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Overview of Bala Cynwyd

Bala Cynwyd is a historic suburb of Philadelphia, which prides itself in its Welsh history while still embracing the future. This charming community is the perfect place for those who want a home in a friendly suburb close to the big city.

There are different neighborhoods in this quaint town that make it easy to find conveniently located Bala Cynwyd apartments for rent.

Living in Bala Cynwyd, PA

Bala Cynwyd was first settled in 1682 by Welsh colonists. The name is derived from the towns Bala and Cynwyd in northern Wales, a region many of the original settlers came from. When these colonists came to the area, they brought with them their strong work ethic, desire for an involved community and Quaker religion. These factors would influence and shape the community they built.

The town remained virtually unchanged by the 1880s. The community still lacked many modern amenities and was considered rural, despite its close proximity to Philadelphia. The community learned to rely on itself for the things it needed, especially since residents were cut off from the city each winter by the snow.

When the Pennsylvania Railroad finally built stations connecting Bala Cynwyd to the surrounding communities, the town began to move into the future. It has progressed to become a desirable community in Lower Merion Township, and as of the 2010 census, it was home to 9,360 residents.

Bala Cynwyd Work and Study

Students looking to further their education near Bala Cynwyd will have plenty of options for college. Just a short commute from Bala Cynwyd is Bryn Mawr College, a university that serves undergraduate women and graduate students of both sexes. The small college strives to provide students with a quality education and an exceptional academic environment. Nearby Philadelphia is home to the University of Pennsylvania, which traces its history in higher education back to 1740. This historic institution has a tradition of academic excellence and groundbreaking research. Temple University is also located in Philadelphia, and its vast range of degree programs and unique traditions make it a top choice for many pupils.

Even though some residents commute to Philadelphia for work, many find employment within Lower Merion Township. Large employers in the area include Main Line Health System, Lower Merion School District, Bryn Mawr College, Susquehanna International Group and Maguire Insurance Agency.

Rentals in Bala Cynwyd, PA, and Cost of Living

Bala Cynwyd is located in Montgomery County, an area that has a wide range of rental properties. Residents in the county can expect to pay between $800 and $2,000 per month for a rental property. The median gross rent in the area is $1,057.

Those looking for apartments in Bala Cynwyd will find that even though the rent may be higher than anticipated, the location cannot be beat. Commuters will find that they can enjoy the community's quiet suburban charms, while commuting to Philadelphia in just a few minutes on the train.

Bala Cynwyd Attractions and Special Events

Bala Cynwyd hosts a farmers market during the warmer months of the year, so residents can have the opportunity to buy local goods, interact with neighbors and feel good about supporting Bala Cynwyd's economy. Attendees can enjoy freshly baked goods, locally grown produce, honey, jams and much more at this weekly event.

There is something for everyone to do at the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, a 350-acre park that community members can enjoy. Even those who have never hiked can appreciate the local nature and beauty of the trail. Those who wish to get involved with the trail can participate in trail workdays, during which residents assist with the maintenance and beautification of the park.

To find a Bala Cynwyd apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

2040 Market Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(5)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1780 - $3190

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(5)

$1780 - $3190

282 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Radwyn Apartments - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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(8)

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

$1120 - $1780

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bryn Mawr, PA (Bryn Mawr)

(8)

$1120 - $1780

454 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Palmer - Wynnewood, PA 19096
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Wynnewood, PA 19096

$1500 - $4000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wynnewood, PA (City Avenue, Overbrook Farms)


$1500 - $4000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

2121 Market Street Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1425 - $2130

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(2)

$1425 - $2130

168 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Woodmere - Philadelphia, PA 19128
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(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19128

$875 - $1570

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Andorra, Parkland...)

(2)

$875 - $1570

246 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

31 Brewerytown - Philadelphia, PA 19121
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Philadelphia, PA 19121

$1305 - $2100

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Brewerytown, Fairmount Park...)


$1305 - $2100

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Conwyn Arms - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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(2)

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

$1220 - $1849

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bryn Mawr, PA (Bryn Mawr)

(2)

$1220 - $1849

80 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summit Park Communities - Philadelphia, PA 19128
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(15)

Philadelphia, PA 19128

$925 - $1790

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Andorra, Parkland...)

(15)

$925 - $1790

540 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Museum Towers - Philadelphia, PA 19130
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(3)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1286 - $3262

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Fairmount, Franklintown...)

(3)

$1286 - $3262

286 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Locust On The Park. - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1695 - $3250

0 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(2)

$1695 - $3250

152 Units 0 Beds 1-2 Baths

the metropolitan roxborough - Philadelphia, PA 19128
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(3)

Philadelphia, PA 19128

$820 - $1130

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Parkland, Roxborough...)

(3)

$820 - $1130

145 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Lofts at 1835 Arch - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(3)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1738 - $2908

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(3)

$1738 - $2908

191 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Edge Village - Philadelphia, PA 19121
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(79)

Philadelphia, PA 19121

$799 - $999

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Philadelphia...)

(79)

$799 - $999

240 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sedgwick Gardens - Philadelphia, PA 19119
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Philadelphia, PA 19119

$899 - $1195

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Mount Airy, Parkland...)


$899 - $1195

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Washington at Presidential City - Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1025 - $1915

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Aston, City Avenue...)


$1025 - $1915

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Imperial Towers - Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

$795 - $1430

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Aston, Fairmount Park...)


$795 - $1430

189 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ridge Carlton - Philadelphia, PA 19128
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(8)

Philadelphia, PA 19128

$925 - $1145

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Dearnley Park, Parkland...)

(8)

$925 - $1145

164 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greene Manor South - Philadelphia, PA 19144
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(24)

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$795 - $1250

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown, Mount Airy...)

(24)

$795 - $1250

167 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Westfield Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

$760 - $1450

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Wynnefield)


$760 - $1450

53 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Korman Residential On The Main Line - Haverford, PA 19041
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(2)

Haverford, PA 19041

$820 - $1495

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Haverford, PA (Bryn Mawr, Haverford)

(2)

$820 - $1495

88 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

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