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Main Line Philadelphia Community Information

Charlestown Township

Officially organized in 1826, Charlestown Township was originally part of a land plot that was granted by William Penn to Charles Pickering, who the township is named after. The total land area is 15 square miles and a population of approximately 2,754.

East Goshen Township

East Goshen Township is located in the Greater West Chester area. Historic remnants of the past are still present within the township, such as a restored blacksmith shop that dates back to 1699. Mostly residential, the area consists of a population of 15,860. The total land area is 10 square miles.

Easttown Township

Founded in 1704, this township offers a 50,000 volume collection library, senior citizens programs, a summer recreational camp and a July 4 th fireworks celebration. Mostly residential, Easttown Township offers the Upper Main Line YMCA and Waynesborough Country Club. Also, the Historic Waynesborough is owned by the township and is open to the public. This community has a population of 9,750 and occupies 8.2 square miles.

East Whiteland Township

Founded in 1765 and formerly known as Whiteland, many corporate centers and a vast variety of shopping highlights East Whiteland. Also included are parks, playgrounds, golf and tennis. This community has a population of 8,588 and occupies 12 square miles.

Haverford Township

Since 1912, Haverford Township has provided the community with many municipal and recreational facilities. There are 30 municipal parks and the Skatium, which is an ice skating rink. Also, there are over 140 programs offered to the residents of Haverford.

Lower Merion Township

Founded in 1682 and derived from the Welsh town of Merionethshire, Lower Merion boasts 18 businesses and civic associations which maintain this very active community. There is a population of 58,003 and occupies 23.64 square miles.

Malvern Borough

Founded in 1889, Malvern Borough is mostly residential and offers residents a park, playgrounds and tennis courts. The community was named after the town in England, famous for its spring water. There is a population of 3,000 and total land size is only 1.3 square miles.

Marple Township

The first landholders in Marple arrived in 1683. The total land area is 10.54 square miles and is located about 10 miles west of Philadelphia. The population of this township has grown to over 22,000 and is mostly residential with two major shopping areas.

Narberth Borough

Narberth is a small borough which is mainly residential with a town center and a small shopping district. Many consider Narberth as the gateway to the Main Line because of it locale between west of Merion and east of Ardmore.

Newtown Square

Incorporated in 1684, Newtown Square was founded by the Welsh who were Quakers. The total land area is 10.2 square miles with a population of 15,000. Many historical homes and farms enrich this locale. The community is located approximately 15 miles west of Philadelphia.

Radnor Township

Founded in 1682 and originally named after Radnorshire, Wales—the homeland of the area's earliest settlers from Europe. The Wayne business district is the central location of this township. The Charm of Wayne provides residents with the full service of shopping within the community. Many parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and golfing facilities provide the full amenities of Radnor. The community has a population of 29,000 and occupies 13.8 square miles.

Tredyffrin Township

Founded in 1707, this Welsh name originally meant Township in the Valley. Tredyffrin offers 16 parks, including the Valley Forge National Park, and many other outdoor athletic facilities. The township also boasts of over one million square feet of office space and shopping centers. Its largest residential development is Chesterbrook—a planned community with 2,400 residential units.

Upper Merion

Upper Merion Township provides services to a community of 16.8 square miles and 25,744 residents. Located 16 miles northwest of Philadelphia, this township is located among major highways and boasts one of the largest shopping centers in the country.

Upper Uwchlan Township

Organized in 1858, Upper Uwchlan consists of 10.4 square miles and has a population 12,999. The township is located among farms and parks, including Marsh Creek State Park. Residents enjoy passing the time sailing within the park (non-motorized boats allowed).

West Goshen

Located in the Greater West Chester area, this township was organized in 1817 and is populated with approximately 18,082 residents. The total land area is 12 square miles.

West Whiteland Township

West Whiteland Township was organized in 1765, covers 13.26 square miles and has a population of approximately 16,332. Many residential homes and great shopping can be found within the township borders. Also, there is easy access to major highways that connect to Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE.

Willistown Township

Founded in 1704 and referred to as Willeston in 1681, this historical and agricultural community is built on the belief of preservation of its environment and its large equestrian community.