Glen Mills is an unincorporated community located about 17 miles west of Philadelphia. The name “Glen Mills” comes from two paper mills, both of which supplied the US Government with patented paper for printing bonds and notes from 1864 to 1878. Today, Glen Mills boasts upscale art museums, local parks, and is famous for its garden and champion golf course. Glen Mills is a welcoming, entertaining culture that embraces the new and cherishes the old.
Pictured at left is the historic Glen Mills train station.
Homes For Sale in Glen Mills
The majority of homes in Glen Mills are part of the Garnet Valley School District. Please contact us to find out whether or not a particular home you’re looking at is eligible for this school district.
Public School Data for Glen Mills, PA
|School Name||Enrollment||Test Rating||Students Per Teacher|
|Garnet Valley Elementary School||837||10||12:1|
|Concord Elementary School||779||N/A||12:1|
|Garnet Valley Middle School||1,161||9||13:1|
|Garnet Valley High School||1,503||9||14:1|
Glen Mills Lifestyle
Moving to Glen Mills, PA means you’ll be surrounded with a lush and lavish lifestyle. From golf courses to wineries and some of the state’s best shopping districts, Glen Mills is perfect for people of all ages. With a welcoming culture that boasts upscale art museums and local parks, Glen Mills provides you with ample opportunity to host a wide range of events, making it ideal for those who love to entertain. Here’s a closer look at the many reasons you should make the move to Glen Mills.
Glen Mills Wineries
Relaxing on your back porch, enjoying the comfortable weather and sipping on a glass of chilled wine is the perfect way to unwind after a day at work in Glen Mills. And when it comes to buying wine, you won’t have to travel far. Chadds Ford Winery provides exciting tours all year long as well as the opportunity to purchase their specialties.
Other wineries in and near Glen Mills include:
- Sweetwater Farm
- Penns Woods
- Kreutz Creek Vineyards
Glen Mills Sports and Amusement
Whether it be watching a game at PPL Park or hitting up the greens at Rock Manor Golf Course, there are plenty of sports and amusement attractions to keep you busy all year long. You’ll also find prime greens at The Golf Course at Glen Mills, and if you’re looking for family fun, don’t forget the Oasis Family Fun Center, which features a 20,000 sq. ft. venue. It’s here that you and the entire family will enjoy laser tag, rock climbing, trampoline basketball, and for the little ones, there’s even a soft playground.
Other sports and amusement attractions in Glen Mills include:
- Brandywine Polo Club
- United Sports
- Maple Zone
- Ice Line Quad Rinks
Glen Mills First-class Shopping
At the King of Prussia Mall you’ll find a diverse mixture of more than 400 stores. No matter your budget, you can rest assured that this shopping venue features both upscale and national/international brand retailers. The Pennsbury – Chadds Ford Antique Mall is a two-story co-op, giving you firsthand access to the area’s best antiques, including books, apparel, collectibles, and much more. It’s also in Glen Mills that you’ll have convenient access to The Gallery at Market East, which serves more than 40,000 people a day. From local merchants to international retailers and some of the area’s best cuisine, The Gallery at Market East is a must-visit hot spot that you’ll enjoy again and again.
Other major shopping areas include:
- Glen Eagle Square Shops
- Shoppes at Brinton Lake
- Granite Run Mall
History of Glen Mills
Though neither of the two paper mills that were the genesis of the “Glen Mills” name are in operation today, there are many historical attractions left for visitors and residents to visit, including Cheyney University, The Nicklin-Trimble House, and Malvern’s Historic Sugartown.
Ironworks and Rail History
The American Revolution proved to be a mix blessing for those living in the Glen Mills area. Many men who worked as iron masters benefited from the high demand for manufactured cannons, munitions, etc. However, British troops eventually destroyed the ironworks. It wasn’t until 1858 that the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad came to Glen Mills, and it was thanks to this train service that major progress started to take place within the community. In fact, up until 1986, there were regular passenger trains that ran through the town. Trains still operate on the weekends between West Chester and Glen Mills.
The Longhorn Ranch Restaurant in Glen Mills
In the 1960’s, The Longhorn Ranch restaurant was in operation, which doubled as its very own "wild west" roadside attraction. Once the ’80’s came around, the restaurant was transformed into a nightclub. As of today, the site features a retirement community.
Golf Course at Glen Mills
Well known for the Golf Course at Glen Mills, which was created by Bobby Weed, the community uses this course to train students in golf as well as provide schooling on turf management.