Welcome to Haverford
A serene, walkable community on the Main Line.
Haverford is a serene township full of walkable neighborhoods and easy access to the vibrant commercial districts of neighboring towns. It’s part of the Philadelphia Main Line, making it a sought-after location for those who want easy access to the city while still enjoying all the charms of a smaller community. With serene residential areas and fun things to do, it’s the perfect mix of quiet and excitement.
From its early beginnings, Haverford was an agrarian community full of farms and mills. However, at the turn of the 20th century, the railroad arrived and transformed it into a suburban community on the outskirts of ever-growing Philadelphia. Golf courses and other amenities followed quickly, establishing Haverford as a prime location for those who wanted more space on the edge of the city.
The majority of Haverford is populated by single-family homes, though residents can also find townhouses and condos available if they so desire. Beautiful stone and brick Colonial homes dominate the tree-lined streets of this serene community.
What to Love
- A coveted Main Line locale
- A delicious dining scene
- Quiet residential neighborhoods
- Easy access to the city
- The vibrant student community at Haverford College
There is a large student population in Haverford thanks to Haverford College, and they bring a lively dose of energy to this otherwise quiet community. It’s an easy commute into Philadelphia for work or pleasure, and the community is full of green spaces and recreation areas. Though it’s quiet itself, the Haverford community enjoys being close to the events and entertainment of the surrounding areas.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Nestled between Ardmore and Bryn Mawr, Haverford has access to incredible shopping and dining on both sides.
White Dog Cafe is a local restaurant with a few locations around Philadelphia. It serves savory farm-to-table fare that’s focused on being seasonal and sustainable. Iron Hill Brewery is a local chain that prepares its food and beer from scratch at each location.
Haverford Square is a charming shopping center with restaurants and shops all in one place. In nearby Ardmore, Suburban Square is a delightful space for both shopping and hanging out and has big-name stores such as Lululemon and Apple. Ardmore Farmers Market is also a staple of Suburban Square with its local produce and artisans.
Things to Do
Many Haverford residents travel the short distance to Ardmore for their recreation. Full of events and exciting things to do, Ardmore is the perfect neighbor.
Ardmore Music Hall has a near-constant lineup of musical events every weekend night and even some weeknights. Residents of the entire Main Line come here to see everyone from local bands to big-name entertainers.
Haverford College Arboretum has a collection of historic trees within its borders. The college was founded in 1833 and the staff and friends of the Arboretum work hard to maintain the history and beauty of its lush campus. Nearby Merion Golf Club is a members-only championship golf course that is considered one of the finest inland courses in the country.