A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$558,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,370
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    233
    525
  • Theft
    1,424
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$118,704
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Lower Merion Township Reviews

48 reviews
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Lower Merion Township is made up of several suburbs just outside the city of Philadelphia. It is a beautiful area with lots of character: old stone colonial homes, winding rooms, streams and historical sights. The schools are excellent and several colleges and universities are located in Lower Merion: Villanova University, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, just to name a few. There are several town centers that offer all the conveniences: shopping, dining, groceries and more! Life is good in LMT!
Review Lower Merion Township
We do not have enough well-priced, good restaurants in our area. We have too many asian and indian restaurants and would like more variety. There are some newer places which have recently opened (large mexican chain - yuck), but none of them are that good and the prices just keep getting higher and higher. What makes it worse: the food is just mediocre! You cannot take a family of 4 out for a sit-down meal with waiter service for under $60 and who wants to spend that kind of money for a random weeknight out. At this point, I'd rather cook.
A pretty nice atmosphere compared to the other more expensive, stuck-up neighborhoods nearby. Very nice location as it is directly beside the train station, makes commuting anywhere along regional rail (into Philadelphia) very easy. Additionally, it is situated only a 5 minute walk from the Ardmore shopping center, and directly beside another shopping square. This gives many easy choices for food, commerce, etc. Right across the street from walking/running trail at Haverford College, not far from many other primary schools, high schools and small colleges. Area is very up and coming, as well as close to more rapidly growing areas off the mainline in Havertown.