Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Lower Merion Township was incorporated as a First Class Township in 1900. Welsh Quakers first settled in the area now known as Lower Merion with a grant from William Penn of what is now 23.9 acres. As of the last census Lower Merion had a population of 59,850, making it the largest of the 62 municipalities within Montgomery County.
The City of Philadelphia runs along the eastern border of Lower Merion Township along City Line Avenue, also known as US Route 1. An impressive corporate receiving line including Lord and Taylors, WCAU Radio and Television Stations, the Exxon Building, the Fox Building and The Bala Cynwyd Plaza welcomes you from The City of Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Western Suburbs.
The Septa R5 Regional Rail Line serves Lower Merion Township. Lower Merion boasts the greatest number of R5 stops within the Township of any other suburban township along The Main Line; Merion Station, Wynnewood Station, Ardmore Station, Haverford Station, and Rosemont Station.
Students attend the Lower Merion Public School District with Lower Merion High School and Harriton High School, Bala Cynwyd Middle School, Welsh Valley Middle School, and the following elementary schools: Belmont Hills, Cynwyd, Gladwyne, Merion Penn Wynne and Penn Valley.
The Borough of Narberth is located within Lower Merion Township and is also served by Lower Merion Public Schools
Some popular town names in Lower Merion are: Bala Cynwyd, Wynnewood, Narberth, Penn Valley, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, and Gladwyne.
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