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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Blue Bell is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 6,290. Blue Bell is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Blue Bell offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Blue Bell there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Blue Bell and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blue Bell are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$432,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,566
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Blue Bell Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Blue Bell

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$128,779
National
$55,322
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Blue Bell Reviews

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It is not a very walkable town, but considering the close proximity to Ambler and Flourtown there are some good options spread around the area. Wissahickon is a very good district that has its flaws but overall seems to care about its students. There are plenty of parks and nearby outdoor adventures, which is nice! Lots of great stores and restaurants make Blue Bell a nice town to spend time in as well.
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Great place to live. Safe and has many opportunities for social events. The town was renamed in 1840 after the historically prominent Blue Bell Inn. Blue Bell is known for its large executive-style homes, major business parks, community shopping facilities, and small businesses. It is one of the most affluent areas outside the Main Line communities in the Philadelphia area. Many historic places in the area give Blue Bell a very rich appeal with great historic presence.
Blue Bell is a beautiful wooded historical area known for its numerous office buildings. Although there are not really any shopping centers or stores, Blue Bell has great accessibility; the Plymouth Meeting Mall is only 5 minutes away, along with 476 and I can get to KOP in 20 minutes. During rush hour, the flow westward does get backed up on main roads, but there is virtually no traffic at any other point. The only downside for me is that there is barely anywhere to walk to, but neighborhood streets are perfectly safe for running/walking. Overall, I would recommend Wentz Run Park and the library; both have a uniquely Blue Bell ambiance, being safe, welcoming, and mature.