Dream House Hunting: 8 Reasons to Look in Lower Gwynedd
When you crave the best of both worlds, there’s one Montgomery County township that’s ready to answer your call: Lower Gwynedd. For first-time buyers, veteran homeowners looking to relocate, or aspiring architects looking for the perfect plot of land to create their dream home, this cozy town is packed with answers to all the above.
That’s where the experienced team of realtors at the Sivel Group comes in. With deep connections to the community and all that make it a great place to live, they’re ready to help you navigate the wonderful options Lower Gwynedd has to offer. Here are a few of their favorites (and available listings near each):
Getting around is easy.
With the newly-expanded 202 bypass, route 309, the turnpike, 476 and regional rail stations no more than a few turns from your driveway, your adventures are endless. Enjoying the bliss of country life while still being able to easily commute to Philadelphia, New Jersey and even New York has never been so simple.
Every route is the scenic route.
Whether you’re in the car, biking or hitting the trail on foot, Lower Gwynedd is ready to explore. The Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve Trail and John C. Parry Bird Sanctuary are blissful spots for bird watching and unwinding after a busy workweek. For a workout or leisurely stroll, spend the afternoon exploring the Green Ribbon Trail into Fort Washington State Park.
Downtown is buzzing.
There is no shortage of historic charm in Lower Gwynedd Township, but that’s not all the town has to offer. With the construction of the Spring House Village Shopping Center, set to be completed in June 2017, Lower Gwynedd is also adding Whole Foods, Starbucks and main street shops to its resume.
There’s no shortage of awesome dinner spots you’ll need to try…
Grab your best bottle for a cozy dinner at Arpeggio BYOB, dive into a bowl of pasta at Bocelli’s, or spend quality time with your significant other over an elegant meal at the Blue Bell Inn. Each local spot offers its own charm and attitude you’re in—whether that means fun with friends or catching up with family.
… and fitness studios to work help work them off.
For mornings after an indulgent meal, check out the newly opened TruBARRE studio on Bethlehem Pike. Escape the winter chill and find balance at Sana Hot Yoga. Or amp up your New Year’s resolutions with personal training at Fast Twitch or swim lessons at the Ambler YMCA.
For days you just want to stay in, this 4.4-acre estate with a home gym and hot tub is the perfect place for fitness enthusiasts to maintain their A-game!
The school district is tops.
Wissahickon School District gets high marks for its schools. In fact, Wissahickon High School was just named a Blue Ribbon School in 2016. For a private school option, Gwynedd Mercy Academy is among the best Catholic college-preparatory schools for girls.
This stunning and spacious cottage is just steps from Wissahickon High School.
The club scene can’t be beat.
Up your golf game on the greens at Cedarbrook Country Club. With an 18-hole course, swimming, tennis, bocce ball and delicious dinner menu, it’s easy to spend all day on the greens. Just down the road, Penllyn Club is right on par with swimming, tennis, and paddleball tennis.
Ready to move in? Take a tour of this 4-bedroom dream home near Cedarbrook Country Club, complete with a first-floor library, elevator, and gourmet kitchen.
If you crave a balance of old and new, this 100-year-old Colonial (complete with home office, theater, and home gym) is where you need to lay roots.
This is a paid partnership between Sivel Group and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio