Bryn Mawr is situated along the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line commuter rail system and Norristown High Speed Line connecting to city center in 20 minutes, and the light rail system connecting to Philadelphia’s 69th Street subway station .
The name Bryn Mawr, which means “big hill” in Welsh, is named after an estate in North Wales, the owner of which immigrated in 1686 to Pennsylvania from Dolgellau to escape religious persecution.
The public school system is one of the finest in the country. It is home to some of the most renowned private schools including Baldwin Schools, Shipley and Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr is also known for the Bryn Mawr Polo Club, the Merion Cricket Club, the Radnor Hunt Club and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, which were all established in the 1800s.
Bryn Mawr is home of the Bryn Mawr Hospital, one of the main hospital and health services providers in the region.
As for many of the Main Line communities, Bryn Mawr was initially settled as a summer destination for affluent families escaping Philadelphia’s summer months. With the development of the railroad and automobile, farmland was purchased by families who replaced pastures with manors and gardens.
Bryn Mawr is a well-established upscale urban and suburban community. Bryn Mawr luxury homes are found in beautiful settings with large country executive estates as well as planned communities such as Cornerstone or Radnor Chase subdivisions.
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