Fort Washington, PA - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania is a history-rich suburb of Philadelphia, located in Montgomery County. It is a small rural town, with a population of 5,446 as of 2010. Families looking to move to a more rural area, retirees looking to settle in a calm and peaceful locale, and commuters to the City will all find Ft. Washington a perfect fit.
Ft. Washington homes offer choices that range from single-family homes and spacious multifamily homes on quiet streets to luxury estates. Homes maintain their value and feature low interest rates, making them great deals for home buyers. With their prime location near Philadelphia and idyllic setting, Ft. Washington homes are perfect for commuters, retirees and families alike.
The Ft. Washington area was settled mostly by German immigrants. During the American Revolutionary War, George Washington and the Continental Army camped here before they moved on to Valley Forge. In 1856, Ft. Washington was the site for one of the worst train accidents in U.S. history when two North Pennsylvania trains collided between the Camp Hill and Ft. Washington stations. The dedicated efforts of Mary Johnson Ambler to attend the wounded (mostly children) led to the nearby town of Ambler being renamed after her in 1869.
PARKS & RECREATION
To escape the city, and get close to nature, visit Fort Washington State Park. Those interested in the history of the American Revolution will enjoy seeing where General Washington actually set up his defenses. If you are an avid bird watcher, you will also appreciate the land around the Park when the raptors are migrating. Also nearby are Loch Alsh Park and the Manufacturer's Golf and Country Club.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Ft. Washington residents often drive to nearby communities for fun attractions, such as the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, or the attractions and historic sites of Philadelphia. For a look at the full calendar of Philly action, click here.
FT. WASHINGTON - A HISTORIC HOME TOWN JUST OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA
Homes for sale in Ft. Washington are perfect for people who like a small town atmosphere -- except for the times they like a big town (Philly) atmosphere! House hunters who like a sense of history and the charms Ft. Washington offers should call RE/MAX Action Realtor® Diane Sarkisian, 215-358-1100. She has the latest information, and access to the best deals on real estate in Ft. Washington.