Lower Merion

Lower Merion is a first-class township nestled in the rolling hills of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Welcome to Lower Merion

A vibrant rural neighborhood, resplendent with the many delights of country living
Lower Merion is a first-class township nestled in the rolling hills of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The area is known for its beautiful suburban neighborhoods as well as its easy access to Center City Philadelphia. In addition to being home to a number of historical landmarks, Lower Merion is also home to several colleges and universities, making it a great place to live for families and young professionals alike. With its convenient location and rich history, Lower Merion is an excellent place to call home.

This historic community is known for its beautiful Victorian homes and tree-lined streets. The real estate market is strong, offering various housing options from single-family homes to apartments and townhouses. The architecture in the area is varied and includes a mix of Victorian, Colonial, and Tudor styles. In addition, the community is home to a number of parks and green spaces, which provide residents with a scenic place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. From historic homes to modern condos, Lower Merion has something to offer.

What to Love


  • Proximity to Philadelphia
  • Strong sense of community
  • Well regarded schools
  • Ample recreational opportunities

Local Lifestyle

The residents of Lower Merion are friendly and welcoming, and the community has a strong sense of pride. There are numerous local businesses and restaurants in the area, as well as excellent schools. The overall vibe of the community is one of safety, comfort, and happiness. Families thrive here, and it's not uncommon to see people out walking their dogs or biking down the street. If you're looking for a tight-knit community with plenty of recreational amenities, Lower Merion is an excellent choice. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

With regard to dining and retail amenities, Lower Marion's residents are spoiled for choice. Featuring an upscale menu of American cuisine, The Refectory is a perfect place to enjoy a meal with family, friends, or business associates. The restaurant also includes a full bar, making it the perfect spot to unwind after a long day.

SAVONA serves farm-to-table Italian cuisine in an elegant setting. With a marble bar, an outdoor patio, and a sleek wine lounge, this refined eatery is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner date. For a classic Brazilian dining experience, Fogo de Chao Brazillian Steakhouse is the place to go. With unlimited tableside-carved meat and an extensive salad bar, this is a great spot for a special occasion.

Known for its commitment to sustainable practices and its dog-friendly decor, the White Dog Cafe is a local favorite featuring a seasonal and locally sourced menu. 

With more than 1000 celebrity autographs, albums, and photos hung on its walls, the Autograph Brasserie is both a restaurant and a shrine to American pop culture. Serving fresh seafood, housemade pasta, and premium steaks, this one-of-a-kind eatery will leave you feeling both inspired and satisfied.

Things to Do

On the first day of October each year, UMPR's Fall Festival draws the community together with live music, vendors, and autumn-themed activities, including a hayride and a pumpkin patch. Later in the month, Ardmore Oktoberfest features a wide variety of German and seasonal beers served by Tired Hands Brewing Company and Levante Brewing. The drinking experience is enhanced with live music, street food, and more.

The Annual Villanova University Literary Festival is free to the public and offers attendees the unique opportunity to engage with some of the world's most celebrated contemporary writers. Consisting of readings, lectures, book signings, and more, this unique event allows students and members of the community to share an appreciation for literature and its importance in our lives.

Featuring multiple state-of-the-art golf courses, including one designed by Hugh Wilson, the Merion Golf Club has hosted more USGA Championships than any other club in the country. This legendary institution is a must-see for any golf enthusiast seeking a challenging course.


Served by the Lower Merion School District, the students of Lower Marion are the recipients of a well-rounded education. Highlights include:

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