Willow Grove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A community in Philadelphia’s northern suburbs, the population was 15,726 at the 2010 census. It is located in Upper Dublin Township, Abington Township and Upper Moreland Township. Willow Grove was once known for Willow Grove Park, an amusement park that was open from 1896 to 1976, now the site of Willow Grove Park Mall. Willow Grove is considered an edge city of Philadelphia with large amounts of retail and office space.
Kevin Smith Transportation Group services the entire Delaware Valley. KSTG delivers services daily in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. This includes more than 300 cities, towns, boroughs, and townships. One of the places you will regularly see a KSTG vehicle is Willow Grove, PA.
Willow Grove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A community in Philadelphia‘s northern suburbs, the population was 15,726 at the 2010 census. It is located in Upper Dublin Township, Abington Township and Upper Moreland Township. Willow Grove was once known for Willow Grove Park, an amusement park that was open from 1896 to 1976, now the site of Willow Grove Park Mall. Willow Grove is considered an edge city of Philadelphia with large amounts of retail and office space.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove is located northwest of the Willow Grove CDP in Horsham Township. NAS JRB Willow Grove transitioned into Horsham Air National Guard Station in September 2011.
As with many early communities, Willow Grove experienced rapid growth and development, thanks to railroad and trolley expansion toward the end of the 19th, and early 20th centuries. Less than a day’s trip away from Philadelphia and attracted by the country, more and more inns and restaurants sprang up. The economy enjoyed a growth spurt and the Willow Grove area blossomed.
“Life is a lark in Willow Grove Park” With travel and accommodations readily available and to stimulate travel on the increasingly popular trolleys, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company decided to build an amusement park in Willow Grove, at the end of the line. Willow Grove Park opened in 1896 and was the prototype for numerous parks that followed across the country.
The Park also enjoyed its reputation as the “Music Capital of America” with orchestras and bands, especially John Philip Sousa, who was a regular in the band shell starting in 1901. In 1926, more than 100,000 people attended Sousa’s last annual concert in the park, after twenty-five years of making music in the area. In 1976, Willow Grove Park gave way to innovation and progress once again, when it was razed to make way for a new retail concept – the mall. The Willow Grove Park Mall opened in 1982. As they had since the early days, the residents of Willow Grove were ready once again to innovate and grow.
Willow Grove is served by the Willow Grove Interchange (exit 343) along the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276), which connects to Pennsylvania Route 611. Major roads serving Willow Grove are Pennsylvania Route 611 (Old York Road/Easton Road), Pennsylvania Route 263 (York Road), Pennsylvania Route 63 (Moreland Road), Fitzwatertown Road, Terwood Road, Davisville Road, Easton Road, and Old Welsh Road.
Willow Grove is served by the Willow Grove station on SEPTA Regional Rail‘s Warminster Line, which runs between Warminster and Center City Philadelphia. The community is served by five SEPTA bus routes, with a transit hub at the Willow Grove Park Mall. The Route 22 bus runs between Olney Transportation Center in North Philadelphia and Warminster via Willow Grove and the Route 55 bus runs between Olney Transportation Center and Doylestown via Willow Grove. Both the Route 22 and 55 buses have several trips from Olney Transportation Center that terminate at the Willow Grove Park Mall. The Route 95 bus runs between the Willow Grove Park Mall and Gulph Mills. The Route 310 and Route 311 buses connects the Willow Grove station and the Willow Grove Park Mall to business parks in Horsham. KSTG shuttles also regularly run employees of local businesses in Willow Grove, PA to these regional train and bus lines.
Jill Biden, an educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, is from the Willow Grove, PA area.
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In the song “Please Don’t Tell My Father That I Used His 1996 Honda Accord To Destroy The Town Of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania In 2002”, Pop Punk Band, Pet Symmetry’s Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) describes the actions of vandalizing the town of Willow Grove as a youth.
Kevin Smith Transportation Group offers a variety of services in Willow Grove, PA. On the social side, a KSTG Limo or Wedding Shuttle might be seen on any given weekend. Requests for a Limo for a Night on the Town or a Party Bus to go to Philadelphia, PA for a concert or show are routine for residents of Willow Grove, PA. If someone in Willow Grove, PA is headed to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), you can be assured that a KSTG Black Yukon or Mini Bus are ready for pickup.
If you run or work at one of the many successful companies with offices in Willow Grove, PA, you may occasionally have a need for some of the Corporate Transportation services offered by Kevin Smith Transportation Group. This could include Airport Transportation to more than 8 International Airports, including Newark International (EWR), Kennedy Airport (JFK) and of course Philadelphia International (PHL).
Shuttle Services are also popular for companies in Willow Grove, PA, often moving employees from local SEPTA stations to company offices. In the afternoon, those same KSTG Sprinters or Mini Buses will take those employees back to the train as they head home to Philadelphia, PA. For companies that utilize Private Aviation to travel around the country, a KSTG Cadillac XTS or Black Yukon is likely to be seen across Willow Grove, PA, headed to one of more than a dozen regional airports, including Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Wings Field or Doylestown Airport.
Willow Grove Limo Service
Kevin Smith Transportation Group wants to thank everyone from Willow Grove, PA for choosing us as their preferred Transportation Company. With a focus on Luxury and Service, KSTG wants to be your only choice when considering transportation for everything from a once in a lifetime Wedding celebration to needing Shuttles or Sprinters for a Corporate event. KSTG and Willow Grove, PA, working together for all your Transportation needs.