NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Why buy in Swarthmore?
Looking to relive those wonderful college years? Consider moving to the charming borough of Swarthmore, located in Delaware County. The perks of living in this family-friendly town are innumerable—and we’ll start the list with the top five reasons why we think buying in the borough is a smart move.
1. It’s a dry college town. Swarthmore is a classic college town, without the one big headache of living near a university: seedy college bars. What residents do get is access to the college’s 300-acre arboretum, concerts and lectures, and other intellectually stimulating programs.
2. It has a high-performing school district. The Wallingford-Swarthmore school district is one of the best in the area. Strath Haven High School has won two Blue Ribbons of Excellence, and Wallingford Elementary School has one from the state and one from the federal government. The graduation rate at the high school is about 97 percent.
3.It has a cute town center. Part of Swarthmore’s appeal is its charming town center, which offers a collection of independent and unique stores. Among them is the award-winning Swarthmore Co-op, a community-owned food market prized for the fruit and vegetable quality.
4. It has an easy commute to the city. Swarthmore is conveniently located near both Philadelphia and Delaware with easy access to the Blue Route. It’s also located on the R3 Septa line with a station in the downtown area.
5. The town’s homes have character and charm. Just be warned: in this hot market, Swarthmore homes for sale can go quickly.