Homes in Broomall

Broomall, a charming suburb located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, is known for its strong sense of community, excellent schools, and convenient location. Situated just 13 miles west of Philadelphia, Broomall offers residents a peaceful suburban lifestyle with easy access to the city’s amenities.

Broomall’s history dates back to the late 17th century when English Quakers settled in the area. The community was named after John Martin Broomall, a prominent local politician, and lawyer who served in the U.S. House of Representatives during the mid-19th century. Throughout the 20th century, Broomall experienced steady growth, transforming from a rural agricultural area to a thriving suburban community.

Local Landmarks:

  1. Thomas Massey House: This historic stone farmhouse, built in 1696, is one of the oldest English Quaker homes in Pennsylvania and serves as a museum showcasing colonial life.
  2. Veterans Memorial Park: This park features a memorial honoring local veterans, as well as walking trails, a playground, and a dog-friendly area.
  3. Marple Sports Arena: This state-of-the-art sports complex offers ice skating, hockey leagues, and public skating sessions for all ages.

Schools: Broomall is served by the highly-regarded Marple Newtown School District, which includes:

  1. Marple Newtown High School
  2. Marple Newtown Middle School
  3. Culbertson Elementary School
  4. Loomis Elementary School
  5. Russell Elementary School
  6. Worrall Elementary School

Nearby Colleges:

  1. Delaware County Community College (3 miles)
  2. Villanova University (6 miles)
  3. Eastern University (7 miles)
  4. Cabrini University (8 miles)
  5. Haverford College (8 miles)

Broomall offers a variety of shopping options, with the Lawrence Park Shopping Center serving as a focal point. This shopping center features a mix of national retailers, local boutiques, and dining options. The Marple Crossroads Shopping Center and the Springfield Mall are also nearby, offering additional shopping and dining choices.

Broomall offers a diverse range of dining options, from casual eateries to upscale restaurants. Some local favorites include Brick & Brew for craft beer and gastropub fare, Fellini Café for Italian cuisine, and Sang Kee Asian Bistro for Chinese and Thai dishes. The nearby towns of Media and Wayne offer additional dining and nightlife options, with numerous bars, breweries, and live music venues.

Broomall is surrounded by beautiful parks and trails, offering ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Kent Park features walking trails, sports fields, and a dog-friendly area. The Darby Creek Trail, a 1.8-mile paved path, is perfect for walking, jogging, or biking. The nearby Ridley Creek State Park offers over 2,600 acres of woodlands, meadows, and streams, with numerous trails for hiking and horseback riding.

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy several nearby courses, including the Paxon Hollow Country Club, which features a challenging 18-hole course designed by J. Franklin Meehan. Other options include the Rolling Green Golf Club and the Springfield Country Club.

Annual Events:

  1. Broomall Rotary Club’s Doggie Derby: This annual event, held in May, features a pet parade, doggie contests, and family-friendly activities.
  2. Broomall Fire Company Carnival: Held each July, this event includes amusement rides, games, food vendors, and live entertainment.
  3. Broomall Holiday Parade: This beloved community tradition, held in December, features marching bands, floats, and an appearance by Santa Claus.

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