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Main Line culture

Culture-300x197Main Line culture and the arts are thriving from City Avenue to Malvern and beyond.With the Main Line Art Center and Wayne Art Center encouraging and fostering artists and their art, and venues like the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for film education and The Mann Center for the Performing Arts just a stone’s throw away, culture aficionados and art lovers can definitely have their fill.

Country clubs and golf clubs are a way of life here on the Main Line and the options are plentiful. The short list includes the prestigious Merion Golf Club, a championship level course and host to the US Open in 2013; the 128 acres of rolling countryside at the Overbrook Country Club; the premier Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne; one of the area’s oldest clubs, the Radnor Country Club in Villanova; and the Main Line’s newest addition the Applebrook Country Club in Malvern are just a few of the options.

Main Line culture really struts it stuff in its host of galleries, art collections and performing arts. The internationally renowned collection of the Barnes Foundation, which features masterworks by Cezanne, Matisse, Degas, van Gogh, Picasso, and other greats was recently moved from Merion to a larger space in Center City. This collection is well worth the short drive to see.  Besides galleries, the region is also home to a number of performing arts groups such as the well-known People’s Light & Theatre Company.

For other satisfying adventures, Main Line culture offers some excellent shopping and dining venues to savor.The shopping options here are virtually endless from quaint village boutiques like the Flag Lady, Home Grown and Skirt to the East Coast’s premier shopping destination the King of Prussia Mall offering the most discriminating shopper an endless selection of luxury department stores, exclusive boutiques, and sophisticated dining experiences with over 400 stores and restaurants in all.

When it comes to satisfying one’s palate, the Main Line has various restaurants with
Food-300x107signature specials that are certain to satisfy even the most discriminating gourmand. You’ll find casual dining and elegant restaurants like Yangming in Bryn Mawr, Sola in Bryn Mawr, Nectar in Berwyn, Restaurant Alba in Malvern or Gilmore’s in West Chester for starters. If you prefer to do it yourself there are excellent shopping options including Carlino’s Specialty Foods, Whole Foods and an unlimited number of gourmet grocery stores to choose from.

With all that the Main Line has to offer, there is no reason to wait until tomorrow to start your home search. Let long-time resident and real estate professional Gwen Janicki welcome you home to the Main Line.