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Radnor Real Estate Analysis


Much as it was a century ago, Radnor remains a haven for those weary of big city worries and are in search of a slower, richer life.  Peaceful, lush and laid back, the community that was once the favored rural retreat of Philadelphia’s 19th century elite is home today to just over 30,000 people who enjoy the serenity of Radnor’s country setting while at the same time benefitting from its close proximity to Center City Philadelphia’s wealth of opportunities.

History and tradition are woven into the very fabric of the community, a fact that Radnor homes for sale themselves prove true.  From charming Cape Cods to gracious stone Colonials to sprawling manors, Radnor homes for sale directly reflect the community’s rich history and its enduring traditions.

Originally home to tribes of Lenni Lenape Indians, Radnor as we have come to know it today began as a settlement founded in the 1660s by 40 Quakers from Radnorshire in Wales.  Officially established as a township in 1682, the town was laid out by William Penn himself and grew into a thriving agricultural community with extensive farms, saw mills, grist mills and tanneries.

As the roads improved in the 18th century, Radnor became an important stopping point and one of its inns, the Sorrel Horse – which survives to this day as The Agnes Irwin Lower School – provided shelter to George Washington and General Lafayette during the Revolutionary War.  Twice raided by British troops, Radnor would lead a quieter existence in the following decades until the establishment of the railroad in the 19th century.  The train heralded the arrival of Philadelphia’s most influential families who would transform farms into grand estates in the course of a century, giving birth to the “Main Line” culture in the process.

Not many of those magnificent estates have survived intact to this day, most having been parceled out or else converted for institutional use.  Woodcrest, for example, is now a part of Cabrini College and Eltonwood is now the Eastern University.  Still, the past lives on in the present – a significant number of today’s historic Radnor homes for sale were once parts of those estates, hence you’ll find the occasional converted carriage house on the market.

While primarily a residential enclave of quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods and an extensive network of trails, parks and open spaces, Radnor is also home to office parks and a few commercial areas.  An eclectic array of shops and dining establishments line Lancaster Avenue (Route 30) and there are even more options for shoppers in Bryn Mawr and other areas up and down the Main Line.

Parents with young children appreciate Radnor’s excellent parks system with its over 600 acres of park land, as well as its topnotch school district.  The Radnor Township School District (RTSD) ranks among the best in the country. Radnor Elementary School was the state’s first green public elementary school, while Radnor Middle School and Radnor High School are both recipients of the prestigious Blue Ribbon award.

radnor Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in radnor

109 Petrie Ave Radnor, PA 19010
Photo of 109 Petrie Ave, Radnor, PA 19010 (MLS # 7015514)
5 beds 2 baths 2,064 sqft $2,895
300 Pine Tree Rd Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 300 Pine Tree Rd, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 7014344)
5 beds 5 baths 5,000 sqft $1,695,000
336 Belrose Ln Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 336 Belrose Ln, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 7006404)
3 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $450,000
331 Radnor Chester Rd Radnor, PA 19085
Photo of 331 Radnor Chester Rd, Radnor, PA 19085 (MLS # 7006141)
7 beds 6 baths 7,047 sqft $1,999,999
187 Berwind Cir Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 187 Berwind Cir, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 6999943)
5 beds 3 baths 3,393 sqft $849,000
1245 Denbigh Ln Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 1245 Denbigh Ln, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 6994929)
4 beds 5 baths 4,983 sqft $895,000
100 Rock Rose Ln Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 100 Rock Rose Ln, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 6974718)
5 beds 4 baths 3,776 sqft $998,700
272 Militia Dr Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 272 Militia Dr, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 6974286)
3 beds 3 baths 1,986 sqft $2,950
62 Garrett Ave Radnor, PA 19010
Photo of 62 Garrett Ave, Radnor, PA 19010 (MLS # 6945865)
3 beds 2 baths 1,324 sqft $1,995
200 Pine Tree Rd Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 200 Pine Tree Rd, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 6803947)
8 beds 12 baths 14,282 sqft $1,999,000
489 Upper Gulph Rd Radnor, PA 19087
Photo of 489 Upper Gulph Rd, Radnor, PA 19087 (MLS # 6770418)
6 beds 9 baths 10,606 sqft $2,195,000

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radnor Schools

Radnor Senior High School
9-12, public
Radnor El School
K-5, public