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Villanova

Prestigious and highly sought-after neighborhood with established homes and a charming small-town feel

Overview for Villanova, PA

8,975 people live in Villanova, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $99,728. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,975

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$99,728

Average individual Income

Welcome to Villanova

Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania lies the picturesque community of Villanova, where locals enjoy a laid-back and close-knit lifestyle. Villanova boasts a rich history dating back to the early 19th century. Originally a small farming community, the town grew rapidly with the arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 1800s. Today, Villanova is known for its beautiful homes and the prestigious Villanova University, which was founded in 1842. The university's sprawling campus serves as a cultural hub for the community, hosting concerts, lectures, and other special events throughout the year. 

The town's architecture is characterized by a blend of classic and modern styles, with plenty of Gothic Revival and Colonial Revival homes dotting the tree-lined streets. The structures range from grand and impressive to simple and charming, creating a unique character and undeniable curb appeal. The area has a strong sense of community, with numerous neighborhood events and gatherings throughout the year. Residents can enjoy the small-town feel while taking advantage of the city's countless amenities and attractions, thanks to its proximity to Philadelphia. Whether strolling along the historic streets or enjoying a meal at one of the town's many restaurants, life in Villanova perfectly blends tradition, modern convenience, and architectural beauty.

 

What to Love 

  • Established, prestigious homes
  • Only 12 miles to Center City, Philadelphia
  • Villanova University at the center of the town
  • Highly commutable with easy regional rail access

 

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle here emphasizes family, education, and health, with plenty of opportunities to engage in outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and running. The Villanova community also boasts a proud cultural heritage, with various festivals and celebrations throughout the year, such as the Radnor Fall Festival and Villanova Day. Residents can indulge in an array of dining options, from charming cafes to fine dining restaurants. For those who love shopping, Villanova is home to several unique boutiques and shops. 

 

Additionally, the community offers exceptional educational opportunities with the esteemed Villanova University located in its backyard. Overall, Villanova provides its residents with a relaxed lifestyle that offers a balance of outdoor activities, cultural experiences, and educational opportunities.

 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Savona Restaurant, King of Prussia is beloved by locals for its fine dining experience, featuring a seasonal menu of Italian-inspired dishes and an extensive wine list. The Refectory is a cozy, rustic space with farm-to-table cuisine using locally sourced ingredients such as their famous house-smoked bacon. Those looking for a more casual atmosphere can head to LaScala's Fire Villanova, known for its delicious brick oven pizzas and Italian-American classics like chicken parmesan. Each of these restaurants offers unique dining experiences and showcases the diverse culinary scene in Villanova.

If you're searching for a stylish shopping destination, look no further than the highly acclaimed Elizabeth Maar Boutique. Located just off Lancaster Avenue, this upscale boutique specializes in luxury clothing and accessories that are perfect for any occasion. With attentive staff and a beautiful ambiance, every shopping experience at Elizabeth Maar Boutique is truly unmatched, making it a must-visit destination for any fashion-forward individual who loves high-end, one-of-a-kind pieces. 

 

Things to Do

Nestled in the Philadelphia suburbs, Villanova boasts a wealth of local attractions to keep locals entertained. A popular destination among locals is Appleford Estate, an enchanting 24-acre property that offers a sublime blend of natural beauty and timeless elegance. Strolling through the serene gardens and pathways while taking in the gorgeous views of the estate will transport you to a bygone era of sophisticated leisure. 

Sports enthusiasts will delight in the Radnor Valley Country Club, which features an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, and a world-class fitness center. With top-notch amenities and impeccable service, Radnor Valley is the perfect place to unwind and engage in some outdoor recreation.

One of the top outdoor attractions near Villanova is the Radnor Trail. This beautiful trail stretches more than two miles and is excellent for jogging, biking, or walking. It provides scenic views of the natural surroundings and is a great way to spend a day in nature. Another fantastic amenity in the neighborhood is the Conestoga Swim Club. This family-friendly swim club has something for everyone. Whether you want to relax by the poolside, swim laps, or let the kids enjoy the water, Conestoga Swim Club provides it all. 

 

Schools

The town of Villanova is served by the Lower Merion School District and has an excellent range of educational opportunities. Some of these include: 

Around Villanova, PA

There's plenty to do around Villanova, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

46
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
21
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Main Line Coin & Stamp, Hart Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts, and Action Karate Main Line.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.04 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.55 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Villanova, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Villanova. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Villanova, PA

Villanova has 1,962 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Villanova do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,975 people call Villanova home. The population density is 3,614.21 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,975

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37

Median Age

48.43 / 51.57%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,962

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$99,728

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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