Welcome to Gladwyne
An upscale community with a vibrant and historic past.
One of the oldest of the Main Line communities, this historic neighborhood is a peaceful haven on the edge of Philadelphia. Its location makes it convenient for those who need to get into the city, but want to come home to a serene, wooded neighborhood. It maintains an upscale country feel that has been part of its DNA from the beginning.
Like most of the towns along the Main Line, Gladwyne was originally an agrarian community that developed into a thriving community after the railroad was built through it and the mills that were present at its founding faded out. Gladwyne experienced another revitalization when the Schuylkill Expressway was built in the 1960s, skyrocketing the community’s appeal thanks to the new easy access
Along its wooded streets, Gladwyne offers a mix of old, stately stone houses and more updated, often French provincial homes. The offerings in this neighborhood create a luxurious lifestyle in a very private, residential area that feels tucked away from the rest of the Main Line.
What to Love
- Lush, wooded streets
- Beautiful historic homes
- Great community spaces
- Life in the heart of the Main Line
- Quaint historic businesses
Gladwyne has an old-world feel to it, with a town square full of historic buildings and beautiful tree-lined streets. It’s quiet and peaceful with an upscale country atmosphere. It’s easily accessible to Philadelphia and the surrounding communities, giving its residents the best of both by living away from the bustle and being close to big city amenities.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Gladwyne is known for its quaint local spots and high-end private establishments, giving locals a variety of spots for everything they might need.
The Union League Guard House is a private, members-only dining room full of historic charm in an iconic venue. Across the river in Conshohocken, Gladwyne residents can find a number of great dining options, including Spring Mill Cafe. The cafe is a casual French bistro housed in a converted farmhouse, and when the weather is nice guests can dine in the gardens and on the patio.
Gladwyne Market is an incredible local market that has been serving the community for decades. From groceries to catering, the market offers everything you need to keep your kitchen stocked and your guests fed. Gladwyne Pharmacy is another community staple that has been around for decades. Get a taste of fabulous at the small, local spot OMG Salon.
Things to Do
Lush nature, community spaces, and private clubs are the gems of Gladwyne. This quiet community doesn’t have a ton of large public events, but they consistently make up for it in smaller ways.
Rolling Hill Park is 103 acres of gorgeous woodland that offers fun for all ages. Those who want to make use of its many miles of trails can do so with dogs and horses. There are places for picnicking and fishing and even a handful of historic buildings along the trails. Mill Creek Dog Park is the area’s only off-leash dog park, and it’s open from sunrise to sunset. It’s a gorgeous space for dog owners to gather and socialize while their dogs play.
Getting a membership at the Philadelphia Country Club is about more than just its incredible 27-hole golf course. It has a full roster of events, a shooting lodge, fitness and spa facilities, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and yoga classes.
Gladwyne is served by incredible private schools and the wonderful public schools that are part of the Lower Merion School District.