Bala Cynwyd, PA

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Bala Cynwyd, a spectacular enclave of Philadelphia’s Main Line, is nestled in the heart of Lower Merion Township. It directly borders Philadelphia, and has since Welsh Quakers settled the area in the 1680s.
The community’s sycamore-lined streets contain some of the region’s oldest stone mansions. The commercial district, on the National Register of Historic Places, straddles the bridge over what was once Columbia Railroad’s old Pennsylvania tracks. It’s now SEPTA’s Cynwyd line, running commuters seven days a week in and out of the city.
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Welcome to 180 School Street. This charming single-family, corner-lot home sits on a quiet
street in desirable Bala Cynwyd. The ranch style home has been beautifully maintained and updated, offering 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a full finished basement offering twice the sq footage. Enter into a
spacious living room flooded with natural light, gas fireplace and hardwood floors
throughout. Large eat-in kitchen in the rear features new flooring, new appliances, and
freshly painted cabinets offering plenty of storage. Inviting dining room with large windows
and hardwood flooring perfect for a formal dining experience. Access the fantastic versatile
sitting room which could serve as an office, playroom, media room, or additional seating
area featuring gorgeous stone wall detailing and recess lighting. From the entry hallway,
access the 2 large guest bedrooms and a full hall bathroom with tub. The spacious primary
bedroom features en-suite full bath with step-in shower. The lower level offers a full
finished basement perfect for entertaining, home gym, or additional living space. Built in
bar area, third full bathroom with step-in shower, additional cedar storage rooms, and
washer/ dryer complete this level. Recent updates include a newer roof, new fridge, new oven, new electric, new A/C system, new water heater, new boiler, and well- maintained lawn with landscaping.
Lower Merion school district. Convenient location to Center City, major highways and the
Main Line. $649,000 ACTIVE

180 School Street Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,629 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Looking for a beautiful open floor plan nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac street in Lower Merion?   This mid-century modern floor plan is updated for today's buyer and will truly impress.   Enter via the home's double doors into an open floor concept.  The living room features vaulted ceiling and recessing lighting, all open to the kitchen, dining room and family room beyond.  This is an incredible living and entertaining space all open, yet with defined spaces.   The newer chef's kitchen offers an island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances all overlooking the large dining room and expansive family room with more vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and a large window overlooking beautiful sky views and lush landscaping.  From the family room find sliding doors leading to a trex deck overlooking a secluded newly fenced rear yard.  Upstairs, you will find a primary bedroom with recessed lighting, walk-in closet with organizers and an updated en-suite bathroom.  There are three more generously sized bedrooms and a newer hall bathroom with loads of natural light with skylight views.  The finished lower level area offers another family room area with a stone fireplace and access to the rear yard,  a large mudroom/laundry room area, a powder room and attached side entry two car garage.  This fantastic property is a short walk from the Belmont Hills Library, McMoran Park, Belmont Hills community pool and roller hockey rink.  Close to shopping.....Located in Award Winning Lower Merion School District. $820,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

1304 Gainsboro Circle Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,494 SqFt 0.280 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach Wayne-Devon

This classic 4 bed / 6 bath, 4000+ sf, .50+ acre, brick & stucco Tudor-style home sits on an elevated lot in the well-established College Park neighborhood in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township.  Enter through the classic arched front entrance into a light-filled foyer with hand-applied plaster walls.    Down two steps to the left is the warm and cozy living room with beamed-ceiling, cast-stone fireplace & original hardwood floors.  Newly installed French doors, along with newly installed windows throughout the house,  take you to the covered flagstone patio overlooking the manicured side yard. Adjacent to the living room is a flex space that can function as a library/office/playroom.    The opposite side of the entry foyer leads to the large and light-filled formal Dining room filled with character and large enough for modern living.   Follow the doorway to the large eat-in kitchen w/ granite countertops, center-island w/ electric cooktop and peninsula with prep sink, Kitchen-Aid wall oven, Bosch dishwasher and Sub-zero refrigerator.    An anteroom/mudroom located off the kitchen leads to the basement and first floor half bath.    The large and flat backyard is an entertaining paradise with ample space for a pool if desired.   Upstairs find a large primary suite w/ luxurious walk-in closets, dressing area, & updated bath w/ soaking tub & stall shower. 3 generous-sized additional bedrooms, each w/ en-suite bath, complete the 2nd floor. A hallway door leads to the unfinished attic w/ abundant storage space. The basement level provides entertainment and play space w/ stone wood-burning Fireplace, laundry, and multiple office and storage locations along with a half bath.  The large, flat backyard lined w/ mature trees enhances the appeal of this classic Main Line home and neighborhood..  This large  move-in ready house won’t last long! $1,395,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

115 E Princeton Road Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 6 Baths 4,942 SqFt 0.520 Acres

Listing courtesy of JG Real Estate LLC

Welcome of 37 Chestnut Avenue in the heart of Bala Cynwyd. This house has a Walk Score of 74, which is ranked as “Very Walkable” so most errands can be accomplished on foot. The Cynwyd train station is a six minute walk away and nearby parks include Cynwyd Park, Belmont Park and Merion Botanical Park, as well as local favorite: Cynwyd Heritage Trail. This colonial house exudes charm and character in every room. The original cherry floors gleam from each area of the home. All of the windows and sills throughout the house have the original millwork and offer an abundance of light in each room. An original stained glass window compliments the staircase. The gracious dining room features crown molding, chair rail, wainscoting, and bump-out with three large windows. The kitchen has an eat-in area, deep sink, stove with hood, and plenty of storage space. There’s a breakfast room off the kitchen with a view of the back yard. A powder room and laundry room complete the main level. The second floor features a primary bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and sitting room with window seat. Two additional bedrooms, one with custom built-ins, and a full bathroom make up the second floor. The third level offer two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. The basement is great for storage or a work room. The yard or well kept and spacious. Don’t miss your chance to see this charming home today! $650,000 PENDING

37 Chestnut Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,056 SqFt 0.260 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Devon-Wayne

Location! Charm! Curb Appeal! - this home has it all!! Gracious, meticulously and lovingly maintained 3 story Tudor has 6 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths on a gorgeous tree-lined street in the heart of sought-after College Park. Bright, spacious kitchen with large island, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, deep windowsills and wonderful architectural details. The home has great flow for entertaining and both the sunroom and bright breakfast room lead to a patio and large deck overlooking a lush, private backyard.  Some of the extensive upgrades made by current owners include:
-Wood floors refinished on second floor (August 2022)
-Second floor bedrooms painted (August 2022)
-Two zone air conditioning added to all three floors -2012
-Professional landscaping
-Complete knob and tube removal.
-Exterior of house painted, as well as most of the interior
-New fence on side of the driveway
-New roof and gutters-September 2021
-New water heater-2022
-Patio retaining wall rebuilt  Award winning Lower Merion schools, convenient access to Cynwyd Heritage Trail, I 76, trains and downtown Philadelphia. $1,049,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

42 Overhill Road Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,838 SqFt 0.340 Acres

Listing courtesy of Compass RE

Charming and spacious Carriage Home with enormous character nestled on a hillside in Belmont Hills. Steps up to covered front porch. X-large Eat-in Kitchen w/cherry cabinetry, glass-top stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, lots of counters, track halogen lighting. Exit to side patio, large landscaped yard & garden. Bright Living Room w/huge windows & hardwood floors. Wall-to-Wall Carpet on stairs to second floor hall & bedrooms. Master bedroom has wall of mirrored closets, wood tile ceiling, halogen track lighting. Large second bedroom has closet plus access to walk-up attic for storage and a cedar closet.  Light & bright bathroom w/tub and custom glass surround. Second floor hallway has sliders to rear deck overlooking azalea bushes, trees & room for a vegetable garden. Property extends up hill. Full unfinished basement with W/D, wash tub, Workshop area, toilet & Wine Cellar. X-large custom replacement windows thruout.  Newer oil heating system. Off-Street Parking. Close to major roadways, Manayunk, Center City, Lower Merion Community Park and Pool, Library and Belmont Hills Elementary School.   Great property with lots of privacy for owner to occupy, rent,  rebuild, expand or develop.  Quick closing and simple transaction preferred.   Don't miss this one-of-a-kind gem property. $350,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

108 Springfield Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,024 SqFt 0.500 Acres

Listing courtesy of Springer Realty Group

Welcome to 187 School St in the heart of the Main Line and conveniently located within walking distance to the award winning Lower Merion School District.  This beautiful colonial style home consists of 3,800 square feet consisting of 4/5 bedrooms, formal living room, large open eat-in kitchen with a center island and breakfast bar, home office, expanded great room in the back of the house, finished basement a completely finished 3rd floor living space, as well as a full detached garage.  Enter through the front door to the center stair with the formal living/sitting room to the left.  This leads you back to the large open kitchen with a home office or in-laws quarters and full bathroom on the first floor.  Just off the kitchen is the expanded great room that boasts lots of natural light, yet still a bit of seclusion as the detached garage is nicely situated , and ties in with a patio between the great room and garage.  The finished basement boasts an additional sitting/entertaining area as well as another bathroom, laundry room and finished storage room or game area.  The 2nd floor features 4 spacious bedrooms with ample closet space, a full hall bathroom as well as the master suite complete with a his and hers vanity, walk-in shower and a jacuzzi tub.  The 3rd floor runs the width of the house and is a completely finished open space that can be used for another home office suite, fitness room, or can easily be converted into 1 or 2 additional bedrooms with a bathroom in a future expansion.  Don't miss your opportunity to see this true gem on the Main Line in an award winning, sought-after school district. $725,000 ACTIVE

187 School Street Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

6 Beds 4 Baths 5,000 SqFt 0.180 Acres

Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Welcome to this Colonial style home in the Belmont Hills neighborhood of Bala Cynwyd. This side-walked close-knit community in the Lower Merion School District is close to Schuylkill express way (East or West) and Green Lane Bridge into Manayunk for shopping, restaurants and festivals, library, playground and the Belmont Hills pool! So close you can leave your car at home and walk or bike there! Minutes to downtown Philadelphia.
Enter the front door to the open-concept living room/dining room area with high ceilings and natural lighting, walk through to the kitchen with a center island with granite tops throughout.  Plenty of room for cooking, baking and socializing.  Rear sunroom opens to the deck that could be used as family room or office with spectacular views. 
The second level has two bedrooms and a full bathroom and a loft for a third bedroom. That’s not
 all. Do you need extra income or an elder parent who would like to live with you?
This home has an independent studio suite with its own kitchen and bathroom and separate private access from the rear entrance.
Entertain friends and family on the huge multi-level decks with truly unique and vast views of the city skyline and the Schuylkill river.  Watch the fireworks from the city on the 4th of July. All you need is the barbecue and furniture to make this your next get away place!
2+ car off street parking in private driveway.
This property has it all. Schedule your showing! It won’t last. $399,900 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

83 Jefferson Street Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,787 SqFt 0.120 Acres

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

Located on a quiet street, tucked away in one of Lower Merion Township's most desirable neighborhoods you will see that 115 Ebenezer Ave is an amazing single family home offering breathtaking views of mature trees coupled with city views in the background! This amazing home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, hardwood floors, central air, a private expansive composite wood deck, attached garage with inside access and the list goes on. 
With updated windows throughout in this sun-lit home,  bay windows illuminate the spacious living room which boasts a custom made, impressive solid stone wall that wraps around a wood burning fireplace with built-in-shelving. As you continue through the living room you will find an open-concept kitchen and dining area with inside access to the oversized attached garage and sliding glass doors out to the spacious deck, perfect for any season, offering more than enough room for outdoor furniture, barbeque grills, sunbrellas and exceptional views of evergreen trees and views overlooking Philadelphia. Three spacious bedrooms with new wall to wall carpeting and hardwood floors underneath as well as a full updated hall bathroom complete the first floor. On the lower level you will find a substantial open family room, private office room, fourth bedroom, second full bathroom and a storage/utility room. There is also a walk out exit to the paver patio and sun drenched, grass filled backyard. The private 4 car driveway parking and attached garage with automatic door opener and inside access allow for more than enough parking. This is a one of a kind street in Lower Merion and the home is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, unique homes and a bi-level road. The location offers convenient access to major highways including I-76 with direct access to Center City Philadelphia within an approximately 15-20 minute drive. Going west you can get to I-476 within approximately the same time. Nearby Septa train stations offer  super convenient access to Philadelphia without the car. Public transportation is also very accessible. Walk to local shops, restaurants and convenience stores including Wawa. Also within walking distance to local playgrounds and the Belmont Hills Pool and Library. This well kept home is awaiting it's new occupants so stop by today and see all that it has to offer! $475,000 ACTIVE

115 Ebenezer Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,200 SqFt 0.160 Acres

Listing courtesy of Compass RE

Stone front, split-level 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in a highly desirable location in close proximity to Cynwyd Elementary, Bala Cynwyd Middle School and General Wayne Park! Enter into open layout, main floor featuring a spacious living room with hardwood floors, dining room with view to the back yard and bright kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, newer tile floor and backsplash. Exit from the dining room to the back yard with patio space to entertain and a large fenced in yard to play and garden. Upstairs you will find 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Updated and modern, newer bathroom in back bedroom. Hall bathroom with double sinks and a lot of cabinetry. Expansive upper master bedroom suite. Lower level with family room, laundry room area, powder room and door in from the 1 car garage. Well maintained home with newer sewer line and hot water heater. Lower Merion SD. Close and convenient to highways, schools, parks, shopping, transportation and the airport. Quick close possible before start of new school year. $749,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

601 Manayunk Road Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,288 SqFt 0.270 Acres

Listing courtesy of Compass RE

Welcome home to 168 Maple Avenue, one of the nicest private gems in Belmont Hills. You will walk into an open concept floor plan with a massive brand new and upgraded kitchen that opens up to the first-floor living room. As you walk down the hallway you will find 3 moderately sized bedrooms and a large gorgeous, upgraded bathroom. The back bedroom has a door to a large deck that overlooks a brand new terraced patio that overlooks Belmont Hills. This home has so much to offer. Features include brand new flooring throughout the top floor - laminate with porcelain tile in the kitchen and bathroom; ceiling fans with lights in all rooms; granite countertops; brand new Fabuwood kitchen cabinets; stainless steel appliances (all new) and a large copper sink!!! Everything has been upgraded and remodeled < 10 years. You’ll find tons of parking on the property. The location is excellent with the famous La Collina restaurant a short distance, minutes to 76 and Wawa and to downtown Narberth and Ardmore and shopping at City Avenue. Don’t miss out - schedule your showing today! $424,900 PENDING

168 Maple Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 2,010 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Listing courtesy of Houwzer, LLC

1-hour notice to show.  The sellers are motivated by this well-maintained home. Just suitable for the right family. $330,000 ACTIVE

79 Jefferson Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 2 Baths 896 SqFt 0.070 Acres

Listing courtesy of United Real Estate

Welcome to 206 Jefferson Street in the popular neighborhood of Belmont Hills. The main floor offers a large living room, three bedrooms, full bath and laundry closet. There is access to the flat rear yard with a patio, and storage shed; it is perfect for play and entertaining. There is a full sized eat-in kitchen, large great room with a gas fireplace, powder room and mudroom. Perfectly located in the award winning Lower Merion School District with easy access to I-76, Manayunk, walking trails, library, restaurants and shopping. $350,000 ACTIVE

206 Jefferson Street Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,020 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Listing courtesy of Compass RE

Location, location!  A charming 4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home situated in a picturesque, quiet, beautiful, and highly desirable (one of the most sought after) neighborhoods in the heart of Bala Cynwyd, within the Award-Winning Lower Merion school district. Uniquely located on a higher corner, offering great views of the beautiful scenery and natural landscape from every floor and every room, an ideal home for enjoying living, working, and studying.  You will immediately feel the warmth of this home as you enter the sun-drenched living room featuring beautiful stone, wood burning fireplace, elegant wide crown molding, stunning wall of built-in bookcases for displaying books, photos and more and gorgeous hardwood floors that flow throughout the home.  From here, access the cozy sunroom with tons of oversized windows, bead-board ceiling with fan which is perfect for an afternoon relaxing with a book and a refreshing beverage.  The formal dining room is open to the living room and sits just off the kitchen creating a wonderful entertainment space for both large and intimate gatherings.  The spacious updated kitchen with white shaker cabinets, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, ceramic floors and an adorable breakfast nook offers tons of cabinet and workspace.  Up a few stairs is located a convenient half bath.  Continue to the 2nd floor where you will find 3 good-sized bedrooms all with hardwood floors and a full hall bath with tub.  The 3rd floor primary suite, currently used as an office, includes bedroom with fire feature wall, sitting area, custom closet, and full bath with exquisite vanity, jetted tub and stone flooring and wall finish creating a spa like setting.   Finished lower level with exposed stone wall, built-in cubbies and is ideal for additional entertaining space, a playroom, workout or office space and provides laundry room and storage space.  Enjoy some fresh air or dine alfresco on the covered back patio.  A spacious private driveway leads to the two-car attached garage off Cynwyd Rd.  The house is conveniently located close to Cynwyd train station, Cynwyd Elementary School and Bala Cynwyd Middle School (5 minutes stroll to train station, 7-9 minutes walking distance to school). Enjoy the walk ability to train, school, trails, and houses of worship! In addition, this is the closest garden-like suburb from Philadelphia Center City and UPenn. It takes 17 minutes to get to 30th Street via train or driving 15 minutes via I-76 to UPenn. Benefits: beautiful scenery, country lifestyle, kids receive top-tier education, and within a short distance from the city. Don’t Miss This One! $825,000 ACTIVE

28 W Lodges Lane Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,009 SqFt 0.150 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Main Line - Narberth

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More Information About Bala Cynwyd, PA

Bala Cynwyd, a spectacular enclave of Philadelphia’s Main Line, is nestled in the heart of Lower Merion Township. It directly borders Philadelphia, and has since Welsh Quakers settled the area in the 1680s.
The community’s sycamore-lined streets contain some of the region’s oldest stone mansions. The commercial district, on the National Register of Historic Places, straddles the bridge over what was once Columbia Railroad’s old Pennsylvania tracks. It’s now SEPTA’s Cynwyd line, running commuters seven days a week in and out of the city.
Homes for Sale in Bala Cynwyd
The average home price in Bala Cynwyd is between $500,000 and $600,000. From spacious, historic homes to cozy newer developments, you’ll find the perfect home for sale in Bala Cynwyd. Because it’s so convenient to Philadelphia and close to all the modern amenities you need, you’ll discover that it’s a wonderful place to call home.
Bala Cynwyd Schools
Children living in Bala Cynwyd attend schools within the Lower Merion School District. Cynwyd Elementary School, Bala Cynwyd Middle School and Lower Merion High School are zoned for area students. There are many private schools in and around the community as well.
Dining and Shopping in Bala Cynwyd
You can hardly turn around in the Main Line area without finding a fabulous cheesesteak, and Bala Cynwyd is no exception. Lee’s Hoagie House and Mama’s Pizzeria have a bit of an area rivalry; you’ll have to decide for yourself who serves the tastiest treats. The Couch Tomato and Honeygrow are known for their seasonal, fresh, and locally sourced goodness, and Laxmi’s Indian Grille joins a number of other area favorites for ethnic eateries.
Residents have the convenience of shopping centers and big-box stores just up the road, such as the Bala Cynwyd and Wynnewood Shopping Centers. Head up Lancaster Avenue and you’ll find everything you need. People who live in this cozy community also enjoy local treasures such as the Bala Cynwyd Farmer’s Market and nearby Suburban Square, as well.
Entertainment in Bala Cynwyd
Movie-lovers enjoy the United Artists 6 on Main Street, as well as IMAX screens in both Philly and King of Prussia. Milgram is one of a handful of smaller independent theaters in the neighborhood. Concerts, sports and nightlife in Philly are just a quick drive or a short train ride, courtesy of SEPTA.
Live entertainment options include the Sedgwick Theater and the Tower Theater, in addition to several area colleges’ performing arts productions. Golfers will find easy access to over a half-dozen local courses and driving ranges.
Parks and Recreation in Bala Cynwyd
Lower Merion Township’s Parks and Recreation Department serves Bala Cynwyd with a number of area amenities. Playgrounds, ball fields, nature trails and various programs are available throughout the year. The Main Line area is home to a number of nature preserves and historical parks as well.
Commute Times from Bala Cynwyd
With Philadelphia just across City Avenue, easy access to the Pennsylvania turnpike, and two SEPTA lines within easy reach, Bala Cynwyd residents have an easy time commuting to and from anywhere in the area.
From Bala Cynwyd to:

  • Philadelphia (city center): 6.4 miles
  • Upper Darby: 6.4 miles
  • Melrose Park: 8 miles
  • Conshohocken: 8.2 miles
  • Plymouth Meeting: 11.8 miles
  • Norristown: 13.5 miles
  • King of Prussia: 13.6 miles
  • Fort Washington: 18.5 miles
  • West Chester: 29.7 miles

To learn about Main Line Luxury Properties contact Mary Beth Hurtado at 610-608-3119 or Request Info.

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