5 Montgomery County Communities Rate Among Top Places to Live in Pennsylvania

A bike race across Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.
Image via Montgomery County Planning Commission.
Ardmore 2017 Bicycle.

Three Montgomery County towns are among the 10 best places to live in P, and five more communities are in the top 100. The local standout communities were named in a 2022 list compiled by Niche.

The analysis is based on data from organizations that include:

  • The U.S. Census Bureau
  • The FBI
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The Centers for Disease Control

The main metrics include quality of local schools, cost of living, crime rates, employment statistics, and access to amenities.

Second-placed Penn Wynne in the top ten offers residents a fun suburban feel with its abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The town boasts highly rated schools, which makes it an ideal location in which to raise a family.

Walkable, eclectic Ardmore is next, in 4th place. It offers an urban-suburban mix feel and plenty of amenities that make it attractive to millennials to retirees, including accessible public transportation to/from Phila.

Narberth made the list at No. 8, followed by Jenkintown in No. 18 and Blue Bell at No. 19.

These Montgomery County towns were all recognized for their talented restaurateurs, abundant shopping, welcoming hotels, and engaging cultural assets.

Read more about Montgomery County’s best places to live in Pa. at Niche.

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared in Septembner 2020.

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