Located on the southern end of Montgomery County bordering Philadelphia, Springfield Township encompasses the four villages of Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, and Oreland. The rich and natural landscape of this township is woven throughout its history: for much of the 18th century, Springfield existed primarily as a farming town. As industry blossomed, the Wissahickon Creek and its offspring streams powered three mills – thus the moniker, Flourtown. Plentiful lime and iron ore designated Oreland; Erdenheim means “earthy home,” and Wyndmoor is said to reference the winds that skirt across the valleys and hills. While mills no longer serve as a central hub of its economy, you can now find yourself in close proximity to Chestnut Hill and Center City Philadelphia. You can walk to both Chestnut Hill and SEPTA’s Gravers Station, where a quick train ride takes you into Philadelphia.
Wissahickon Valley Park cradles Springfield’s western and southern boundaries, and the renowned Morris Arboretum is nestled in its side. There are twenty-four parks within township’s boundaries, equipped with amenities such as playgrounds, courts and fields for all sports, picnic tables and trails. Whether you want some exercise, to let the kids play outside, or cheer them on as they hit a home run, you have abundant options here.
The Philly Home Girls have personal ties to Springfield Township. Agent Deirdre Affel, lifelong resident, has this to say:
Wyndmoor is a hidden gem enjoyed by some 6,000 residents, with tree-lined streets that are beautiful all year round. It is the former home of industrialists such as Edward Stotesbury, with his Beaux-arts inspired estate Whitemarsh Hall still standing today. Today, Wyndmoor has about 6,000 residents who enjoy its proximity to Chestnut Hill, Fairmount Park and an easy commute to Center City Philadelphia. The time-honored tradition of the Memorial Day parade delights residents of all generations. (Agent Kristin McFeely, whose grandmother lived on Beech Lane, recalls the parade as one of her most memorable childhood past times!) The Springfield Library and schools are very popular. There are a few restaurants and local services, which help retain the small town ambiance.
The Springfield Township School District is well known for excellence. Academic performance among students is high. Erdenheim’s elementary and middle schools are currently undergoing renovations and smart board technology is being implemented across all schools in the district. The parent community is active, supportive and engaged in the school’s direction.
You’ll be sure to run into neighbors at Fatty’s Bar and Grill, where you can watch the game over a burger and beer. You might even see Deirdre order her usual (Deep fried asparagus with balsamic drizzle!)!
It is in Wyndmoor where you will find a particularly elegant home standing on the quiet cul-de-sac of Flourtown Avenue. 8327 Flourtown reflects everything this area is known for: abundant and lush green space, a peaceful quality of ease to life, and vibrant, contemporary life.
Enjoy the koi pond and perennial gardens as you make your way to the front door. An impressive stone exterior greets you. Originally built in 1950 as stone ranch, this home was later expanded to offer a dramatic, two story contemporary space. The result is an unparalleled sense of style that beautifully blends timeless architecture with a fresh modern look.
The first floor has a sunny living room with pine hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves. The kitchen is a chef's dream with gorgeous maple and glass door cabinets, custom tile back splash, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and bamboo flooring. The dining room features corner built-ins and accommodates a large dinner party easily.
Three bedrooms and a modern bath with a marble sink top round out the ground floor. The basement is finished with bamboo flooring and a gas-burning fireplace made of Wissahickon schist.
The crowing jewel of the home is the sun-soaked second floor. Walk upstairs to the Great Room and see a glass wall of windows. You can have 24/7 breathtaking views of the natural beauty surrounding your home. The yard is wonderfully landscaped and the flagstone patio is perfect for grilling and dining al fresco. The second floor also features a private Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a large walk-in closet/dressing room. The grounds are secluded and a canopy of mature trees provide peaceful relaxation and comfort.
The benefits of living in this gorgeous, scenic town are extensive and diverse. Walkable access to Chestnut Hill and an easy train into Philadelphia, plenty of outdoor recreation in one of the Northeast’s most beautiful areas, and a strong school system all make Springfield Township a highly desirable place to live. Make your roots at 8327 Flourtown Avenue!