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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Glenside is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 7,684. Glenside is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Glenside offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glenside there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Glenside and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Glenside are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,008
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Glenside Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Glenside

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,370
National
$55,322
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Glenside Reviews

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Glenside is a great area! It has great schools and a great sense of community. However, Glenside’s biggest downfall comes with its diversity. Glenside is not a very diverse area. I am African American and I sometimes find it difficult to find other people I identify with.
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Glenside is a family friendly suburb of Philadelphia with access to all the amenities you'd need and an active "downtown" area in the Keswick Village. The major Philadelphia neighborhoods are all a short drive, particularly the Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill area. The Abington school system which Glenside resides in consistently ranked as one of the best public school districts in the nation. There are many parks in the area for children, with Fairmount Park, the nation's largest park within city limits, only a short trek away. The Keswick Theater hosts many well-known musicians and comedians. Abington township has been ranked one of Money magazine's top 10 places to live in America, and Glenside is a shining example of why!
Would like to see school district change for the better. Awesome plus to have Keswick Theater here! Plenty of public transportation to get one anywhere.
Quite a few family-oriented neighborhoods. Community pretty involved and tight with each other. Lovely family owed/operated grocery store, O'Neill's. Home to the up and coming awesome Humpty Dumplings! They have there own store in Keswick Village. Talented, town young men own,operate and created Humpty Dumplings! Very desirable hot real estate area, particularly Old Glenside.