The Ashland Avenue School was built in 1919, starting with grades K-8; twenty years later, it became K-6. In 1952, the school was renamed Belmont Hills School. In 1978, the grades changed to K-5. The school was closed in June 1982 because there were too many elementary schools and not enough children in the area. In 1999 Belmont Hills was reopened as Belmont Hills Elementary School.
In 1917 a civic group began a community fire fighting service in West Manayunk. Initially, fires were fought with the assistance of a hand-drawn chemical wagon. A year later, a horse-drawn wagon was purchased, this allowed the brigade members a little more energy for actually fighting the fires. By 1919, the West Manayunk Fire Company had officially been recognized as a township fire company in Lower Merion, and had appointed its first chief, Joseph Reilly. In 1920, the parcel of land on South Washington Avenue – the current site of the Belmont Hills Fire Company – was purchased. In order to conduct fire company meetings, space was rented at the nearby Ashland School. Architectural plans for the newly chartered fire company were made, the Women’s Auxiliary was formed, and the first motorized piece of fire fighting apparatus was secured.
In 1926 West Manayunk Fire Station become a physical reality and, that same year, two modernized La France fire trucks were housed. A decade later, growing out of its original space, the fire station was enlarged to its present status. The name change to the Belmont Hills Fire Company was officially adopted in the late 1950s. In the late sixties, due in part to the proximity of the newly constructed Schuylkill Expressway, in addition to the need for a township rescue unit, the Belmont Hills Fire Company was designated as a heavy rescue squad.
Belmont Hills has no commercial district. The closest thing to a main street is Marywaters Ford Rd./Ashland Ave., entering the town limits from the west, running by the pool, library, and McMorran Park and ending as the road merges into Jefferson Street just 0.6 miles from end to end. Along Belmont Hills Border with Bala Cynwyd, entering or exiting the Schuylkill Expressway on Belmont Avenue. Here you will find some of the few stores in Belmont Hills such as Wawa, Sunoco, 76 gas, Focht's Auto Repair, and Belmont Cleaner's.
Belmont Hills shares the same zip code as Bala Cynwyd.
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