Blue Bell is a census-designated place (CDP) in Whitpain Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,067.
Blue Bell was originally known as Pigeontown, 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, community shopping facilities, and small businesses. It is one of the most affluent areas outside the Main Line communities in the Philadelphia area. In July 2005, Money magazine ranked Blue Bell 14th on its list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the United States".
Whitpain Public School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Blue Bell is located at 40°8′41″N 75°16′8″W (40.144759, -75.268752). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14 km2), all of it land.
While the CDP of Blue Bell proper consists of an area roughly centered upon the namesake Inn, in recent years the name "Blue Bell" has become informally synonymous with the larger surrounding area within the 19422 ZIP code, including the communities of Center Square and Belfry.
The boundary between area codes 215 and 610 runs through Blue Bell's center.
As of the 2010 census, the CDP was 86.4% White, 2.9% Black or African American, 8.1% Asian, 0.4% were Some Other Race, and 0.8% were two or more races.