Gladwyne

Gladwyne Real Estate (19035) And Community Information



The Main Line community of Gladwyne, of Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County is a suburb of Philadelphia. Gladwyne was known as “Merion Square” until 1891, and was originally settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. The development of the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) in the 1960s and the development of King of Prussia as a major business center increased Gladwyne’s appeal, as it was a Main Line town situated close to the Expressway and midway between King of Prussia and Center City Philadelphia. Gladwyne was early to preserve space and has received many donations of land, the area retains a mixture of farm, colonial town, and late 19th/early 20th housing uncharacteristic of other Main Line communities.

Gladwyne Education Information

If you are looking for a nationally recognized college or university, the Main Line is home to many institutions that are renowned for their academic excellence. The Main Line offers thousands of students close proximity to Philadelphia, with easy access to public transportation, while still living within the comfort and safety of an affluent residential area. Bryn Mawr College, is a small all women’s only liberal arts college; Cabrini College, a coed Roman Catholic; Eastern University, a private, co-education Christian university. Harcum College is a two-year, private college with academic programs in health-sciences, liberal arts, business and professional studies. Haverford College is one of America’s most outstanding liberal arts colleges founded on Quaker values. Immaculata University is a Catholic coeducational institution sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Rosemont College is Catholic independent liberal arts institution. Saint Joseph’s University, located on City Avenue bordering Philadelphia and the Main Line, is a Catholic university seeped in Jesuit tradition. Saint Joseph University’s alumni network of 50,000 plus are eager to help students find meaningful employment after graduation. Also located on the Main Line is Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, which prepares men to be ordained into the Roman Catholic Priesthood. Valley Forge Military Academy and College, is two-year college prep school, for both young women and men. Villanova University is the oldest and largest Catholic university in Pennsylvania and is located in the heart of the Main Line.

Gladwyne Community Information

The Main Line is home to many exciting things to do, there is something for everyone to enjoy from art, music or dance, to fitness and golf activities. For those who are new and relocating to the Main Line, the Main Line Newcomers Organization offers many activities and social events for all. If you are looking for art, music or dance opportunities, Sweet Mabel Folk Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, Dance Sport Academy, or Harcum Medley Music School all offer lessons for students, young and old. The Main Line is home to a plethora of fitness-related facilities, including the Main Line YMCA, Focus Fitness of the Main Line, The Yoga Garden and Dhyana Yoga. There is something for everyone along the Main Line, from golfing at Aronimink Golf Club or Philadelphia Country Club to playing cricket at the Merion Cricket Club. Whatever your interests and hobbies are, you will find all of your needs met in the Main Line communities.

For all other Gladwyne and Lower Merion Township questions contact me at Kevin.Toll@LongandFoster.com or 610-609-1096.
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