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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

303 Orchard Way Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 303 Orchard Way, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7008568)
7 beds 4 baths 4,251 sqft $4,700
406 Homestead Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 406 Homestead Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7008386)
3 beds 4 baths 3,144 sqft $825,000
1205 Mountain View Dr Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 1205 Mountain View Dr, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7008322)
2 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $1,400
510 Pugh Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 510 Pugh Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7008207)
4 beds 5 baths 4,354 sqft $979,000
15 Rebel Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 15 Rebel Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7007941)
5 beds 3 baths 3,694 sqft $825,000
410 Conestoga Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 410 Conestoga Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7007955)
4 beds 4 baths 2,344 sqft $720,000
1664 Weedon Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 1664 Weedon Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7007716)
5 beds 5 baths 4,286 sqft $720,000
18 Parkview Cir Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 18 Parkview Cir, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7007234)
4 beds 4 baths 3,780 sqft $3,400
280 Deepdale Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 280 Deepdale Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7005871)
3 beds 3 baths 2,120 sqft $639,000
81 Drummers Ln Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 81 Drummers Ln, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7005745)
2 beds 1 bath $1,450
428 West Ave Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 428 West Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7005413)
3 beds 4 baths $799,000
206 Upper Gulph Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 206 Upper Gulph Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7005403)
3 beds 3 baths 1,936 sqft $2,400
254 Highland Ave Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 254 Highland Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7004727)
3 beds 3 baths 1,738 sqft $580,000
138 Chamounix Rd Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 138 Chamounix Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7004702)
5 beds 3 baths 1,809 sqft $580,000
221 Iron Works Way Wayne, PA 19087
Photo of 221 Iron Works Way, Wayne, PA 19087 (MLS # 7005338)
2 beds 3 baths 1,847 sqft $5,500

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