Life in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Lower Merion Township in Pennsylvania is the kind of place where newcomers are welcomed, and families stay for generations.
Comprising a dozen or so villages, boroughs, and towns – each with their own distinct character and history – Lower Merion offers a wide range of housing options, from grand historic estates to comfortable family homes to sleek high-rise apartments.
Included within the boundaries of Lower Merion are such storied communities as Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, Gladwyne, Haverford, Merion, Penn Valley, Penn Wynne, Rosemont, Villanova, and Wynnewood.
Here, you’ll find an abundance of striking architecture, verdant parks, trails, and green space, industry, eclectic and bustling shopping, dining to please every palate, athletic fields, music and other entertainment venues.
Historic Lower Merion
Lower Merion is considered the heart of the storied “Main Line” region of Greater Philadelphia made famous in film and pop culture as a center of gracious living with a vibrant local scene. The name “Main Line” refers to the railroad line that connects Lower Merion directly to Philadelphia’s dynamic downtown and the rest of the country’s Northeast Corridor.
Greater Philadelphia’s most prominent families have called Lower Merion home, building resplendent estates while forging some of the nation’s most iconic companies and philanthropies that thrive to this day.
Lower Merion has great schools
In fact, some of the best in Pennsylvania. Public schools across Lower Merion are highly-rated, with the district consistently being recognized at regional and national levels for excellence in education. The public high school graduation rate of 98% is among the highest in Greater Philadelphia, with many Lower Merion grads going on to the best colleges and universities.
The Lower Merion School District oversees ten public schools, including six elementary, three middle, and two high schools. There are also several private schools, both parochial and secular, including The Baldwin School, The Shipley School, The Haverford School, and more.
Lower Merion: A world apart that’s easy to get to, and get around in.
Lower Merion is located just 12 miles from Center City Philadelphia, making it easy for residents to commute to and from the city. It offers quick access to Interstate 476 and the region’s network of highways..
First built in the mid-19th century, the railroad is still a backbone of the community’s excellent transit. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) still operates the historic regional rail system that gave the Main Line region its name, and the numerous still-operational stations are at once convenient, architecturally beautiful and historic.
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Why we should be your REALTOR®
Lower Merion is a charming community that contains a wealth of sprawling subdivisions, little-known gems and hidden treasures. If you’re considering putting down roots in Lower Merion, we recommend looking for REALTORS® with deep knowledge of all the great options this region has to offer. A team that has been serving Lower Merion and its families for decades. A team like ours.
For buying, selling or investing, call Janet Ames REALTOR® to discuss your next move!