Blue Bell is a small but thriving community. The quiet suburb,only 18 miles northwest of Philly, and offers a beautiful array of sprawling properties. There's no shortage of parks and open spaces, including Wentz Run and Prophecy Creek parks.The historic neighborhood is close to a number of historic sites and museums. The community was originally called Pigeontown, after the large flocks of the now-extinct passenger pigeons that once gathered there. In 1840 the town adopted a new identity which came from the famous Blue Bell Inn.