Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd

Privacy, exclusivity, and prestige in these historic communities.

Overview for Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd, PA

11,522 people live in Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd, where the median age is 39.2 and the average individual income is $80,801.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,522

Total Population

39.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$80,801.12

Average individual Income

Schools in Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
The Mesivta High School Of Greater Phila
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Bala House Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
I S Kosloff Torah Academy High School For Girls
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Childrens School At St Johns
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Bala-Cynwyd Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5

Demographics and Employment Data for Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd, PA

Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd has 4,418 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,522 people call Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd home. The population density is 4,051.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,522

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.2

Median Age

48.06 / 51.94%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,418

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$80,801.12

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd, PA

There's plenty to do around Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
65
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Manatawny Still Works - Ardmore, Sound Space Performing Arts, and Steelworks Strength Systems.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.17 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.72 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.35 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome to Philadelphia Main Line and Bala Cynwyd

Privacy, exclusivity, and prestige in these historic communities.
 
The Philadelphia Main Line is another name for the western suburbs that flank U.S. Route 30. Nestled along the Main Line, Bala Cynwyd peeks out from thickly foliaged woods and city centers as a beacon of community and neighborhood engagement. Found in Lower Merion Township, Bala Cynwyd appeals to families and those searching for a more peaceful pace of life. 

Originally named the Main Line due to its being the “Main Line” of the Public Works railroad system, the area now colloquially referred to as the Philly Main Line is dotted with excellent neighborhoods, villages, and towns all boasting their own unique history. Bala Cynwyd, founded by Quaker settlers in the late 1600s, shares in this history and was originally two separate towns — Bala and Cynwyd.

Fast forward to today, and Main Line as a whole is a blend of the historic Philadelphia and Pennsylvania are so famous for, as well as the contemporary luxuries of modern life. With the architectural styles found in Bala Cynwyd ranging from Tudor to Colonial Revival to row homes and new luxury apartments, the neighborhood is a charismatic enclave of community-forward thinkers.

Things to Love

  • Several picturesque lakes located throughout the area
  • More than 70 miles of parks and trails for hiking and outdoors activities
  • A considerable number of top-rated country clubs 

People and Lifestyle

Though a peaceful, bucolic suburb, Bala Cynwyd enjoys a lively location near downtown Philadelphia with distinct neighborhoods and a wide range of residents of all ages, professions, and trades. However, a grand majority of these residents are highly educated and work in largely white-collar fields such as accounting, engineering, and human resources. The town is privy to a wide range of activities and top-rated educational opportunities and attracts both young professionals and retirees alike.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Bala Cynwyd offers incredible options when it comes to eateries, boutiques, and your favorite brands. Even if it didn’t, its location ensures proximity to countless establishments.

Located just five minutes from downtown Philadelphia and on the route of more than sixty-thousand commuters, CityAve boasts dozens of shops. Between its walkability, ample parking, and charming set-up, CityAve shopping center is sure to satisfy. However, Gabrielle and G-Lizzy right in Bala Cynwyd might be more your speed, with its constantly changing inventory and local trendy vibes. If you’re the type to enjoy a familiar, recognizable brand, though, Bala Cynwyd’s Hugo Boss will definitely be hit the spot.

Once you’ve exhausted yourself with the countless shopping options, make sure you grab a bite to eat. Try Pescatore BYOB for some delicious, quaint Italian cuisine, or Saffron Indian Kitchen for a blend of Indian fare. Mama’s Pizzeria and Cheesesteaks is ideal for the Philadelphia enthusiast, while Szechuan Express appeals to those seeking some friendly, casual Asian food. To settle into a classic, dignified dinner, sit down at Al Dar Bistro for some delectable Lebanese blended gastronomy. After dinner — or with a delicious meal — unwind at one of the myriad taverns, pubs, and more of Bala Cynwyd, such as Citron & Rose Tavern and The Pub of Penn Valley.

Things to Do

Bala Cynwyd’s prime location along the Main Line places it in the perfect spot for proximity to any number of festivals and events throughout the area. There’s never a dull moment on the Main Line!

Visit the Oktoberfest Main Line each fall for some excellent German and locally sourced beverages, or check out CCArts Outdoor Market at the Center for the Creative Arts with the whole family to partake in the Main Line’s commitment to the arts and community. 

If you’re searching for more local places to unwind and relax, look no further than Bala Cynwyd Park, which boasts basketball, baseball, a “tot lot,” tennis courts, and plenty of parking. Or maybe McMoran Park is more your speed, with its picnic tables, volleyball courts, and playground. Of course, Bala Avenue Park is another top choice, with its pickleball courts in addition to tennis courts.

Schools

Bala Cynwyd and the Main Line area are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Cynwyd Elementary School
  • Bala Cynwyd Middle School
  • Bala Cynwyd Junior High School
  • Lower Merion High School
  • Penn Valley Elementary School
 

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