Welcome to Merion Township
A bustling collection of suburbs on the edge of Philadelphia.
Lower Merion Township is a collection of smaller communities along the Main Line. It’s conveniently located and full of picturesque neighborhoods and bustling commercial districts. It’s the perfect place to live for those who want to be close to the city, but also want the upscale, neighborhood feel of being slightly removed from the urban center.
Lower Merion has a long, storied past. Like most of the Philadelphia area, it was founded by Quakers. It has the longest continuously used house of worship in the country, dating back to 1695. After a long rural past, the railroad created a boom of growth both residential and commercial, and Lower Merion Township grew into the upscale community that it is today.
Throughout its many neighborhoods, Lower Merion Township has an incredible variety of homes. There are charming single-family homes mixed with larger estates. Townhomes and condos pop up close to the commercial districts. There’s a rich history here, and homes reflect that for owners who want that charm and story to be part of their lives, though they’ve been meticulously updated for this century, marrying charm and comfort into one gorgeous package.
What to Love
- Convenient location
- Great schools
- Full of lush natural spaces
- Tons of shopping
- Fun community events
- Historic homes
Lower Merion Township is a friendly community full of great schools and lovely neighbours. Money named it one of the best places to retire in America thanks to its great healthcare options, peaceful neighborhoods and abundance of stimulating things to do. Lower Merion is also popular with young families and professionals, thanks to its easy commute into the city and luxurious pace of life that is focused on quality over quantity.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Lower Merion Township has some of the best shopping and dining along the Main Line, including both quaint restaurants and big chain stores.
White Dog Cafe is a local restaurant with a few locations around Philadelphia serving savory farm-to-table fare that is seasonal and sustainable. Get your caffeine fix at neighborhood spot Green Engine Coffee. The quality of their artisanal coffee and baked goods is rivaled only by their friendly service. Felicia Pizza Kitchen is a cozy, brick oven pizza spot with a cute rooftop space.
Lower Merion Township has easy access to a lot of great shopping thanks to Suburban Square. Here you’ll find stores like Apple, Urban Outfitters, and Blue Mercury. The Square also has a farmers market that is full of fresh fare, local lunch spots, and delicious baked goods.
Things to Do
From community gathering spots to elite clubs, Lower Merion Township has plenty to offer when it comes to activities and events.
Suburban Square is more than just shopping — it’s also a space to gather for community and entertainment. Friday Night Music brings incredible bands of all genres to perform on the patio. There are also incredible holiday events and family outings with entertainment for the little ones.
Lower Merion Conservancy is a lush tract of nature with gorgeous trails running through it. It has educational events as well as opportunities for residents to give back to conservation efforts. Lower Merion has several high-end clubs for those who want to socialize and play. Both Merion Cricket Club and Merion Golf Club offer memberships that include events, amenities, and activities.