What $500K Will Buy You in Radnor

It's one of the Main Line's most affluent townships, but you can live there without spending a fortune, as these three homes in Wayne prove.

320 Harbison Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Are you looking to avoid breaking the bank but only want to look at listings with a Main Line mailing address? We found three options at around $500K in Radnor Township’s Wayne section that might be the best thing for your budget and for your brood. After all, great schools, safe streets, charming neighborhoods and tell-tale Main Line history make for compelling pros when house hunting. But when you throw in a median home value of $690,800, you may get skeptical about settling down in Radnor. Luckily, we’ve made the search simple and placed some reasonable, historic and superbly suburban homes below. They’re all uniquely distinct without losing the charm and historic flair native to the Main Line.

320 Harbison Rd. (above) | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,896 square feet, $512,000

The only thing this home is missing is the white picket fence! With low-maintenance perennials and a redbud tree out front, and a patio and private enclosed space in the back, there is plenty of room for kids to play outside. Inside the home, you will find hardwood floors and an updated kitchen complete with white cabinetry, black granite counters, a marble backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The master suite is also worth mentioning; the bath comes with an espresso-finished vanity, oil-rubbed fixtures, a tiled shower and a soaking tub. An additional laundry room, powder room, dining room with chair rail and crown molding and a garage are also featured. Plus, this home is extremely close to the Encke Park Playground and the Radnor Trail.

320 Harbison Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [Debbie Particelli | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

114 Poplar Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

114 Poplar Ave. | 5 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths, 1,832 square feet, $495,000

This twin townhouse is family living at its finest. Situated in a lively community that holds events throughout the year, such as hayrides, egg hunts and more, this home seamlessly combines modern living with old charm. The newly renovated kitchen steals the spotlight. It is outfitted with Saxton cabinets, a Shaws sink, a Perrin & Rowe faucet and Electrolux and Bosch stainless steel appliances. The dining and living rooms are inviting; they are complete with high ceilings, refinished hardwood floors and built-in bookcases. The living room features a fireplace. A large deck overlooks the backyard. It’s the perfect location to throw a barbecue and watch the kids play out back. The home is conveniently located in downtown Wayne and close to King of Prussia, Valley Forge National Park and a variety of shops.

114 Poplar Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [Susan McNamara | Long & Foster Real Estate]

115 Francis Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via RE/MAX Main Line

115 Francis Ave. | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,944 square feet, $484,500

It’s updated, upgraded and ready for you! The modernized home, situated in such a desirable neighborhood, is listed at a great price. Upon passing the front porch and entering the home, you will be greeted by gorgeous hardwood floors and exposed brick with built-in shelving in the living and dining rooms. The kitchen is full of natural light and showcases vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, a butcher island with seating and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen has plenty of room for storage with an abundance of open shelving. The home also features a basement, fenced rear year with a storage shed, updated windows, a laundry closet and recessed lighting.

115 Francis Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [John Collins | RE/MAX Main Line]