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News & Views About Real Estate in the Greater Philadelphia Area
The Main Line: America’s Best Places to Raise a Family
Beautiful Main Line Estates
Located northwest of Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has been ranked by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Places to Raise a Family.” The area’s top restaurants, prime shopping outlets and historical sites are only outdone by country estate homes for sale, specifically in Lower Merion and Gladwyne.
The largest municipality in Montgomery County, Lower Merion is separated from the city of Philadelphia by City Line Avenue. From the avenue all the way to the Schuykill River—Lower Merion’s northern border—the grandeur of each luxury estate in this Main Line suburb will catch your eye.
The town of Gladwyne, also located within Montgomery County and along the Main Line, has retained much of its 19th and early 20th century appeal. Between preservation land and donations of acreage, the town has not seen the same subdivision activity as other communities. Gladwyne is home to the Philadelphia Country Club—a private, full-service country club dedicated to its members and their families—as well as a thriving downtown village.
Lower Merion features country estate homes and Gladwyne is host to acres of preserved land, but if Victorian-era charm is what you’re after, look no further than Malvern. Located in Chester County and dating back to the Victorian-era, Malvern is bordered by the Paoli Pike and U.S. Route 30. Home to Immaculata University, the pedestrian-friendly town is dotted with elegant brick pavers and illuminated street lamps.
Historic Homes of Wayne, Berwyn and Radnor Township
At its inception, the Main Line route of the Pennsylvania Railroad served as a link between the fast-paced city of Philadelphia and suburban bliss for city dwellers. With each railway station added came the creation of a bustling community with luxury homes for sale, including country homes, custom homes and historic homes.
Today, towns along the Main Line, such as Wayne, Berwyn and Radnor Township are more than escapes for the Philadelphia elite. With top-notch schooling, creature comforts and estate homes, these communities are now home to primary residences of professionals and generations of families.
Whether settling into a historic home, a country home or a new home, the Main Line’s reputation for exceptional living will continue to grow.
Horse properties with four-rail fencing, country homes with room to roam and luxury homes for sale guide travelers along Paoli Pike and Devon Road.
Paoli Pike, a major artery spanning from Lancaster Avenue to West Chester, Pa., is anchored by shopping centers and luxury homes tucked into towering trees and verdant grounds. Along Devon Road, custom homes and mansions for sale are only outdone by the privacy afforded by long entry drives, centuries-old trees and serene backyard escapes.
The scenic drive along Paoli Pike and Devon Road provides each luxury homes the ultimate in curb appeal. Once inside any of the country homes or mansions for sale, one will immediately revel in the inner beauty of the residences and the unrivaled views from the estate homes.