Montgomery County's Lower Gwynedd, founded by Welsh Quakers in the 17th century, is made up of four villages: Gwynedd, Gwynedd Valley, Penllyn, and Spring House. The township is within the vaunted Wissahickon School District, which boasts a 2016 blue ribbon high school, among other national accolades. The median listing price in the township is $625,000. These three homes range from $484,900 to $600,000.

1261 Rossett Court, Lower Gwynedd
Monthly taxes: $583
Tell me all about it: We love the 9-foot ceilings in this newly renovated three-bedroom home in the Reserve at Trewellyn. The grand ceiling heights don't end with the great room, either — the master suite includes cathedral ceilings as well as a private sitting room and a spa-like bath with soaking tub. Bonus: the kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances.

37 Austin Circle, Lower Gwynedd

Monthly taxes: $508
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom Colonial is finished in the traditional style with a center hallway but features an open plan kitchen and dining room. We especially love the butler's pantry and the lower-level gym in this home. The back yard includes a paved patio, offering plenty of entertaining space.

5 Mill Race, Lower Gwynedd
Monthly taxes: $497
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom home has the benefit of being on a quiet cul-de-sac and includes a large, wooded lot where the back yard includes a patio and swing set. The hardwood floors have been recently refinished throughout, and the kitchen boasts new granite countertops. We love the front porch almost as much as we love the screened back porch.