Delaware County – 5 Places to Move to in 2016

Posted on Jan 14, 2016


Moving from the city to the suburbs? Consider Delaware County.

This month we are taking a closer look at Delaware County, or, as most people say, Delco. This county adjacent to Philadelphia will not disappoint those looking to move from the city to the suburbs. Gorgeous homes, quick access to shops and restaurants, and high scoring schools abound, making Delco an ideal relocation spot.

Delco is the fifth most populous county in Pennsylvania, and the third most compact. It has 49 municipalities, including townships, boroughs, and one city (Chester). For today’s post, we are going to focus on 5 places in Delaware County you should consider moving to this year. The lucky places included in our infographic are Radnor Township, the Borough of Media, the Borough of Swarthmore, Haverford Township, and Newtown Township (Newtown Square).

Note Radnor and Haverford Township include portions of the following communities:

  • Radnor Township: Radnor, Wayne, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, and Ithan
  • Haverford Township: Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Drexel Hill, and Wynnewood

Recognitions, Awards, and Anecdotes

Radnor

  • One of the top 25 “Top-Earning Towns” by CNNMoney
  • One of the top 100 “Best Places to Live and Launch” and “The Best Place to Live in the Suburbs” by Fortune Small Business Magazine
  • One of “The Most Family-Friendly Philly Suburbs” by Philadelphia Magazine
  • One of “The 10 Best Cities in Pennsylvania” by Movoto Real Estate

Media

  • Designated as a Pennsylvania Clean Energy Community
  • Media promotes itself as “Everybody’s Hometown”
  • One of the “2015 Great Places in PA” by American Planning Association

Swarthmore

  • Also one of “The Most Family-Friendly Philly Suburbs” by Philadelphia Magazine
  • Swarthmore College ranked #3 National Liberal Arts College in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges
  • Originally named “Westdale” in honor of noted painter Benjamin West

Haverford

  • Received a Tree City USA award for its sound urban forestry management
  • Received the Green Park Award in recognition of environmental achievements at the LEED Gold Certified Recreation Center
  • Merion Golf Club hosted the 1934, 1950, 1971, 1981, and 2013 U.S. Open
    Ranks in the top 60 of census-recognized municipalities nationwide in percentage of population with Irish ancestry.

Newtown Square

  • It is the oldest township in Delaware County
  • Petplan, the only pet insurer to be named to the Inc. 500 and Forbes’ 2013 & 2014 lists of America’s Most Promising Companies, is headquartered here, along with SAP (third largest software firm in the world) and Sunoco

Now, let’s dive into some numbers.

Delaware County Infographic

Delaware County Infographic

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