Our 29 Best Towns

From Bala Cynwyd to West Chester, we asked local realtors for the lowdown on how things are shaping up in our area. See how your town is faring.

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Location, location, location. That mantra has remained a proven constant over the past four years—even when the real estate market has been, in a word, tumultuous. Alas, you can change almost anything about a house but its location. Lucky for us, the Main Line and its western suburbs have a surplus of prime locales. Each town, however, has its own personality and reputation. “It takes a full day to drive around with a prospective client and explain the county lines, the township divisions and school districts—and how the towns blend into each other,” says Narberth-based realtor John S. Duffy. “With Main Line towns, you can’t generalize because there are so many different sections to them. They all shift and evolve into different areas.”

Here’s a closer look at what 29 of them have to offer.

Bala Cynwyd & Merion
Berwyn & Devon
Bryn Mawr
Chester Springs
Glen Mills
Kennett Square
Newtown Square
St. Davids, Radnor & Villanova
Unionville & Chadds Ford
Wayne & Strafford
West Chester

Click here for a list of the area's hottest neighborhoods.

Click here for real estate stats on your town.

Click here for a list of local realtors who contributed to this feature.


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