town Square and the George Perley Bird Sanctuary, create ideal surroundings for families and fans of the outdoors. Town Square is host to year-round functions, from free outdoor concerts to puppy parades, holiday celebration gatherings to pie eating competitions, and the widely celebrated Jenkintown Arts Festival in the Fall, which attracts several thousands of patrons every year.
The Jenkintown school district is small in size but high in quality, making Jenkintown a community where parents can walk their children to school and know teachers as neighbors. In addition to Jenkintown Elementary School and Jenkintown Middle/High School, the Abington Friends School, Saint Basil Academy, and Wyncote Academy also serve the community.
Adults who are new to the town, or longtime residents who want to meet more neighbors, can join the Jenkintown Newcomers Club, which connects Jenkintown residents through social and civic activities.
Click here for a short video about Jenkintown’s quality of daily life (opens a new window).