Homes for sale in Cheltenham are placed in an area that is both a bustling inner ring suburb of Philadelphia & the site of the longest continual habitation in eastern Pennsylvania. Cheltenham real estate is placed in an area that is diverse, vibrant, home of a very highly regarded school system, & moderately affluent. The area hosts the oldest house in Pennsylvania & 13 different sites that are entered on the National Register of Historic Places, more than any township in Montgomery county.
The character of Cheltenham changes from block to block, and in many ways it is a transitional zone between urban Philadelphia and suburban Pennsylvania. Towards the eastern side of the township, neighborhoods tend towards high density housing with interesting commercial districts, lots of diverse dining and entertainment options, and a nearly urban quality of life. The further west you travel, the more the township transitions to more traditional suburban Pennsylvania living, with larger single family homes, tree-lined streets and quiet neighborhoods perfect for raising a family.