Welcome to Havertown
Peaceful, down-to-earth township with a friendly spirit and strong community
Havertown is a humble and lovely residential community that combines the best of local culture and charm to create a cozy and grounded atmosphere. Nine miles west of Philadelphia, the neighborly suburb is simmering with traces of rich history dating back to the 1600s — just take it from George Washington and General Lafayette! Characterized by gorgeous homes and storefronts made up of beautiful brick and stone, the town is adored by all and is brimming with charismatic locations and fun things to do. It’s home to over 30 impressive outdoor parks and playing fields, as well as a library, skatium, ice rink, and other recreation facilities. Known for its excellent schools and exciting festivals that attract people from near and afar, Havertown is a place you’ll be proud to call home.
What to Love
- Peaceful and safe streets
- Friendly and tight-knit community
- Rich history
- 30+ lush green parks
People & Lifestyle
The people make Havertown what it is: a warm, welcoming place to be. This unpretentious and hospitable area is well-known for being friendly to its core. What was once farmland is now gorgeous green parks and playing fields for the whole community to enjoy. Fortune 500 companies like Aramark, Comcast, and Crown Holdings are stationed nearby, so work and home aren’t too far away. The peaceful nature of Havertown offers a residential escape from the noise and busyness of downtown Philly and is a great place for families. You can’t help but love the collectively infectious spirit!
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Havertown has several spots that are perfect for getting out and about on a weekend afternoon with the family or stealing a date night away from the kids. For a casual-cool dining experience or a round of drinks, try local favorite Brick & Brew
. The trendy gastropub offers New American eats, amazing wood-fired flatbreads, and tasty craft cocktails in a cozy atmosphere. It’s small but packs a punch with its great beers, deliciously innovative appetizers, and awesome staff. Got a sweet tooth? Head to Koffmeyers Ice Cream
, where you can pick up decadent cookies that are made in-house daily or scoop a serving of their old-fashioned ice cream.
Things to Do
There’s always something to do in the community, whether you’re looking to get active or have a relaxing day. Havertown YMCA
is the perfect place to bring the little ones for an afternoon at the indoor pool or a quick game on the court. For a bigger adventure, get outside on your bike or your own two feet at one of the many beautiful Haverford Reserve Trails
that will be sure to take your breath away. Have a picnic, take a jog, cut loose on the playground, or join in on one of the activities or programs in Haverford’s Parks
. History lovers can visit The Grange Estate
— a historic mansion turned popular museum and community center that was visited by several notable figures — or Nitre Hall
, which has rotating exhibits that highlight Victorian and Empire styles and furnishings, as well as colonial life. Don’t forget all the fun festivals that stop through!
Haverford School District has several highly-rated schools and educational facilities of note.