Homes for Sale in Blue Bell PA
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Blue Bell is a community located within Whitpain Township in central Montgomery County, PA and is commonly associated with the 19422 US Postal Service zip code area. The community is known for its large executive-style homes, shopping facilities, small businesses, and major business parks. It is one of the most affluent areas in the Philadelphia northwestern suburbs and in July 2005, Money magazine ranked Blue Bell number 14 on its list of the “100 Best Places to Live in the United States”. In addition to Whitpain Township, the Blue Bell Homes for Sale area includes parts of Lower Gwynedd Township, Worcester Township, Plymouth Township, Whitemarsh Township, and East Norriton Township. Per the 2010 census, the population of Blue Bell was 6,067.
Brief History Around Blue Bell
Blue Bell was originally known as Pigeontown, after the large flocks of the now-extinct passenger pigeons that once gathered there. The town was renamed in 1840 after the historically prominent Blue Bell Inn, which is still in operation today.
The region is rich with American Revolution history. In early October, 1777 George Washington and the Continental Army, which had camped at the Pennypacker Mill property in Schwenksville, marched down the Skippack Pike, right through Pigeontown, to attack the British in and around the Germantown area. The battle took place throughout parts of the present day Blue Bell Homes for Sale area and some buildings from that time still exist today. The Continentals were defeated and made their retreat back to Schwenksville, traveling up the Skippack Pike through Pigeontown. Pennypacker Mill was converted to a field hospital where injured soldiers were treated for their wounds. Many soldiers did not survive the retreat and were buried in church cemeteries in the Blue Bell Homes for Sale area. Those graves exist today in many of the older churches along Skippack Pike (Rt 73).
Learn the history of Blue Bell at the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society (wvalleyhs.org). Located in the former Whitpain Public School building in Whitpain Township, the society has many local artifacts on display. See antique toys and a re-created 19th-century school room. The historical society is open every Thursday and tours are available the third Sunday of each month. If you’re a history buff, and even if you aren’t, check out the Historical Society’s website – some pretty cool stuff about how folks lived in bygone days.
Shopping Around Blue Bell
There are numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options for Blue Bell residents but the biggest and most obvious one is the Plymouth Meeting Mall, located near the corners of Plymouth, Whitemarsh, and Whitpain townships. But the King of Prussia Mall and the Montgomeryville Mall are not far away – about a 20 minute drive from the center of Blue Bell. There are also numerous restaurants, retail stores, specialty shops, and movie theatres in nearby Ambler, Flourtown, Norristown, and Skippack.
Schools Around Blue Bell
Public school children in the Blue Bell Homes for Sale area who live in Whitpain or Lower Gwynedd township attend the Wissahickon School District. Children who live in Worcester Township attend the Methacton School District, children who live in East Norriton Township attend the Norristown School District and children who live in either Whitemarsh Township or Plymouth Township attend the Colonial School District.
As for commuting to work, the Blue Bell Homes for Sale area offers easy access to many commuter routes. There’s Rt 202 (Dekalb Pike), Rt 73 (Skippack Pike), Butler Pike, Germantown Pike and the PA turnpike interchange at Plymouth Meeting. And the Blue Bell Homes for Sale area offers many public transportation options including bus routes and SEPTA (South East Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) rail lines.
The Blue Bell area is a bustling community with a rich history, a progressive present and a promising future. People like to live here. People like to work here. People like to play here. Whether you rent or own, Blue Bell is a highly desirable area to live in. Blue Bell area residents – please share with us why you have chosen to live where you do!
Dog Parks in the Blue Bell Area
Whitpain Dog Park – 1527 Yost Rd Blue Bell, PA 19422
Montgomery Township Bark Park – Rte 202 & Rte 63, North Wales, PA, US, 19454
Local Restaurants in The Blue Bell Homes For Sale Area
Below is the list of the top restaurants listed on Tripadvisor’s as of Nov. 2016:
Top of the list is the Infamous Blue Bell Inn – 601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell PA 215-646-2010
Beautifully renovated with ample outdoor seating, gorgeous bar with fireplace and large screen TV’s. Well know for it’s good food. The Blue Bell Inn is a must for anyone dining in the Blue Bell area.
Harry’s Blue Bell Taproom – 736 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422, 610-279-2337
My wife and I stop here recently and found the food to be exceptional – burgers and chicken ceasar salad. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly and attentive service. We’ll be stopping again soon.
The Farmer’s Daughter – 1401 Morris Rd., Blue Bell PA 19422, 215-616-8300
Located in the Normandy Farm Hotel – The reviews are mixed for this restaurant. Best to read the reviews and decide for yourself if it suits your needs.
Ristorante Castello At Blue Bell – 721 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422
Authentic Italian dining – seems to be a family favorite. Very positive reviews on the quality of the food. This our next stop for Italian food.
The Phils Tavern – 931 Butler Pike, Blue Bell PA19422, 215-643-5664
A long time local favorite to watch your favorite sports team while eating great sandwich food, good service and generous size portions.
Pudge’s – 1530 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422, 610-277-1717
Another local favorite with great cheese steaks and hoagies.
Radice – 722 Dekalb Pike, Village Square, Blue Bell PA 19422, 610-272-5700
Good Italian restaurant. Many good reviews on service and cuisine.
Panache Wood Fire Brick Oven & Grill – 602 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422
This is the old Marabella’s. There is nothing old at Panache. Everything is absolutely georgeous here. The food was outstanding. Looks like a great place for any special event. Panache definetly competes with the updated Blue Bell Inn.