Located directly across the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia, our storied town takes pride in its culture, craft, and character—balancing old-world stories with modern inspirations. From your apartment in Bala Cynwyd, live connected to Fairmount Park one block away, the heart of City Avenue for convenient shopping, and I-76 for quick trips into the city.
A Character All Its Own
Bala Cynwyd was founded by Welsh Quakers as two separate villages in the 1680s—and takes its name from the towns of Bala and Cynwyd in Wales. Throughout its decades of history, our town has developed around the oldest commercial district in the area where the old Pennsylvania Railroad tracks originally connected our hometown to the heart of Philadelphia.
Inspired by Story