Villanova, Pennsylvania

Villanova is a community in the United States Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It straddles Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County and Radnor Township in Delaware County. It is located at the center of the Philadelphia 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.

In 2019, Realtor.com named 19085 the Most Expensive Neighborhood in Pennsylvania[1]. Calling it "For East Coast elites". With a median home list price of $1,370,992.

Villanova, Pennsylvania
St. Thomas of Villanova Church, on the campus of Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Location of Villanova in Pennsylvania
Villanova, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Villanova, Pennsylvania (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°02′14″N 75°20′57″W / 40.03722°N 75.34917°WCoordinates: 40°02′14″N 75°20′57″W / 40.03722°N 75.34917°W
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountiesDelaware
Montgomery
TownshipsLower Merion
Radnor
Elevation
394 ft (120 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19085
Area code(s)610 and 484

History

The Bridge in Radnor Township No. 2 and Camp-Woods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Education

Colleges

The most notable feature of Villanova is Villanova University, from which the community gains its name. The university campus extends from County Line Road along Spring Mill Road south to Lancaster Pike, US Route 30, and then east to just beyond Villanova Stadium, home of the Villanova University football, men's and women's lacrosse, women's field hockey and men's and women's track teams. The university's indoor arena, the Pavilion, is home to the school's NCAA Division I 1985,2016 and 2018 national champion men's basketball teams. In addition to the undergraduate college Villanova University includes a well-recognized graduate school, a nursing school, a school of continuing studies, numerous certificate programs, and Villanova University Law School.[3]

Schools

Public school children in Villanova that live in Radnor Township attend Radnor Elementary School in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Radnor Middle School in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and Radnor High School in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, all part of the Radnor Township School District. Those children who live in the Lower Merion Township portion of Villanova attend Gladwyne Elementary School in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, Welsh Valley Middle School in Narberth, Pennsylvania, and Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.

Other schools in the area include the all-boys Haverford School, located in nearby Haverford. Episcopal Academy called among locals as "EA" in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, all-girls Baldwin School, all-girls Agnes Irwin School, the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, and the coeducational Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. Rosemont School of the Holy Child on Montgomery Avenue is a nearby Catholic elementary school.[4]

Hospitals

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 (1.6 km) 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.[5]

Demographics

Villanova is neither an incorporated area nor a census-designated place; all the data is for the ZIP code 19085. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,189 people and 1,932 households residing in the community. The population density was 1,565 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the community was 92.5% White, 3.4% Asian, 3.9% African American, 1.40% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 2.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The median income for a household in the community was $159,538, and the median income for a family was $174,511. The per capita income for the community was $50,204. About 1.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line. The estimated median house/condo value in 2009 is $1,435,844.[6]

In 2009, the eastern section of Villanova was ranked the 39th wealthiest neighborhood in America with a median household income of $366,904.[7]

Notable residents

Points of interest

References

  1. ^ "The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State in America". Realtor.com. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "Villanova University website". Villanova.edu. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Jones, Richard Dick, ed. Lower Merion: The First Three Hundred Years. Ardmore: Lower Merion Historical Society, 2001.
  5. ^ "Main Line Health website". Mainlinehealth.com. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "Forbes Magazine zipcode rankings". Forbes.com. August 14, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  7. ^ Stephen R. Higley (January 7, 2009). "The Elite 100: America's Highest Income Neighborhoods". higley1000.com. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  8. ^ Eells, Josh (August 7, 2009). "Novice Director, a Veteran of Comedy". New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  9. ^ 'Harvard Alumni Directory (Harvard Alumni Association, 1948), p. 1795: "Read, Conyers... Mt. Moro Rd., P.O. Box 593, Villanova, Pa."
  10. ^ Michael Smerconish house [1]
1930 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1930 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1930 college football season. The head coach was Harry Stuhldreher, coaching his sixth season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1931 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1931 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1931 college football season. The head coach was Harry Stuhldreher, coaching his seventh season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1941 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1941 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1941 college football season. The head coach was Maurice J. "Clipper" Smith, coaching his sixth season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1944 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1944 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1944 college football season. The head coach was Jordan Olivar, coaching his second season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1946 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1946 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1946 college football season. The head coach was Jordan Olivar, coaching his fourth season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1951 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1951 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1951 college football season. The head coach was Art Raimo, coaching his first season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1952 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1952 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1952 college football season. The head coach was Art Raimo, coaching his second season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1953 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1953 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1953 college football season. The head coach was Art Raimo, coaching his third season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1954 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1954 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1954 college football season. The head coach was Frank Reagan, coaching his first season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1970 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1970 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. The head coach was Lou Ferry, coaching his first season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1973 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1973 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. The head coach was Lou Ferry, coaching his fourth season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1975 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1975 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The head coach was Dick Bedesem, coaching his first season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1977 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 1977 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova University in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. It was head coach Dick Bedesem's third season with the team. They played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

1984–85 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

The 1984–85 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University. The head coach was Rollie Massimino. The team played its home games at Villanova Field House in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and was a member of the Big East Conference. The team is famous for one of the biggest upsets in sports history – a 66–64 win over #1 Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament final on April 1, 1985.

2000 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 2000 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Wildcats were led by 16th year head coach Andy Talley played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania

2009 Villanova Wildcats football team

The 2009 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova University in the 2009 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania. They were co-champions of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and advanced to the National Championship game where they defeated Montana, 23–21. It was Villanova's first national championship in football, marking them as the only team to have both an NCAA Division I Football and Men's Basketball championship (the FCS is the only official NCAA Division I Football Championship). They finished with a record of 14–1, 7–1 in CAA play.

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a private middle school and high school for girls in Villanova, Pennsylvania. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia; however, Notre Dame is an independent school. Notre Dame is an institution that strives to educate young women for responsible living in a global society with an extensive co-curricular and athletic program.

Rosemont, Pennsylvania

Rosemont is an unincorporated community in Pennsylvania on the Philadelphia Main Line between Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and Villanova, Pennsylvania, lying partly in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, and partly in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania.

Part of the geographic area is served by the Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, ZIP code. Rosemont is served by its own stops on both the Paoli/Thorndale Line of SEPTA Regional Rail and the Norristown High Speed Line.

The community of Garrett Hill is in Radnor Township and in the Rosemont section.

Villanova Stadium

Villanova Stadium is a 12,500 seat stadium located on the campus of Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA.

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