There’s a lot that’s special about Blue Bell, PA.
Quaintly tucked away northwest of the city of Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA is a majestic and historic place to live, rich with real estate in every price range. Blue Bell was originally known as Pigeontown, after the large flocks of the now-extinct passenger pigeons that once gathered there. The town was renamed in 1840 after the historically prominent Blue Bell Inn. The charming enclave is now known for its large executive-style homes, major business parks, small community shopping facilities, and small businesses.
As of the 2000 census, there were 18,562 people, 6,960 households, and 5,206 families residing in Whitpain township (Blue Bell). The population density was 1,436.3 people per square mile. There were 7,305 housing units at an average density of 565.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 86.31% White, 4.69% African American, 0.06% Native American, 7.82% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.
In the township, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $88,933, and the median income for a family was $103,613. Males had a median income of $68,125 versus $44,079 for females. The per capita income for the township was $41,739. About 1.7% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
The city is now known for its exclusive restaurants. Diners travel from far and wide in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to enjoy the fine food in Blue Bell. From economically-priced 24-hour diners to exquisite four-star restaurants, the old Pigeontown offers food for every size wallet.
Blue Bell merchants are varied and plentiful. From small specialty shops and quaint eateries, to larger convenience retail outlets and exclusive dining, the local merchants give attentive customer service. If you’re looking for that special gift or service, surely they’ll have something to offer you in your search.
We welcome you or invite you to come visit. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the great city of Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, most people move here and never leave. Why leave when there are so many places to play golf?