One of Newtown Square’s greatest features is its location, centrally located between the Mainline, Philadelphia, Media, and West Chester. If you’re looking for a suburban location that is close to all the main attractions of Delaware and Chester County, Newtown Square is the place. Rich in history, including the last remaining covered bridge in Delaware County, Newtown Square is home to many singles, families, and seniors.
Pictured at left is the Delaware County Veterans Memorial, located in Newtown Square.
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The majority of homes in Newtown Square are part of the Marple Newtown 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 Newtown Square, PA
|School Name||Enrollment||Test Rating||Students Per Teacher|
|Culbertson Elementary School||374||8||14:1|
|Pax Hollow Middle School||872||8||14:1|
|Marple Newtown Senior High School||1,185||8||14:1|
Moving to Newtown Square, PA doesn’t often top a person’s dream list of places to live. However, if you’re looking for quaint, quiet community to establish some roots, Newtown Square has a lot to offer. From small antique shops to great schools, this city has become home to many singles, families, and even seniors. Here’s a look at the many reasons you should consider moving to Newtown Square.
Great Places to Eat in Newtown Square
When it comes to delighting your tastebuds, you won’t have to travel far. In the heart of Newtown Square you’ll find the Upper Crust Pizzeria Shoppe, which boasts lots of 4-Star reviews and is well known for providing exceptionally fast service. Also near the heart of Newtown Square is a Wawa convenience store that sells sandwiches, coffee, fuel, and more. Travel a few miles down the West Chester Pike and you’ll find the Uno Pizzeria and Grill and Casa Pizza. Not in the mood for pizza? That’s perfectly okay. Here are a few other restaurants located in Newtown Square:
- Hot Spot Diner
- Casey’s Seafood Grill & Pub
- Ale House
- Cut Above Deli
- Tony Luke’s
- China Work
- Panera Bread
Attractions in Newtown Square
As said before, Newtown Square isn’t typically home to large venues. It’s a quaint community that strives to protect its rich culture and history. Some of the area’s best attractions include Bartrams Covered Bridge, the Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, and even the Old Chester Court House. For those of you interested in truly capturing the spirit the Newtown Square, make sure to visit the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, and don’t forget to go on an American Treasure Tour. Other attractions in and near Newtown Square are:
- Arnolds Family Fun Center
- Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack
- The Historic Grange Estate
Newtown Square Shopping
You won’t find high-end shopping centers in Newtown Square, but a quick trip to the heart of the city will bring you close to multiple other shopping options, including a CVS Pharmacy, Proposed Whole Foods, and Rite Aid. Also near the heart of Newtown Square is a Hallmark, PEP BOYS, and AC MOORE. Other popular shopping stores in Newtown Square are:
- Slip Knot
- Hassis Men’s Shop
- St Alban’s Thrift Shop
- Total Tobacco
Newton Square traces its history almost as far back as that of our country. There are five sites in Newton Square listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They include Square Tavern, Hood Octagonal School, Paper Mill House, Old St. David’s Church, and Bartram’s Covered Bridge. Today, Newton Square showcases modern houses and large estates accented by quaint historic homes.
Newton Square’s history began as a crossroads where Quakers would pass on their way to Meeting. In the late 1600s, enough of these Welsh “Friends” lived locally and began meeting in the town. Eventually, in 1711, construction was completed on the Newton Friends Meetinghouse. In these early days, Newton Square served as a farming community with eventually a Blacksmith and Wheelwright shop being built. In the 19th Century, a variety of mills began to spring up along Darby Creek and Crum Creek, and along with them tenement housing and stores to serve the mill workers.
In the 1860’s, as railway lines extended out of Philadelphia, Newton Square was not included in those paths. While this stunted the growth of the area, several prominent hunt clubs were established in and around Newton Square, making it a popular destination for rich Philadelphians and country gentlemen. Many large estates began being constructed in the rolling hills of the area. By the 1890’s, electrified trolley service was available in the community.
Today, Newtown Square is a family focused community with opportunities for youth baseball, soccer and lacrosse. The community features senior programs and children’s reading programs. Assets like their own library and township building keep the independent spirit of the area, with neighborhood parks maintaining that small-town feel. Newton Square is home to small business and major corporations like SAP and Sunoco. A far cry from the simple crossroads it once was, Newton Square is a terrific place to call home.