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,

Pennsylvania.

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

Garden Park.

 

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.