During the Victorian era, thousands of people flocked to Willow Grove Park, a famous amusement park complete with roller coasters and Ferris wheels. Today, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (located just 10 miles north of Philadelphia) is an unincorporated community surrounded by lush parks and rolling, green golf courses.
The Willow Grove Park Mall now occupies the site of the former amusement park. It is home to over 130 retailers and several restaurants. It contains historical elements, including a chiming carillon clock and a carousel ride.
Surrounded by more than six parks, Willow Grove offers several quiet spots for picnicking, hiking, or throwing a Frisbee. Masons Mill Park is a 76-acre park with volleyball and tennis courts, baseball and football fields, and a community complex with a spray pole and wooden walking paths.
Located near the Pennsylvania Turnpike and with its own SEPTA station, Willow Grove is a convenient spot for apartment renting.