First-Time Find: A Place to Grow in Swarthmore

Kids on the way? Why not get ready by buying a home where they'll have room to play and grow and good schools to attend when the time comes?

2 Yale Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

2 Yale Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Often, young families face a dilemma once they have children: Do we stay in the neighborhood we love, or must we move somewhere where they’ll have play space, or good schools, or some combination of those and other factors?

With this home close to the center of Swarthmore, you can avoid having to make that decision, for you will have taken care of all that the moment you buy it.

It’s an attractive Cape Cod-style cottage with plenty of space and a decidedly contemporary vibe inside. The refinished red oak floors sparkle, the huge picture window in the living room makes it bright and airy, and the brand-new kitchen’s quartz countertops, white solid wood cabinets and stainles steel appliances make it classy.

Also on the first floor, there’s a large master suite whose bathroom has also been recently updated with a Carrera marble-topped vanity and a subway-tile tub and shower enclosure. A huge walk-in closet and laundry facilities complete this ensemble.

Upstairs, there are two more spacious bedrooms and an up-to-date bathroom with tile floor and marble-top vanity.

Downstairs, the partly finished basement can be used as a rec room, play room, gym, home office or storage space.

It’s also conveniently situated halfway between the centers of Swarthmore and Morton, both of which offer convenient neighborhood shopping and SEPTA Regional Rail stations. More shopping and dining on Baltimore Pike is a short drive away, and there’s a park right across the street. And when your kids are ready for school, the local schools in the Springfield School District get high marks.





SALE PRICE: $337,500

OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was cut $10,000 on June 24. This home’s guts are also all-new too: plumbing, windows, electrical, climate control including central air, and septic system.

2 Yale Ave., Swarthmore, Pa. 19081 [Kimmeri Leonardo | BHHS Fox & Roach]