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Neighborhood Profile: BALA CYNWYD

Posted on: April 29, 2013

History:  Bala Cynwyd is a community in Lower Merion Township which is located on the Main Line in southeastern Pennsylvania, bordering the western edge of Philadelphia at US Route 1. It was originally two separate towns, Bala and Cynwyd, but is commonly treated as a single community. Bala Cynwyd lies in the Welsh Tract of Pennsylvania and was settled in the 1680s by Welsh Quakers, who named it after the town of Bala and the village of Cynwyd in Wales.

(From Wikipedia)

Boundaries: Bala Cynwyd extends west of the Philadelphia city limits represented by City Line Avenue from Old Lancaster Road at 54th Street west to Meeting House Lane and then along Manayunk and Conshohocken State Roads north to Mary Watersford Road, then east along Belmont Avenue back to City Line.

Zip Codes:  19004.

What To See / Do:  West Laurel Hill Cemetery, History and Landmarks

More Information: The Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd

Schools: Cynwyd Elementary SchoolBala Cynwyd Middle SchoolLower Merion High School, Catholic Merion Mercy  Academy, Waldron Mercy AcademyFrench International School.

Public Transportation: SEPTA’s  Cynwyd Line