Get to Know Haverford
Fancy a game of cricket? Haverford is your place, home of the fabled Merion Cricket Club and its verdant pitch that hosts cricket games throughout the warm weather season. Founded in 1865, this prestigious institution operates to this day as private social and sports club with squash courts, paddle ball, tennis and more. The club is renowned for its beautiful grounds and culture of excellence. In addition to Merion Cricket, Merion Golf Club is yet another esteemed private club. It offers two, full 18-hole golf courses and has hosted national tournaments.
Haverford is a part of Philadelphia’s Main Line and features the staple characteristics of such–access to Center City Philadelphia via SEPTA rail service and a reputation of affluence and impressive architecture to name a few. The community, which straddles Route 30 (or Lancaster Avenue), contains educational institutions, private sport clubs and golf clubs that date to the 1800s. Paired with these historic organizations is new commercial and residential development. For example, Athertyn at Haverford Reserve offers newer condominium units. These juxtapositions of old and new, city and suburb help create a unique community that is both rooted in the past and continues to move forward.
Split between Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County and Haverford Township in Delaware County, Haverford enjoys a bustling commercial district that branches out of Lancaster Avenue. Find chain stores like Saxby’s Coffee and Primo Hoagies as well as independently-owned businesses like the well-known the White Dog Cafe.
An important, thriving, historic institution in the area is Haverford College. A liberal-arts undergraduate school, the college is known for its verdant campus, self-governing student body and engaging curriculum.
Looking for some wildlife? Haverford Reserve offers trails, creeks and an environmental center to explore.
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