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 home to 5 Maple Ave in Bala Cynwyd. This spacious single family home boasts over 3500 sqft of living space.  The inlay compass rose on the front walkway welcomes you and your visitors. On the lowest level, you will find a kitchen perfect for entertaining guests next right to the huge sunroom filled with natural light, tile floor and large doors leading to the deck. The sunroom also includes a cutout in the ceiling to the second floor to allow for even more natural light throughout the space. Built in Sauna is also located on this level along with a full bathroom. The first floor includes a bedroom and an additional bonus room that could have multiple uses. 
The second floor has some unique characteristics as well starting with the same compass rose design in the floor. The second floor is an open concept layout with stately built-ins, a gas stove, huge windows and skylights. The kitchen on the second floor is equipped with a granite countertop, an abundance of cabinets, range, dishwasher, refrigerator, and plenty of prep space.  The 2nd floor bedroom has access to the full bathroom and could be perfect for an owner's suite. Possible radiant flooring in bathroom with additional washer and dryer. The 3rd floor has two more bedrooms that share the full hall bathroom with stall shower. The two bedrooms are attached by a large walk-in closet with a dormered ceiling and multiple windows letting the natural light come through. After enjoying all of the benefits of the interior of the home, head outside to the large backyard with the detached garage/carriage house. There is an extra-large driveway for 6 cars with entrance off of Edgehill Rd. The detached garage provides 1600sf of additional storage or workspace. 
Be sure to make your appointment to tour 5 Maple Ave today! Close to Mainline shopping, restaurants, train, bus, major roads and many colleges and universities. $650,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

5 Maple Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,592 SqFt 0.310 Acres

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

Lovely home on a spacious lot offering living room, formal dining room and kitchen with sliders leading to rear yard and patio, just perfect for those fun summertime barbeques with family and friends or just to relax with your favorite book. Up a few steps to the master bedroom with full bath, two additional bedrooms and hall bath. Proceed to a fourth bedroom and full bath. Lower level is finished with half bath, cedar closet and sliders leading to yard.  Within walking distance to parks and the Belmont Hills pool. Close to area schools, public transportation, shopping, area restaurants and major highways. Property is to be sold in "as is" condition. Owner makes no representations or warranties as to condition. Proof of funds or mortgage pre-approval is needed with all offers. Buyer is responsible for obtaining the Use and Occupancy cert. from the township. Auction begins 1/15/2023 and will end on 1/17/2023. $604,500 PENDING

108 Marywatersford Road Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,477 SqFt 0.380 Acres

Listing courtesy of Walter M Wood Jr Inc

Rare and unique opportunity to purchase a completely renovated single family home in Lower Merion sold with a separately deeded adjacent vacant lot. This brick front colonial home has been remodeled by local artisans/owners from the studs out and now features an open floor plan with a new kitchen with center island, custom cabinetry, granite counters, new stainless appliances including refrigerator, gas range and under counter microwave drawer. The adjacent dining and living spaces run the entire length of the main floor which boasts all new hardwood flooring. The primary bedroom suite is located on the main level and features a large custom finished open closet area and private bath with double vanities, soaking tub, and separate shower with rainwater overhead faucet. A second bedroom/den/office is also on the main level along with a new hallway full bath. The upper level has 2 full bedrooms, a large bath with shower and tub and a flexible spacious open space that can be used in multiple ways to suit every owners’ needs. The lower level can be accessed directly from the driveway and boasts a huge great room area with second kitchen featuring fridge, sink and wine refrigerator and a 4th full bath. This space can be easily configured for an in-law/extended family suite. Lower level also has, laundry/mud room with direct access to oversized garage with ample room for parking and storage. The exterior features a private patio off kitchen with storage shed and a second fully fenced wooded lot with its own address, gazebo, fish pond and walking paths; a truly unique and private oasis once featured in garden magazine. Other notable amenities include a 16KW generator and recirculating waterfall into small pond next to gazebo. This is a “best-of-all-worlds” scenario with “new” construction inside a well-built mid-century home that has garage and off-street parking and has been expanded with 4 new dormers in new roof, new wood floors, new windows, recessed lighting, ceiling fan/lights, all new plumbing, electric, a new gas heater and central A/C. All located in one of the country’s truly great school districts and literally a minute's drive from the expressway. All of this with  a separately deeded lot (Parcel #40-00-56360-003) that has unprecedented privacy and future possibilities. $799,900 ACTIVE

142-144 Springfield Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,095 SqFt 0.360 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford

$599,000 ACTIVE

108 Maple Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 727 SqFt 0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Tesla Realty Group, LLC

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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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