Villanova is a small Main Line town located west of the city of Philadelphia. Villanova is one of the top 15% wealthiest communities in the United States; most of its inhabitants working in white-collared jobs, and is characterized by large family dwellings, many of which are well established older homes and some historic dwellings. Families with school-aged children will send their children to the prestigious Lower Merion School District. Villanova is also home to the Villanova University, a historic landmark along Lancaster Avenue. Like many towns along the Main Line, the public transit system is fairly well used to commute to work, many traveling on the train to Center City Philadelphia.
Villanova Education Information
There are many private institutions located on the Main Line for PK-12 education; for a Roman Catholic education there is St. Katherine of Siena School, Archbishop John Carroll High School, Villa Maria Academy for Girls, the Academy of Notre Dame De Namur, Devon Prep and Malvern Prep. The Episcopal Academy is a private PK-12 institution located nearby in Newtown Square; The Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont; The Shipley School and The Baldwin School, both located in Bryn Mawr.
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.
Villanova Community Information
Villanova is home to many exciting things to do; 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 Main Line YMCA, Main Line Health & Fitness, Still Point Yoga Studios and Verge Yoga. 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.
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