An Overview of Villanova on Philadelphia's Main Line

In the heart of the Main Line, it offers one beautiful home after another.

  • Area Highlights
    • Renowned Villanova University
    • Home to the Main Line's 'Golden Mile'
    • Highly regarded public and private schools nearby
    • Quick access to Center City Philadelphia
    • Stunning 19th- & 20th-century stone homes
  • Description

    Villanova, Pennsylvania, is one of the Main Line’s most prized addresses, and a drive through this beautiful area can feel almost like a drive through an East Coast version of Beverly Hills with gated mansion after gated mansion tucked behind privacy walls and hedgerow landscaping. It should be no surprise, then, that Villanova is ranked as one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in Pennsylvania, sometimes topping the list.  As such, expect to find a wide array of beautiful real estate. Stone estate homes are plentiful, some dating to the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Stretching across both Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, and Radnor Township, Delaware County, the region is perhaps best known as the home of Villanova University, founded in 1842 by the Brothers of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine. The campus brings much energy to the community when school is in session. For those with school-age children, Radnor Township or Lower Merion Township public schools, both highly regarded, or nearby private schools, including Agnes Irwin, The Haverford School, The Baldwin School and Episcopal Academy, among others, provide world-class education.

    Historically, Villanova simply was yet another stop on the Main Line, the train line running between Center City Philadelphia and the suburbs along Route 30/Lancaster Ave. to the west. It was a place for wealthy Philadelphians to establish country houses for summers away from the city. More recently, it has become a choice residential area thanks to its proximity to the Blue Route, a relatively new north-south section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike that connects a few miles north of Villanova to the highway’s east-west section and to the Schuylkill Expressway, making commuting to important employment centers that much easier.

    Route 30/Lancaster Ave bisects Villanova and is the main commercial corridor for local residents. There is not much left of the original “town center” with most older buildings having been replaced by newer commercial construction.

Location

Villanova, Delaware County
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Villanova

Listings Available

Albermarle Compound
1/50
$14,650,000
Albermarle Compound
Villanova, PA 19085
10 bed | 11/3 bath | 19,000 sq
Exclusive
$11,850,000
733 N Spring Mill Rd
Villanova, PA 19085
7 bed | 8/4 bath | 12,791 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
$6,999,000
720 N Spring Mill Rd
Villanova, PA 19085
8 bed | 9/2 bath | 18,614 sq
Courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
Pending
$5,245,000
671 Darby Paoli Rd
Villanova, PA 19085
5 bed | 5/3 bath | 7,590 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr
$3,950,000
1211 Mirabeau Ln
Gladwyne, PA 19035
6 bed | 8/3 bath | 15,317 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
$3,750,000
1300 Valley Rd
Villanova, PA 19085
7 bed | 7/1 bath | 10,900 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr

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Villanova

Statistics

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    85 January 2019
    +14.4 % since
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    +14.4 % since January 2018
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $220 January 2019
    +7.1 % since
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    +7.1 % since January 2018
  • Total Monthly Inventory January 2019

    106
    Total Units
    +63.1 % since
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    +63.1 % since January 2018
  • New Listings Residential

    20 January 2019
    +66.7 % since
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    +66.7 % since January 2018
  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    96 % January 2019
    +0.3 % since
    +0.3 % since January 2018

Local Information

Local Information

19 Feb
Albermarle: Own Your Piece of the Main Line’s Famous Ardrossan Estate
This past weekend the Philadelphia Inquirer’s John Timpane wrote a story about Ardrossan, the last of the great Main Line estates. At its peak, this stunner was a true estate on par with European royal properties, an 800-acre property centered around... Read More

13 Nov
Estate Residence, Clock Tower Included
A recent "Extraordinary Living" blog post from Sotheby's International Realty looks at homes with towers. They overlooked one very special, very historical property on Philadelphia's Main Line that does indeed have its own tower complete with functional... Read More

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