Welcome to Glenside
Around the Block
A Historic Community with A Modern Vibe.
Just over one square mile in area, Glenside is small but culturally and historically dense. Much of its development occurred in the late nineteenth century, including the landmark Grey Towers Castle, now a central part of Arcadia University’s Campus. The renowned Keswick Theater, built in the 1920s, retains much of that era’s charm and hosts a wide variety of independent and alternative musicians.
What to Expect
Family Friendly Residential Streets Anchored by Small Businesses in Keswick Village.
With one of the regional rail line’s busiest stations, Glenside is a bustling community with a strong connection to the city. The city never feels far away even with all of the conveniences of suburban life. Keswick Village is home to numerous restaurants, both casual and upscale, and the town has a bounty of well-maintained green space.
Community Minded Residents Enjoy the Perks of Small Town Life.
In addition to its status as one of the main transportation hubs of downtown Philadelphia, Glenside is also proud to call itself a college town. Arcadia University serves as a beacon of the community, with its eye-catching landmark, Grey Towers Castle. A farmer’s market invites neighbors from May to November on weekend mornings, and for kids, there are playgrounds, ice cream shops, and mini-golf. Glenside also hosts a popular Fourth of July celebration with a parade along the main thoroughfare, Easton Road. Enjoy top-rated sushi, authentic pizza, a stylish cocktail, or cappuccino at one of the popular spots in town.
A Famed Music Venue, Cozy Pubs, and Top Restaurants.
All of the culture of the city, though just a train ride away, can be found just around the corner in Glenside. Few towns hold as many attractions within a square mile. Glenside is also home to a highly rated bicycle shop, Keswick Cycles, and a wealth of other niche businesses for any interest.
Charming Homes with Massive Curb Appeal and Historic Value.
An appealing mix of pre-and postwar home construction and more modern new homes comprise the housing stock of Glenside. Residents take great pride in their homes, and yards are put to good use here for barbeques, firepits, and swingsets. The prices are within reach for many buyers.
You'll Fall in Love With
A Wealth of Things to Do in This Thriving Modern Suburb.
The affordability, convenience, walkability, and culture of Glenside combined with its high-quality schools make it hard to resist. It was, after all, voted in the top 50 best places to live in 2019 by Niche.com.
Visit Elcy’s Cafe for house-roasted coffee and excellent breakfast and lunch options as you hop on the regional rail line. For your landscaping needs, Primex Garden Center is a family owned, independent nursery and garden center with year round items and seasonal specialties. Also not to be missed is the array of vintage, consignment, and antique shops such as The Nest, Keane Vintage, and PotLuck Findings. Heirloom Home and Studio offers ceramic tableware designed by the owners and inspired by the farm to table movement - a perfect spot for locally designed, unique art pieces.