So you might be asking yourself, what's so great about this area known as Havertown? As I've called Havertown my home for almost my entire life, I'd like to share the ins and outs that make it a wonderful place to live. This is just part 1 of many so I would love to hear from you and get your feed back to create a true experience for all who are interested.
If your heading west out of Philadelphia, your probably driving down Walnut, past 69th Street and the Tower Theater and heading up Route 3 (West Chester Pike). You'll know you hit Haverford Township once you see the latest mural at Darby Road and West Chester Pike depicting Llanerch Crossing. If you take a slight right onto Darby Road, you'll run right through the Heart of Havertown.
To begin with, the area has been developing since the beginning of the 20th century, so you're going to find many homes between the ages of 50 to 100 years old. New construction occasionally pops up, but you'll most likely find Dutch Colonials, Red Brick Colonials built by Warner West, red brick capes, twins and the occasion split level, ranger and bungalow. You'll find older neighborhoods with beautiful tree lined streets, sidewalks, and great neighborhood parks tucked all over the township. Small businesses, restaurants and bars run along the main roads of Havertown and some back streets. Along the eastern boundary of the Havertown runs the Rt. 100 line, a.k.a. the P & W (Pig & Whistle). Check out the Pig & Whistle Deli just off the Beechwood Stop if your looking for a good hoagie.
As a Realtor from a family of Realtors, one of my favorite parts of Havertown is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. 20 to 25 minutes puts you everywhere...whether its the Philadelphia International Airport, the King of Prussia Mall, South Jersey, Philadelphia, Wilmington, West Chester, etc, give yourself just under a half an hour by car or public transportation and your there. Havertown is just off the Main Line, just outside the city and right next to the Blue Route (476). So if you work in any of these areas, Havertown offers a great central location. This is also one of many reasons residential home values have remained strong because of the diversity in jobs of the Havertown homeowner.
Part 2 - Value is coming soon...