Merion Station is home to a wide sampling of cuisine, with restaurants offering more than 20 different types of food in the neighborhood, residents can find something for every night of the week. Merion Station is a family-centric place with centrally-located grocery stores and conveniences. There are other great apartments in the surrounding area. Even more apartments are available in the adjacent neighborhoods of Narberth and Overbrook.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
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Enjoy a fulfilling meal at Ginza Japanese Restaurants and make a pit stop after at Great for drinks. Residents can choose from either pizza or deli snacks. Additionally, a local chain restaurant is Wendy's, which is located on City Ave.
Theatrical and artistic performances are a main attraction in the Merion Station area, especially for local residents.
Survey the Yelp page for additional places to grab some grub, enjoy some cocktails and unwind in Merion Station.
With numerous grocery stores located throughout the Merion Station area, residents can conveniently cook, clean and care for their home. Narberth American Family Mkt and Cheese Co on Haverford Ave. are just a couple of options in the area. Never fail to satisfy your sweet-tooth in this neighborhood. Follow the aroma of freshly baked treats to Buy The Dozen on Haverford Ave., or continue on to Ice Cafe, which is also in the area.
Gift Shop and Sweet Trading Co are only a few of the many retailers located in Merion Station. Fun & Function is another retailer located in the area.
Nearby School Information
Your neighborhood location will largely affect your school options. The Philadelphia City School District or the Lower Merion School District are a couple areas where your kids could go to school. Schools near the apartments in Merion Station are Merion Mercy Academy, Bala-Cynwyd Middle School and Merion Elementary School. It's a good rule of thumb to talk with school districts in the area to get the final word on what schools serve the apartments for rent in the area you are most interested.
Bala-Cynwyd Middle School and Merion Elementary School both have low to very low student-teacher ratios. At Bala-Cynwyd Middle School it's 10-to-1 and at Merion Elementary School it's 13-to-1.
The six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools in the Lower Merion School District have a different proportion of students to teachers along with a different student-body size than Philadelphia City School District, with the former boasting lower ratios and fewer overall students. Philadelphia City School District has a higher Great Schools score than Lower Merion School District. However, Lower Merion School District has more blue ribbons.
Cost of Living and Demographics
Merion Station is less expensive than other Merion Station metro areas, such as Narberth. On average a household in Merion Station spends $129.4K/year in total expenditures, compared to Narberth's $153.8K/year.
The neighborhood of Overbrook is somewhat different from Merion Station in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In Merion Station the median age is 21, while in Overbrook it's 37. The average household size for the neighborhood is 2.81 people, and it's 1.5 people in Overbrook. Of households in Merion Station and Overbrook, 38% and 41% have children, respectively.
Is Merion Station the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Overbrook make an average of $8.4K, Merion Station residents are raking in an average of $221.8K.