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Abington Township Selected by Money Magazine as a “Best Place to Live”

Post Date:09/23/2019 11:43 AM

Abington Township Selected by Money Magazine as a “Best Place to Live”

Lorimer Park bridge over creekAbington, PA - Money Magazine has announced Abington Township’s inclusion on their “Best Places to Live 2019” list of 100 communities throughout the United States. According to their website, the selection process included the analysis of the economy, cost of living, diversity, education, housing, health and safety, amenities, and of ease of living within 1, 796 communities. Money Magazine referenced the Township’s 55,000+ population, $87,555 median household income, $278,045 median home price, 3% projected job growth, 30-minute average commute time, and 205 clear days per year as data that contributed to the selection.

The Township of Abington, having been recognized in 2010 and 2012, is proud to once again be recognized as a Best Place to Live. “I could not be prouder to be the current President of the Abington Township Board of Commissioners. My thanks go first to my fellow Commissioners, whom work tirelessly for what is best for the Township. Township staff, employees and volunteers, all deserve recognition for the effort they put forth both day and night. I would be remiss if I did not give credit to our fine Abington Police Department, all the volunteer Fire Companies, as well as, the emergency support personnel. Finally, credit goes to the diverse populous of Abington, who truly care about their township.  Receipt of this award confirms that when communities work together, good things happen,” said Wayne C. Luker, President of the Abington Board of Commissioners.

John Spiegelman, Commissioner and Chair of the Public Affairs Committee emphasized that this recognition reflects the Abington community, "It's exciting to be recognized from the outside for how wonderful our community is inside. And while we do live in something of a ratings- and rankings-fixated society—I think that it's important to remember this: The people that make Abington what it is—the incredible and dedicated team that keeps the Township running; our Police Department and all-volunteer Fire Department; the Abington School District teachers, admins, and community that make our schools a magnet for families from all over; our thriving and growing business community; the panoply of nonprofit organizations that enrich life in Abington, from volunteer service groups, to youth sports leagues, to faith-affiliated organizations, and so many more; and, above all, the generous, kind, welcoming neighbors who are always ready to help and support one another—know that our community was awesome yesterday, is even better today, and will be better still tomorrow."

To view the entire list or learn more about the selection process, visit download this news release, click here. 

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