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Named after the university that is its heart, the community of Villanova has the myriad charms and advantages of an old, established college town.  These include a serene sense of timelessness, the aesthetic appeal of a vast collection of classic 19th century buildings, easily accessible year-round cultural events, and the joys of having one’s own homegrown sports teams to cheer on.

Located in both Lower Merion Township and Radnor Township, Villanova homes are nestled in a landscape defined by gently sloping hills, lush groves and flower-strewn meadows. Some of the most sought-after Main Line luxury homes are tucked away in these green, wooded folds, each one enjoying a level of privacy and seclusion that serves as an oasis of calm in today’s increasingly fast-paced world.

Villanova homes for sale are built along classic lines that reflect the community’s strong, enduring traditions.  Here charming Cape Cods peep from behind a screen of mature trees, sprawling Colonial Revivals lie on acres of green, and Provencal-style manors crown the tops of low hills.

Like most Main Line communities, the Villanova area has a history that dates back to the Colonial era and centuries beyond.  Running through the community is the Old Gulph Road, which was already an ancient Indian trail when the road was laid over it in the 17th century.   Along the road are historic milestones that bear the coat-of-arms of Admiral Sir William Penn, which were raised in the 1790’s.

Once an agricultural community, Villanova’s character was indelibly changed when Villanova University was founded here by the Friars of the Order of St. Augustine in 1842.  The university’s presence helped foster growth in the community in the 19th century, as did the advent of the railroad, which brought in the elite of the Gilded Age who built their grand country estates on Villanova’s lush acres.  One of these, the former Appleford estate, has survived almost intact to this day as the 22-acre Appleford/Parsons Bank Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary.

Today, Villanova is a tranquil yet vibrant enclave well-known for being home to Pennsylvania’s largest and oldest Catholic university, whose 254-acre campus features many fine examples of Gothic Revival architecture.  Villanova University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and its schools’ and colleges’ academic programs have been ranked among the best in the country.

Those interested in Villanova homes for sale need not worry about their children’s lower education options as well.  Villanova is served by the topnotch Lower Merion School District, considered to be one of the best in the country, as well as a selection of private schools, including the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, The Haverford School, Baldwin and The Agnes Irwin School.

Villanova Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Villanova

505 Candace Ln Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 505 Candace Ln, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7007713)
4 beds 3 baths 3,088 sqft $885,000
2075 Matson Cir Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 2075 Matson Cir, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7007566)
5 beds 4 baths 4,008 sqft $899,000
1224 Valley Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 1224 Valley Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7007223)
7 beds 8 baths 14,000 sqft $2,499,900
1408 Lanes End Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 1408 Lanes End, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7004970)
5 beds 7 baths 5,302 sqft $1,750,000
523 N Spring Mill Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 523 N Spring Mill Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7004957)
4 beds 3 baths 3,604 sqft $3,800
717 Matsonford Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 717 Matsonford Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7003701)
5 beds 5 baths 4,259 sqft $1,100,000
184 Abrahams Ln Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 184 Abrahams Ln, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7003605)
2 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft $2,400
655 Sproul Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 655 Sproul Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 7003131)
5 beds 4 baths 3,243 sqft $720,000
1605 Mount Pleasant Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 1605 Mount Pleasant Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 6999633)
5 beds 9 baths 9,420 sqft $2,950,000
439 Clairemont Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 439 Clairemont Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 6999206)
4 beds 4 baths 2,786 sqft $649,000
105 Radnor Ave Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 105 Radnor Ave, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 6997871)
3 beds 3 baths 2,710 sqft $674,500
1325 Old Gulph Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 1325 Old Gulph Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 6996758)
8 beds 9 baths 9,265 sqft $2,099,000
308 Saybrook Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 308 Saybrook Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 6990306)
4 beds 4 baths 3,000 sqft $674,900
1645 Mount Pleasant Rd Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 1645 Mount Pleasant Rd, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 6986742)
5 beds 7 baths 8,830 sqft $1,525,000
737 Canterbury Ln Villanova, PA 19085
Photo of 737 Canterbury Ln, Villanova, PA 19085 (MLS # 6985740)
4 beds 4 baths 4,158 sqft $775,000

Villanova School Data

Villanova School Districts

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Villanova Schools

Academy-Notre Dame De Namur
6-12, private
Villanova Academy For Honor Studies
PK-6, private
New Gulph Childrens Center
n/a, private