Gladwyne is one of the most affluent suburban communities in Montgomery County and is located on the Philadelphia Main Line. It was ranked the 7th richest ZIP code in the country in a study by Bloomberg BusinessWeek a few years ago.
There are four churches, a synagogue, a library, two schools, the Gladwyne fire company, the Gladwyne Civic Association, the Stony Lane Swim Club, playgrounds, parks, businesses, and retail shops within the confines of Gladwyne.
The historic Guard House Inn is also located in the small shopping village. Philadelphia Country Club on its periphery.
Because the town was early to preserve space and has received many donations of land, developers have not subdivided the area into more typical suburban developments, so the area retains a mixture of farm, colonial town, and late 19th/early 20th housing uncharacteristic of other Main Line communities.
Gladwyne, known until 1891 as "Merion Square", originally was settled by Welsh Quakers beginning in 1682. It was given its new name to lessen confusion with the many "Merions" in the area, including the town of Merion, Lower Merion Township, and Upper Merion Township, and in imitation of the Welsh names of adjoining towns.
Twenty-four mills operated along Mill Creek through the beginning of the twentieth century. The major road through residential Gladwyne, Mill Creek, runs along the banks of the creek. Following construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Main Line west from Center City, wealthy Philadelphians located many of their summer homes here.
The development of the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) in the 1960s and the subsequent development of King of Prussia as a major business center increased Gladwyne's appeal, as it was the Main Line town situated closest to the Expressway and midway between King of Prussia and Center City Philadelphia.
The Gladwyne Elementary School (part of Lower Merion School District) and Gladwyne Free Library (part of the Lower Merion Library System) are also situated in the shopping area. Gladwyne has retained all of its original historic character and at the same time the residents enjoy the conveniences of modern suburban living, such as a centrally located supermarket with ample parking, pharmacy, tavern, and restaurants.
Many children attend one of the area's many private schools. Lower Merion schools maintain an excellent reputation and its public schools are frequently ranked among the best in the nation, public or private. Most schools have recently been renovated.
This is a beautiful community with rolling hills and and boasts many mansions.
See more by clicking on the Market Insider Tab on the home page. Enter the zip code 19035
Search Gladwyne Homes for Sale
The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BRIGHT Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which Coldwell Banker Preferred participates, and is provided by BRIGHT through a licensing agreement. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Coldwell Banker Preferred are marked with the IDX icon and detailed information about each listing includes the name of the listing broker.
©2019 BRIGHT, All Rights Reserved. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have Closed or are no longer being offered for sale.
Data last updated: Oct 20, 2019 10:56:pm.
Today's Market Trends for Gladwyne *
* All data pertains to single-family homes