Lower Merion, PA

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Lower Merion is community characterized by a deep sense of civic pride and involvement. Over 18 business and civic associations provide an opportunity for residents to participate in their community. In addition, the Township maintains a “Community Resources Leadership Bank” of citizens interested in serving on one of the many appointed Township Boards or Commissions.Located in the heart of the “Main Line,” the Township is a first ring suburban community bordering the City of Philadelphia. The community is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) as well as Amtrak passenger service. The nearest major airport, Philadelphia International, is about 30 minutes by car, and can be accessed by SEPTA. Lower Merion is the largest of the 62 municipalities located within Montgomery County. According to the 1990 census, the Township population is 58,003, with 23,868 households located within its 23.64 square miles. The Township has a median housing value of $282,600 and a median family income of $84,378, the highest in the County.Excellent educational opportunities, two respected hospitals, convenient shopping and dining establishments and a plenitude of open space all within its borders, make Lower Merion Township one of the most desirable communities in which to live and work. To learn about Main Line Luxury Properties contact Mary Beth Hurtado at 610-608-3119 or Request Info.

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Lower Merion, a beautiful enclave in Pennsylvania’s Main Line area, is a Montgomery County township with nearly 58,000 residents. Settled by Welsh Quakers in the late 1600s, Lower Merion is mixture of historic buildings and modern conveniences set in a scenic wooded backdrop complete with gently rolling hills.
Lower Merion has the 12th highest median household income in the country for an area of its size, and it’s steeped in Pennsylvania history. The Mill Creek Historic District, the Seville Theatre and Green Hill Farms are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The whole township covers 23.9 square miles, and it encompasses:

  • Ardmore
  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Belmont Hills
  • Bryn Mawr, which overlaps into Delaware County
  • Gladwyne
  • Haverford
  • Merion
  • Narberth
  • Overbrook Hills
  • Pencoyd
  • Penn Valley
  • Penn Wynne
  • Roseglen
  • Rosemont
  • Villanova
  • Wynnewood

Homes for Sale in Lower Merion
The median listing price is $671,000, but there are homes for sale across a broad range of prices. On average, buyers can expect to pay around $212 per square foot. With a mixture of newer, mid-century and historic homes to choose from, Lower Merion has a wonderful home for you.
Lower Merion Township has beautiful townhomes, spacious estates and cozy condos, so no matter what you’re looking for, you will find it here.
Lower Merion Schools
In addition to several private schools, both religious and secular, the Lower Merion School District serves area students.
Elementary Schools in Lower Merion

  • Belmont Hills
  • Cynwyd
  • Gladwyne
  • Merion
  • Penn Wynne
  • Penn Valley

Middle Schools in Lower Merion

  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Welsh Valley

High Schools in Lower Merion

  • Lower Merion
  • Harriton

Dining and Shopping in Lower Merion
There are dining options for any palate in Lower Merion, whether you’re looking for something fast and casual or you want a five-star dining experience. The historic Guard House Inn is a local treasure, and nearby Savona offers Italian food and wine favorites. Upscale Sola features a creative menu, and highly rated pizzerias line Lancaster Avenue.
Lower Merion shoppers enjoy Rosemont Square, Wynnewood Shopping Center and Ardmore Shopping Center, which all contain upscale shops and boutiques. Suburban Square offers a seasonal farmer’s market in its open-air mall, and small clusters of quaint shops are scattered throughout the area.
Entertainment in Lower Merion
Residents of Lower Merion enjoy several local art galleries, playhouses and movie theaters. Footlighters presents live productions great and small. The Artful Framer and Pennsylvania Art Conservatory showcase various works of art, while you can catch an Indie film at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
Golf is incredibly popular in Lower Merion, and the Philadelphia Country Club is located within the township’s borders. We’re also close to:

  • Merion Golf Club
  • Llanerch Country Club
  • Cobb’s Creek
  • Bala Golf Club
  • Club Champion
  • Walnut Lane

There are dozens of historic sites within Lower Merion Township, as well. Looking for modern fun? From bowling at Wynnewood Lanes to local hotspots for nightlife, there’s always something to do in Lower Merion.
Parks and Recreation in Lower Merion
The Lower Merion Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of spaces and activities, both indoors and out. With pools, miles of nature trails and off-leash dog areas, the Department has something for everyone. They offer seasonal classes and sports programs, as well, so it’s easy for community members to get involved.
The Parks and Recreation Department maintains:

  • Bird sanctuaries
  • A boat launch ramp
  • Bridle trails
  • 9 baseball and softball fields
  • 11 basketball courts
  • 13 comfort stations
  • A community garden
  • 17 dog-friendly parks
  • 6 hiking trails
  • 3 historic sites
  • 5 meeting facilities
  • 3 mini-parks
  • 15 nature parks
  • 9 picnic areas
  • 14 playgrounds
  • 3 senior centers
  • 4 sledding areas
  • 8 soccer fields
  • 2 swimming pools
  • 11 tennis courts
  • 2 volleyball courts

Commute Times from Lower Merion
Commuting is usually simple from any point in Lower Merion Township. It’s conveniently located near I-76 and I-476, and the Paoli-Thorndale Line on SEPTA transit has several local stops.
From Lower Merion to:

  • Upper Darby: 6.4 miles
  • Wayne: 7 miles
  • Lansdowne: 7.7 miles
  • Plymouth Meeting: 9.1 miles
  • Philadelphia: 9.2 miles
  • King of Prussia: 9.2 miles
  • Norristown: 9.3 miles
  • Hollywood: 15.8 miles
  • Chester: 16.1 miles

Ready to Move to Lower Merion?
We live and work in the Main Line area, and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect home in Lower Merion Township. To learn about Main Line Luxury Properties contact Mary Beth Hurtado at 610-608-3119 or Request Info.

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