Welcome to Springfield Township
Farmland and Mills Brought Early Settlers to this Fertile Region.
Given in 1681 by William Penn as a gift to his first wife, Gulielma, Springfield was officially designated as a township in 1718. It includes the villages of Flourtown, Erdenheim, Wyndmoor, Oreland, and parts of Laverock and North Hills. Farming and milling were the dominant trades, as the land was rich and fertile, The Wissahickon Creek supported both of these industries, and several of the villages and streets that comprise the township got their names from the milling trade - Flourtown, for the wheat that was milled into flour, and Oreland, for the abundant iron ore and lime found in the area’s hills. Over the next several centuries, the population increased as word got out that the place was as good for living as it was for work.
What to Expect
A Civic-Minded Community With a Well Preserved History.
With a leading school district, the popular Flourtown Country Club golf course, three swim clubs, two competitive Little Leagues, and nine community parks, Springfield Township offers many opportunities for fun and connection. Each year, the Township hosts a Community Day, complete with face painting, fishing in Hillcrest Pond, and a well attended 5K race.
New Families and Prior Generations Coexist on Springfield’s Tree-Lined Lanes.
Green space abounds in Springfield, and all of the luxuries of a suburban community exist alongside a lovingly preserved historical landscape. Just about thirty minutes from downtown Philadelphia by car or train, Springfield serves as a quaint, well-maintained community that has avoided the traps of suburban sprawl. The main thoroughfare, Bethlehem Pike, is dotted with numerous restaurants, popular neighborhood pubs like Halligan’s and MaGerk’s, and all of the conveniences you need for your weekend errands.
All the Perks of a Small Town with an Eye to the Future.
Though Springfield takes great pride in its history and colonial roots, it remains on the cusp of responsible growth as a community of the twenty-first century. The school district is highly regarded, and it boasts a cutting edge curriculum that exceeds national standards.
A Rich Array of Homes Dating from the 18th Century Onward.
The housing stock of Springfield Township ranges from the original homes of the 18th Century, through the post World War II housing boom, to another period of more modern construction in the 1970s. You can find stunning Victorian homes throughout Erdenheim, complete with wrap-around porches; modern ranchers in sub-developments in Flourtown, and stone farmhouses in Wyndmoor reminiscent of the landowners who first settled in the area.
You'll Fall in Love With
Knowing Your Neighbors and Growing Your Community Together.
The grassroots feel of Springfield Township is what keeps so many residents there for generations. As the population grows, so does the desire of the community to retain its small-town feel and to remember the rich American history that took place right within their midst.
Summer is a prime time for fun in Springfield Township, with a concert series in Cisco Park.
The Memorial Day Parade and picnic in Veteran’s Park, Oreland’s 4th of July Parade, and Family Fish Day at Hillcrest Pond.