Welcome to Bala Cynwyd
Bala Cynwyd, PA is located in the historic “Welsh Tract” of Pennsylvania and is one of the largest residential districts on the Main Line. It was once two separate towns, Bala and Cynwyd, but after decades of success working together, the two towns merged into the current version that is loved today.
Much of the town’s rich history is preserved in its beautiful stone mansions, some of which date back to the 1880s. Along with stunning architecture, Bala Cynywd boasts a bustling town center filled with shops, restaurants, and well-known Philly Food Tours stops. And since it’s located right on the northwestern edge of Philadelphia, this seemingly small town is actually quite close to big-city opportunities. If you’re looking for a town that has a little bit of everything, we’d recommend starting your search right here in Bala Cynwyd.
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At a Glance
Downtown Philadelphia: 8 miles, about 15 minutes
Philadelphia Int’l Airport: 20 miles, about 25 minutes
Public transportation: Cynwyd Line at Bala and Cynwyd stations
Zip code: 19004
Median home value: $551,749
Spotlights of Bala Cynwyd
Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Take a stroll along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, a two-mile rail-to-trail path connecting Lower Merion Township with Manayunk. Along the way, the trail crosses the Schuylkill River via the Manayunk Bridge.
Bala Cynwyd 4th of July
Celebrate small-town community at the Bala Cynwyd 4th of July celebration, hosted by the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd. Enjoy a parade, lawn games, friendly competitions, and more.
Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center
Located on the edge of Philadelphia along Lincoln Highway, Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center is a bustling mixed-use district filled with both big-name and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses.
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What You'll LOVE in Bala Cynwyd
Looking for even more to love in this beautiful Main Line community? Here are just a few reasons residents enjoy living in Bala Cynwyd.
The area surrounding Bala Cynwyd is home to a number of beautiful parks, trails, and outdoor spaces. Here, you’ll find sports courts and fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, and even trails perfect for adventurous hikes.
Bala Cynwyd is served by the prestigious Lower Merion School District, which is known for its excellent education and sports outlets. The district has been named the #1 school district in Montgomery County and #4 in the state. In addition to high standard test scores, LMSC boasts a 97% graduation rate and two A+-rated high schools. Students in Bala Cynwyd may attend Cynwyd Elementary, Bala Cynwyd Middle, and Lower Merion High.
Transportation into and out of Bala Cynwyd is a breeze with the easily accessible Bala and Cynwyd train stations. Bala and Cynwyd stations are both located on the Cynwyd Line, giving residents a short 15 – 20 minute commute into the city.
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