Wayne’s development began when a railroad stop called Cleaver’s Landing was established. It was renamed Wayne Station after General Anthony Wayne. Adolph G. Rosengarten, Sr. was the head of Rosengarten & Sons, a Philadelphia pharmaceutical manufacturer that his family had founded in 1822 to produce quinine. The Rosengarten estate is now Chanticleer, one of the great gardens in the region. It is a colorful, contemporary garden within a historic setting. London’s Financial Times called it “planted to perfection” and Garden Design magazine said it is “America’s most inspiring garden.”
The zip code of Wayne covers 4 different towns. They are Wayne, St. Davids, Strafford, and Chesterbrook. While each town has a unique feel, they are mere minutes apart. Downtown Wayne is an idyllic walkable downtown, and homes within walking distance sell at a premium for this reason. It has a small-town charm that has been maintained even as the town modernized. Many great restaurants and boutiques are right in downtown Wayne and the area is always a hub of activity. Start your day at Gryphon Café, visit the Farmers Market, shop till you drop, and end with dinner at White Dog Café or Cornerstone Bistro. Out of town guests can stay at the charming Wayne Hotel. Strafford boasts Eagle Village, a high-end outdoor shopping area containing local favorites Valley Forge Flowers, Little House Shop, and restaurants Autograph and Silver Spoon. Wayne residents fall into three different townships: Radnor, Tredyffrin/Easttown, and Upper Merion. Students attend Radnor High School, Conestoga High School, and Upper Merion High School, respectively. Radnor High School was recently named best in the state!
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Getting to Center City
Commute to Center City – 25 minutes & 18.9 miles
Average Travel Time – 38 minutes