Montgomery County has over 20 public school districts for which school-aged children can attend, with North Penn School District being the closest district serving the children of Montgomeryville. Made up of thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school, North Penn serves a number of municipalities in Montgomery County in addition to Montgomeryville, including Lansdale borough, Upper Gwynedd Township, North Wales borough, Hatfield borough and Township, and Towamencin Township. A small portion of Bucks County is also served by the North Penn School District. A large number of private and parochial schools are also available.
As for students and adult learners who are interested in obtaining a degree in higher education, Montgomeryville is within proximity to a number of colleges and universities. These include Montgomery County Community College, La Salle University, Penn State, Arcadia University, Rosemont College, Temple University, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, Manor College, Ursinus College, Tyler School of Art, and Gwynedd Mercy College, among many others.
Economy & Job Market
Residents living in Montgomeryville live in an area where many major employers are headquartered in the nearby Philadelphia metro area and as such, many residents commute to the city from this bedroom community. Major employers in the area include Lockheed Martin, Aetna, Abington Memorial Hospital, Jefferson Health System, Motorola, Unisys, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Prudential, Johnson & Johnson – McNeil Pharmaceuticals, and Glaxo Smith-Kline, to name a few. Montgomery County is also home to a number of large business parks in King of Prussia, Blue Bell and Fort Washington where workers from all over the region convene everyday during the work week. Providing employers with a strong labor force and employees with a stable economy, it’s no wonder why Standard & Poor’s has awarded Montgomery County with the highest credit rating of ‘AAA,’ a recognition that only less than 30 counties in the nation receive.
Attractions & Points of Interest
Montgomeryville is located less than a 45 minute drive from the booming metropolitan city of Philadelphia, where many cultural, entertainment and recreational amenities await. For all their shopping needs, residents can head on over to the Montgomery Mall located in nearby North Wales. Described as a “super-regional, two-level enclosed mall,” Montgomery Mall has a variety of shops and department stores to suit even the most discerning shopper’s tastes, including Macy’s the Gap, Hollister, and Sears.
If you’re looking to take the family or classroom out on a field trip to learn more about the history of the area, then be sure to check out one of the many museums located around the immediate area, such as the Morgan Log House, Roth Living Farm Museum, The Wings of Freedom Museum, Mercer Museum and the Pennsylvania Historical Museum. Additionally, the City of Philadelphia is home to a number of museums that will satisfy art and history buffs everywhere. A few of the more popular ones include the National Liberty Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, Civil War Library & Museum, and the Awater Kent Museum, among a few others.
Live theatre patrons will also be pleased to find that Montgomeryville is within close proximity to a few theatres and playhouses that host a number of plays, musical performances and comedy acts. If you’re looking to watch a community play in an intimate setting, check out the Montgomery Theatre in nearby Souderton; this theatre features seating for 122 people and the building the theatre is housed in once served as a firehouse. For a night of live music or comedy, head on over to the Sellersville Theatre 1894 and be sure to grab a bite to eat or a couple drinks beforehand at The Washington House Restaurant located right next door. The Act II Playhouse in nearby Ambler offers contemporary and classic plays and musicals in an intimate setting and was voted by Philadelphia Magazine as the “Best of Philly” Suburban Theatre Company.
Parks & Recreation
Avid golfers have a number of options when it comes to practicing their swing out on the links. Located just off Route 202 and featuring an 18-hole par 70 championship golf course is the PineCrest Country Club. Open to the public, the Country Club provides experienced and novice players with rolling greens and expansive fairways, each hole presenting a challenge that every player will surely appreciate. Other perks located at the PineCrest Country Club include an onsite pro shop, restaurant and bar, classes and golf leagues, and even tournaments. Other courses around the area include the Twin Woods Golf Club, Squires Golf Club, Horsham Valley Golf Club, The Fairways Golf & Country Club, and the Skippack Golf Course, to name a few.
If golfing isn’t your game but fishing, camping, hunting, and horseback riding are, then the Evansburg State Park is an excellent place to go. Located in south central Montgomery County, Evansburg State Park provides visitors with a vast amount of green space, scenic views and trails, offering you a respite from the noise and bustle of the city. Popular for picnics and day trips for families, children, and classrooms, an environmental education center is also located onsite providing educational programs on the park’s fragile ecosystem.
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