About Belmont Hills

Belmont Hills is a suburb of Philadelphia with a distinct community, known for its hilly terrain. Belmont Hills was known as Rocky Hill before the Reading Railroad was built. It was then known as ‘West Manayunk’ which you will still see on some maps and GPS systems today.

Belmont Hills has its own elementary school, public pool, fire department, public works department,  and public library.


Belmont Hills Elementary School

200 School Street, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004   (610) 645-1420

Belmont Hills Elementary was formerly known as the Ashland Avenue School and was constructed in 1919. It was renamed Belmont Hills School in 1952. The school closed in 1982 because there were too many elementary schools and not enough children in the area.

In 1999 the school re-opened and was renamed Belmont Hills Elementary School.


Public Works Department

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Belmont Hills is also home to Lower Merion’s Public Works Department at the Robert J. Koegel Public Works Department. The Lower Merion Township Robert J. Koegel Public Works Complex is located at 1300 N Woodbine Avenue in Penn Valley.

Here you can dispose of trash, recycling, leaves, and other materials (TV’s, paint, etc) on specific days.





Saturday October 5th & Sunday October 6th 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
at the Lower Merion Public Works Complex
1300 N Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley
610-667-1952 or 610-667-1953


Dispose of your unwanted refuse and recyclables — household appliances, textiles, plastic, glass, newsprint, and plain old trash — without charge!

Proof of residency is required (such as a driver’s license).

Township crews will help residents unload.

Recyclable material must be separated from other household trash.

Take advantage of the Township’s recycling drop-off center. Recycle mixed paper, textiles and commingled items.

Several non-profit organizations will have representatives on hand to collect, bicycles, furniture, clothing and more:

  • Harmonious Volunteer Center (furniture, toys, clothing)
  • Neighborhood Bike Works (bicycles)



Hazardous Waste Disposal Date:  Sunday, October 21st, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Belmont Hills Fire Department

The Belmont Hills Fire Company serves the communities of Belmont Hills, The Rock Hill Road Commerical Corrider, the neighborhood of College Park in Bala Cynwyd, and a section of Penn Valley.  We also cover a portion of Interstate 76 between the City of Philadelphia and Upper Merion Township.  As one of  Lower Merion’s heavy rescue companies, we respond to all township distrcits as needed.


Our group of about 30 VOLUNTEER fireman, supplemented with 3 full time career firefighters and several part-time career firefighters, respond to approximately 350 calls for service PER YEAR.


Editor’s Note:  The Belmont Hills Fire Department gives us much to be proud of as a community. They are the go-to heavy responders and cover a VERY difficult section of I76.


Belmont Hills Library

The Belmont Hills Library is currently under construction with an estimated finish date of 12/31/2018



Belmont Hills Pool

122 Mary Waters Ford Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Weekdays: 12 Noon – 8:00 PM
Weekends/Holidays: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

The Belmont Hills pool is a Members-Only pool

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