Welcome to Merion Station
Merion Station is an unincorporated community within Lower Merion Township, located to Philadelphia’s northwest. Merion Station is one of several communities that developed around the old Philadelphia Main Line rail network in the 19th century, which is today followed by SEPTA and Amtrak rail routes. The Main Line became synonymous with “old money” elegance, and Merion Station is one of its most affluent communities. The neighborhood combines grand architecture with vibrant modern amenities, including an abundance of high-quality places to eat and shop. Merion Station is contiguous with the communities of Overbrook and Overbrook Farms and is bounded by Wynnefield to the south, Bala Cynwyd to the east, Narberth to the north, and Wynnewood to the west. City Avenue runs along Merion Station’s southern border.
Philadelphia Center City is less than 20 minutes by car and around 22 minutes by SEPTA rail.
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Merion Township: One of America’s Best Places to Live
The larger area of Lower Merion Township was listed as the 11th best place to live in America by Money magazine, and Merion Station is one of its most attractive communities. While Merion Station’s proximity to Philadelphia is a big draw, the community has much to offer in its own right. There are many places to dine and shop, as well as a highly-ranked school district and a wealth of open space.
The Neighbors: Families, Professionals, and Retirees
Merion Station’s population of just under 6,000 residents spans all age groups, from young families and urban professionals to retirees. Families favor it for excellent public schools (such as Merion Elementary) and frequent child-friendly community events. The area is also known for its affluence, with a median household income above $187,000 per year.
What to Expect: Great Shops and Restaurants on Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station’s eclectic dining scene includes stylish Kosher restaurant Citron Rose Tavern
and delicious sandwiches at Hymie’s Delicatessen
. Montgomery Avenue is home to the majority of Merion Station’s shops and restaurants, with many inviting independent businesses and fashion boutiques.
The Lifestyle: Laid-back, Refined, and Convenient
The large homes within Merion Station are located on quiet residential streets, while still being within a short drive of the many amenities of Downtown Philadelphia and neighboring communities. From trendy restaurants and nightlife spots to the 9,200 acres of woodlands and wetlands at Fairmount Park
, Merion Station has access to an incredible array of amenities.
Unexpected Appeal: Historic Buildings With Unique Heritage
Merion Station’s roots stretch back to the arrival of the first Welsh settlers of the Americas in the 1680s. Construction of the Merion Friends Meeting House
was completed in 1715, and it remains one of Pennsylvania’s most distinctive historic landmarks. The General Wayne Inn
was built even earlier, constructed in 1705, and renamed for an American Revolutionary War hero in 1795. The inn has served as a synagogue and community center since 2005.
The Market: An Elegant Mix of Old and New
Merion Station’s real estate includes an enticing mix of beautifully preserved historic homes and modern custom-builds in keeping with the neighborhood’s elegant character. From exquisite Queen Anne Victorians to early-20th-century manors to lavish contemporary properties with classic architecture, Merion Station has some of the Philadelphia area’s largest and most attractive properties.
You’ll Fall in Love With: The Beautiful Greenery of Merion Botanical Garden
Merion Botanical Garden
stretches over 13.5 acres immediately south of Merion’s SEPTA station. This expansive green space is home to 85 species of birds and many varieties of native and exotic plants.
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