City Ave is made up of six distinct neighborhoods. Here’s just one thing you’ll find fascinating about each:
Bala Cynwyd— Originally settled in 1682 by Welsh colonists, who came from came from the towns of Bala and Cynwyd in the lake region of northern Wales.
Belmont Village— A turn of the century garden community, now all grown up with mature landscapes and homes featuring distinctive architectural styles and fine craftsmanship.
Merion— Merion Meeting House was built at the present intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Meetinghouse Lane in 1695 by Welsh settlers. Merion Friends Meeting House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a National Historic Landmark – the oldest in Pennsylvania and second oldest in the United States.
Overbrook Farms— Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood is near the western border of the city, leading to Philadelphia ‘s famed Main Line.
Wynnefield— A portion of St. Joseph’s University is located within Wynnefield, a neighborhood celebrated for its’ many beautiful single-family homes.
Wynnefield Heights— This suburban neighborhood bordering on City Ave is also known as Woodside Park or Balwynne Park. “Woodside Park” is the name of an amusement park that was constructed in 1897 by the Fairmount Park Transportation Company, and that continued in operation until 1955. Wynnefield Heights is the home of the WPVI-TV Channel 6 and The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).