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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:

Nightlife

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.

Music

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.

Dining

“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.)

Sports

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.

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. 

Shopping

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. 

Dining

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. 

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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.

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!


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:

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!


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:

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!

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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.

Pescatore

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 plans, amenities, and surrounding neighborhoods, contact the team at 335 Bala today!

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!

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.

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