Gladwyne is home to the most expensive and exclusive real estate on the Main Line. Median price of homes has been $900k or more in recent years. There are a few twins in the village of Gladwyne but the remainder are single family homes. Although the average age of homes in this town exceeds 50 years, there are a fair number that are contemporary in style. New construction is limited due to the lack of lots to less than 5 sales per year. More about Gladwyne Homes and Neighborhoods
There are no condominium buildings in Gladwyne but there are some townhouse clusters on Black Rock Rd, Wesleys Run, Hearthstone Ln and Avignon Dr. Gladwyne is not as subdivided as other Main Line towns. This has helped the town retains its charm and is one reason homes here are in such high demand.
Gladwyne as described here is the area within the 19035 zip code. It is not a census-designated place. The town of Gladwyne is fairly small with just a few restaurants and a Super Fresh supermarket. It is low key, more of a village than a town. Like neighboring Bryn Mawr and Haverford, Gladwyne contains much natural beauty. Dove Lake is partially in Gladwyne and Mill Creek runs through it. The Schuykill river borders the town on 2 sides as does the Philadelphia Expressway (Rte. 76).
Children living in Gladwyne can attend the public schools of Lower Merion Township, ranked 12th out of 553 districts in the state, or the numerous private schools located nearby.
The Philadelphia Country Club, known for its golf course but also including tennis and squash courts, a shooting range and other facilities, is located in Gladwyne. Historic sites abound in Gladwyne including the 1690 house, the oldest standing structure in Lower Merion Township, and Saunders Woods.
Shopping needs beyond the essentials can be fulfilled in Ardmore's Suburban Square or in Bryn Mawr. The King of Prussia Mall, 15 minutes away, offers world-class shopping and Philadelphia, 20 minutes away, is home to Jeweler's Row, a collection of jewelry manufacturers and retailers, if that is your interest.