Cluster of Homes from 1920s–1940s Vaults Montgomery County Community to Top-Suburbs List

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One Penn Wynne asset making it a top suburb is architecture like this, a 1940s Craftsman bungalow.

Two Montgomery County communities, having been vetted by Niche in 2022, have made its list of top suburbs in Pennsylvania. Melissa Frost reported the distinction for Newsbreak.

Of only three locales noted, Penn Wynne was one.

This burg, home to 6,226 residents, is in Lower Merion Township, near Wynnewood.

Penn Wynne, according to Niche, was first known as the Green Hill Zone plantation. It was established in the 17th century by Welsh Quaker Thomas Lloyd. Its southern section, among its most picturesque subdivisions, contains numerous twin homes built from the early 1920s to the mid-1940s.

The median price for residential real estate is $395,300, and 88-percent of residents own their homes. Its schools, bars, coffee shops, parks, and appeal to retirees were other noted enticements for living there.

The second local community lauded by Niche is Ardmore.

Ardmore’s appeal among young professionals made it a standout.

The average cost of a home there is $353,900, and 64-percent of the population hold their own properties’ deeds.

Like Penn Wynne, Ardmore’s education, culinary, and outdoor appeal were factor in its rating.

Newsbreak has the full details on 2022’s top suburbs in the state.


Penn Wynne was honored in part for its vintage homes; this video chronicles elements of 1930s residential real estate.

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