Abington Township’s attributes get noticed nationally. This town has all the advantages of the older suburb: good schools, abundant greenery, a mere 20-minute train ride from Center City. Money magazine ranked it 21st on its list of best places to live for 2008. This week’s homes show why.

$498,500

Abington

1209 Jericho Rd.

Taxes: $6,750

Situated in the Highland Farms neighborhood, this five-bedroom, 21/2-bath home is within walking distance of public elementary, middle and high schools. The first floor has hardwood floors throughout, a newer kitchen with a large eat-in space, and an elegant living room. The basement has a finished family room.

Pros: A large bedroom above the two-car garage.

Cons: Lack of a first-floor family room.

Listing agent: Linda K. Ross, Quinn and Wilson; 215-885-7600.

$524,900

Jenkintown
730 Wyndale Rd.
Taxes: $10,812

A two-story Tudor with five bedrooms and 41/2 baths, this Abington Township house features a large eat-in kitchen adjacent to sizable dining room, a full pantry with oak cabinets, and a covered porch. A large center hall and a spacious living room contribute to an open feeling.

Pros: All the bedrooms are large; three have attached bathrooms.

Cons: The kitchen cabinets could use updating.

Listing agent: Carol Godfrey, Quinn and Wilson; 215-885-7600

$249,900

Abington
1092 Tyson Ave.
Taxes: $3,949

Equal parts architectural study and functional living space, this two-bedroom, two-bath house is full of delightful quirks. Flagstone floors and a central fireplace give character to a tiered dwelling built into a hill in the manner of Frank Lloyd Wright. A planter and exposed bricks bring the outdoors inside.

Pros: The design, with its 1950s retro charm.

Cons: Old windows and bathrooms.

Listing agent: Donna Marinelli, Long and Foster; 215-801-4777.