Welcome to Lower Gwynnedd
Welsh Quakers Gave One of the Regions Oldest Settlements Its Name.
The word Gwynedd is derived from the Welsh word "Gwyn Eth", meaning white fields. The Welsh Quakers who first settled here came during the winter months, and the snowy landscape inspired the name. William Penn founded the community in 1698, and it continues to be grounded in tradition.
What to Expect
A Balance of Modern Living and Respect for History.
Lower Gwynedd Township is a rich combination of residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Gwynedd, Gwynedd Valley, Penllyn, and Spring House are the four villages that comprise the township, and each one prides itself upon its preservation of historic character.
A Comfortable, Quiet Suburb with Top-Notch Schools.
Home to several well-reputed public schools, two colleges (Montgomery County Community and Gwynedd Mercy Colleges), along with a private elementary and high school. Lower Gwynedd is an appealing place to raise a family. Recreational areas are plentiful - ball fields, volleyball courts, dog runs, hiking trails, ponds, playgrounds, and picnic areas can all be found among the six different parks. The town of North Wales is even home to a bird sanctuary, and it also hosts outdoor yoga during the summer months.
The Perks of an Idyllic Suburb Just Miles from the City.
Popular restaurants dot the entirety of Lower Gwynedd, from BYO Italian haunts to gastropubs, to a well-known farm-to-table restaurant in the historic Normandy Conference Center complex. A little-known destination in Lower Gwynedd - a museum devoted to The Three Stooges called ‘The Stoogeum’.
Affordable Homes in Luxurious Surroundings.
Though many homes here recall the estates of the wealthy landowners in Lower Gwynedd’s past, affordable options still abound.
You'll Fall in Love With
Lower Gwynedd’s Modern Sensibility and Well Preserved Past.
The food scene, parks, schools, and convenience of this storied township will draw you in, and the comfort of this tranquil community will make you want to stay.
The annual Pike Fest, held along Bethlehem Pike in Springhouse, is a not-to-miss Fall event. Featuring music, food trucks, local artisans, rides, and face painting, the event has drawn enormous crowds in its previous years. For more family fun, head to the annual Kiwanis Carnival and Fireworks at Wissahickon High School in the Summer. Among the fabulous dining options in Lower Gwynedd are Arpeggio BYOB, which features Italian and Mediterranean dishes in a sleek but casual atmosphere; Po Le Cucina, which fuses Asian, Italian and French cuisine; and Vic Sushi, which offers an amazing array of sushi, sashimi, and Japanese and Thai entrees.