For generations, the tranquil, secluded and lushly beautiful hamlet of Gladwyne has contained some of the most sought-after properties to be found along the Main Line. Elegant, beautifully appointed and architecturally distinctive, Gladwyne real estate lies nestled in a park-like setting and many homes here are enveloped by wooded lots that are several acres in size. The serene atmosphere, green, rolling hills and rich sense of history have made this Lower Merion village one of the premier addresses not just in the Greater Philadelphia area, but in the country as a whole.
Welsh Quakers first settled here in 1682 and while much has changed since then, in many ways Gladwyne has remained the same. The community is still the quiet, pastoral haven that it has always been, albeit one that also enjoys the sophisticated shopping, dining, and cultural amenities of the Main Line.
Gladwyne real estate, which ranges from rambling estate homes to comfortable Colonial and Victorian charmers and distinctive custom homes, are strewn over a landscape of mature woods, grassy meadows and meandering streams. The Schuylkill River winds its way across the northern area and hiking and equestrian trails abound. The community is home to numerous parks, including Rolling Hill Park, which sprawls over more than a hundred acres, and the 50-acre historic botanical garden that is the Henry Foundation for Botanical Research.
Public tennis courts, baseball fields and playgrounds are plentiful as well, enhancing the quality of life of residents even further. Located near Gladwyne real estate is the Philadelphia Country Club, one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished country clubs, which offers 27 holes of championship golf and extensive facilities for tennis, squash, bowling, shooting and swimming.
Another essential facet of Gladwyne’s distinctive character is its historic buildings and unique shops. One of the most iconic is the charming Old Guard House Inn, which has been in operation since Colonial times and is still a favorite stop of residents and guests alike.
What makes Gladwyne real estate even more appealing is the quality of its schools, both public and private. Served by the Lower Merion School District, children in Gladwyne enjoy the myriad advantages of a truly first-rate education. All of the district’s eligible schools have been distinguished by recognitions for academic excellence, and seven of the district’s ten schools are recipients of the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award.
Gladwyne Real Estate Listings
Active Listings in Gladwyne
- 360 Hickory Ln Gladwyne, PA 19035
Gladwyne School Data
Gladwyne School Districts
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- Gladwyne School
- K-5, public
- The Gladwyne Montessori School
- PK-8, private
- Gladwyne Montessori School
- n/a, private