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Lower Merion Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 58,220. 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 a suburban 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
58,220

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%
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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
    26
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    34
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    161
    500
  • Theft
    1,532
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    284
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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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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 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.