• Area Highlights
    • Major Universities
    • Wide Variety of Homes for Sale
    • Merion Cricket Club
    • Bastion of Old Philadelphia Wealth
    • Desirable Public Schools
    • Athletic Facilities
  • Description

    One might call Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Haverford and Villanova “the college belt” of the Main Line. Home to Bryn Mawr College, Rosemont College, Haverford College and Villanova University, these towns – Villanova, in particular – are well known in part because of the presence of these small, private institutions of higher learning. What is rather nice, however, is that none of these towns is overwhelmed by the presence of college students – there are enough “town” people (the combined population of these towns is about 22,000) that the “gown” factor is not that noticeable.

    The town people in these ZIP codes have for the past century brought incredible levels of wealth to these parts of the Main Line. Enormous, multimillion-dollar estates were the norm in the early decades of the 20th century, followed by more “middle-of-the-road” stone center-hall colonials, many of which cannot be bought these days for less than $800,000 and easily top $1,000,000. Interspersed here and there are architecturally interesting contemporary homes as well as the occasional upscale townhouse or condominium complex. Not surprisingly, these four areas continue to be some of the wealthiest in the U.S.

    What draws residents to these areas typically is quality of life, particularly for those with children. The public-school systems generally are considered very desirable and exist alongside exclusive private schools. Each of these towns has a small business district that also includes a train station, providing the sorts of outlets residents need for daily errands and making commuting to Center City Philadelphia very convenient.

    A very traditional part of life on the Main Line is the local country club, and Haverford happens to offer one of the country’s oldest, Merion Cricket Club. Members can enjoy indoor and outdoor tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, squash courts, croquet and cricket. It is also home to a soccer team. Golf fans will have to try for membership in nearby Merion Golf Club, an offshoot of the cricket club.

    Notably, Rosemont and other towns on the Main Line were the inspiration for the settings on two long-running daytime soap operas, One Life to Live and All My Children. Agnes Nixon, the creator of both, wrote thousands of episodes of each from her office at her historical colonial home in Rosemont.

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Bryn Mawr

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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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Classic Main Line Manor House
1/20
$1,675,000
Classic Main Line Manor House
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
5 bed | 4/1 bath | 5,355 sq
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340 Highland Ln
1/23
  • Jason Kravitz
    Jason Kravitz
    Realtor, Licensed in PA and NJ
$950,000
340 Highland Ln
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
5 bed | 4/2 bath | 4,702 sq
Exclusive
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472 Rolling Rd
1/24
$839,000
472 Rolling Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
5 bed | 3/1 bath | 3,395 sq
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1415 Orchard Way
1/20
$569,000
1415 Orchard Way
Rosemont, PA 19010
3 bed | 2/1 bath | 1,744 sq
Exclusive
121 Kennedy Ln
1/18
$549,000
121 Kennedy Ln
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,832 sq
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Bryn Mawr

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    101 July 2017
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    -6.2 % since July 2016
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $232 July 2017
    -4.9 % since
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    -4.9 % since July 2016
  • Total Monthly Inventory July 2017

    215
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    +31.9 % since
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    +31.9 % since July 2016
  • New Listings Residential

    22 July 2017
    +10.0 % since
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  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    97 % July 2017
    -1.5 % since
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Local Information

Local Information

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The Shipley School
Type: Private
Level: PK-12
The Baldwin School
Type: Private
Level: PK-12
Phebe Anna Thorne Kindergarten
Type: Private
Level: K
St. Thomas Good Counsel School
Type: Private
Level: K-8
Friends School Haverford
Type: Private
Level: PK-8
Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy
Type: Private
Level: 6-12
Main Line Academy
Type: Private
Level: N/a
The Haverford School
Type: Private
Level: PK-12
Holy Child School at Rosemont
Type: Private
Level: PK-8
Coopertown El School
Type: Public
Level: K-5

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