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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, is a city on the northwestern end of Philadelphia. Bala Cynwyd is next to the Schuylkill River, which makes up the city’s northern border. Bala Cynwyd has a population of about 10,000.
The Lower Merion School District operates schools in Bala Cynwyd. The Kohelet High School is also in Bala Cynwyd. The school is a Yeshiva school that focuses on the study of the Torah and Talmud among other Jewish texts. The French International School of Philadelphia also provides education in French and English to hundreds of students in the city.
Multiple Philadelphia-area media outlets have their broadcast operations out of Bala Cynwyd. The Entercom Communications Corporation, the nation’s second-largest radio station owner, is based in the city.
The Westminster Cemetery and West Laurel Hill Cemetery both take up a large portion of the city’s landscape. The West Laurel Hill Cemetery has been in operation since 1869 and is recognized as a historic site. Among the people interred at the cemetery include Alfred C. Harmer, David Hayes Agnew, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, and Hobart “Hobey” Baker.
Bala Cynwyd, PA was settled by Welsh Quakers in the 1680s. The town was originally divided into two towns, but they united as a means of being served by the same post office. The city is named for the Welsh towns of Bala and Cynwyd. The city grew in the late-nineteenth century and would continue to grow after the Second World War through the construction of new split level tract houses. Bala Cynwyd was also home to the headquarters for the National Football League from 1946 to 1960.
The Schuylkill Expressway or I-76 appears on the northern part of Bala Cynwyd. The road moves along the western end of downtown Philadelphia. The highway also goes west to King of Prussia.
There are two stations on the SEPTA Cynwyd Line within the city limits. The line goes to the Center City Philadelphia region, but it is also the least-popular route in the SEPTA system. There are a few stations north of the city that serve the Manayunk/Norristown Line.
The Cynwyd Heritage Trail runs from the location of the SEPTA Cynwyd station to the Manayunk Bridge. The trail runs two miles and is home to a pedestrian-only bridge that goes over the river.
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