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
$572,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    234
    500
  • Theft
    1,515
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$121,483
National
$55,322
Children
18%
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
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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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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I like that it is a friendly area. The area is very pretty and neighborhood friendly. The great thing about this area is that it is very animal friendly, all animals are welcome. The schools in this district are amazing. They provide so much for the students and give the students the best education they can get. There is usually very little to no crime in 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.