Bala Cynwyd Commercial Real Estate

Bala Cynwyd Commercial Real EstateBala Cynwyd commercial real estate – one name, two communities, filled with commercial real estate. The Bala Cynwyd area is located along the Philadelphia Main Line, and offers outstanding investment opportunities and locations for your business.

The town of Bala Cynwyd is just outside of the city of Philadelphia, along the Schuylkill River and I-76 (the Schuylkill Expressway). With its proximity to the city, traffic flows plenty through the area, making it a prime spot for restaurants, stores, and other stops along a main road. It is also very close to St. Joseph’s University, making it a fine spot for businesses catering to college age youth. Bala Cynwyd is also just minutes away from the King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest malls in the country.

Bala Cynwyd is served conveniently by public transportation as well, via three stations on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Line. The location makes a commute to and from the city of Philadelphia simple for locals.

With its mostly affluent population, superb location for residents, and ease of transportation, Bala Cynwyd makes for an ideal place to set up a business venture of most any kind, from restaurants to stores to office locations.

The area of Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, known as Bala Cynwyd, consists of two historic communities – Bala and Cynwyd – and serves as the home to Buck Rogers, the first science-fiction comic-strip superhero and numerous tracts of valuable commercial real estate.

A Brief History of Bala Cynwyd

Bala and Cynwyd are two of the oldest communities in Pennsylvania, having been part of the Welsh Tract. William Penn granted the Tract – about 40,000 acres (62.5 square miles) in 1681 to Welsh Quakers who hoped to create a separate county where they could govern themselves and conduct their business in the Welsh language.

These communities assumed names from their Wales homeland such as Gladwyne, Bryn Mawr, Lower Gwynedd, Tredyffrin, Radnor, Haverford, and Uwchlan, as well as Bala and Cynwyd. These final two were named after the town of Bala and the village of Cynwyd, both in Wales. The Welsh Tract never came to be as the land was partitioned among the counties of southeastern Pennsylvania counties of Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware. In 1713, Lower Merion Township was established as a township independent of Philadelphia with about 52 landholders and tenants, effectively ending the dream of those original Welsh settlers.

Centuries later, a pair of Bala Cynwyd dreamers – Philip Nowlan, an editor with the Philadelphia Ledger newspaper, and his friend, illustrator Dick Calkins – created American icon Anthony “Buck” Rogers in 1928. Among the many science fiction innovations credited to Rogers, Nowlan, and Calkins are – said sci-fi author Ray Bradbury – “rocket guns that shoot explosive bullets; people who fly with jumping belts; hovercrafts which skim the surface of the earth; disintegrators that destroy anything they touched; radar-equipped robot armies; television-controlled rockets and bombs; and the first landing on the Moon.”

Buck Rogers appeared as a syndicated comic strip from 1929 to 1967 and, in 1939, there was a Buck Rogers movie starring former Olympic swimming gold medalist Buster Crabbe. There were two iterations of a television series, one in the 1950-1951 season with the title role shared by Kem Dibbs and Robert Pastene, and the other which ran from 1979 to 1981 featuring Gil Gerard.

In addition to Rogers, some of the more notable former and current residents of Bala Cynwyd are Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and winner of two Olympic gold medals, who attended Bala Cynwyd Middle School and Lower Merion High School; Alexander Haig, a U.S. Army general who served under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan in such positions as U.S. Secretary of State, White House Chief of Staff, and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe; and Ben Shibe, a sporting goods company executive and owner of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team. Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, home of the Athletics from 1909 to 1954, carried his name.

Bala Cynwyd is considered an unincorporated census-designated place by the U.S. Census Bureau within Lower Merion Township, is part of the geographically largest and most populous municipality of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 Census, Lower Merion has 57,800 residents, about 2,500 more than Abington Township and, measured by area, Lower Merion, at 23.8 square miles, is just about one square mile larger than Limerick Township, at 22.7 square miles.

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