The Philadelphia Main Line is a collection of diverse and affluent communities built along the Old Main Line Pennsylvania Railroad, which in the 19th century became home to country estates built by Philadelphia’s wealthiest families. Today the Main Line is also known as the western suburbs of Philadelphia and extends from the western city limits at Bala Cynwyd to Paoli. The towns that encompass the Main Line offer a number of real estate opportunities depending on your style and financial resources. In alphabetical order, they include Ardmore (19003), Bala Cynwyd (19004), Berwyn (19312), Bryn Mawr (19010), Chesterbrook (19087), Daylesford (19312), Devon (19333), Frazer (19355), Gladwyne (19035), Haverford (19041), Malvern (19355), Merion (19066), Narberth (19072), Paoli (19301), Penn Valley (19072), Penn Wynne (19096), Radnor (19087), Rosemont (19010), St. David’s (19087), Strafford (19087), Villanova (19085), Wayne (19087) and Wynnewood (19096).

Conveniently located, the Main Line provides easy access to U.S. Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) the main highway running east to west and the backbone of many of its self-sufficient communities. The Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), I-476, the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike, I-95, Amtrak, Septa’s Regional Rail Lines all provide easy to/from access to Center City Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and points beyond.

Educational institutions are one of the best assets of the Main Line communities. There are numerous nationally ranking Public and Private schools and higher education colleges and universities. Public Schools: Lower Merion Township; Radnor Township; Haverford Township; Tredyffrin/Easttown and Great Valley School Districts.

The Main Line is home to some of the most exclusive Private Schools in the country including: Agnes Irwin School (girls); Akiba Hebrew Academy (co-ed); Baldwin School (girls); Episcopal Academy (co-ed); French International School of Philadelphia (co-ed); Friends’ Central (co-ed); Malvern Prep (boys); Merion Mercy (girls); The Haverford School (boys); The Shipley School (co-ed) and the Valley Forge Military Academy (co-ed). Higher Education provides a plethora of options including Bryn Mawr College; Cabrini College; Harcum College; Haverford; Immaculata University; Rosemont College; Saint Joseph’s University and Villanova University.

Looking for some leisure activities? Main Line private clubs are recognized for their exclusivity and award winning golf courses, tennis courts and social venues. Some of these clubs include: Bala Golf Club, Merion Cricket Club; Philadelphia Country Club; Aronimink Golf Club; Radnor Hunt Club; White Manor Country Club; and Gulph Mills Golf Club.

The Main Line is and/or has been home to: Walter Annenberg; Ed Snider; Richie Ashburn; John Bogle; David Boreanaz; Kobe Bryant; Alexander Cassatt; Tory Burch; and Patti LaBelle.

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