Swarthmore, PA

Our team member Jess Mudrick was recently featured in a Q&A on Phillymag.com about the town of Swarthmore!  You can see Jess’ responses HERE and continue reading below to see all of her answers about this beautiful town!

-What’s the food scene like? Are there many restaurants? Is there a town favorite?  My husband Swarthmore is a small town but there are plenty of options for food, from the local food coop to the local coffee shop, there is something for everyone . The local pizza joint, Renato’s has been a favorite for my family for years. My husband grew up in Swarthmore, eating at Renato with friends & now enjoys taking our children to his childhood hangout.

-What kinds of community events are there? Are they more adult oriented or for children?  There are a wide variety of community events one of my favorites is fun for the whole family, the Food truckathon at the Swarthmore Coop.  The Swarthmore Coop also plays host to a number of BBQ’s and quizzo once a month.  Annually, Swarthmore hosts a charity fun fair, 4th of July parade & New Years Day 5k, just to name a few. The Swarthmore Community Center is located on Harvard Avenue in the Borough & is committed to helping the community through a variety of programs for individuals of all ages from infant playgroups to senior bridge, there is something for everyone.

-What’s nearby? Are there neighboring towns where there are great perks? Swarthmore has a great location for easy access to Philadelphia, Wilmington & Jersey Shore points.  Downtown Media is nearby for a convenient dinner out & more family fun activities.  Wallingford is the neighboring town with multiple soccer & baseball fields, parks & the local middle & high school.

-What kinds and styles of homes should potential buyers expect?  There are many styles of homes represented in Swarthmore.  You can find anything from a small condo to large historic Victorian home with loaded with charm, there is a house for everyone in Swarthmore.