Looking for a new beginning? Finding a great house is huge, but living on the Main Line is something bigger.
Not all locations are created equal. If you are looking to live in one of the most desirable real estate areas in the country, steeped in tradition, host to many recreational and cultural venues, known for its multi-million dollar homes, upscale shopping, and the exclusive academic institutions you’ve come to the right place. I live and play here and nobody knows this better than a Main Line resident and real estate professional.
Let me help you live the good life on theMain Line. This region northwest of Philadelphia occupies a 200-square-mile area that is indisputably the greatest place to live. Characterized by varied landscapes, elegant homes, and great people, the Main Line is perhaps one of the best places to come home to.
It is because of the region’s lifestyle thatMain Line real estate continues to be among the most valued and desired properties in the Greater Philadelphia area. Its captivating landscape, which appealed to the nobles of the 19th century, has an allure that is hard to resist. With lush, rolling hills calling, historic communities eager to tell their secrets, and new discoveries waiting to be pursued, it is not surprising that Main Line real estatecaptivates those who derive joy from this lifestyle.
From City Avenue to charming Paoli and all the great communities along what was once the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Main Line, an air of simplicity, luxury, and comfort all come together to form this region’s distinct quality of life. Places like Gladwyne, Ardmore, Wayne, and Narberth are known for their small but upscale business districts such as, Spread Eagle Village, Suburban Square and the Gladwyne Village.
Bordered by lush woods, coursed by clear streams, marked by verdant hills and flowering meadows, the Main Line has a serene and rural feel permeating throughout its elegant towns and villages. Varied and graceful architecture is the hallmark of the region. Sprawling mansions set behind privacy walls and gated entries as well as comfortable twins oozing with charm and warmth are interspersed throughout the region, offering a great style of living for everyone.
Top-notch educational institutions, both private and public, nourish the minds of eager students. The honor roll of schools include The Agnes Irwin School, Baldwin, The Haverford School, Westtown School and Episcopal Academy just to name a few. The areas award-winning public schools are known for delivering academic excellence as well. The Main Line boasts a heavy concentration of superior colleges and universities. Some of the more notable institutions are: Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, Villanova University, and Rosemont College. In addition, Main Line students are just a short commute from prestigious institutions such as The University of Pennsylvania, Temple, St. Joseph’s Univeristy, and the Curtis Institute of Music.
Close to the hustle and bustle of Center City and the fantastic beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Main Line has an excellent location. One of my favorites is Spring Lake, a one-of-a-kind, picturesque, ocean-side town with two miles of uncluttered beach and the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey.You’ll love the easy commute on Sunday’s even more.
When it comes to the outdoors and recreation, this region has a lot to boast about including the Jenkins Arboretum, countless parks and gardens, and the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, nationally recognized as the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the country where top riders from all over the world compete.You don’t want to miss Chanticleer which has been described as “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America” by the Washington Post.
West from the city you’ll find Delaware and Chester counties known for their beautiful countryside vistas, equestrian estates, and architecturally interesting fieldstone farmhouses. This area is known for being the home to Valley Forge National Park and the Radnor Hunt Grounds for spring steeple chasing. This is a great place to live if you are a nature lover or dedicated rider.