Merion, Merion Station

Merion is also known as Merion Station and is located in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County. It is known for being on the "Philadelphia Main Line". It borders Philadelphia, Narberth, Wynnewood and Bala Cynwyd. Merion is often referred to as "Merion Station" to distinguish Merion from other areas in Pennsylvania with similar names.

Historical landmarks in Merion are Merion Meeting House built in the 1600's, The General Wayne Inn and Merion Friends Meeting House

Merion Tribute House built in the early 1900's, is still used today for meetings of the Merion Civic Association. It is rented out frequently for many different venues from business meetings to weddings.

It is the original location of the world renowned Barnes Foundation now located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

The local elementary school is The Merion School and is part of the Lower Merion School system. In addition to public Merion Elementary School, Merion is also home to the all-girls Merion Mercy Academy and coeducational Waldron Mercy Academy. T

The Solomon Schechter School, Chabad School, Congregation Adath Israel Religious School, and Lower Merion Synagogue Religious School. Merion Botanical Park, the Kohelet Yeshiva High School, formerly Stern Hebrew High School.

Saint Joseph's University is just across City Avenue in Philadelphia and has taken over many buildings on the Merion sideas it continues to expand.

The Paoli/Thorndale Line, stops at Merion Station, located in the center of Merion. There are other bus lines that run through Merion between the city and suburbs.


Montgomery Avenue east and west of its intersection with Old Lancaster Road and extends into neighboring Bala Cynwyd, officially known as the Merion-Cynwyd Commercial District is where you will find  restaurants, gift shops and other stores, and local landmarks more than a half century old whose reputations extend well beyond Merion's limits, notably Hymie's Merion Delicatessen, The Tavern Restaurant, Murray's Delicatessen, Babis's Pharmacy, Bob Wark's Liberty Service Station, Bala Pizza, and the Township Cleaners. The below-mentioned Merion Park community borders Montgomery Avenue and extends into another on which there are more shops.



The community north of Montgomery Avenue surrounding General Wayne Park is referred to as Merion Park. It is in the same zip code as Merion. It was built by developer Ralph Madway decades after the closing of the General Wayne Racetrack that once drew thousands of spectators to Merion for horse races on the green now the Park's grounds and bounded by Maplewood and Revere Roads.

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