Glenside is a census-designated place (CDP) in Abington, Cheltenham, and Springfield townships, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,384 at the 2010 census on a land area of only 1.3 square miles. Glenside borders the City of Philadelphia along Cheltenham Avenue, and is about 7 miles from Center City. Glenside is part of the Delaware Valley and is a close-in suburb of Philadelphia.
Glenside has a typical Northeast climate. Summers are hot, with highs averaging in the mid to high 80’s. The middle of summer sees several days breaking the 90-degree mark, with only one or two days rising over 100 degrees. Summer nights can be erratic, ranging anywhere from the high 60’s to the low 70’s. Spring and Fall are pleasant, with the highs usually hovering around 60 degrees, and lows being in the high 40’s. Winters are cold, with highs averaging in the mid 30’s and lows in the high teens. Numerous days in the winter do not even reach the freezing mark, lows fall into the mid teens. In addition, several days in late December and early January, highs temperatures are in the teens, and lows can plummet to single digits. The following is a chart of the average temperatures in Glenside.
Glenside is home to Arcadia University, a private co-educational four-year liberal arts university. Arcadia is well known for its Study Abroad programs, which two-thirds of their students participate in. The University offers majors in the College of Business, College of Health and Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.