Known for being one of the oldest townships in Montgomery County, Lower Gwynedd’s history dates all the way back to the late 1600s when the area, then known as Gwynedd Township, was settled by a group of Welsh Quakers under the guidance of William Penn. According to tradition, the area was named for the Welsh word, “Gwyn Eth”, which translates to white fields to represent the sight that the early settlers saw when they arrived - spacious blanket fields of white snow.
Presently, locals and those in neighboring areas of Montgomery County like Blue Bell, Plymouth Meeting and Fort Washington, know Lower Gwynedd for its gorgeous streets framed in mature trees with classically maintained elegant homes, the award winning Wissahickon School District, and Gwynedd Mercy University. The area is also well known for its expansive system of parks including Penllyn Woods, Oxford Park and Veteran’s Memorial Park. The lush areas offer locals the opportunity to enjoy nature via the walking trails, playgrounds, sports courts and space to picnic and host events. With easy access to major roadways like US 202, Bethlehem Pike and Penllyn Pike, residents have the opportunity to enjoy fantastic local shopping and dining with close proximity to busier shopping areas in the Montgomeryville area. Local favorites include William Penn Inn, a site historical to the area with roots dating back to the early 1700s, and newer trendy dining spots like Po Le Cucina.
With it’s deep roots in American history, easy commute into the City of Philadelphia, and a great mix of residential homes and successful commercial business, Lower Gwynedd has cemented itself as one of the most coveted areas to live in Montgomery county.
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