Only ten miles west of Philadelphia, the community of Devon-Berwyn welcomes you to the best in suburban living. About 5,000 people live in Devon-Berwyn, an area that the U.S. Post Office refers to as two separate towns. There is no governmental unit associated with either, and both are split between the governmental units of Tredyffrin Township (in the north) and Easttown Township (in the south). One of the “Main Line” communities comprising Philadelphia’s western suburbs, the Devon-Berwyn area is one of the most affluent in the state. In addition to luxurious properties, families are also attracted to Devon-Berwyn for the community’s superb schools and quiet neighborhoods. Commuters also enjoy living in Devon-Berwyn for the balance of proximity to the job opportunities in Philadelphia and quiet, small-town feeling of this suburban area.
The Devon-Berwyn area is known for a variety of attractions. A nationally-known equestrian event, Devon Horse Show, is held annually in Devon at the Devon Race Track and Polo Grounds in late May to early June. Nature lovers enjoy the Jenkins Arboretum, home to a variety of native plant and animal species.
The unincorporated community of Strafford, Pennsylvania sits both in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, and partly in Radnor Township, Delaware County. Strafford is served by the SEPTA R5 regional rail train line, making for an easy commute to Philadelphia. The Strafford Friends School is also located in the community. The Philadelphia and Western Railroad once ran to Strafford, but service was discontinued in the 1950’s. A portion of this track now serves as a recreational multi-use trail in the community.