Get to the know the largest of the Main Line towns.

  • Area Highlights
    • Many shops, restaurants and a movie theater
    • Wide variety of housing styles and price categories
    • 30-minute train ride to Philadelphia
    • Chanticleer, a 47-acre public garden
  • Description

    While there really isn’t a “capital” of the Main Line, Wayne, Pennsylvania, is probably the closest to such a place. It is the largest of the communities stretching along the train route that gave the Main Line its name. With a population of about 30,000, easy access to the train and commuter roads, highly regarded public schools and a good-sized town at its center, it clearly is a very desirable residential area.

    Wayne straddles three townships: Radnor (Delaware County), Tredyffrin (Chester County) and Upper Merion (Montgomery County). Some of its oldest residential areas just might be one of Pennsylvania’s earliest planned communities. Beginning in about 1880, banker A.J. Drexel and newspaper editor G.W. Childs (“liberal gentlemen of abundant means”) bought more than 300 acres to form “Wayne Estate.” They seemed determined that Wayne should develop in a sensible manner rather than haphazardly as they saw many other communities develop as populations increased. To this day, many of the most popular residential neighborhoods are those considered “walkable” to town and the train station.

    In town, there is the c. 1906 Wayne Hotel, a very chic boutique accommodation; the Anthony Wayne first-run movie theater and an array of restaurants and upscale retailers, including the Eagle Village Shops, a collection of unique boutiques and stores at the edge of Wayne.

    For those seeking a respite from town, Chanticleer is one of the most highly regarded public gardens in the U.S. Located on what had been the Rosengarten estate (a Rosengarten heir left the entire parcel to be open to the public after his death in 1990), this 47-acre property is now overseen by seven horticulturalists who continue to develop various aspects of the property.

    The highly regarded Valley Forge Military Academy & College, an all-male prep school for grades 7 – 12 and a co-ed junior military college composed exclusively of military cadets, is located in Wayne. Enrollment at this highly demanding institution is about 1,200 students.

    Commuting from Wayne to Philadelphia via train takes about 30 minutes. The town is also convenient to most of the area’s important commuter routes, another factor that makes it a very popular address.

     

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Wayne

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Albermarle Compound
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$16,900,000
Albermarle Compound
Villanova, PA 19085
8 bed | 9/4 bath | 16.93 acres
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548+560 S Bryn Mawr Ave
1/25
$4,250,000
548+560 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
5 bed | 5/2 bath | 6,500 sq
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560 S Bryn Mawr Ave
1/25
$3,850,000
560 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
4 bed | 4/2 bath | 5,505 sq
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Stately Stone Mansion
1/25
$2,195,000
Stately Stone Mansion
Radnor, PA 19087
6 bed | 7/2 bath | 10,606 sq
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Berkshire at Barclay
1/1
$2,182,500
Berkshire at Barclay
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
4 bed | 3/1 bath | 4,886 sq
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Breathtaking Villanova Beauty
1/25
$1,895,000
Breathtaking Villanova Beauty
Villanova, PA 19085
5 bed | 3/2 bath | 5,000 sq
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Wayne

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    113 June 2017
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    +16.7 % since June 2016
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $6,137 June 2017
    -60.9 % since
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    -60.9 % since June 2016
  • Total Monthly Inventory June 2017

    534
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    +58.0 % since
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    +58.0 % since June 2016
  • New Listings Residential

    96 June 2017
    +31.5 % since
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    +31.5 % since June 2016
  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    98 % June 2017
    -0.8 % since
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Local Information

Local Information

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Understand the educational environment and opportunities around this area before moving in.
Academy-Notre Dame De Namur
Type: Private
Level: 6-12
New Gulph Childrens Center
Type: Private
Level: N/a
Ithan El School
Type: Public
Level: K-5
Hill Top Preparatory School
Type: Private
Level: 5-12
The Agnes Irwin School
Type: Private
Level: PK-12
St. Katharine of Siena School
Type: Private
Level: K-8
Presbyterian Children's Village School
Type: Private
Level: 7-11
Delaware County Christian School
Type: Private
Level: PK-12
Radnor Senior High School
Type: Public
Level: 9-12
Clarke Pennsylvania Auditory/Oral Center
Type: Private
Level: N/a

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