Villanova is a community in the United States Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It straddles Lower Merion Township of Montgomery County and Radnor Township of Delaware County. It is located at the center of the Pennsylvania Main Line, a series of highly affluent Philadelphia suburban towns located along the original east-west railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It is served by the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line regional rail train and Norristown High Speed Line. The center of the village straddles Lancaster Pike where it intersects Spring Mill. This village center contains the area’s post office for zip code 19085, an office building, the Wilmington Trust Company’s Pennsylvania headquarters, and several smaller shops. The Royal Bank of Pennsylvania also maintains an office at this site.
Bryn Mawr is a census-designated place (CDP) in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia along Lancaster Avenue (US-30) and the border with Delaware County. Bryn Mawr is located toward the center of what is known as the Main Line, a group of affluent Philadelphia suburbs stretching from the city limits to Malvern. Bryn Mawr residents of Lower Merion Township attend schools in the Lower Merion School District; all residents of the Bryn Mawr CDP are in Lower Merion Township and therefore attend LMSD schools. Bryn Mawr address residents of Radnor Township attend schools in the Radnor Township School District; Radnor High School is the district’s sole high school. Bryn Mawr address residents of Haverford Township attend schools in the School District of Haverford Township; Haverford High School is the district’s sole high school.
The Bryn Mawr Hospital, at South Bryn Mawr Avenue and Haverford Road, is one of the three nationally ranked community teaching hospitals that serve the Main Line; it is located less than one mile from the Villanova district line. The hospital has historically been associated with Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College for many years. The Bryn Mawr Hospital is the chief beneficiary of the area’s preeminent social and sporting event, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which is held annually during the last week of May at the fairgrounds in Devon, Pennsylvania.