The Main Line

The Main Line

Prestige meets privacy in this historic community outside Philadelphia.

Welcome to Main Line

Prestige meets privacy in this historic community outside Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Main Line is another name for the western suburbs that flank U.S. Route 30. Renowned for its history of cultivated country living, the unofficial historic region of affluent towns brimming with class and charm is an ideal destination for families, young professionals, and retirees alike.
First dubbed the Main Line due to its being the “Main Line” of the Public Works railroad system, the area now popularly called the Philly Main Line is replete with excellent neighborhoods, villages, and towns, all boasting their own unique history. Though there are well over a dozen communities, there exist only seven “core” communities. Home to sprawling estates, the area is a bastion of “old money” living that blends historicism and modernity effortlessly into exclusive, upscale living.
Today, Main Line is characterized by rapid investment, prosperity, and growth. Fashionable and sophisticated, the area is dotted by homes of the Tudor Revival, Dutch Colonial, Georgian, Federal, and Neoclassical styles, all speaking to the wealth of history present in the area. Enamored by a great location, gorgeous sprawling estates as well as townhomes and upscale apartments, and big-city amenities, many are proud to call Main Line their home.

Things to Love

  • Connection to Philadelphia via SEPTA Main Line 
  • Great schools and universities for all ages 
  • Countless amenities, including many country clubs

People and Lifestyle

Main Line hums with cultured, cosmopolitan energy that pairs perfectly with the profoundly historical setting and contemporary amenities. With a premium placed on community and privacy, Main Line is the destination for those seeking confidential living and elegant surroundings. Local communities such as Villanova, Bala Cynwyd, and more are famous for their affluent streets and stylish milieu. 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment 

Considering the numerous communities and excellent location, it’s no surprise that the Main Line is full of beautiful boutiques, great shopping options, and delicious eateries.
In Wynnewood, look no further than the Wynnewood Square Shopping Center for any retail or grocery needs you might have, while Wayne is known for high-end and fashionable boutiques such as Eaves, where you can spruce up the wardrobe and be surrounded by the good company all at once.
The eco-conscious A&M Factory restaurant in Wayne prides itself on top-tier organic options, while the candlelit experience awaiting you at Duling-Kurtz House in Chester County is perfect for intimate evenings. Well-executed bar fare greets you at Righteous Tap House, but an evening at Bua Loy ensures delicious Thai and Laotian cuisine.

Things to Do

The Main Line is sprawling with a wide array of opportunities for activities of all varieties. Head outdoors or greet the community where they are at any number of parks, country clubs, and more.
Just outside Wayne boundaries, you can find one of Pennsylvania’s top tourist attractions, the Valley Forge National Historical Park, home to monuments, meadows, and woodlands alike. Saint Joseph’s University boasts the Barnes Arboretum, gorgeously verdant with flora of all varieties. There is a myriad of local farmers’ markets as well, perfect for appreciating the local color of the western suburbs.
Oktoberfest Main Line rings in autumn with a lively festival, while the numerous country clubs offer a fantastic selection of amenities. From the Applebrook Golf Club or Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern to the Overbrook Country Club in Villanova to even the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, there are more than enough options to suit families, young professionals, and retirees alike.


The Philadelphia Main Line is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: 
  • Villanova College
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Villa Maria Academy High School
  • Church Farm School
  • Westtown School
  • The Phelps School
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