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Narberth, PA Area Guide for Montgomery County Buyers and Sellers

Located in Montgomery County, Narberth is a quaint Pennsylvania suburb of just more than 4,000 people as of the 2010 Census.

If you’re looking for a quaint community where you’ll know your neighbors well, then you should consider relocating to this Pennsylvania community!

A Little History on Narberth

This community sits on a piece of land that was originally deeded to Edward Rees, who arrived from Wales in 1682. Over the years, Rees changed his name to Prees and then, eventually, Price.

Interestingly enough, a portion of this original tract actually ended up becoming the 100-acre farm of Edward Price, who founded Elm as a Quaker-friendly town in 1881.

The community’s name was later changed to Narberth in 1893, with the community being incorporated in 1895.

Today, this community still has strong connections to its history. For instance, the Narbrook Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

The Many Neighborhoods of This PA Borough

Narberth is divided up into sections, each with its own distinctive personality.

These include:

  • Downtown Narberth, which is where you’ll find a number of stores and public facilities, including the Narberth Theater and Ricklin’s Hardware Store. This area borders Haverford Avenue and is delimited by Wynnewood Road, north of the train tracks.
  • South Narberth, which lies south of the train tracks and over the Narberth Avenue bridge. This section of Narberth is occasionally confused with Merion because of its resemblance to that community.
  • Northeast Narberth, which is characterized by turn-of-the-century row houses as well as such long-time family businesses as Joseph Gaudini's Tailor Shop and Al DiBonaventura's Barber Shop

The Recreational Amenities You’ll Enjoy in Narberth

No matter which section of Narberth you live in, you’ll find enjoyable recreational amenities for the whole family.

For instance, this borough is home to two recreational facilities: The Narberth Playground and the Sabine Avenue Playground.

At the Narberth Playground, residents will find two basketball courts, three tennis courts, a field area, a junior basketball court and a children’s playground.

Meanwhile, the Sabine Avenue Playground sits on the grounds of the former Narberth Elementary School and is the smaller of the two recreational facilities.

What’s more, the borough has a fall soccer program, a Spring baseball program, a Summer basketball program and more!

Your Kids Will Enjoy Academic Achievement in Narberth

The school-age residents living in Narberth are served by the Lower Merion School District.

Specifically, some of the schools they’ll attend include:

  • Merion Elementary
  • Belmont Hills Elementary
  • Bala Cynwyd Middle
  • Welsh Valley Middle
  • Lower Merion High
  • Harriton High

There are also a number of private and religious schools in the general vicinity, including Waldron Mercy Academy and Merion Mercy Academy Catholic schools as well as the parish Saint Margaret's Elementary Catholic School and Torah Academy in nearby Wynnewood.

Other private schools in the area include Friends Central School on City Avenue, Gladwyne Montessori in Gladwyne, the girls schools Agnes Irwin in Rosemont, Baldwin in Bryn Mawr, the boys school The Haverford School in Haverford, and coeducational Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square.

For post-secondary education, kids will find plenty of options as well, including Saint Joseph’s University and Villanova. Others in the area include:

  • Haverford College
  • Rosemont College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Cabrini College

Other Everyday Amenities You’ll Love Having

There plenty of other reasons why people just love living here in Narbeth.

For instance, this community is served by the Narbeth Train Station, which connects residents to various attractions and other cities in the greater Philadelphia area.

Narberth is also served by Route 1, City Avenue, traveling north and south, and is conveniently close to Routes 76, the Schuylkill Expressway east and west, and 476.

What’s more, for all of your major medical needs, you won’t have to look far for topnotch healthcare.

After all, nearby Wynnewood is home to one of three principal teaching hospitals that serve Philadelphia’s Main Line. These three are:

  • Bryn Mawr
  • Paoli Memorial
  • Lankenau Hospital

Finally, this community is home to a number of other everyday amenities, including grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and more!

Buy Your Next Main Line Home in Narbeth

If this sounds like exactly the kind of community you’ve been hoping to find in the Main Line region, then please take a moment to connect with me, Jeff Pendergast, today.

I am your Main Line real estate expert and I would love the opportunity to assist you by answering any questions you might have as well as providing you with some valuable home buying resources.

List Your Current Narbeth PA Home Now!

And make sure to also connect with me if you’re interested in listing the current home you own in this community. I’ll work hard to get you the price you want by marketing your home to the right and qualified buyers.