The Bryn Mawr real estate market is more diverse than neighboring Haverford and Gladwyne, having a significant number of moderately priced--$200 - $300k--row houses to go along with the more expensive properties. The market is roughly twice the size of Haverford. Like Haverford, Bryn Mawr is bisected by Lancaster Pike, aka route 30, which runs west from Philadelphia to Lancaster. More about Bryn Mawr Homes and Neighborhoods including Videos
Like Haverford, the more expensive homes in Bryn Mawr are north of route 30 and Montgomery Avenue. The architecture is predominantly colonial, though there are some capes and french styles as well. Similar to Haverford again, there are many properties more than 50 years old that have been renovated and modified to feature a more open floor plan. Continuing the theme of other Main Line towns, less than 5% of homes sold are new construction. The primary new development in recent years is Radnor Walk on Braebank Lane. Other new homes were built in the Beaupre development on Barclay Road. All the new homes sold exceeded $1M in price.
Row home communities run the length of Bryn Mawr, bordering route 30. These communities are usually 2 to 3 blocks wide. These properties can be from 1200 - 1800 sq ft and are up to 3 stories. There are a number of condominium buildings that were formerly apartments in this section of Bryn Mawr. These include Radnor House, Pennswood, Mayflower Square, Benson House and Millridge. Condos in these buildings sell in the $100k - $200k range.
Bryn Mawr is a lovely town approximately in the middle of the Main Line. As discussed here and below, it comprises not just the town but the entire 19010 area code including Rosemont, PA. The 'town' portion of Bryn Mawr is larger than that of most other Main Line towns with a significant number of stores, restaurants, banks and the like lining Lancaster Pike. The scenic campus of internationally known Bryn Mawr College is within the confines of the town as are the campuses of Harcum College and the Baldwin and Shipley Schools. There are numerous beautiful and historic churches including Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, Holy Redeemer and Our Mother of Good Counsel, to name a few. Ashbridge Memorial Park is large and includes a playground and Harriton Park is within Bryn Mawr as well.
Children living in Bryn Mawr can attend the public schools of Lower Merion Township, ranked 12th out of 553 districts in the state, Haverford Township, ranked 23rd, Radnor Township, ranked 19th, depending on where they live, or the numerous private schools located in the area.
There is world class shopping at King of Prussia Mall, 15 minutes away, or closer at Suburban Square in Ardmore which features an outstanding Farmer's Market. Of course Philadelphia, with all it has to offer in the way of cultural and sporting events and a vibrant restaurant scene is within 35 minutes by train or car. See the community video to get a visual feel of what Bryn Mawr has to offer as a place to live.