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Come Home: Life in Delaware County

Distinguished historic sites, beautiful gardens and great dining and theater are just a few of the reasons why Delaware County residents feel such a strong sense of loyalty to the county that is affectionately referred to as “Delco.”

Nestled between Philadelphia and New Castle, Del. counties, Delaware County spans 190 square miles in southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 555,000 people make their home throughout Delco and many commute to jobs throughout the region.

Extensive bus and rail lines connect Delaware County directly with Center City while major highways, like Interstates 95 and 476 (the Blue Route) and Routes 1 and 3, make regional car travel a breeze.

If you desire comfortable suburban living just a heartbeat away from Center City Philadelphia, you’ve come to the right place.

Source: Welcome to Philadelphia

Delaware County’s Brandywine Country

From gardens and parks to theaters and historic sites to restaurants and wineries to shopping and places to stay, Delaware County’s Brandywine Country has something for everyone.

Get Down to Details: Government, Schools, Arts, Parks and More …

For a complete listing of Delaware County municipalities, county offices and much more, visit www.co.delaware.pa.us

Federal Offices and U.S. Congress

U.S. Senate

Senator Arlen Specter

600 Arch Street, Suite 9400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-597-7200

711 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-4254

Senator Bob Casey

383 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-6324

22 S. Third Street, Suite 6A
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-231-7540

2000 Market Street
Suite 1870
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-405-9660

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Robert A. Brady (D-District 1)

Colony Building
511 Welsh Street
Chester, PA 19013
610-874-7094

206 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-4731

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-District 2)

4104 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-6404

2301 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-4001

Congressman Pat Meehan (R-District 7)

940 Sproul Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064
610-690-7323
513 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515

Delaware County Officials

Delaware County Council Members

  • Tom McGarrigle
  • Mario Civera Jr.
  • Colleen Morrone
  • John P. McBlain
  • David J. White

www.co.delaware.pa.us or 610-891-4000

Meeting Time

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. in the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front Street

Contact Information 

Executive Director: Marianne Grace, 610-891-4453 

County Clerk: Anne Coogan, 610-891-4260 

District Attorney: John Whelan, 610-891-4161 

Sheriff: Joseph F. McGinn, 610-891-4296 

Solicitor: Michael L. Maddren, 610-891-4072 

Controller: 610-891-4441

Youth Centers

YMCAs
Lansdowne YMCA
2110 Garrett Road
Lansdowne, PA 19050
610-259-1661

Ridley Area YMCA
900 South Avenue
Secane, PA 19018
610-544-1080

Rocky Run YMCA
1299 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
610-627-9622

Main Line YMCA
100 St. George’s Rd.
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-649-0700

Youth Clubs

Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council
Box 806, Valley Forge, PA 19482
610-688-6900

Girlscouts of Southeastern PA
100 North 17th St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-888-564-4657

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association
7150 Chestnut Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082
610-352-7255

Boys’/Girls’ Club of Chester
Front and Fulton Streets
Chester, PA 19013
610-874-1237

4-H Clubs
Cooperative Extension of Penn State-Brandywine in Smedley Park
20 Paper Mill Road
Springfield, PA 19064
610-690-2655

Theater, Dance and Music Venues

Barnstormers Theater
Ward and Tome Streets
Ridley Park, PA 19078
610-461-9969

Colonial Playhouse
Ridley and Magnolia Avenues
Aldan, PA 19018
610-622-573

Delaware County Symphony
P.O. Box 421
Newtown Square, PA 19073
610-356-5673

Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Road
Media, PA 19063
610-565-4211

Lang Concert Hall
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra
28 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Suite 1
Lansdowne, PA 19050
610-284-3719

Marple Newtown Players
Gauntlett Community Center
West Chester Pike and Media Line Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
610-353-9181

Meagher Theater
Neumann College Life Center
Aston, PA 19014
610-558-5626

Media Theater for the Performing Arts
104 E. State Street
Media, PA 19063
610-891-0100

Players Club of Swarthmore
614 Fairview Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081
610-328-4271

Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra
P.O. Box 414
Media, PA 19063
610-565-5010

Theatre Widener
Widener University
Chester, PA 19013
610-499-4364

Tower Theater
69th and Ludlow Streets
Upper Darby, PA 19026
610-622-1189

Villanova Theatre
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085
610-519-7474

Art Galleries

Brandywine River Museum
U.S. Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-2700

Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
Haverford College
Haverford, PA 19041
610-896-1287

Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
610-566-1713

Delaware County Community College Art Gallery
Media Line Road and Route 252
Media, PA 19063
610-328-7811

Widener University Art Gallery and PMC Museum
1300 Potter Street
Chester, PA 19013
610-499-1189

Professional Sports

Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-463-1000

Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field
One Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-463-5500

Philadelphia 76ers
Wachovia Center
3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
610-339-7676

Philadephia Flyers
Wachovia Center
3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-218-7825

Philadelphia Union
PPL Stadium
Chester, PA 19013
877-218-6466

Philadelphia Wings (lacrosse)
Wachovia Center
3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-389-9464

Philadelphia Kixx
Wachovia Center
3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
888-888-5499

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Frawley Stadium
801 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-888-2583

Camden Riversharks
Campbell’s Field
1 Port Center
Camden, NJ 08102

Golf Courses

Public Course

Bob Thatcher’s Old Masters Golf Club (9-hole)
4600 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073
610-356-7606

Clayton Park Golf Course (9-hole)
Chonochester Highway Route 32
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-459-4510

The Golf Course at Glen Mills
221 Glen Mills Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-558-2142

Paxon Hollow Country Club
850 Paxon Hollow Road
Marple Township, PA
610-353-0220

Springfield Country Club
400 W. Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064
610-543-9860

Spring Lake Recreation Center
449 Wilmington West Chester Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-459-5344

Private Course

Aronimink Golf Course
3600 St. Davids Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
610-356-6055

Concord Country Club
Route 1 and Route 202
Concordville, PA 19331
610-459-0577

Edgmont Country Club
5180 West Chester Pike
Edgmont, PA 19028
610-353-1800

Glenhardie Country Club (9-hole)
1399 Old Eagle School Road
Wayne, PA 19087
610-687-3180

Llanerch Country Club
950 West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083
610-446-2232

McCall Field Golf Course
201 N. Lynn Boulevard
Upper Darby, PA 19082
610-734-7903

Merion Golf Club
450 Ardmore Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-642-5600

Overbrook Golf Club
Godfrey and Sproul Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-687-6135

Penn Oaks Golf Club
150 Penn Oaks Drive
West Chester, PA 1982
610-399-0501

Rolling Green Golf Club
280 N. State Road
Springfield, PA 19064
610-544-4500

Radnor Valley Country Club
555 Sproul Road
Villanova, PA 19085
610-688-0153

Springhaven Club
600 S. Providence Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
610-872-8461

St. Davids Golf Club
845 Radnor Road
Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-9708

Historic Sites in Delaware County

Barns-Brinton House
U.S. Route 1
Chadds Ford
610-388-7376

Brandywine Battlefield Park
U.S. Route 1
Chadds Ford
610-459-3342

John Chadds House
U.S. Route 1
Chadds Ford
610-338-7376

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Ridley Creek State Park
Media
610-566-1725

Federal School
Darby Road
Haverford, PA
610-466-7988

Finley House
113 West Beechtree Lane
Wayne, PA
610-688-2668

Grange Estate
Myrtle Avenue at Warwick Road
Havertown, PA
610-446-4958

Latchford hall and Painter Library
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Lima, PA
610-566-5431

Lawrence Cabin and Nitre Hall
Karakung Drive
Powder Mill Valley Park
Havertown, PA
610-446-7988

Thomas Leiper House
521 Avondale Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
610-566-6365

Thomas Massey House
Lawrence and Springhouse Roads
Broomall, PA
610-353-3644

Minshall House
Front Street and Providence Road
Media, PA
610-566-3004

Morton Homestead
100 Lincoln Avenue
Prospect Park, PA
610-583-7221

Newlin Grist Mill
29 S. Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA
610-459-2359

Old Chester Courthouse
415 Avenue of the States
Chester, PA
610-876-8666

Octagonal Schoolhouse
Dunwoody Village
West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA

Paper Mill House
St. David’s and Paper Mill Roads
Newtown Square, PA
610-356-0200

William Penn Landing Site
Penn Street, between Second and Front Streets
Chester, PA

Polecat Road House
Polecat Rd. and Fox Valley Lane
Concordville, PA
610-459-3518

Caleb Pusey House
15 Race Street
Upland, PA
610-874-5665

Swedish Cabin
9 Creek Road
Drexel Hill, PA
610-623-1650

Square Tavern
Goshen Road and Route 252
Newtown Square, PA

Parks

County Parks

Clayton Park
170 acres in Concord Township featuring golf course, picnic groves, sports fields
www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/clayton.html

Glen Providence Park
30 acres in Media featuring nature trails, lake

Rose Tree Park
120 acres in Upper Providence Township featuring a summer outdoor concert series

Smedley Park
120 acres in Springfield Township featuring an environmental center, nature trails, sports fields

Upland Park
61 acres in Upland Borough featuring the Redwood Community Playhouse

State Parks
Brandywine Battlefield
50 acres on Route 1 in Chadds Ford featuring guided tours, historic buildings, re-enactments, visitor center

Ridley Creek State Park
2,600 acres in Upper Providence Township featuring a Colonial Plantation, trout fishing, hiking/horseback trails
610-892-3900

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
1,200 acres featuring nature walks, canoe launch, birdwatching
215-365-3118

Private Parks and Reserves

Chanticleer
30 acres in Wayne featuring pleasure gardens, sculpture
610-687-4163

Newlin Mill Park
150 acres in Concord Township
610-459-2359

Scott Arboretum
110 acres at Swarthmore College featuring 5,000 ornamental varieties
610-328-8025

Taylor Memorial Arboretum
30 acres in Nether Providence
610-876-2649

Tyler Arboretum
650 acres in Middletown Township featuring trails, wildflowers, butterflies
610-566-9134

Delaware County at a Glance

Population
550,000

Municipalities
49

Square miles
184

Riverfront
14 miles

Open space & parkland
5,000 acres

School districts
15 public

Colleges & universities
13

Public libraries
28

Hospitals
8

Fire companies
78

Ambulance corps
45

Historic sites
60

Historic districts
10

Art museums
10

Home ownership
72 own a home, 65 percent have been living in same house for at least five years

Education
86 percent have high school education, 30 percent have at least some college education