While there really isn’t a “capital” of the Main Line, Wayne, PA is probably the closest to such a place.


While there really isn’t a “capital” of the Main Line, Wayne, PA is probably the closest to such a place. It is the largest of the communities, stretching along the train route that gave the Main Line its name. With a population of about 30,000, easy access to commuter roads and just a 30-minute train ride to downtown Philadelphia and highly regarded public schools and wonderful town center, it is a very desirable area. Downtown Wayne is a fun, walkable town with plenty of boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops.
Film director George Cukor selected the prosperous enclave of Wayne to depict high-society America for his Oscar-winning 1940 film The Philadelphia Story.
With such distinction to its name along with a location on Philadelphia’s clubby Main Line, Wayne carries itself with an elegant grace while maintaining a down-to-earth spirit.
Some of its downtown boutiques set the standard for high-fashion trends, and many restaurants set their tables with crystal stemware.
On the other hand, it’s clear by stepping inside the bohemian Gryphon Coffee Co. or Teresa’s Next Door restaurant and Belgian beer bar that Wayne hasn’t lost its humble sense of hospitality and of fun.
Wayne straddles three townships: Radnor Township (Delaware County), Tredyffrin Township (Chester County) and Upper Merion Township (Montgomery County).
Wayne is a vibrant Philadelphia suburb with several distinctive, historic sites to its name. The unincorporated community is bordered by St. Davids, Ithan, Villanova, and Radnor, and is located conveniently near several of Philadelphia's top academic institutions, including Cabrini CollegeEastern UniversityVillanova University, and the Valley Forge Military Academy. Its unique mix of historic housing and natural scenery makes it ideal for those with an eye for serene aesthetics.
Wayne's abundant natural scenery and historic homes ensure residents spend the majority of their free time outdoors. Once known as St. Davids Community Park, Veterans Park is a favorite summer destination among residents of all ages, and it has a fountain, a touring path, and a playground. Veterans Park's path extends beyond the park to the tree-lined Midland Avenue, which is also lined by several majestic homes.
Residents of Wayne, Pennsylvania enjoy hitting the green at the John L. Cappelli Memorial Golf Range and gathering at Encke Park for exciting league-based and pickup baseball games. Encke Park is also home to a playground and an in-line skating and BMX biking facility, which features grind boxes, quarter pipes, and a six-foot mini ramp.
Wayne real estate features an eclectic mix of historic homes, ramblers, and split-level houses, and several of the most beautiful homes for sale in Wayne were constructed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Styles vary significantly among Wayne's historic houses, yet common themes include country cottage, Federal, Georgian, and classic Colonial; every home has a unique personality, and this variety makes strolling the streets of Wayne, Pennsylvania a real treat.
Historic architecture is quite prominent throughout Wayne, but the community also boasts several newer homes and condominiums. Although recently constructed, many of these properties feature historic styling to maintain the gorgeous architecture that dominates the rest of the community.
Chanticleer is located just outside of downtown Wayne and is one of the most highly regarded public gardens in the U.S. 

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