Villanova's real estate market is more similar in size and median price to Gladwyne's than to that of eastern neighbor Bryn Mawr or western neighbor Wayne. Almost all properties are single family homes, with just a couple townhouses and no condos. Villanova, like most Main Line towns, is bisected by route 30 with the more expensive homes on the north side. More about Villanova Homes and Neighborhoods.
Homes range in price from the high $300's to more than $5M. There are few properties with less than 3 bedrooms and 2 baths or with under 2500 sq ft of living space. As stated above, more of the higher end homes are north of route 30 but this is less pronounced than in towns to the east such as Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Ardmore.
As stated over and over again on this site, there is little new construction on the Main Line due to the lack of building lots. In Villanova's case, less than 5% of sales in 2014 were new properties. There were 2 new homes at Wrenfield on Canterbury Ln that sold in 2014 and another on Hillside Circle.
Villanova is neither incorporated nor a census-designated place so all data below pertains to zip code 19085. The village of Villanova derives its name from Villanova University, founded in 1842 by the Augustinian Order. The campus is directly on route 30 and the activities of the students create a lively atmosphere in the area. Villanova has been particularly known for its athletic teams especially basketball, track and cross country which have produced NCAA championships and world-class performers. Fans throughout the area attend games on campus if they can get tickets.
Children living in Villanova 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 village of Villanova is small, including just a couple of small restaurants, a filling station and some office buildings. The essentials are available 2 minutes away, however, at Saint David's Shopping Center which houses a Giant supermarket, a Bed, Bath and Beyond, a Pet Valu and a superb computer store called Micro Center. 10 minutes away at King of Prussia Mall you can purchase pretty much anything your heart could desire. There are also nice shops and restaurants 5 minutes away in Wayne.