Blue Bell is located in the Whitpain Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Blue Bell was originally called Pigeontown, named 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.
Blue Bell is known for its large executive-style homes, major business parks, small community shopping facilities, and small businesses. In July 2005, Money magazine ranked Blue Bell 14th on its list of the “100 Best Places to Live in the United States”.
Blue Bell is surrounded by nearby neighborhoods Ambler, Fort Washington, Norristown, Flourtown, Lafayette Hill, and nearby Chestnut Hill. Blue Bell is in the Wissahickon School District and offers ample access to SEPTA public transportation with an easy 40 minute drive to Center City, Philadelphia.
Blue Bell is home to Wings Field Airport, a general aviation airport servicing the western Philadelphia suburbs.