The Blue Bell area serves as the hub of Whitpain Township. From yesterday's rich farmland, developers have transformed this area into a community of attractive suburban homes. Blue Bell, along with the township, is known for its lovely executive homes, major business parks, convenient local shopping, and the main campus for Montgomery County Community College. The nearest major shopping malls are the Montgomery Mall and the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Recreational facilities combine with a wide range of programs sponsored by the township park and recreation board. SEPTA bus routes link commuters with the Norristown Transportation Center and Philadelphia. Nearby communities include Ambler, East Norriton, Norristown, Spring House, and Plymouth Meeting.