Blue Bell

Blue Bell

A historic, family-friendly destination with proximity to Philadelphia.

Welcome to Blue Bell

A historic, family-friendly destination with proximity to Philadelphia.
Just 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia and only 30 from the Philadelphia International Airport, Blue Bell offers serene living without sacrificing city amenities. A classically charming suburb, the area is a census-designated place full of community-emphasized living and quaint — though still contemporary — lifestyles. Between family-friendly communities, major businesses, shopping options, and more, it’s no wonder Blue Bell is so highly sought after.
Once named Pigeontown because of the passenger pigeons who used to call the area home, Blue Bell is named after the Blue Bell Inn. Now fully renovated, George Washington once frequented the inn, demonstrating just how deep Blue Bell’s history is. Blue Bell itself is found within Whitpain Township, one of the oldest townships in Montgomery County. 
Today, Blue Bell is understood as a quiet yet lively and thriving community made convenient by its location and stunning by its array of attractive properties. From farmhouse to colonial, single-family homes in addition to estate acreage and sprawling home lots comprise Blue Bell’s character. Enchanted by its history, architecture, and community, many families and young professionals are proud to call Blue Bell home. 

Things to Love

  • Blend of history and contemporary amenities
  • Emphasis placed on family and community
  • Great retail and restaurant scene in and around the community

People and Lifestyle

Blue Bell is known for its serene qualities, though that’s not to say the neighborhood isn’t bustling in its own right. Friendly and inviting, the streets of Blue Bell are known for being awash with amicable neighbors, fun events, and a cheerful ambiance. That, plus the fact that a vast majority of residents own their homes, makes this area the ideal location for any young professional or family.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Replete with a top-tier restaurant scene, Blue Bell is also adjacent to many premier shopping destinations that are sure to make your life in the area both convenient and chic. 
Shopping centers like The Montgomery Mall, Plymouth Meeting Mall, and the King of Prussia Mall surround the area and offer countless options in the way of restaurants, retail,  and wellness. For a historic evening dinner, be sure to visit the Blue Bell Inn, which even occasionally hosts live music. 
Plan date night at the elegant Castello Ristorante, which boasts traditional Italian food all bursting in flavor. Or, visit Panache Wood Fire Brick Oven Grill to spend the evening enjoying dinner on their popular patio area. Looking for something with a little more spice? Don’t miss Nirvana Indian Bistro for a modern twist to Indian Cuisine! 

Things to Do

For evidence of Blue Bell’s community-forward lifestyle, you need to look no further than the plethora of events and festivals constantly happening in the area. From farmers’ markets to country clubs, Blue Bell aims to please.
Every year, locals and tourists alike anticipate the Whitpain Community Festival. Complete with a music headliner, live entertainment, fireworks, a petting zoo, attractions, and rides, the festival is brimming with fun. The Wings AirField hosts an annual Wings N’ Wheels festival, which has a range of activities from spectating classic cars to spending time with your kids at the numerous kid-friendly activities, all while enjoying the delicious fare from local vendors.
Swimming in the emerald nature of the Atlantic coast, Blue Bell is home to many well-loved parks. Spend Halloween with the cutest little monster in your life by participating in Barktoberfest, a celebration of all things spooky and cute, held at the Whitpain Dog Park.


Blue Bell is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Stony Creek El School, Public, K-5
  • Whitpain High School, Public, 9-12
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