Exclusive Buyers Agency for Villanova Real Estate
As an exclusive buyers agency for Villanova real estate, Sage Realty, knows Villanova is usually associated with the University. Just minutes from the major artery known as the Blue Route (Rte 476), Villanova is home to the University and its top-notch basketball team. Home buyers know that the residential areas surrounding the university are some of the most prestigious in all of the Philadelphia suburbs. The area boasts vast, gated estates and the rich and famous who live there.
The area known as Villanova is actually located in both the counties of Delaware, considered “south side” and Montgomery, the “north side”. Lancaster Avenue (Rt. 30) and its parallel train line mark the dividing line. There is a small retail center on Rte 30 with desirable shops and the popular Mixx and Azie restaurants. But the town really centers around the Augustinian-run Villanova University on its beautiful 254 acre campus and the train station that serves it. The easy 40 minute commute to Philadelphia adds to the desirability of the location and to the value of its real estate.
Villanova University’s influence on the area is widely felt. It has over 10,000 in total enrollment, including its undergraduate, graduate and law school students. Its basketball program is recognized as one of the top in the nation, being the tenth-winning-est program in NCAA Tournament history. Wildcat pride runs deep in the area.
Villanova also extends a Friends of Villanova privilege to residents of Radnor Township and to residents of the streets that border the campus. Friends of Villanova are allowed access to the state-of-the art fitness centers for a nominal annual fee. Additionally, the University operates very popular youth summer camps run by Villanova coaches in many sports and a National Scholar leadership development camp.
Villanova is home to Appleford, a true Main Line country estate. A very popular wedding reception site, it is a picturesque 24 acre property consisting of lush formal gardens and a farmhouse dating back 300 years. It was left to Lower Merion Township by its late owner Anabel Parsons. There are many similar estates currently occupied by famous sports figures and captains of industry.
With many advantages, Villanova is a much sought after address. Exclusive buyers agency for Villanova real estate, Sage Realty recently represented a couple who bought on the “south side” of Villanova in a small enclave of newer homes, something hard to find on the Main Line since much of the land was developed years ago in large estates. Villanova homes are mainly older stone homes, primarily of a colonial style, many constructed with facades of the beautiful area fieldstone.