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How the Main Line village of Paoli got its name is a story that’s well worth remembering. Once just a scattered collection of farms and woods in pre-Revolutionary America, it was an inn (and the revolutionary Corsican general after which it was named) that inspired Paoli to take its first steps towards fashioning its own identity.

When General Pasquale Paoli led Corsica to independence and became its first president in the 1750s, he became an inspiration to many American Patriots, one particular group of whom were drinking toasts to his name in a newly opened inn in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was St. Patrick’s Day, 1769 and the innkeeper, Joshua Evans, was inspired to name his new establishment “The General Paoli” after the famous, liberty-loving leader. For more than a century after that, the inn – now often just called “The Paoli” – was a landmark in the area until it burned down in 1899.

A popular stagecoach stop, the Paoli Inn served as the region’s first post office, the site of many a revolutionary meeting, and more. It was the nexus of a community that would become one of the Greater Philadelphia area’s most desirable places to live.

Today, Paoli is home to a population numbering more than 6,000. It extends over an area that’s within the territory of the three townships of Tredyffrin, Easttown and Willistown, all of which are in Chester County. Through the years, the community has made quite a few changes and improvements, but there are some things that it has held on to, foremost among which is its warm and comforting village-like feel. If you want to live in a place that still knows the true meaning of community, then you will probably want to consider investing in Paoli real estate.

The Paoli area is also sometimes referred to as Daylesford these days as it has been home to Daylesford Abbey, which occupies a 130-acre farm, since the 1960s. The abbey is under the purview of the Norbertines, who also established St. Norbert Parish here in 1956.

Apart from the abbey, Paoli is also well-known for being the site of quite a few notable attractions. These include Waynesborough, the sprawling Georgian home of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, and the Wharton Esherick Museum, which was the studio and home of “the Dean of American Craftsmen”, Wharton Esherick. The museum is a National Historic Landmark for Architecture.

For Main Liners, these aren’t the only things that Paoli has to offer. The community serves as the region’s center for health, as well, being home to Paoli Hospital, a facility that’s ranked in the top one percent of hospitals in the country.

Paoli Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Paoli

30 Cobblestone Dr Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 30 Cobblestone Dr, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7009132)
3 beds 2 baths 1,632 sqft $319,900
10 Keystone Ave Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 10 Keystone Ave, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7007317)
4 beds 4 baths 2,277 sqft $399,900
231 Paoli Pointe Dr #231u Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 231 Paoli Pointe Dr #231u, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7004953)
2 beds 2 baths 984 sqft $1,525
413 Hilltop Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 413 Hilltop Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7004398)
3 beds 3 baths 2,612 sqft $2,950
133 Agnew Ln Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 133 Agnew Ln, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7003993)
4 beds 3 baths 2,396 sqft $3,100
1521 Ashby Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 1521 Ashby Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7003066)
4 beds 3 baths 2,490 sqft $695,000
339 Paoli Woods Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 339 Paoli Woods, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7001984)
3 beds 4 baths 2,916 sqft $359,900
101 S Valley Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 101 S Valley Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7004626)
4 beds 3 baths 2,025 sqft $499,900
5 W Golf Club Ln Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 5 W Golf Club Ln, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 7000729)
4 beds 3 baths 2,126 sqft $2,250
19 Greenlawn Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 19 Greenlawn Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 6998995)
4 beds 4 baths 3,438 sqft $899,900
419 Hilltop Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 419 Hilltop Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 6998005)
5 beds 4 baths 2,783 sqft $529,000
4-"2b" Beryl Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 4-"2b" Beryl Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 6995441)
2 beds 1 bath 950 sqft $1,250
1564 Valley Greene Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 1564 Valley Greene Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 6994822)
4 beds 3 baths 2,448 sqft $595,000
235 Vincent Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 235 Vincent Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 6994414)
3 beds 3 baths 2,294 sqft $2,900
4-"2a" Beryl Rd Paoli, PA 19301
Photo of 4-"2a" Beryl Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 (MLS # 6995183)
3 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $1,500

Paoli School Data

Paoli School Districts

Royer-Greaves School for the Blind
Vanguard School

Paoli Schools

St. Norbert Elementary School
PK-8, private
Delaware Valley Friends School
6-12, private
Royer-Greaves School For Blind
n/a, private
International Montessori Schools At Paoli
1-5, private