Upper Dublin is a blossoming city with a diverse economy that supports the manufacturing, retail, corporate office and service industries. The expansion and continued development of commercial and industrial parks is luring more and more Fortune 500 companies to the area. Combine these companies with the already long list of private and family owned businesses and it is easy to see why living in Upper Dublin affords residents a tremendous opportunity to find employment within minutes of their home. Some of the large corporations operating in Upper Dublin include Honeywell, CDNow, Aetna, NCO, GE Financial and Temple University. The primary center of business and industry in this township is the Fort Washington Office Park. The office park has more than 65 buildings that equates to approximately six million square feet of office space. The office park is also home to the Fort Washington Expo Center, recognized as the largest single floor center of its type on the entire east coast.
Situated in the ever-evolving Montgomery County and located less than 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Upper Dublin residents have additional employment and recreation opportunities available to them within short driving distances. Commuting is made easy by the many road arteries passing through this township. The Pennsylvania Turnpike intersects with State Route 309 in Fort Washington. Other major roadways include State Routes 152 and 63. Train service is also available nearby provided by SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority). These access routes also enable many guests to enter Upper Dublin to view and visit many of the area’s treasures such as the Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park and Evansburg State Park.
The spillover effect from large cities like Philadelphia has had tremendous effects on smaller cities like Upper Dublin. Once nothing more than a bedroom community, Upper Dublin’s downtown district, its parks, and its public areas are now indicative of a growing economy. The local housing market is thriving, the Montgomery County Beautification Project is producing results, and the township’s education system is gaining recognition and praise for its low student to teacher ratios and improving standardized test scores.
Upper Dublin has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Many colleges, universities and technical schools are also situated within township limits while several other institutions of higher learning are within a 40-minute drive of downtown Upper Dublin. A of these schools are Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Gratz College, Rosemont College, St. Joseph’s University and Villanova University.
With its unique culture, historical significance, and community pride, Upper Dublin makes for an attractive, affordable place to live due to its combination of urban centers and outlying rural areas. Several lakes, ponds and running streams dominate the hillsides and give this township a surreal feel and add to the allure of this rich-soiled environment. So, whether your pursuit is work, retirement, or play, Upper Dublin and its surrounding communities are equipped to satisfy your needs and desires.
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