Berwyn, PA - City Profile
Where is Berwyn, PA?
Berwyn is a small town on the western side of Main Line towns in Pennsylvania.
Wondering what county Berwyn PA is in? It’s part of Chester County, also known as
“Chesco”, which is one of the original and therefore oldest counties of Pennsylvania.
The population of Berwyn, PA is 3,600, and its area covers a total of 1.9 square miles.
Berwyn spans two townships: Easttown and Tredyffrin. It lies southeast of Philadelphia and
is just under 16 miles from the center of Philadelphia city. For anyone working in the city of
Philadelphia, the pretty suburb town of Berwyn is the perfect choice, as it presents an easy
commute, either by car or by one of the many transport links (train, bus) to the city.
The History of Berwyn, PA
The town of Berwyn had three different names before it was given its current name by
Welsh settlers, in 1877. During a celebration of the town’s 100 years, the Welsh settlers
decided on its new name in honor of the Berwyn Hills, which overlooked their place of
origin in Wales.
Who lives in Berwyn?
Berwyn, PA is a predominantly white-collar town with 93% of the workforce in white-collar
employment. This figure is made up of mostly professionals, sales managers, and office
workers, though teachers and financial managers also make up a part of the demographic.
The population of Berwyn is highly educated, with a very high percentage having
completed university studies and beyond.
While Berwyn is not a university town, there are over 300 colleges within 100 miles of the
town. The nearest one, Cabrini College, is just 3.9 miles away. The many public and private
schools in town and in the vicinity make Berwyn a perfect choice for families to settle in
and grow within a community. It offers everything a family would need and with its large
range of transport networks, is an ideal place for commuting to-and-from.
The real estate market in Berwyn
Because of its location and amenities such as transport, excellent schools, health care
facilities, shops, and art and culture, homes for sale in Berwyn are very sought after. The
low crime rates in the area give the town a good reputation and entices families and like-
minded people here.
The median home value in Berwyn, PA is just under $700,000, with almost 50% of homes
being owned. Properties on the real estate market include condos, townhouses, and
single-family homes. Single houses are often situated on lot sizes of one acre or more.
Properties in Berwyn also tend to be newer, with 20% of them being less than 20 years old.
Commercial properties also make up a share of the real estate offers in Berwyn,
What are the benefits of living in Berwyn, PA?
Berwyn is considered by many to be one of the nicest, most desirable suburbs of
Philadelphia. Good transport systems for people who work in Philadelphia make the daily
commute from Berwyn PA to Philadelphia very easy. Highly rated schools with 300 colleges
and universities all accessible within less than 100 miles of Berwyn (including Villanova
University, Eastern University, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College) make this town
ideal for young adults and families with older children.
If you like good food, and who doesn’t, there are plenty of nice options: enjoy a cup of
coffee while people watching at a local cafe or connect with a friend over dinner at one of
the highly rated Italian restaurants, all while taking in the community-centered atmosphere
of Berwyn PA downtown.
For outdoor life there are several nice parks, where Berwyn residents like to take long
walks or go for a jog and enjoy the benefits of keeping fit outdoors.
The town of Berwyn, PA is a welcoming and safe community, a perfect location to bring up
kids. The people in the community are keen to get to know their neighbors and work
together to help and support each other.
Berwyn attractions and places of interest
Apart from being a place of worship, the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn holds
cultural events throughout the year for the local community. Concerts are held in the
beautiful sanctuary, open to everyone and free of charge. The Church was officially
organized in 1863 and can be visited today to admire the history and architecture, or as a
place of worship.
There are many biking trails, parks, and gardens to enjoy in the town of Berwyn, PA. Enjoy
the natural flora and fauna while strolling through some of the parks in the vicinity such as
Frank Johnson Memorial Park, Valley Forge National Park, Wilson Farm Park, and Tea
These attractions and the vast number of facilities, amenities and transport infrastructure
all make Berwyn, PA a much-desired place to live. If you are looking for property to buy or
rent in the area, call one of our experts at Main Line Homes, and one of our team members
would be delighted to help you make that move.
Janis Peterson, REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, SRES, CSP
Main Line Homes Luxury Real Estate Agent