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Wayne: A Quality Place to Live on the Lower Main Line in PA

Located on the Lower Main Line, Wayne is a beloved unincorporated community in Delaware County, PA.

What makes this community so special? Perhaps it’s the community’s thriving historic business district and its close knit sense of community. Perhaps it’s the friendly neighbors or the gorgeous residential properties.

Whatever it is, Wayne is a popular place to invest in Main Line real estate.

The History of Wayne, PA

Not many people know this but Wayne was originally called Louella after founder J. Henry Askin’s daughters, Louisa and Ella.

The community was originally developed because a railroad stop called Cleaver’s Landing was established in the area. The station was renamed Wayne Station after General Anthony Wayne.

Later, banker J. H. Askin would buy nearly 300 acres and name the community Louella.

But then in the 1880s, Askin joined forces with banker A.J. Drexel and newspaper editor G. W. Childs and the three men renamed their combined community “Wayne Estate.”

The name was ultimately shortened to Wayne and the community continued to grow as local industry diversified, attracting more people.

Today, more than 30,000 people live in this community, which is also home to such large companies as Kenexa and SunGard.

Plenty to See and Do on the Weekends

As previously mentioned, the Downtown Wayne Historic District is a popular destination for residents on the weekends.

This district, which is centered on the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Wayne Avenue, features a post office, a cinema, a hotel, a library, several restaurants and even a middle school.

Other attractions in the area include:

  • Chanticleer Garden 
  • Radnor Trail System
  • Anthony Wayne Theatre 
  • Eagle Village Shops
  • The Wayne Art Center

Give Your Children A Quality Education

Meanwhile, parents with school age children will be pleased to learn that this community is zoned for some outstanding schools within three local school districts: the Radnor Township School District, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District and the Upper Merion Area School District.

The high schools for these three districts are Radnor High School, Conestoga High School and Upper Merion Area High School, respectively.

Additionally, there are a number of renowned private schools in the area, including St. Katherine’s and Arch Bishop Carrol.

Students also enjoy access to a selection of post-secondary institutions as well, including Villanova University, Cabrini College and Eastern University.

Buy Your Next Upper Main Line Home in Wayne, PA

Doesn’t this sound like a fantastic place to live? If you agree, then please take a moment to contact me, Jeff Pendergast, your Wayne, PA REALTOR®.

I’m your Lower Main Line expert and I would be happy to help you with the relocation process by first telling you about available Wayne home listings.

List Your Wayne Home With Me and Get a Great Price!

And please consider working with me as well if you’re interested in listing your home on the market.

I would love to help by first helping you determine the true value of your Wayne property, which will in turn help you set the right list price.