Welcome to Villanova
Affluent and charming neighborhood that’s home to Villanova University
Villanova is a luxurious Philadelphia suburb in Delaware County that’s known as one of the most affluent areas in Pennsylvania. A small residential community along Philadelphia’s Main Line, this series of neighborhoods west of Philadelphia is where the regal Main Line rail once passed through. The Main Line transported wealthy Philadelphians out to their country estates. Today, grand estates with opulent mansions grace the manicured streets of Villanova. Professionals commuting into Philadelphia have quick access (30 minutes) via the SEPTA rail departing from Radnor Station or Villanova Station on Villanova University’s campus.
At the center of town is the prestigious Villanova University, the oldest Catholic university in Pennsylvania that’s known for its excellent academics and sports. The university divides this quaint neighborhood into North and South Villanova. In North Villanova, large estates with luxurious homes have a deep sense of privacy since most are gated and secluded. In South Villanova, you’ll find a more traditional neighborhood with high-end homes on lovely streets. With Philadelphia just 15 miles east, residents have the convenience of city amenities within minutes.
Villanova is a quaint neighborhood that exudes luxury and privacy, which residents find so appealing. During the school year, the town seems livelier when students are in session at Villanova University. Locals enjoy the residential atmosphere, yet they can reach the city life of Philadelphia in no time.
Villanova has an excellent selection of restaurants in addition to the nearby towns of Wayne, Radnor, Bryn Mawr, and Gulph Mills. Azie on Main
is an upscale Asian restaurant that infuses European flavors into the menu. Enjoy fresh sushi, noodles, fish, and steak entrées that will delight your palate. In a casual yet elevated space, dine on American fare with refined dishes that include tacos, pasta, seafood, and steaks at The Refectory Villanova
. For exceptional Italian cuisine with a modern twist, LaScala’s Fire
won’t disappoint with its wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and meat dishes.
There’s no better place to start the day than with a tasty breakfast at First Watch Villanova
, where you can enjoy your favorite breakfast items ranging from eggs Benedict to waffles, omelets, and sandwiches.
Just five miles away is King of Prussia
, one of the largest shopping malls in the United States with casual and high-end designer brands.
The small town of Villanova is most known for its wealthy residents and Villanova University. The campus is a beautiful place to take a stroll and those who have a love for gardens will appreciate the lovely Arboretum Villanova, which covers 220 acres of trees, flowers, and plants. Another exceptionally beautiful garden is Stoneleigh
, with expansive green spaces, blooming flowers, historic buildings, and spectacular views. It’s the perfect spot for connecting with nature and slowing things down a bit.
The scenic, 2.4-mile Radnor Trail
is an ideal path for walkers, runners, and bikers who want a peaceful trail to utilize. This trail runs from Radnor Chester Road in Ithan to Sugartown Road in Wayne, with signs along the way providing fascinating info and history on the P&W Railway (Philadelphia and Western Railway) that used to run through here. Those who are seeking pristine golf courses to play on and a social community to be a part of will enjoy being members at Overbrook Golf Club
or Radnor Valley Country Club
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