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Geographically, the quaint borough of Narberth is completely surrounded by Lower Merion Township. No major highways run through the borough. This lack of major roadways has helped spare the area from suburban sprawl and heavy commuter traffic. That is not to say that the historically rich region is lacking in accessibility. As a “Main Line” community, Narberth is served by SEPTA regional rail. Residents can hop on a train and arrive in Center City Philadelphia in 19 minutes.
Narberth is host to a number of residential districts ranging from turn-of-the-century row homes to private communities with single-family residences. Downtown Narberth is the ‘town’ section of the region and its commercial center.
Local businesses are largely independently owned and operated. Instead of strip malls and major fast food chains, Narberth’s downtown area is comprised of a diverse collection of restaurants, specialty grocery stores, hardware stores, boutique consignment shops, and other businesses. A cheese purveyor, guitar shop, two-theater cinema, ballet school and farmers’ market provide residents of Narberth impressive shopping options. Due to the small size of Narberth, most residents can walk to this business district.
The borough is known for its summer basketball leagues, close proximity to prestigious schools and its leafy mix of residential, commercial and park spaces.
The diversity of home styles in the borough creates a real-estate market full of opportunity. Stop by the theater, grab a drink and explore.