Bala Cynwyd Real Estate

About Bala Cynwyd

Bala Cynwyd is an affluent village on the Main Line which borders the western edge of Philadelphia. It is a mixed residential community comprised primarily of single family homes. While not originally part of the Main Line located along Lancaster Avenue and the R5 rail line, it has since culturally become part of the Main Line by having similar characteristics to other Main Line communities and being adjacent to them. It is at the beginning of the Main Line separated from Philadelphia by City Line Avenue.

While mostly residential, Bala Cynwyd does have some notable features including the Bala Cynwyd shopping center, which borders City Line Avenue and boasts many fine stores. It is also home to other nice shopping areas such as those located on Montgomery Avenue, bordering Narberth. Bala Cynwyd is also the home of several AM and FM broadcast stations.

Bala Cynwyd is located in Pennsylvania's Welsh tract, having been settled in by Welsh Quakers in 1682. Originally it was two separate towns known as Bala and Cynwyd, but now treated as a single community since the US Post office opened one branch called the Bala Cynwyd Branch which serviced both towns. The Welsh name Cynwyd is actually pronounced as "KIN-wid." Bala Cynwyd is serviced by the Septa R6 regional rail line which offers speedy and convenient service into Center City Philadelphia, making Bala Cynwyd one of the most ideal Main Line locations for those commuting to the city.

Featured Listing

Villanova Home for Sale

This attractive contemporary home is for sale in north Villanova (Lower Merion Township) on a level one-acre lot. In the heart of the Main Line, this home is near the estate section of Villanova. Houses on the street have sold for over a million dollars (house next door sold for 1.4 million). The lot itself is worth the asking price. This is a fabulous opportunity to get into the prestigious Main Line, in a multi-million dollar neighborhood with blue ribbon schools, for a reasonable price. House is close to numerous local Septa stops (a 19 minute ride to center city), the 476, the 76, the fabulous King of Prussia shopping center and Villanova University.

» More Information...

Main Line Real Estate

Best Values on the Main Line

Each day Realtor Matt Jahn scours the new listings for the finest estates and best values the Pennsylvania Main Line has to offer. This includes new listings, short sales, foreclosures, and new construction. Matt has an excellent eye for a quality find, and his top selections rarely stay on the market long; sometimes they are under contract within days of becoming available. Don't miss out on your dream Main Line home, whether it be a condo or sprawling estate. Contact Matt today for an appointment to see the best the Main Line has to offer. Read his Guide to Main Line Real Estate to learn more about the many communities he serves.

» More Information...

Main Line Schools

Top-Notch Education

The Main Line has many excellent features, but one of its greatest assets is its many nationally recognized and ranked public and private schools. Not only does the Main Line have some of the best and highest rated grade schools, but is home to many world-class colleges and universities as well. One of the driving forces of real estate prices and a big part of desirability is an area's school system. Whether you are looking for a great school for your children, or want a good school system for resale value, the Main Line fulfills these criteria. With high test scores, low teacher to student ratios, and a lot of tax money going into the system, you cannot go wrong with any school district on the Main Line.

» More Information...

Prudential Office

Haverford Home Marketing Center

Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors are the #1 Realtor on the Main Line and the #1 single-market Realtor in the country. Our market dominance and resources give us an unmatched ability to perform for you. Whether you are buying, selling, renting, or relocating, when you call on Prudential Fox & Roach, you access a network of passionate professionals with rock-solid, real-world connections and the best marketing technology in the business. We create a positive experience and add value to all those we impact. Our professionalism is a role model for our industry and the public.

» More Information...