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Overview of Haverford

The township of Haverford is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately eight miles northwest of Philadelphia. The town is in the northeastern portion of Delaware County and is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Haverford apartments for rent offer attractive options for joining the growing population of nearly 50,000 people living across 10.01 square miles of land.

A significant portion of Haverford's population crosses municipal boundaries for work and leisure, leading residents to appreciate the convenient location with easy access to a multitude of transportation routes. Residents can access highways via U.S. Route 30 and 3, also known as Lancaster Pike and West Chester Pike, respectively. Conrail and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority provide prime public transportation options, and air travel is available at Philadelphia International Airport.

Living in Haverford, PA

Haverford's history dates back hundreds of years to 1681, when a representative group of Welsh Quakers met with William Penn to lay out the settlement of the land following their purchase of 40,000 acres. In Haverford's early years, agriculture was the most important industry for the growing community.

Today, the township remains a primarily residential community, with some retail and service businesses as well as light industry. The township is known for its excellent school system and for being home to Haverford College, which was founded in 1833. Along with numerous historical sites and structures peppered throughout the township, residents enjoy quiet suburban living. People have a wide variety of housing options to choose from, including single homes, duplexes, and row homes. Haverford is recognized for its beautiful tree-lined streets.

Haverford Attractions and Special Events

Residents living in Haverford apartments have many attractions to take advantage of, including two shopping centers, recreational facilities, parks, and private clubs. Manoa and Pilgrim Gardens are the township's two shopping centers, made up of roughly 40 businesses combined.

Residents can enjoy more than 237 acres of park, playground, and recreation land. Philadelphia owns Cobb's Creek Park, of which 32.6 acres is located inside Haverford. A particularly popular area attraction is the Merion Golf Club, which is known as one of the best courses in the country.

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