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Lower Merion Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 58,500. Lower Merion Township is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Lower Merion Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Lower Merion Township there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lower Merion Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lower Merion Township are highly rated.
About Lower Merion Township...
Population
58,500

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$570,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,403
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    161.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,532
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Lower Merion Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,127
National
$55,322
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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!
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Lower Merion is a beautiful township filled with families. The communities are quite close, making it friendly and cohesive, yet new families may find some difficulty in connecting with long-time residents. The area is very safe, and the local services are extremely friendly and co-operative. Schools are exceptional, and close proximity to Philadelphia provides a mass of job opportunities. The township is excellent at valuing tidiness and habitability, and in general, the community is very comfortable.
I have grown up and lived in Lower Merion for almost my entire life and it has provided me access with every opportunity imaginable and has allowed me to grow up in an extremely safe neighborhood, attend an amazing public school, and partially experience city life in Philadelphia.