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What Are The Best Suburbs of Philadelphia to Move to?

Eddy Homes
April 29, 2024
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Moving to a new area can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially if you’re considering one of the many great suburbs around a bustling city like Philadelphia.

Whether you’re searching for a family-friendly environment, excellent schools, or a peaceful retreat from the urban hustle, Philadelphia suburbs offer diverse options to suit various lifestyles. Eddy Homes is excited to share some information on the 5 best suburbs of Philadelphia, including the location’s proximity to Philadelphia, quality of life, and more.

5 of the Best Philly Suburbs for Families

1. Marple + Radnor Townships

Marple Township is located in Delaware County. It boasts a suburban atmosphere while still being close to Philadelphia (about 45 minutes away). With highly-rated schools and a range of recreational activities, Marple Township offers an ideal lifestyle for families. Some pros to living here include great weather, age diversity, high median income, and Blue Ribbon elementary schools.

Nearby Radnor Township is another desirable suburb, providing excellent schools and a high quality of life. It’s an affluent area where the cost of living is a bit higher than the national average, however, the high median income allows residents to live comfortably.

Some highlights of living in Radnor Township include many things to do (Encke Park spanning 10.7 acres), the top-rated school district (Radnor Township School District), and the low crime rate (violent crime score of 10.4 compared to the US average of 22.7).

Just moments away from all the Main Line has to offer, Ashbrooke presents a collection of five luxury single-family homes on beautiful ½-acre homesites. These homes are thoughtfully designed with versatile floor plans to accommodate your unique lifestyle.

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2. Media

Nicknamed “Everybody’s Hometown”, Media is truly one of the best Philly suburbs and recently landed itself on Money Magazine’s 2024 list of “Best Places to Live”.  About 35 minutes away from the city, it offers a well-rounded lifestyle with many positive attributes such as a fun nightlife, a diverse population, great public schools, low crime, a thriving job market, and family-friendly amenities.

Niche.com ranks it #9 for Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Pennsylvania and #8 for Best Places to Live in Delaware County and it’s clear why. Media has a strong sense of community among the small population of 5,300, with many activities for families and young professionals. The annual Dining Under the Stars is a notable summer event you’ll want to check out when moving to Media, PA.

Our Orange Street Walk community, located in the heart of Media, is a quaint enclave of five luxury single-family homes, blending new construction with a traditional community. Just a short stroll to Media Station and shopping and dining options on State Street. 

3. Harleysville

Situated in Montgomery County, Harleysville offers a suburban lifestyle with access to Philadelphia only an hour’s drive away. The best parts of living in Harleysville are the low crime rate, health and safety, and employment.

Families can rest assured they’re in a safe and welcoming community with many top-rated schools. Along with various job opportunities, the area boasts great air quality and convenient access to healthcare facilities. Residents can also enjoy outdoor activities, parks, and community events in this picturesque suburb.

Briarwood is an exclusive enclave of four sprawling estate homes on private homesites, each over two acres. Close to an array of boutique shopping, dining, and lively activities, the community’s prime location ensures easy accessibility to major highways for easy access to Collegeville and Blue Bell.

Best suburbs of Philadelphia

4. Garnet Valley

Roughly 25 miles west of Philadelphia, Garnet Valley is one of the best Philadelphia suburbs for families to move to. From highly-rated schools in the Garnet Valley School District to ample outdoor spaces like Clayton County Park and Kids Dream Playground, it offers excellent educational options and extracurricular activities to help young children thrive.

Not to mention shopping and dining galore. With accessible transportation via SEPTA and major highways like Interstate 95 and Route 1, Garnet Valley seamlessly blends suburban tranquility with urban convenience.

Garnet Pointe is a private cul-de-sac of 16 luxurious homes with high-end finishes, options to customize, and stylish exteriors, offering exceptionally designed single-family floorplans on ¾-acre lots. Located in the desirable Garnet Valley area!

5. West Chester

West Chester, a historic suburb known for its vibrant d owntown and top-notch schools, offers a small-town feel with big-city conveniences. With a thriving business district, charming historic buildings, and numerous retail stores and award-winning restaurants, downtown West Chester is a vibrant hub for residents.

It’s home to West Chester University, contributing to its college-town vibes and continual growth. There’s easy access to outdoor attractions, including local parks like Everhart Park and Mosteller Park, state parks, nearly 100 golf courses, and nature preserves for hiking and biking. West Chester offers a high quality of life for families where they can enjoy various cultural events, outdoor activities, and community festivals.

Enclave at Grove features three extraordinary 1+ acre flat homesites perfectly positioned just 2 miles from Main Street at Exton and a quick 5 miles from West Chester Borough. Embrace the convenience of this prime location while enjoying the freedom to build your dream home using any of our exceptional floor plans. 

About New Construction Homes

When planning your move to one of these Philadelphia suburbs, a new construction home is the way to go. New construction homes offer several advantages, including modern amenities, energy efficiency, and customizable features. With a focus on quality craftsmanship and innovative design, new construction homes provide an opportunity to create your dream home in a desirable location.

Locations & Amenities

It’s important for home builders in Philadelphia, like Eddy Homes, to build in ideal locations to match the needs of homebuyers. You’ll always live somewhere convenient to everything you need and enjoy exciting amenities outside your door.

Thoughtfully Curated Designs

Whether you’re personalizing your home from start to finish, or incorporating a pre-selected Design Collection, you’ll be in expert hands with our accredited, in-house Design Consultant to perfect your dream home. Our quick move-in homes are ready for a faster move and also include professionally designed selections.

New construction home features

Energy Efficiency

From advanced technology to high-performance systems, new construction homes are built for high energy efficiency. This includes materials, building practices, appliances, fixtures, and more. You’ll reduce your carbon footprint and save money!


If your new home has an issue, there’s the peace of mind that comes with a new home warranty – one less thing to worry about with new construction homes.

Peace of Mind

Because everything is brand new, you’ll find comfort, confidence, and peace of mind knowing your home is built with the finest materials and craftsmanship.

Contact Eddy Homes Today!

Eddy Homes is happy to provide you with new construction homes for sale in the Greater Philadelphia area, so you can reap the high-quality lifestyle these suburbs offer. Whether you’re drawn to the historic charm of West Chester or the peaceful surroundings of Harleysville, there’s a suburb to suit every lifestyle and an Eddy home to match your needs. Consider one of our new home communities in the area and contact us with any questions. We look forward to helping you!

About Eddy Homes

Since 1971, home buyers throughout the Greater Pittsburgh & Philadelphia Areas have relied on family-owned Eddy Homes to build their dream homes. We specialize in luxury homes, estate, traditional single-family, main-level owner’s suite, and townhomes. Our solid reputation is built on high standards for quality craftsmanship, personal service, and integrity.

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