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Around Town: Bala Cynwyd

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In the 1680s, Welsh Quakers arrived near Philadelphia and established two separate towns, Bala and Cynwyd (pronounced kin-wood), named after towns back in their home country of Wales. Once a singular post office was established for both communities, the separate towns began to be looked at as one community. Today, however, Bala and Cynwyd each have their own SEPTA station making commuting to Philadelphia a breeze from any point in this beautiful section of the Main Line.

Located in Lower Merion Township, Bala Cynwyd boasts some of the earliest and most fantastic stone mansions in the township. Many of these mansions were built between 1880s and 1920s. Other sections of Bala Cynwyd contain split level homes built after World War II when returning soldiers were settling into suburbs across America. Today there are also condos and co-op buildings that make commuter living comfortable and affordable.

Belmont Hills

This neighborhood within Bala Cynwyd is a community in itself with its own elementary school, fire department, library, and public pool.

College Park

The College Park neighborhood is highly sought after containing mostly single family homes built from the 1920s to the 1950s.

West Laurel Hill Cemetery

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This 187 acre, non-profit, non-denominational cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places. Set upon the Schuylkill River, this property is not just a burial ground, but is also an arboretum and an outdoor sculpture garden. Come explore the history of the Philadelphia area through the people who lived here. This cemetery is the final resting place for several of baseball’s founders and early developers, the inventor of Campbell’s condensed soup, several musicians, and two Titanic survivors.

Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center

No need to go far to purchase what you need. Shopping is close by. There are a variety of restaurants including Olive Garden and Chili’s. Pick up some everyday items at Michaels and Acme Markets.  Lord & Taylor and Dress Barn are here for your clothing needs.  There are even banks and a number of salons.

Bala Cynwyd Library

Both for research and pleasure reading, the Bala Cynwyd Library has what you are looking for. Part of the Lower Merion Library system, this system as a whole is at the 99th percentile for annual visits and volumes per resident capita.

Major Medi

In 1952, channel 10 built their headquarters in Bala Cynwyd and since then many other radio and TV outlets have centered their work in Bala Cynwyd.

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Brett Furman Group is Award-Winning real estate expert local to the city of Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs for 30+ years. Brett continues to successfully serve Sellers and Buyers in Wayne, Radnor, Bala Cynwyd and other areas. Contact Brett Furman Group here or speak With Brett: (610) 687-6060

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