Welcome to Bryn Mawr
A bustling community conveniently located on the Main Line.
Bryn Mawr is a bustling community on the outskirts of Philadelphia. It feels very suburban with its great schools and welcoming neighborhoods. Residents are afforded easy access to shopping, community programs, and great dining. All told, it’s an exciting place to live, but it still maintains the privacy and space of a town beyond the city center.
Bryn Mawr was the name of a Quaker farm that was settled in the area north of Philadelphia in the late 1600s. It remained a small farming community until 1832 when the railroad arrived, bringing with it prominent Philadelphia residents, top-notch schools and healthcare, and new shops and dining.
Bryn Mawr has an exciting array of single-family homes, most of which are stone houses and Colonials. However, the real gem of Bryn Mawr is its selection of beautiful estate homes. Set on large plots along tree-lined streets, Bryn Mawr is the ideal spot for those who want a luxurious home close to the bustle.
What to Love
- Gorgeous estate homes
- Easy access to the city
- Incredible educational opportunities
- Tons of community amenities
- Bustling suburban atmosphere
Bryn Mawr is a bustling educational community with prime private schools and both Bryn Mawr College and Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Families thrive here thanks to the many beautiful public spaces and community events. It’s a suburban mecca of upscale shopping and dining, and it’s an easy commute into the city for work or play.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The commercial districts in Bryn Mawr are bustling and have top-notch options for locals.
Otto by Polpo is a classy Italian restaurant with dishes containing only the best ingredients. The menu changes often to capture the best tastes of every season. La Colombe is a specialty coffee roaster and cafe that is sure to perk up your day.
Wellness and fashion shopping are on the cutting edge in Bryn Mawr. Some favorite big-name brands that have stores here include Blue Mercury, Athleta, and Kirna Zabete. Bryn Mawr Shopping Center is full of both bigger brands and smaller boutiques. Locals love to visit Latrice and Fashion Statement for their wardrobe needs.
Things to Do
Bryn Mawr is an educational community at its core. With a wide variety of educational institutions, resources, and historical events, there’s always something to do and learn here.
Bryn Mawr College has wonderful graduate and undergraduate programs and a campus so beautiful that locals spend time there even if they're not students. Bryn Mawr Film Institute is part educational and part nonprofit community-supported theater. It’s the perfect spot to see independent and foreign films. Ludington Library is the largest of the Lower Merion libraries and has lots of resources, events, and opportunities for patrons of all ages.
Harriton House was built in 1704 and was originally called Bryn Mawr, which is where the neighborhood gets its name. It is a protected historic spot and hosts many incredible community events. A local favorite is the Farmstead Fair, which has featured local artisans, children’s games, local music, and delicious food for over 30 years. Another incredible local event is the Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series, which takes place in the Bryn Mawr Gazebo every summer.