Gladwyne 19035

GLADWYNE – 19035

What sets this community apart?

A community of just under 4,000, in 2018, Gladwyne was ranked the 6th most affluent zip code in the country by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. This community is mostly residential and is known for its grand estates and old stone homes tucked away on tree-laden properties, but it also has a walkable downtown area known as Gladwyne Historic District. The northern part of Gladwyne enjoys easy access to both I-76 and I-476, making this area convenient for those who commute by car. With top-notch public and private schools, two off-leash dog parks and access to several hiking areas, it is an easy choice for many homebuyers in Lower Merion.

Gladwyne Geography

About 5 square miles, Gladwyne borders the Schuylkill River to the northeast, Penn Valley to the south, and Bryn Mawr and Villanova to the west. 

Schools in Gladwyne

This area is home to just a few public and private schools for children in preschool through 12th grade.

Public Schools in Gladwyne

Lower Merion public school students here attend Gladwyne Elementary, Welsh Valley Middle School in Penn Valley, and Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr. 

Private & Parochial Schools in Gladwyne

Gladwyne Montessori serves children from infancy through elementary school and draws heavily on the Montessori approach to early child care education. This school, located on Youngsford Road in a walkable downtown area, also offers summer camp options.

St. Christopher’s Day School educates children 2 to 4 years old and offers a kindergarten enrichment program. This school, conveniently located on Righter’s Mill Road, provides a play-based curriculum.

The Wetherill School on Beaumont Drive educates children 2 years and 7 months of age through kindergarten. The school features mixed-age classrooms drawing on the work of Maria Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Jean Piaget.

Gladwyne Shopping & Entertainment

Located in the heart of Gladwyne, the historic Gladwyne Village is a small walkable downtown featuring the Gladwyne Library, a post office, gas station, bank, veterinary practice, and several shops and restaurants including a hardware store and pet store. The Gladwyne Fire Company, which offers birthday parties, Christmas trees, and visits with Santa in addition to its fire-fighting services, is also located in this area.

Members of the Union League of Philadelphia can enjoy dining at Old Guard House Inn.

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Gladwyne

The Gladywne branch of the Lower Merion Library System is a small library located in Gladwyne Village. Like the other Lower Merion libraries, it has resources and events for children, teenagers, and adults. This library also has a 45-seat auditorium available for use by non-profit organizations. See the library’s meeting room policy for more information. 

Henry Lane Park is 22 acres of hiking trails adjacent to Natural Lands’ Saunders Woods Reserve, which is its own 25 acres of natural wildlife and hiking trails. These two well-maintained nature parks have hiking trails and streams for kids and adults to explore. Nearby Kenealy Nature Park similarly offers 87 acres of hiking and riding trails.

The Philadelphia Country Club, a private club featuring dining, social events, golf, swimming, and a number of other recreational activities, is located on Spring Mill Road.

Rolling Hill Park is Lower Merion’s largest public park with 103 acres, the eastern end of which includes Mill Creek. In addition to offering hiking trails, this park is also open to off-leash dogs and their persons. Dogs are welcome on the trails as well as an enclosed play area. Rolling Hill is also home to Lower Merion Conservancy, an organization dedicated to preserving the natural and historic resources of Lower Merion and Narberth.

Stony Lane Swim Club is a private, member-run outdoor swim club located at the corner of Youngsford and Lafayette Roads. 

Gladwyne Real Estate

Homes in this community tend to be on the larger side, with around 4500 square feet on average, and 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. Almost all are single-family detached homes, with only a few twins and townhomes, and no condominiums.

Single Family Homes in Gladwyne

  • 67 sold in 2021
  • $1,325,000 Median sales price 
  • $319 price per square foot (Median)
  • 20 days on market (Median)
  • 97.7% Sold price/List price (Median)

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