Named after Wallingford, England, and founded in 1687, Wallingford is an artistic, intellectual community, with stunningly historic architecture. Its train station, built in 1890, was design by the well-known Victorian architect Frank Furness. The schools in Wallingford, private and public, and from Pre-K through college, are some of the best in the country. In 2007, Money Magazine listed Wallingford as the 9th best place to live in the United States.
Pictured at left is the Wallingford Community Arts Center.
Homes For Sale
The majority of homes in Wallingford are part of the Wallingford-Swarthmore 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 Wallingford, PA
|School Name||Enrollment||Test Rating||Students Per Teacher|
|Nether Providence Elementary School||352||9||12:1|
|Wallingford Elementary School||405||9||13:1|
|Strath Haven Middle School||808||9||12:1|
|Strath Haven High School||1,200||10||13:1|
Neighboring Swarthmore, Wallingford is an artistic, intellectual community, which prides itself on being free-thinkers, open-minded, and very friendly. Wallingford does not have a “downtown”, so residents often go to neighboring Media or Swarthmore for nightlife activity, or drive up I-95 to be in South Philly in 15-20 minutes.
Wallingford Arts and Spiritual
The Community Arts Center in Wallingford is a magnet for local artists needing work studios and other resources, especially ceramics and sculptures. And the artists give back. The Community Arts Center offers all types of classes for adults and children, and hosts numerous exhibits and social events throughout the year, and has an active outreach program. The 120+ year old building which house The Community Arts Center is one of the most historic and architecturally interesting properties of Delaware County.
Neighboring The Community Arts Center is Pendle Hill, a spiritual study and retreat center. With 23 acres of beautiful ground, Pendle Hill offers opportunity for busy people needing to refresh their soul, people who want to deepen their spiritual lives, and visitors needing a “home away from home”. Established in 1930 as a Quaker study center, Pendle Hill is a place where people can live or spend time in accordance with Quaker principles and practices, and be involved in learning that is both experiential and intellectual.
Wallingford is home to some great shopping. Besides the neighboring town of Swarthmore and all its shops and college stores, other excellent places to shop in Wallingford include:
- Springfield Mall
- Poco Loco
- Harvey Oak Mercantile
Wallingford neighbors some great areas for restaurants, and residents enjoy a range of options. Some of the top-rated eateries include:
- Heng’s Thai Cuisine
- Vicky’s Place
- Occasionally Yours
- The 320 Market Cafe