Whether you pronounce the “r” in Delaware County’s Swarthmore or not, you probably know of the suburban neighborhood because it is home to the liberal arts college with the same name. Or you may know the college’s welcome center, which was the birthplace of painter Benjamin West. Or you may know it as a savvy zip code to invest in. The Swarthmore housing market is reliably strong, with a median listing price of $312,000. Here are three homes to be had for less than that.
1150 Villanova Avenue, Swarthmore
Taxes: $602 monthly
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom single home features newly remodeled kitchen with a darling breakfast nook and a fabulous deck overlooking a large yard and detached garage. We love the finished basement space as well.
505 Yale Avenue, Swarthmore
Taxes: $820 monthly
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom colonial farmhouse features a handsome and high-end kitchen and a sunroom with views on the immense back yard. We love the upstairs laundry and the office with its built-in storage. Bonus: the fireplace in the living room has been converted to gas and is ready to enjoy.
205 Dartmouth Avenue, Swarthmore
Taxes: $608 monthly
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom twin home has major curb appeal in the front and lots of entertaining options in the back. We love the deck and fenced yard outside, and the inside is plenty cozy with a working fireplace and a delightful enclosed porch.
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