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The City of Brotherly Love has everything that you could possibly want: thrilling nightlife, a vibrant music and arts scene, exquisite cuisine from across the globe, and sports for every “phanatic.” While there’s much to love about the city, not all of us find living in an urban center to be ideal. For those who want to experience all Philadelphia has to offer while living somewhere just a little quieter, our gorgeous balcony apartments in Bala Cynwyd strike the perfect balance.

With the city just a short trip away by car or regional rail, you can enjoy Philadelphia’s finest offerings whenever you please:

Infographic outlining popular nightlife, music, arts, dining, and sports attractions in Philadelphia.


When the sun goes down, the party is just getting started. Check out the view from a rooftop bar or relaxing outdoor beer garden. Ready to take your night to the next level? Dance the night away at one of Center City’s many night clubs or lounges.


Regardless of what genres of music you’re into, you’ll find unforgettable live performances happening regularly at venues that are as varied as the musicians who play there. Check out well-known acts at The Fillmore and the Met or your favorite underground indie sensation at Union Transfer.

Arts and Culture

You’ll find no shortage of museums and art galleries in the city, including the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art. Looking for an elegant night out? Visit the Academy of Music, the oldest known opera house in the country, for performances by the renowned Pennsylvania Ballet or Opera Philadelphia.


“What’s for dinner?” Whatever you’re craving, you’ll be certain to find a restaurant that serves it up. Find authentic cuisine from countries across the world, tasty vegan options, and a little bit of everything at the famous Reading Terminal Market. And well, it wouldn’t be Philly without cheesesteaks. (Pat’s or Geno’s? The debate over who has the superior sandwich has been going on for nearly a century.)


If there’s one thing Philadelphians are known for, it’s their die-hard loyalty to their sports teams. Sports fans have a lot to love in Philly: you can watch football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer — and even esports matches.

Events and Festivals

From the icy chill of winter to the dog days of summer, there is always something to do in the city. Cars, flowers, craft beers — there are exciting festivals and functions that cater to a range of interests. Plus, just a skip across the Schuylkill lies Manayunk, where you can participate in a variety of seasonal events on Main Street.

At the Crossroads of City Culture and Suburban Comfort

Living in 335 Bala truly is the best of both worlds. To learn more about our one and two-bedroom apartments near Philadelphia, reach out to us today to schedule a tour.

Outside view of 335 Bala near the parking lot and parking garages.

All the Philly Without the Fuss:

The City Is Just a Quick Trip Away!

The City of Brotherly Love has everything that you could possibly want: thrilling nightlife, a vibrant music and arts scene.

There’s a reason so many people have lived on the Main Line their entire lives, and that reason is luxury. When you move to 335 Bala, you are committing to a life of luxury. Not only will your living conditions be immaculate, but the surrounding area is rich with entertainment, dining, and shopping galore. 

Infographic depicting shopping and dining destinations in Bala Cynwyd.


Saks Fifth Avenue

New York has Madison Avenue. Los Angeles has Rodeo Drive. 335 Bala has Saks Fifth Avenue, your one-stop shopping destination for all of this season’s chicest designer wares. Only a 2-minute drive--or a 12-minute walk--from your front door, Sak’s many fashions will leave you always dressed to impress. 

Nicole Miller

If you prefer boutiques to large department stores, Nicole Miller is only a 7-minute drive away. Located on Manayunk’s bustling Main Street, a trip to Nicole Miller is a day made. Enjoy a quaint boutique shopping experience and then meander into one of Manayunk’s dozens of hot eateries. 

Ardmore Farmers Market

For the food lover, the Ardmore Farmers Market at Suburban Square offers an amazing array of fresh, prepared, and artisan goods. Enjoy a cup of coffee from Saxby’s, pick up yourself a bouquet from Argyle Florists, take home some fantastic cheeses from Di Bruno Brothers and then pop into Trader Joe’s on your way out for your regular groceries. 

Whole Foods

If you’re a loyal Whole Foods shopper, or you’re on the hunt for that extra special ingredient or baked good, Whole Foods is only a 10-minute drive away. The Wynnewood Whole Foods was recently renovated with an in-house cafe, bar, and prepared food cafe. 


Tired Hands Brewing Company

Located a short drive west from 335 Bala, Tired Hands Brewing Company is known for their trendsetting in-house brews and their countless sold-out limited releases of experimental beers. People travel from miles away to try one of their delicious brews. 

Nudy’s Cafe

With 8 locations all over the Main Line, you’re never too far from a Nudy’s Cafe. Offering traditional breakfast food, Nudy’s Cafe is a Main Line staple, and there is a good reason for their success--just try to for yourself. 

Philadelphia Dining a Short Distance Away

When you live at 355 Bala, you can drive to downtown Manayunk or Center City in less than 20 minutes. From there, you explore each block’s plethora of award-winning restaurants. 

Does Main Line life sound like a dream for you? Call one of our team members today or lease now

Bala Cynwyd vendor selling 100% organic produce to local resident.

Let’s Talk Shop: From Luxury Brands to Local Produce, Bala Cynwyd Has It All

There’s a reason so many people have lived on the Main Line their entire lives, and that reason is luxury. When you move to 335 Bala, you are committing to a life of luxury.


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Lower Merion School District

One of the biggest draws to Bala Cynwyd is its participation in the Lower Merion School District. Whether you are relocating to the area for a job in the district or looking for a home school district to raise your children, you cannot go wrong with Lower Merion School District. 

The district features six elementary schools, 2 of which are located in Bala Cynwyd. Then there are two middle schools and even two high schools. Lower Merion School District is among the oldest continuously operating school districts in the state and the highest-rated districts in the entire country. According to Public School Review, Lower Merion School District has a 97% graduation rate — which beats the national average of 86% by over 10 points.  

Lower Merion School District’s long-standing reputation is a credit to its music and arts programs, academic prowess, and wealth of extracurricular activities. In fact, Kobe Bryant was one of many esteemed graduates of the district. 

Accessible Private Schools

There are dozens of private and religious schools in the area. From the Shipley School to Friends Central to Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy to the Episcopal Academy, there are plenty of co-educational private schools nearby. If gender-exclusive private school is a tradition for your family, Agnes Irwin, Baldwin, and the Haverford Boys School are a short commute away from 335 Bala. 

335 Bala: An Excellent Home Base for College Students and Faculty

The luxury amenities of 335 Bala are perfect for both university students and faculty. Nearby St. Joseph’s University — one of the premier Catholic universities in the country — is less than 2 miles away, making it easily accessible on foot, by car, and via public transportation. 335 Bala offers the convenience of living close to campus without the limitations of campus life. 

If you work or attend school at one of the area’s many other universities and private colleges, 335 Bala is located in a convenient, centralized location to make your commute easier. The prestigious Philadelphia University is barely 20 minutes away from your front door. 

Other local colleges and universities of note include:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Bryn Mawr College and sister schools Rosemont and Haverford College

  • Cabrini University

  • Eastern University

  • Haverford College

  • Immaculata University

  • St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

  • Villanova University

For more information about our luxury amenities, available floorplans, nearby attractions, and what makes 335 Bala one of the best places to live on the Main Line, don’t hesitate to reach out today!

College students milling about St. Joseph's University near Bala Cynwyd.

Roll Call: A Look at the Area’s Finest Educational Institutions

Choosing a place to live goes far beyond liking the physical features of your home. Making a home for yourself and your family can include many factors, including the local education system. Here, we’ll take a look at the area’s most notable schools:

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Regional Rail Lines

If you work in the city or commute anywhere between the Main Line and Chester County, SEPTA’s regional rail is an excellent resource to reduce your carbon footprint, streamline your commute, and strengthen your relationship with the rich public transportation system of the area. Both Bala and Cynwyd Stations are a short walking distance or bike ride away from our front doors. 

Regional rail lines can take you anywhere from Center City to Wilmington, Delaware. 

Amtrak’s Keystone Service

For professionals and weekend travelers looking for a convenient way to explore the Pennsylvania Corridor’s greatest attractions, Amtrak’s Keystone Service is a great transportation option. Keystone Service makes stops at several train stations across the state, including:

  • Harrisburg, PA (HAR)

  • Middletown, PA (MID)

  • Elizabethtown, PA (ELT)

  • Mount Joy, PA (MJY)

  • Lancaster, PA (LNC)

  • Parkesburg, PA (PAR)

  • Coatesville, PA (COT)

  • Downingtown, PA (DOW)

  • Exton, PA (EXT)

  • Paoli, PA (PAO)

  • Ardmore, PA (ARD)

  • Philadelphia, PA – 30th Street Station (PHL)

  • North Philadelphia, PA (PHN)

  • Cornwells Heights, PA (CWH)

  • Trenton, NJ (TRE)

  • Princeton Junction, NJ (PJC)

  • New Brunswick, NJ (NBK)

  • Metropark, NJ (MET)

  • Newark, NJ – Liberty International Airport (EWR)

  • Newark, NJ – Penn Station (NWK)

  • New York, NY – Penn Station (NYP)

Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian

Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian line connects NYC to Pittsburgh with stops throughout the Philadelphia area. Major attractions along the Pennsylvanian line include

  • Pittsburgh Golden Triangle

  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center

  • Allegheny Mountains

  • Horseshoe Curve

  • Dutch Country

  • Drexel University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Madison Square Garden

  • Empire State Building

Philadelphia International Airport

SEPTA’s Airport Line connects Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) passengers, frequent fliers, and out-of-town guests with the surrounding area. It would take a bus over an hour to transport the same distance it takes regional rail 20 minutes. 

Serving international and domestic airlines, PHL is the 20th busiest airport in the nation. It is large enough to allow its many passengers and employees adequate space but compact enough for convenient access to its many terminals. 

30th Street Station

You can’t mention the Philadelphia area’s rich transportation system without mentioning the historic 30th Street Station. 30th Street Station was completed in 1933 after it was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Railroad. After the earlier Broad Street Station had failed to support the blossoming Philadelphia population, 30th Street Station became Philadelphia’s official train hub. 30th Street Station has trains running all across the country. 

For more information about our amenities, leasing specials, and the many other perks of luxury living at 335 Bala, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today!

Train tracks in Bala Cynwyd

From Bala to Bali: Near or Far, Our Local Rail Lines Can Get You Just About Anywhere in the Country — and Beyond

One of the biggest perks of luxury living at 335 Bala is its centralized location. When you choose to live at 335 Bala, you can enjoy all the benefits of living a short distance from several major cities, including New York City, Baltimore, and of course, Philadelphia. Residing at 335 Bala affords you access to various transportation methods to get to your desired destination.

Celebrities who have called Philadelphia home span across various industries, including professional sports, performing arts, and business. Some of the notable figures from the Philadelphia area include:

Infographic listing notable famous people from the Philadelphia area.

Connie Mack

Though he was not born in Philadelphia, Connie Mack did spend a lot of his life here. He was most well known for being the first baseball manager to win the World Series three times. He managed the Philadelphia Athletics for the team's first 50 seasons before retiring at the age of 87. 

Kobe Bryant

Though he tragically died at the beginning of 2020, Kobe Bryant famously attended Lower Merion High School before beginning his 20-year basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Many local basketball fans can be seen wearing Kobe Bryant's vintage jersey from his Lower Merion basketball days. 

Chuck Barris 

Chuck Barris is best known for hosting The Gong Show and creating the famous show, The Dating Game. He created and hosted several game shows, produced television shows, authored books, and even wrote a song for Freddy Cannon called Palisades Park. The multi-talented man was born in Philadelphia in 1929. 

Jimmy Smith

American jazz musician and local legend Jimmy Smith was born in Norristown, PA, in 1925. He popularized the Hammond B-3 organ and is credited with helping jazz and soul music's modern sound and influence. He was discovered by a Philadelphia radio station's talent show and later went on to enjoy a decades-long career with many notable collaborations with other Philadelphia bands and musicians. 

Hobey Baker

Hobey Baker was an accomplished professional football player, but he's most well known for being among the first American ice hockey stars to be recognized by the Hall of Fame. The NCAA gives the Hobey Baker Award to the college ice hockey player who "exhibits strength of character both on and off the ice" and "contributes to the integrity of the team and displays outstanding skills in all phases of the game." Hobey Baker was born at the end of the 19th century and died shortly after World War I in France. The fact that people still talk about Hobey Baker nearly a century later signifies the impact he had on the sport of ice hockey.

While this is far from an exhaustive list of notable figures from the Philadelphia area, it should serve as a testament to all that the Philadelphia area has to offer. Music, art, culture, sports, and enjoyment of all the great parts of life are what make Philadelphia stand out as a desirable place to live. See it for yourself!

For more information about luxury living at 335 Bala, don't hesitate to reach out to our team today or lease now!

Local Legends — Highlighting Notable Figures From the Bala Cynwyd Area

Local Legends: Highlighting Notable Figures From the Bala Cynwyd Area

Greater Philadelphia, the Main Line, and especially the Bala Cynwyd area have given birth to and become the hometown of its fair share of celebrities, notable figures, and local legends. It's not something in the "wooder" that has produced so many famous people, but instead, it says something about the quality of the people who live here. The Philadelphia area is comprised of hardworking individuals with sky-high ambitions.


The Philadelphia area is known for its rich infusion of Italian culture. From restaurants to open-air markets, it’s no secret that Italians love Philadelphia — and Philadelphia loves its Italian residents. As such, local Philadelphians and out-of-town guests alike can enjoy authentic and delicious Italian food within a stone’s throw of 335 Bala’s address. 

Pescatore is located conveniently in Bala Cynwyd, less than 5 minutes from luxury living at 335 Bala. The restaurant is a BYOB, fine-dining experience with rustic and authentic Italian cuisine offerings. So if you’re looking for a fancy date night, you can’t go wrong with Pescatore.

La Collina

La Collina has been located in Belmont Hills for over three decades. As such, this restaurant establishment has created a well-deserved name for itself. People who have enjoyed the culinary delights at La Collina will rave and return for years to come. Like Pescatore, La Collina is less than a 5-minute drive from 335 Bala. Imagine a world where you can enjoy a delicious meal out on the town on a weeknight because you don’t have to worry about driving home late at night.

La Collina is known for its fresh seafood and veal specialties. This restaurant offers an old-world dining experience that is harder to come by with new-age eateries.

Bring the Restaurant Quality Experience Home with Philadelphia Lobster & Fish

As mentioned above, Philadelphia might as well be considered a culinary mecca. When you can’t be bothered to get dressed up for dinner after a long day of work or running errands, Wynnewood’s Philadelphia Lobster & Fish allows you to bring the fine dining experience home with restaurant-quality food. When you choose Philadelphia Lobster & Fish, you are shopping where the area’s most notorious chefs shop for ingredients, including Jose Garces. 

Browse their selection of catered platters, prepared foods, and fresh ingredients for a fine dining meal you can enjoy from the comfort of your own apartment.

335 Bala: Where Philadelphia Fine Dining Is Well Within Reach

One of the many benefits of luxury living at 335 Bala is its convenient and centralized location. Philadelphia is a fast-paced city full of world-renowned restaurants and even celebrity chefs. Are you interested in checking out all of Stephen Starr’s local restaurants? You can make it to Center City in a flash, thanks to Philadelphia’s convenient suburban expressways, regional rail trains, and robust transportation network. 

For more information about our floor plansamenities, and surrounding neighborhoods, contact the team at 335 Bala today!

Glasses of wine sitting on a candlelit table at a fine dining restaurant in Bala Cynwyd.

So Close You Can Taste It: A Guide to Bala Cynwyd’s Local Fine Dining Scene

Aside from the tourist attractions, historical monuments, and sightseeing destinations, Philadelphia is a culinary mecca of the Northeastern U.S. When you choose to live at 335 Bala, you and your guests can enjoy the many perks of the Greater Philadelphia area’s delectable culinary scene.

Franzone’s Pizzeria

Located in Manayunk, PA, Franzone’s Pizzeria is a family-owned business known for its signature sweet sauce and pizza dough made fresh daily. They serve several gourmet pizzas you can enjoy on a weekday night or a Friday family game night. Choose from classics like Cheese Pizza or BBQ Chicken Pizza, or select a specialty pizza such as Bruschetta Pizza or Cheesesteak Pizza. Not in the mood for pizza? Franzone’s Manayunk has you covered with clubs, burgers, and hoagies.

Tony Roni’s

For over 20 years, Tony Roni’s Neighborhood Kitchen has served residents and businesses in Bala Cynwyd with a great attitude and even better food. All of their tomato pies, pasta, and sandwiches are made with locally sourced ingredients.

Chow down on hand-tossed pizzas, such as the Tony Roni Special, the Philly Cheese Steak, or the Thai Pie. Kick things up by getting a side of curly fries or onion rings and adding Tony Roni’s famous Cheez Wiz! You’ll be licking your fingers after the last bite, wishing for more.

Pizzeria L’Angolo

Pizzeria L’Angolo is a small pizza place in Bala Cynwyd with both round and square pizzas. Order classic flavors, build your own, or choose a Pizza Della Nonna. Whether you are planning a girl’s night in with your friends or needing a quick bite to eat on your lunch break, Pizzeria L’Angolo has something for everyone. Enjoy a large pie, pizza by the slice, pasta, or a sandwich.

Larry’s Steaks

Home of the famous “belly filler” cheesesteak, Larry’s Steaks is a popular eatery for families, individuals, and companies throughout Bala Cynwyd and beyond. While they are known for their cheesesteak, they also have delicious red or white pizzas to satisfy your pizza cravings. Load your pizza with meat, chicken, or veggies, and bite into the fresh-made dough and gooey mozzarella. Whether you choose the belly filler cheesesteak or the fresh pizza, you will not be disappointed.

Delight in Pizza for Days Near 335 Bala

It’s easy gathering everyone together around pizza because we all love savory red sauce, gooey cheese, and fresh dough. The challenging part is deciding which pizza place to order from. And the choice is even more difficult when you live in an apartment at 335 Bala. A mix of pizzerias is right at your fingertips, but we suppose this just means you’ll never get bored.

For more information about the amenities or floor plans at 335 Bala, get in touch with us today!

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Pizza Wars: Bala Cynwyd Edition

When you live in Bala Cynwyd of Philadelphia, you’re just a stone’s throw away from mouth-watering pizzas. How do you know where to get the best hot, savory pies? Here are some of the top pizzerias in Bala Cynwyd that you can enjoy from the comfort of your new luxury apartment.

The “luxury” tag can’t be applied to any old location. To qualify as a luxury apartment, your living space has to go above and beyond to make residents as comfortable as possible. So what are some of the differences between regular vs. luxury apartments?

Parking Privileges

If you’ve ever tried to fight for a parking space on a city street or in a parking lot at a standard apartment complex, you know how much of a pain parking can be. One of the first differences people notice between regular vs. luxury apartments is designated on-site, assigned parking. This means your passive-aggressive neighbor from down the hall can’t keep parking in all the best spots. Many luxury apartments even offer garage parking, which is even better. Your car is protected from the elements, and you can get on your way faster without shoveling, scraping, or freezing waiting for your car to warm up.

Swimming Pools

It’s pretty rare for an apartment complex to have a swimming pool, and even if you’ve lucked into an apartment with a pool nearby, many are dingy, disused, or just generally icky. Another mark of distinction when comparing regular vs. luxury apartments is that luxury apartments almost always do have pools. More importantly, the pool will be regularly maintained, with extra features such as a lounge deck or poolside amenities. Luxury apartments with pools are the standard. If you love to swim, they’re a great option for you and your loved ones.

Concierge Service

When’s the last time you saw a concierge at your average apartment complex? It was likely back when your parents — or even their parents — were still renting. Concierge services have been pretty much eliminated in your average apartment building, but with a luxury apartment rental, you will usually still have a concierge! Concierges can help with anything from package delivery to minor apartment repairs and are available to help with any questions or problems you have, meaning you have an extra line of communication with your building manager or landlord(s).

Pet Pampering

“Apartment for rent. NO PETS.” Chances are if you logged onto an apartment listing website right now, you’d see a lot of listings precisely like this. If you have a four-legged friend, you’ll be happy to know one of the differences between regular vs. luxury apartments is that luxury apartments don’t just welcome pets but pamper them! You will have options such as an in-complex dog park, pet spa, and more with luxury living spaces.

Souped-Up Security

If you live in a standard apartment, you’ve probably noticed the average complex’s security leaves a lot to be desired. There might not even be security cameras around the complex, which can be concerning, especially in the city where you live near so many other people. Luxury apartments provide peace of mind with higher levels of security and access-controlled buildings, often featuring cameras and sensors.. Even if you aren’t in an upscale neighborhood, luxury security features will help you feel safer.

Extra Space

Many apartment renters lament their lack of party space or get-together space compared to the available space in a house. If you’re not on the market for a house, you don’t have to give up your party hosting dreams when relatives or friends come to town. Another key difference between regular vs. luxury apartments is extra usable space, such as conference rooms, private decks or patios, or even gathering rooms with private kitchenettes and baths.

On-Site Maintenance

Have you ever been on the phone with your landlord for what feels like hours, only to be told that the soonest they can get someone to fix your heating is next week? Delayed or practically nonexistent maintenance is an issue many apartment renters find all too common in average apartments. You can kiss this problem goodbye if you live in a luxury apartment! On-site maintenance is a massive plus of luxury apartment rental. A solution to your plumbing problem is only a call away when you benefit from on-site maintenance.

Exercise Equipment

Whether you’re a total gym rat or just like to hop on a stationary bike once in a while, exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. And you guessed it by now — most standard apartment complexes don’t have dedicated fitness centers, meaning you get stuck with no or limited options. When you choose to rent a luxury apartment, you can cancel your gym membership and take advantage of a gym that’s stocked with top-of-the-line exercise equipment!

The Choice Is Clear

Whether you’re seeking a living space for yourself or just looking for a way to attract more renters and gain more consistent rental income, a luxury apartment rental could be exactly what you need to ensure a stress-free life. Our luxury apartment rentals offer steady pricing that is more affordable than you’d think, along with all of the amenities above PLUS:

  • Skydeck with unprecedented views

  • Dry cleaning

  • Grocery cold storage

  • Fitness and yoga studio featuring Intenza, Nautilus & Schwinn

  • Easy access to Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center

You deserve these amenities…and even more! Contact 335 Bala today and start living more comfortably.

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Regular vs. Luxury Apartments: What’s the Difference?

There’s a lot to think about when searching for the perfect apartment. You likely already have priorities in mind for your ideal living space. But did you know that these priorities won’t necessarily be available everywhere? Suppose you’re interested in higher levels of security, pet spas, infinity pools, or other top-of-the-line amenities. In that case, you’ll have a hard time finding them at your average rental property. That’s where luxury apartments come in, and they can be an extremely attractive option for people looking to get a little “more” out of the apartment renting experience.

Are you looking for the best coffee shops in the Bala Cynwyd area? Let this list be your guide! Here are ten must-visit coffee shops and cafe destinations.

Trail's End Cafe at Cynwyd Station

Located just a 3-minute drive from our luxury apartments in Bala Cynwyd, Trail's End Cafe (also called Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room) is a beloved local destination. They have breakfast and dessert options as well as freshly roasted coffee, tea, and other cozy selections.

Volo Coffeehouse

If you prefer to check out coffee shops on Yelp or Google Reviews before you head over and try their menu, Volo Coffeehouse doesn't disappoint, with over 250 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating on Yelp. Customers agree that it's an optimal location for working or studying, with reviews like, "It's a quiet place to study or get some emails done," and "Really great place to do work!" dominating the top of the Yelp page. Best of all? It's a short 5-minute drive away, on Philly's Main Street.

Thunder Mug Cafe

Do you like the sound of a cozy, European-inspired coffee shop? If you're searching for the best coffee shops near Bala Cynwyd that fit this description, look no further than Thunder Mug Cafe, less than 10 minutes away on Ridge Avenue. Thunder Mug Cafe features Euro-inspired drinks and flaky pastries that customers adore (hundreds of positive reviews can't be wrong)!

Founded Coffee & Pizza

Coffee and pizza? Strange combination, you might think — but at Founded Coffee and Pizza, the biz makes it work by offering delicious drinks in the morning and tasty pizza and other comfort foods late into the night. If you're a night owl, Founded Coffee & Pizza might become your new go-to, and it's less than 10 minutes away too!

The Monkey & The Elephant

The Monkey & The Elephant is Philly's first and only nonprofit coffee shop, making it a historic destination as well as an enjoyable one. Everyone loves to support a great cause, and when you stop by The Monkey & The Elephant on Philly's famous Girard Avenue, you're giving money directly to a business that employs and supports former foster youth.

Valerio Coffee Roasters

If you're particular about your coffee beans, you'll definitely want to make Valerio Coffee Roasters your new go-to Bala Cynwyd-area coffee shop. Not only are the beans roasted right there, but you can buy bags to take home (or send to all the friends who are jealous of where you live)! Valerio is about a 10-minute drive from our Bala Cynwyd luxury apartments.

Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books

You'll be sure to love the tasty coffee and food offerings when you visit Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books — but that's just the tip of the iceberg! Because Uncle Bobbie's is also an award-winning bookstore, they feature events such as author talks, book clubs, free workshops, children's story hours, and even back-to-school supply drives. If you're a bookworm, Uncle Bobbie's is the place to be, and it's less than 15 minutes from Bala Cynwyd!

High Point Cafe

Got a sweet tooth? High Point Cafe is a great place for people who love dessert pastries — and great coffee, too. Located on Carpenter Lane in Philly, High Point Cafe seeks to be the "high point of your day" — and customers everywhere agree that their baked goods and cozy drinks can indeed be a great way to start your day or power through a work Zoom meeting.

Greenstreet Coffee Co.

Choosing coffee shops that support sustainable agriculture is becoming easier in 2022, but it's not always easy to determine who's truly committed to sustainability and fair-trade practices. When you visit Greenstreet Coffee Co.'s Spruce Street location (or any of their locations), you can be sure that your morning cup of joe has been sourced responsibly. Greenstreet also offers tasty meals well into the afternoon and evening, so you can meet friends for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. And it's only about 15 minutes away!

ReAnimator Coffee

ReAnimator is a hip Philly chain offering seasonal, single-origin roasts and bagged coffee for taking home. They're famous for their light and airy-tasting brews that can "reanimate" even the sleepiest of customers. The closest ReAnimator Coffee to our luxury apartments is on Clarion Street and is only 15 minutes away.

What Do You Think?

Have you visited all these great coffee shops near Bala Cynwyd, PA? What do you think of these options, and is there anything you'd add to the list? 

If you're interested in luxury, stress-free, convenient living close to these and more amazing coffee destinations, contact 335 Bala today. It's never been easier to enjoy working, playing, and socializing in and around the historic and happening city of Philadelphia!

smiling man and woman in coffee shop

The Best Coffee Shops Near Bala Cynwyd for Relaxing, Socializing, and Working

If you've recently begun living in Bala Cynwyd (perhaps in one of our apartments packed with luxury amenities?), you're probably overwhelmed by all the choices you have when it comes to things to do in the area since it's so close to Philly. If you're a coffee enthusiast, are looking for a great place to meet up with your friends, or love getting work done in a cafe environment, you'll be especially interested in all the great coffee shops in the area where you can relax, socialize, and work, among other fun activities!

Modern-day apartment developers like 335 Bala are revamping their communities to accommodate healthy lifestyles. They do not simply provide a fitness room with a few pieces of equipment. Rather, they offer a whole host of luxury amenities that boost residents’ quality of life. The best amenities for personal wellbeing and fitness include yoga studios, breathtaking infinity pools, hiking trails, and places for relaxation and socialization.

State-of-the-Art Yoga Studio and Gym

Physical fitness and mental wellbeing go hand-in-hand. The best luxury apartments offer fitness centers that not only allow residents to strengthen their muscles but also refresh their minds. Residents can let go of the stresses in their lives and feel a boost in their moods. The best part is that these studios are often conveniently located so that residents do not have to waste time driving anywhere. They can simply run down to the gym for a yoga session or quick workout.

At 335 Bala, our yoga studio and fitness center are outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment from Intenza, Nautilus, and Schwinn. Reaching your health and fitness goals has never been easier or more affordable.

Swimming Pools

Residents love living in apartments with well-maintained pools — and not just because it’s a great way to keep the kiddos busy during the summer months! Adults can use the luxury pools to burn calories and release pent-up stress. Whether they prefer to tread water or swim laps, residents can see marked improvements in their physical and mental health when they use their apartment’s pool.

Gathering Rooms With Private Kitchenettes

When you want to get together with your friends or have a family reunion, it can be tempting to make a reservation at a local restaurant to accommodate a group

However, if you live in one of the best luxury apartments in the Philadelphia area, you don’t have to worry about ruining your diet whenever you want to have a social gathering. Within our apartment community, we provide gathering rooms with private kitchenettes that residents can use whenever they have friends and family over. Now, it’s easy to make and eat healthy meals, no matter how large your group is.

Proximity to Fairmount Park and Other Local Trails

One of the best ways to care for your mental and physical health is to return to nature. Our luxury apartment community is located near several hiking and biking trails. You can run the two-mile Cynwyd Heritage Trail or make the ten-minute trip to Fairmount Park to walk your dog over the park’s rolling hills, beside its peaceful waterfront, and through its shaded paths. Whether you prefer walking, running, or biking, there’s a trail close to your apartment to help you stay fit.

Community Races

Staying healthy is all about motivation, and a great way to stay motivated is to run (or walk) for a cause. Consider signing up for a local race, such as Miles for Migraine or She’s My Sister 8K Walk/Run for a Purpose in Philadelphia, and then training in your luxury apartment’s state-of-the-art fitness center.

Places of Comfort for Relaxation

Working out regularly is great for your physical health, but sometimes your body and mind need to rest. The best luxury apartments have recognized the importance of providing places for relaxation outside of residents’ suites.

We’ve constructed a sky deck with a breathtaking view of the town and a separate gathering deck with fire pits for residents to sit and relax. These places are great for contemplation and meditation, perfect for reducing stress, lowering anxiety, and enhancing one’s emotional health and self-awareness. Residents can also use these decks to socialize, which is crucial for maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.

Live Healthy in Bala Cynwyd

All the best luxury apartments are operating with a mind toward improving residents’ lives, and this includes providing amenities that enable residents to set and keep health goals.

Whether you are trying to eat better or stick to a regular workout plan, 335 Bala has everything you need to live a healthy lifestyle. From state-of-the-art yoga studios and spa-like pools to proximity to local trails and healthy Bala Cynwyd shopping centers, you will be able to find an amenity to love in our community.

Schedule a tour today to learn more about our floor plans and amenities!

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How Luxury Apartments Promote Fitness, Healthy Living, and Personal Wellbeing

Staying healthy in today’s busy world can be challenging — how do you find time to tend to your mental wellbeing while also making time for your family and friends between driving to and from work, the gym, and your errands? It’s almost impossible to fit all the key components of a healthy lifestyle into your day — unless, of course, you live in a luxury apartment.

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