Discover Your Blue Bell Real Estate Guide
A census designated place in Whitepain Township within Montgomery County Blue Bell is just 20 miles northwest of city center Philadelphia. Blue Bell was founded in 1840 and has grown to a current population count of around 6300. Originally known as Pigeontown after large flocks of the now-extinct passenger pigeons once gathered here.
The Blue Bell Real Estate Guide indicates this is one of the most affluent areas outside the Main Line communities in the Philadelphia area. The cost of living index here is above the national average at about 135 with housing costs as the sector driving the index over national average. The median home price in Blue Bell is in the mid $400’s.
Just minutes outside Philly, Blue Bell is rich in history and a magnet for business parks and corporate life.
Live Blue Bell
Your Blue Bell Real Estate Guide is quick to mention “what’s not to love here?” … location is primo with infrastructure that can not be beat. The Philadelphia International Airport is 30 miles away, Interstate 476 is right here, Wings Field Airport is within the city limits (for charter flights and flying lessons), and train travel is made easy with three Amtrak stations within 14 miles.
Blue Bell is within the Wissahickon School District – a top notch district! 93% of students go on to further their education. Speaking of higher education – options in the metropolitan area of Philadelphia are numerous, and add-on the proximity to New York City, Baltimore, and the entire New England area and your choices of large/small, private/public, Ivy League, trade specific, old/new … you get the idea … (and Blue Bell is home to the Montgomery County Community College, too!)
A wide variety of both home types and price ranges exist here. There are expansive executive mansions, traditional colonials, smaller cottages, and a great mix of both old and new construction. Think through which amenities are most important to your lifestyle, what features you “must have” in your home, if you want move-in ready or a remodel … jot down your thoughts and let your Blue Bell Real Estate Guide point you to the perfect choice!
Shop, Dine, Golf Blue Bell
With so many options nearby for shopping, you will not have any trouble finding goods and services! The nearest major shopping malls include Montgomery Mall, Plymouth Meeting Mall, and King of Prussia. Boutiques around the area abound for unique finds.
Dining here in Blue Bell is a culinary treat. Your Blue Bell Real Estate Guide loves good food and here are some solid performers:
Corropolese Italian Bakery – a hoagie and cannoli … dreamy!
Blue Bell Inn – a lively restaurant with the best brunch!
Bridgets Steak House – sensational food with a modern menu.
The Farmers Daughter – award-winning, enough said!
Phil’s Tavern – a local hang-out with live music and a solid menu.
Radice – upscale Italian with ambiance.
Your Blue Bell Real Estate Guide suggests the following golf courses for you:
Cedarbrook Country Club is an 18-hole course with amenities and activities for all.
Meadow Brook Golf Course is a 9-hole regulation length public course.
Blue Bell Country Club is a beauty! Course was designed by Arnold Palmer, do you need to know anything else?!
Explore Blue Bell
What’s your gig? Shopping? Hiking? Nature? Quiet? Whatever it is – you will find it nearby!
Your Blue Bell Real Estate Guide enjoys this list, and is always finding MORE things to add:
Normandy Farm is a hotel and conference center. Historic charm, meticulously restored, the perfect place for conferences and events or a farm-to-table meal. Oh, and the farm is well over 280 years old!
Historic Blue Bell Inn was constructed in 1743, still displays the original blue bell, and housed George Washington numerous times! Enjoy excellent dining, live music, private events, and history!
Wentz Run Park is a township park with ball fields, youth sports, walking trail, a gazebo, and plays host to lots of community happenings.
Morris Arboretum is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and encompasses 167 acres of botanical beauty! Classes, tours, research, and simple quiet reflection.
Lansdale Farmers Market is a seasonal farmers market in Montgomery County – fresh, local, and quality.
Highlands Mansion & Gardens where history and architecture combine with nature – you will feel like you are in a fairytale – come to enjoy!
Wissahickon Valley Trail – trails in the area are amazing for hiking/walking/biking/nature views/green space.
Elmwood Park Zoo is a 16-acre property, perfect for a family outing in nearby Norristown.
Valley Forge Historical Park is 3500 acres of meadows, woodlands, and monuments with trails, ranger programs, and history.