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Wayne Real Estate Analysis

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One of the first planned suburban developments in the country, the village of Wayne today is a triumph of good early planning and conservation.  Tranquil and historic, Wayne is set in an enchanting landscape of lush, rolling hills, scattered stands of wood, clear creeks and leafy residential neighborhoods with wide, tree-lined avenues.  The country setting, combined with a charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown area and the wide yet harmonious architectural variety of Wayne, PA homes for sale, makes this Main Line community a wonderful place to put down roots and watch your children grow up.

Located mainly in Radnor Township and partly in Tredyffrin and Upper Merion Townships, Wayne, like most of the other towns and villages along the Main Line, started out as an agricultural community.  Once a collection of individual farms that were established by Welsh Quakers in the late 1600s, Wayne’s transformation into one of Philadelphia’s most sought-after suburban communities began when banker J. Henry Askin bought several hundred acres of land in the area in the 19th century.

Askin built his mansion, Louella House, but plans to develop the area further fell through.  Anthony Drexel and George W. Childs would eventually purchase the property, renaming it “Wayne Estate,” after the famed Revolutionary War hero, General “Mad Anthony” Wayne.  They described their suburban village as “a town built by design” for which “no expense was spared” and when you walk through Wayne’s streets today, from the vibrant downtown district to the serene neighborhoods, you will see these original planners’ vision of an attractive, well-laid-out village brought to life.

Wayne is a community that values its history, something that’s readily apparent in the numerous, meticulously maintained historic structures that continue to grace its streets to this day, some of them Wayne, PA homes for sale.  There’s the Wayne Hotel, for one, a Tudor Revival building that’s one of the Main Line’s most distinctive landmarks.  Then there’s the Anthony Wayne Theater, whose Art Deco design gives the Victorian and turn-of-the-century downtown a dash of Roaring Twenties piquancy.

Another noted Wayne attraction is Chanticleer Garden, once the country estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten, Sr.  A botanical wonderland and a delight to the senses, this 35-acre pleasure garden has been described as “the greatest of the great gardens.”

To those who decide to move to the Main Line and invest in one of the Wayne, PA homes for sale, these and a plethora of other pleasures await.  Life can often be breathtaking here, let seasoned real estate professional Gwen Janicki help you come home to Wayne and the Main Line.

Wayne Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Wayne

301 Curtis Ct Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 301 Curtis Ct, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7024800)
2 beds 2 baths 1,441 sqft $1,850
500 E Lancaster Ave #127a Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 500 E Lancaster Ave #127a, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7024163)
2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $1,500
621 Knox Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 621 Knox Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7024038)
5 beds 6 baths 5,601 sqft $1,595,000
408 Saint Davids Ave Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 408 Saint Davids Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023761)
4 beds 2 baths 1,526 sqft $1,950
403 Cheswold Ct Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 403 Cheswold Ct, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023557)
2 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft $269,900
1163 Brians Way Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 1163 Brians Way, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023484)
3 beds 3 baths 2,362 sqft $480,000
664 Valley View Ln Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 664 Valley View Ln, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023404)
4 beds 5 baths 4,484 sqft $775,000
2 Aberdeen Ter Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 2 Aberdeen Ter, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023309)
3 beds 2 baths 1,054 sqft $335,000
102 Cambria Ct Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 102 Cambria Ct, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023604)
5 beds 5 baths 3,198 sqft $974,900
210 Poplar Ave Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 210 Poplar Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023107)
4 beds 4 baths 3,000 sqft $989,000
884 Tall Oaks Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 884 Tall Oaks Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7024738)
4 beds 3 baths 2,674 sqft $500,000
564 W Valley Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 564 W Valley Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7022481)
5 beds 4 baths 3,110 sqft $600,000
15 Liberte Ln Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 15 Liberte Ln, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7023245)
2 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $1,950
710 Harwick Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 710 Harwick Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7020908)
5 beds 4 baths 3,315 sqft $774,900
138 Valley Stream Ln Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 138 Valley Stream Ln, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7020771)
2 beds 2 baths 1,433 sqft $1,600

Wayne School Data

Wayne School Districts

Radnor Township School District
K-12
Tredyffrin-Easttown School District
K-12
Agora Cyber Cs
K-12

Wayne Schools

Radnor Middle School
6-8, public
Wayne El School
K-5, public
Valley Forge El School
K-4, public
New Eagle El School
K-4, public
Valley Forge Middle School
5-8, public
Roberts El School
K-4, public
Archbishop John Carroll High School
9-12, private
St. Katharine of Siena School
K-8, private
Armenian Sisters Academy
PK-8, private
http://www.asaphila.org
Valley Forge Military Academy
7-12, private
Launfal School
PK-1, private
Woodlynde School
K-12 & ungraded, private
http://www.woodlynde.org
Our Lady Of The Assumption Preschool & Kindergarten
PK-1, private
Agora Cyber CS
K-12, charter
http://www.k12.com/agora
Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge
n/a, private
http://www.mchvf.org