Gladwyne Real Estate

About Gladwyne

Gladwyne is possibly the most desirable suburb in Philadelphia's Main Line. Perhaps best illustrating Gladwyne's wealth is the fact that it has the 14th highest income per-capita in the United States in a community with 1000 or more people. With the Main Line's highest median home sale price and household income, Gladwyne is an extremely coveted destination. Gladwyne is home to many upscale clubs, churches, a synagogue, schools, businesses and retail shops.

Gladwyne was settled near the Welsh Tract by Welsh Quakers in 1682 and formerly known as Merion Square. In fact, the name Gladwyne was a contrived name believed to be used by the Reading Railroad at its Mill Creek stop to prevent confusion with other Merions in the township. It was given the name of Gladwyne to imitate Welsh names in adjoining towns but is actually meaningless in Welsh.

While not located in the area along Lancaster and the R5 of the original Main Line, Gladwyne was actually the first town in Lower Merion. The Gladwyne community is neither a census designated place or an incorporated community.

Prosperous Philadelphia residents first began to discover Gladwyne after the Civil War. Development of King of Prussia as a business hub and the construction of I-76 increased Gladwyne's desirability. It is the Main Line town located most closely to Rt. 76 and was ideally situated between Philadelphia and King of Prussia as two major business areas.

Featured Listing

Villanova Home for Sale

This attractive contemporary home is for sale in north Villanova (Lower Merion Township) on a level one-acre lot. In the heart of the Main Line, this home is near the estate section of Villanova. Houses on the street have sold for over a million dollars (house next door sold for 1.4 million). The lot itself is worth the asking price. This is a fabulous opportunity to get into the prestigious Main Line, in a multi-million dollar neighborhood with blue ribbon schools, for a reasonable price. House is close to numerous local Septa stops (a 19 minute ride to center city), the 476, the 76, the fabulous King of Prussia shopping center and Villanova University.

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Main Line Real Estate

Best Values on the Main Line

Each day Realtor Matt Jahn scours the new listings for the finest estates and best values the Pennsylvania Main Line has to offer. This includes new listings, short sales, foreclosures, and new construction. Matt has an excellent eye for a quality find, and his top selections rarely stay on the market long; sometimes they are under contract within days of becoming available. Don't miss out on your dream Main Line home, whether it be a condo or sprawling estate. Contact Matt today for an appointment to see the best the Main Line has to offer. Read his Guide to Main Line Real Estate to learn more about the many communities he serves.

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Main Line Schools

Top-Notch Education

The Main Line has many excellent features, but one of its greatest assets is its many nationally recognized and ranked public and private schools. Not only does the Main Line have some of the best and highest rated grade schools, but is home to many world-class colleges and universities as well. One of the driving forces of real estate prices and a big part of desirability is an area's school system. Whether you are looking for a great school for your children, or want a good school system for resale value, the Main Line fulfills these criteria. With high test scores, low teacher to student ratios, and a lot of tax money going into the system, you cannot go wrong with any school district on the Main Line.

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Prudential Office

Haverford Home Marketing Center

Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors are the #1 Realtor on the Main Line and the #1 single-market Realtor in the country. Our market dominance and resources give us an unmatched ability to perform for you. Whether you are buying, selling, renting, or relocating, when you call on Prudential Fox & Roach, you access a network of passionate professionals with rock-solid, real-world connections and the best marketing technology in the business. We create a positive experience and add value to all those we impact. Our professionalism is a role model for our industry and the public.

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