Approximately fifteen miles from Philadelphia, the quaint suburb of Devon is highly rated among numerous lists, including being named the third-best place in Pennsylvania to raise a family, first on the list of places with the best public schools in Pennsylvania, and first on the list of suburbs with the best public schools in Pennsylvania.
The Devon Horse Show
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Famous as the winter encampment of the Continental Army in 1777, this national park covers 3,500 acres honoring a key location from the Revolutionary War. Approximately four miles outside of Devon, this historical landmark attracts history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts year-round.
The Perfect Spot for Golf, Tennis, Pickleball Enthusiasts!
Within just a five-mile radius of Devon, you’ll find a long list of public and private clubs including Aronimink Golf Club, Waynesborough Country Club, and the Upper Main Line YMCA. At these and other clubs you’ll find a plenty of sports and other activities to keep you busy and entertained - with golf, tennis, swimming and of course - the nation’s fastest growing sport - pickleball!
Shops and Dining and More!
The newly opened Devon Yard has become a great location destination with shops including Terrain and Anthropologie, as well as dining venues such as Amis Trattoria and Pizzeria Vetri, and even a gorgeous location to host special events and parties at Terrain Gardens.
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Home to 48 acres of gardens, the Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a hidden local treasure. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM with free admission, this large botanical garden always has something in bloom and is worth a visit every month of the year to enjoy seasonal changes. From yoga, to beekeeping demonstrations, there are a wide variety of educational programs for all ages to enjoy.
Wharton Esherick Museum
“If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing.” Wharton Esherick, a pioneer in woodworking sculptures from the 1940s, brought innovative creations to the art world. His home and studio space has since been converted into the Wharton Esherick Museum and recognized as a National Historic Landmark for Architecture.
Anthony Wayne House
Also known as Historic Waynesborough, the Anthony Wayne House is located within four miles of Devon. This home-turned-museum is known for being the residence of Anthony Wayne, who served as a Colonel and later as a Major General in the Revolutionary War. Wayne’s ancestor, Captain Anthony Wayne, who arrived as an immigrant from Ireland, purchased the property in 1724. Today, guests may attend educational workshops and lectures held on the grounds or book the space for a private event.
Are you ready to purchase a home in Devon?
Buyers looking to purchase a single-family property in the Main Line Philadelphia suburbs will appreciate Devon’s charm, high rate of appreciation, and coveted real estate. Since Devon is such a small community (just 0.61 square miles), fewer homes are available than interested buyers demand. In this ultra-competitive market with historically low inventory, now more than ever, working with a seasoned realtor with local market experience is critical to help you successfully navigate the market and buy your next home.