Homes in Havertown

Havertown, a charming suburb located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, is known for its strong sense of community, excellent schools, and convenient location. Just 10 miles west of Philadelphia, Havertown offers residents a peaceful residential setting with easy access to the city’s amenities.

Havertown’s history can be traced back to the late 17th century when Welsh Quakers settled in the area. The community grew steadily throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, with the construction of the Philadelphia and West Chester Turnpike (now Darby Road) and the arrival of the Philadelphia and Western Railway. Following World War II, Havertown experienced a boom in residential development, transforming into the vibrant suburb it is today.

Local Landmarks:

  1. Haverford College: Founded in 1833, this prestigious liberal arts college is known for its beautiful arboretum campus and strong academic programs.
  2. Nitre Hall: This historic mansion, built in the late 18th century, serves as a unique event venue and offers guided tours showcasing its rich history.
  3. Haverford Area YMCA: This community hub offers fitness classes, swimming lessons, and youth programs, serving as a gathering spot for residents of all ages.

Schools: Havertown is served by the highly-regarded School District of Haverford Township, which includes:

  1. Haverford High School
  2. Haverford Middle School
  3. Chatham Park Elementary School
  4. Chestnutwold Elementary School
  5. Coopertown Elementary School
  6. Lynnewood Elementary School
  7. Manoa Elementary School
  8. Oakmont Elementary School

Nearby Colleges:

  1. Haverford College (located within Havertown)
  2. Bryn Mawr College (3 miles)
  3. Villanova University (5 miles)
  4. St. Joseph’s University (6 miles)
  5. Rosemont College (6 miles)

Havertown’s main commercial district along Darby Road and Eagle Road features a mix of independent shops, specialty stores, and service providers. The nearby Suburban Square in Ardmore and the Springfield Mall offer additional shopping options with a variety of national retailers and dining establishments.

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy several nearby courses, including the Merion Golf Club, one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the United States. Other options include the Llanerch Country Club and the Paxon Hollow Country Club.

Havertown offers a variety of dining options, from casual eateries to upscale restaurants. Some local favorites include the Brick and Brew for craft beer and gastropub fare, Pepperoncini Sotto for Italian cuisine, and Lamplighter Tavern for classic American dishes. For a lively night out, visit Taproom on 19 for live music and an extensive beer selection.

Havertown boasts ample green spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities. The Haverford Reserve, a 124-acre park, features walking trails, sports fields, and a dog-friendly area. The nearby Karakung Drive Trail offers a scenic route for walking, jogging, or biking along Cobbs Creek.

Annual Events:

  1. Haverford Township Day: This annual October event features live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities, celebrating the community spirit of Havertown.
  2. Havertown Irish Festival: Held each March, this event celebrates Irish culture with live music, dance performances, and traditional cuisine.
  3. Haverford Spring Fest: This annual May event features local artisans, food vendors, and live entertainment along Darby Road.

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