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Old 02-20-2013, 04:46 AM
Location: South Jersey
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Great post about Glenside, bears! Very true too
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:11 AM
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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So funny that you mentioned thrift shops! I grew up in a neighboring town, and my Mom and I would make regular trips to Glenside for the thrift shops. Nice to know that they are still in business.

For travel, a monthly TrailPass from SEPTA will cost $155 - that's a Zone 3 pass (Glenside). You can use it on the train into Philly, all buses, trollies, and subways. One round-trip ticket into Philly costs between $9.50 and $12.00, depending on if it's evening/weekend, and/or purchased in advance.

I haven't been to the Glenside Library, but it's part of the Montgomery County Libraries -- if they don't have a book you want, you can easily order it from another branch through McLinc, and pick it up at Glenside's branch. And seriously, I don't think I've ever been in a library where the people and place weren't nice. There's just something about libraries!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:24 AM
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You know, I grew up in Abington and never realized that parts of Glenside were part of Cheltenham (until it was mentioned here sometime ago) and Springfield (until today). But then this part of the metro is a crazy quilt of neighborhoods and townships so it doesn't surprise me.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:29 AM
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Searching the forum for comments on glenside 19038. I realize the newest post on here was 3 yrs ago, so wondering if anyone can care to comment on current situation?
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:03 AM
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Originally Posted by forbin View Post
"Has anyone been to the Glenside Free Library? Is it nice?"

Glenside is a very cool place. Some people are pretty uptight but thats how is is everywhere right? Kind of a biased answer but glenside liberary is a very cool place. Everyone there is chill and very willing to help I think. oh yeah, Ive worked there for the past 7 years, thats where my bias comes in. Peace
Hi John,
Are you the lanky tall guy with the glasses and ponytail?
Ha Ha.
I visit my friend often in Glenside and I used to chill there.
Glenside library is nice because you guys have huge selection of comic books!

About Keswick Theater, one Saturday I saw ads that BabyFace was performing.
Also one time there was Dave Koz, the saxophonist.

The area is very quiet and nice.
To the main OP, the area is very nice. Very bedroom community.
I always enjoy my visits there.
I don't think people are snoobish in the area. They are quite nice and accommodating.
I am currently looking to buy a house in the area.

Willow Grove mall and shopping complex is not too far. About 15 mins by bus 22 or 10 mins by train.
Since I usually take train to Glenside, I have used both mode of transportation.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:49 PM
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Is there a part of town that's considered less safe than other parts?
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