The Main Line town of Berwyn, a suburb of Philadelphia, was established in 1877, and is named after Berwyn Hills in Meionetshire, Wales. Berwyn is located in Tredyffrin-Easttown Township, Chester County. The SEPTA train system runs between Berwyn and Center City Philadelphia, and is located on the R5 Paoli/Downingtown Line.
Berwyn Education Information
There are many private institutions located on the Main Line for PK-12 education; for a Roman Catholic education there is St. Norbert School, Archbishop John Carroll High School, Villa Maria Academy for Girls, Devon Prep and Malvern Prep. The Episcopal Academy is a private PK-12 institution located nearby in Newtown Square; and The Vanguard School is located in Paoli.
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.
Berwyn Community Information
Berwyn is home to many exciting things to do, and the Main Line Newcomers Organization and Newcomers Club of Great Valley are good resources for those who are relocating to the Main Line. If you are looking for art, music or dance opportunities, Wayne Art Center, Contrempa Dance Center and Theater, Dance Sport Academy, Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music and 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 Upper Main Line YMCA, Devon Fitness, Main Line Health & Fitness, and Bikram Yoga Main Line. There is something for everyone along the Main Line, from golfing at Aronimink Golf Club or Radnor Valley Country Club, to playing tennis at the Radnor Racket Club. Whatever your interests and hobbies are, you will find all of your needs met in the Main Line communities.
For all other Berwyn questions contact me at Kevin.Toll@LongandFoster.com or 610-609-1096.