Renters Guide to Living on the Main Line
The Main Line is one of the nation’s most prestigious communities, offering a unique living experience brimming with history and culture. At Main Line apartments, you can be a part of this exclusive community, while also enjoying the convenience and comfort of being just minutes from the city.
While the Main Line is often referred to as one unit, it’s actually a string of several distinct communities, many of which trace their history back centuries. The modern-day towns that comprise the Main Line sprang up around a route on the Pennsylvania Railroad known as the Main Line. The commuter train developed in the 1800s and connected Center City Philadelphia to a number of neighboring areas to the west, which became popular destinations for the construction of country estates for some of Philadelphia’s wealthiest families. During the rapid suburbanization in the region in the 20th century, Main Line towns experienced rapid growth, becoming a magnet for those who wanted to take advantage of its quiet, quaint towns, and beautiful backdrops, without straying too far from city life.
Arts and Culture
One of the most popular events in the area is the Devon Horse Show, a renowned festival celebrated as the oldest and largest horse show in the nation, attracting equestrian enthusiasts from around the world for an event rooted in tradition. History permeates throughout the Main Line, with scores of historic homes and gardens, many of which are open for tours and all of which provide an eye-catching backdrop to each of the towns. Jenkins Arboretum is among the most popular green spaces, offering a feast for the senses throughout all of the seasons.Outdoor adventure abounds throughout the Main Line, including along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. The two miles of trails are popular for those looking to get or stay in shape, as well as with locals looking to ensure they can incorporate nature into their daily routines. The trails connect to bridges, parks, and historic buildings, offering an eclectic backdrop for a weekend run or morning stroll. Those who are athletically inclined can also join any number of exclusive clubs in the area, including those for golf, tennis, squash, cricket and horseback riding. If you’re more focused on the arts, you can check out the screenings and special events at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute or catch an exhibit or hands-on workshop at the Main Line Art Center. No matter your interest or ability, there’s something to help you pursue your passions along the Main Line.
While you have plenty of opportunities to indulge, Main Line apartments also put you right near spots to suit all of your daily needs. Lancaster Avenue cuts throughout the heart of the Main Line and is a one-stop-shop, with everything from grocery stores to gas stations. If you want to be a part of an exclusive community that is at the same time historic and forward-thinking, consider making the Main Line your new home.