Green Hill Condominium is a friendly community of 543 condominium apartments situated on 23 beautifully wooded and landscaped acres in Wynnewood, PA, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County (Pennsylvania’s Historic Main Line).
Green Hill’s campus is comprised of 2 separate 11 story buildings; The West building with 2 towers (WA & WB) and the East building with 3 towers (EC, ED & EE). Each building boasts 1, 2 & 3-bedroom units – all with balconies and wall-to-wall windows.
The Green Hill Art Class is geared to all aspiring artists. it runs on a tuesday. The course is offered three times a year and lasts for 8 weeks. Lawrence Meyers, a well known water color artist, is the instructor. There is a minimal cost for materials.
Our Children’s playground is under major renovations
Just beyond the East Building is a lovely Children’s playground for use by our residents and their young guests. Situated on a hill next to the tennis courts, surrounded by trees, foliage and the beautiful Indian Creek, it is ideal for our youngest residents. The playground equipment is geared towards younger children, with swings, slides, jungle gyms, monkey bars, and a sandbox. The slides are made of brightly colored plastic and are not very high, appropriate for small children. There are two sets of swings; regular swings for older children and also special swings for the little ones. The ground is covered with soft wood chips. A chain link fence keeps the children from playing too close to the creek.
Packages arriving from UPS, USPS, Fed Ex, etc. are signed for and stored in a locked package room until the staff make their daily rounds delivering items to each apartment. If a package is for a resident who is not home, a notice is left on the door.
Outgoing mail boxes are located in each of the three conveniently located mailrooms.
Outdoor parking is free for residents. There are several resident parking lots and designated resident spaces throughout the complex. Garage parking spaces can be rented for a monthly fee. Garage spaces can also be rented from space owners when they are offered. When snow storms are expected, arrangements can be made for temporary indoor garage parking for a nominal fee. Visitor and overflow parking is available on the outdoor upper decks of the East and West garages.
Located near the East Building Main Entrance are two card rooms for the use of our residents. These are small rooms with tables and chairs, perfect for the many weekly card games as well as occasional small gatherings. The rooms also host small meetings as well as the monthly Discussion Group. There are also card tables located in the lower level public area of West Building for the convenience of those residents. West Building residents wishing to participate in East Building games and activities can ride our shuttle to the East Building.
Situated off the main lobby of the East Building, the Green Hill TV Room is a medium sized (65 person capacity) multipurpose venue serving the needs of the entire community. There are comfortable chairs, tables, WiFi, a quality sound system and a large, flat-screen television. The TV room is available to committees and residents
for movie nights
sports viewing parties
bingo and game nights
It also serves as the voting location for local, state, and national elections for residents and some of the surrounding neighborhoods. For a fee, residents can rent the room for private functions such as dinners and family celebrations.
The Indian Creek Room is an event space on the lower level of the East Building. It has room for up to 200 guests. The nominal fee includes use of kitchen facilities, tables, chairs and coat room. There is WiFi, a sound system, and a screen for a projector that can display TV, movies, or computer images.
The library is open 24/7 to residents. It includes fiction and non-fiction sections. There is also a special Children’s Library group that meets every Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Residents can check out books or sit in the comfortable chairs and read. A computer is available, as well as Internet access. New books being added all the time, so stop by and see for yourself. The library is temporarily not accepting any book donations. The library is located in the East Building, just off the lobby.
Our outdoor heated summer pool, for those hot summer days, is Olympic size with both plenty of “paddling around area” and dedicated lap lanes. A large pool deck area has tables and chairs and lounges for entertaining or relaxing. A kiddie pool, barbecue grills and shuffleboard lanes are all part of this facility. There is an additional fee for outdoor pool membership and cabanas are available to rent.
There are two adjoining tennis courts. They are on the tree-lined hill behind the East Building parking lot, next to the children’s playground. They are surrounded by high chain link fences to trap errant tennis balls. It is a casual environment. Reservations are not needed and players are not required to wear “tennis whites.” Players need to provide their own tennis balls and rackets. The courts are padlocked when not in use. Keys are available with the East Building doormen.
The Green Hill Condominium is located on City Ave., three blocks from Lancaster Ave. We provide shuttle bus service to the nearby Overbrook Station for SEPTA trains and buses. Our shuttle bus also makes regular trips to local shopping centers and Lankenau Medical Center. Inbound SEPTA trains stop at the major stations in Philadelphia. Outbound trains run west to many of the famous towns on the Pennsylvania “Main Line.” The 65 bus goes up City Ave. past shopping, offices and colleges. The G bus goes through South Philly.
If you have a car, outdoor parking is free for residents. Garage parking spaces are available at an extra cost, including a monthly fee. When snow storms are expected, special arrangements can be made. Center City Philadelphia and suburban destinations are just minutes away. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to the Philadelphia International Airport. Major highways are accessible for longer trips. Taxis and Ubers are readily available.
SEPTA Train and Bus Details
Parking is available at the Overbrook SEPTA station if you prefer to drive your own car, or alternatively, it is a twelve-minute walk. From this station it is only twelve minutes to the 30th St. Station train and bus transportation hub. Continuing on, the next stops are Suburban Station at 16th St, Jefferson Station (formerly Market East Station) at 10th St, and Temple University. From 30th St Station, trains and buses provide service to NYC, Boston, Baltimore, Washington and other cities. There is a SEPTA train to the Philadelphia Airport that stops at each airline terminal.
From nearby Overbrook train station, using the Paoli Thorndale line, you can travel East to Center City Philadelphia.
Taking the Paoli Thorndale line in the other direction brings you to towns along the famous Pennsylvania “Main Line.” These include Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Wayne, Paoli, and Thorndale.
The SEPTA 65 and G buses stop at Overbrook Station. Bus 65 goes up City Ave., past St. Joseph’s University, Bala Shopping Center, Saks, Lord & Taylor, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Target. It then continues on to Germantown in Northwest Philadelphia. The Green Hill Shuttle provides regularly scheduled transportation to nearby Lankenau Medical Center, and shopping centers including Bala Cynwyd, City Line, Wynnewood and Suburban Square.
The Social Club plans and organizes events and trips for Green Hill Social Club members and the entire Green Hill community.
Residents are encouraged to join the Social Club for $15 per person, per year, to go on tours and trips, to the theater, ballet, concerts, opera, museums, and other events. At the Green Hill we coordinate concerts, bridge games, bingo, the Salon social events, and other activities.
Residents are notified of events through flyers on bulletin boards and in mail room cubbies. Events are also listed on the back page of the Green Hill News. To become a member of the Executive Committee a resident must be willing to coordinate a trip that would be interesting to Executive Committee members. The Committee has a secretary and a treasurer. Meetings are held once a month.
The Social Club organizes monthly movie nights in the East Building TV room. They present films of special interest that have recently been released on DVD. Past showings have included such popular films as “Green Book”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “On the Basis of Sex”, just to name a few. Show dates and times are posted on the bulletin boards near the elevators. All residents are welcome.
The Green Hill Communications Committee hosts a monthly Discussion Group open to all residents. Lead by a resident or guest speaker, neighbors gather for lively discussions on a wide range of topics such as current events, finance, local issues, and many more subjects of interest to the Green Hill community. Afterwards there are refreshments and conversations with neighbors.
The West Building and the East Building both have laundry rooms with large clothes washers and dryers. They can be used for large or heavy loads. Residents have washer/driers in their units, so the community laundry rooms are not normally used for regular clothes washing. The Laundry Room on the lower level of the East Building is next to the package room and Maintenance Department offices, in the C tower. There is a clothes washer and a clothes drier, both large, “industrial size,” which can be used for blankets and bed spreads. There is also a standard-size washing machine. They are all coin operated. The room has chairs, a sink and two large tables for folding laundry. The laundry room is often empty and there is usually not a wait to use the machines. When a machine is already in use, residents are very cooperative and laundry can be temporarily stored on the folding tables.
Green Hill is a secure, gated community boasting an excellent 24 hour security staff, including an entrance gate house and doormen stationed at both the East and West Building main entrances. The goal is to keep our residents and their guests as safe and secure as possible. Security personnel patrol the buildings and grounds at all hours. Strategically placed cameras show our doormen various areas of the complex in real-time, and provide a record for possible review as necessary.
The Main Entrance to the complex, located on City Ave. and Hollingsworth Dr. (66th St. on the Philadelphia side) is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Gate security must be notified when visitors are expected in order for them to be admitted.
The Health Club is in the West building of the complex and is available for residents 16 years and older. The fitness center is fully equipped with modern equipment including weight machines, stationary bicycles, treadmills and a rowing machine. There is a heated indoor pool with lanes for swimming laps. Lockers and showers are available. There is an additional fee for Health Club membership.
The Green Hill Condo Association has an Executive Board of Directors. There are seven members who are elected for two year terms. Board members can be re-elected when their term ends.
The Green Hill is managed by First Services Management Company, under the oversight of the Board of Directors. First Services provides an onsite General Manager and accounting services.
The Green Hill has dedicated staff members, many of whom have loyally served our residents for over ten or even twenty years. There is an Engineering & Maintenance Supervisor, a Security Supervisor, and a Housekeeping Supervisor.
During the spring and summer, the Green Hill Social Club sponsors monthly casino bus trips to Atlantic City. Residents (over 21 years of age) are transported door to door via a luxury bus to one of Atlantic City’s casinos. In Atlantic City, they can spend the day gambling, walking the boardwalk, or taking advantage of the many other activities the shore has to offer. The bus returns in the early evening. Although there is a nominal fee for the trip, most of the cost is reimbursed in the form of casino credits.