Welcome to Blue Bell
Blue Bell is a charming suburb outside the bustling city of Philadelphia. Ranked 14th on Money magazine’s 2005 list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the United States,” it is a highly-regarded and in-demand community. The residential and suburban area has much to offer young families, including lush parks, wholesome community events, and welcoming restaurants. The award-winning school district and convenient public transportation access is the cherry on top.
The area was originally called “Pigeontown” due to the pigeons that would gather here; it was later renamed "Blue Bell" after the historic Blue Bell Inn, which is still located in the city. Today, the neighborhood is known for its major businesses, large homes, and shopping facilities. While Blue Bell real estate still has a historic feel, it is also a modern and exciting community full of life.
What to Love
- Vibrant mix of gorgeous homes
- Family-friendly community
- Historic meets modern
- Peaceful residential areas
People & Lifestyle
The family-oriented population of 7,000 spends time in the small, tight-knit town as well as the city of Philadelphia, which is only 30 minutes away. With easy transportation access, many enjoy the flexibility to have a lively evening out on the town one day and a more low-key night in Blue Bell’s quiet, serene environment the next.
Residents enjoy the many housing options, which include a wide array of large Blue Bell houses for sale, beautiful mansions, single-family houses, townhomes, condos, and more. Blue Bell’s landscape allows for spacious yards and winding driveways, with lots of space for families to play and relax. Nearby are parks and restaurants that are great for simple and quick outings.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Blue Bell locals love the variety of restaurants in town. Castello Ristorante
serves traditional Italian cuisine like pasta, seafood, and veal in an upscale dining setting. Panache
is a casual-chic restaurant with delicious wood-fired pizzas, a full bar, and other unique menu items.
Blue Bell Inn
is a town favorite that specializes in hearty American eats and has live music on occasion. The restored restaurant is actually located in a building from 1743 that once hosted George Washington!
Things to Do
Blue Bell residents can enjoy fishing, biking, boating, horseback riding, and picnicking at one of the community’s many parks
year-round, but there are popular annual events, too. Wings N’ Wheels
at Wings Air Field is a fun family event where you can witness unique aircraft and classic cars up close, jive to live music, eat good food, and participate in kid-friendly activities. Whitpain Community Festival has a musical headliner, fireworks, inflatables, performers, a petting zoo, games, pony rides, food trucks, vendors, and so much more. Barktoberfest
at Whitpain Dog Park features adoptable dogs and Halloween fun. The all-you-can-eat smokehouse buffet and seafood bar, Normandy Farms, features live music under the stars at the Annual Craft & ‘Que Summer Series
. Don’t miss any of the fun!
There are a number of highly-rated schools in Blue Bell. Highlights include:
- Stony Creek El School, Public, K-5
- Whitpain High School, Public, 9-12
Interested in becoming a part of this charming community? Gedney Group will guide you as you explore Blue Bell real estate for sale. Contact us today!