Lower Merion was settled in 1682 by Welsh Quakers and in 1713 it became a township with a total of 52 residents. In 1930 the areas known as “Fairview,” “Crow’s Hill,” and “Bowler’s Woods” were combined to become Penn Valley. Before Welsh development, Penn Valley’s forest was home to bears, cougars, wolves, rattlesnakes, otters, beavers, weasels, turkeys, grouses, woodland bison, trout, and bald eagles. However, after forest destruction by the Welsh and post-World War 2 home building, many of the rare animals left. Penn Valley residents enjoy quick and convenient access to downtown Philadelphia, all while living on quiet, tree-lined streets. Penn Valley sits within Lower Merion Township (Montgomery County) and sends its residents to either Harriton High School or Lower Merion High School. Movie writer and director M. Night Shyamalan grew up in Penn Valley.
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Getting to Center City
Commute to Center City – 14 minutes & 9.8 miles
Average Travel Time – 24 minutes (from Ardmore train station)