Penn Valley, Pennsylvania

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Penn Valley
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Township Lower Merion
Elevation 295 ft (89.9 m)
Coordinates 40°01′20″N 75°16′10″W / 40.02222°N 75.26944°W / 40.02222; -75.26944Coordinates: 40°01′20″N 75°16′10″W / 40.02222°N 75.26944°W / 40.02222; -75.26944
Population 4,290 (Estimate)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 19072
Area code 610 and 484
Location of Penn Valley in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Penn Valley is a town in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. Penn Valley residents share a zip code with either Narberth or Wynnewood because the town does not have its own post office. However, Penn Valley is its own distinct community with its own civic association.[1]

Shopping[edit]

Although Penn Valley is residential, it contains a variety of shopping, mostly located on Montgomery Avenue. It houses a Staples, an Acme Market and a Wawa. Other smaller eateries and shops are in the area, including the Penn Valley Pub, the Sweet Trading Company and Main Line Cycles.

History[edit]

Penn Valley is one of the most Historic places in all of Pennsylvania. It houses the Penn Valley Women's Club, which was built in 1826-1828 where it served as a one-room weekday school and a place for Sunday religious gatherings. The original club was replaced with a new building, in 1876. However, that building was torn down, around 1926, but its remains can still be as of today. The original Penn Valley Women's Club is still visible and now houses The Penn Valley Civic Association. It was given repairs in the year, 2016. [2] Another historic building was located on 200 Fairview Road as a small frame house with a Queen Porch built for the Centennial. Even though the house had Class 2 Historical status the township's Historical Committee reached a compromise allowing the house to be demolished after realizing fire damage from a basement fire would cost an extensive amount to fix. The original house was demolished in August 2013 and a new house was completed in late 2014. [3]

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

Nearly all of Penn Valley's public school children attended Penn Valley Elementary School and Welsh Valley Middle School, which is, part of Lower Merion School District.[4] When it comes to High School children have a choice between Lower Merion High School and Harriton High School.

Colleges[edit]

While no colleges are located directly in Penn Valley, many campuses are in the area. Saint Joseph's University[5] is a little over 10 minutes away with parts of its campus located in Merion and Bala Cynwyd and Villanova University,[6] with its main campus along Lancaster Avenue. Other nearby colleges include Rosemont College,[7] and Haverford College.[8]

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Penn Valley is in the 148th District represented by Mary Jo Daley , as well as Daylin Leach in the Pennsylvania Senate.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn Valley Civic Association". Penn Valley Civic Association. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Lower Merion Historical Society". Lower Merion Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Lower Merion Historical Society". Lower Merion Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  4. ^ Lower Merion School District website
  5. ^ Saint Joseph University website
  6. ^ Villanova University website
  7. ^ Rosemont College website
  8. ^ Haverford College Website