Tyler G. Wagner - Wagner Real Estate

The Culture of Havertown

What's Havertown to You?

Searching to find the best way to describe Haverford Township, I've found that everyone has a very unique and interesting perspective on what Havertown is to them.  As Havertown is home to many families for multiple generations, I would like to dedicate this page to defining the Culture of Havertown. 

I'd like to encourage you to email your story about this great community to me.

Havertown Is Home to Me

By Susan C.

"My parents have lived in the same house for 30 years -- and it has always been the only "Home" I could ever imagine for them, I hope they stay there forever. Our neighborhood growing up had so many kids- just on our side of the block, there were 4 houses that each had 3 kids- we were all within 7 years of each other. We would spend our entire days playing outside- kick the can, wiffle ball, ghost in the graveyard, etc. We would write plays and perform them for all of the parents, complete with singing and dancing. And of course we would ride our bikes up and down all day long until we had to come inside to have dinner.

Now every Christmas Eve, we get together with the same neighbors to catch up, and retell our stories from growing up and laugh.

During the summer, we spent most of our waking hours at Karakung, starting off with swim practice, followed by hours of playing cards, shuffleboard, kickball, and playing in the pool. I loved that we could walk there or ride our bikes- it seemed like we had so much freedom. My sisters and I would walk to the library to be inside of the air conditioning. I have always loved the smell of all of the books in the library, and I'm thankful that hasn't changed.

I was lucky enough to live close to school, so I could always walk. One of the things I miss the most about Havertown was leaving my house early in the morning to walk to school, and smelling bubblegum in the air from the Swell Bubble Gum factory.

After meeting Dan at Penn State, and living in Baltimore, we moved back "home" to be closer to our family. Although he is from northeastern PA, he quickly found himself "at home" in Havertown, and has truly grown to love it. I loved sharing my town with him, and watching it become his hometown too. One of our favorite days of the year is Haverford Township Day -- I love how the community comes together -- and it is always an opportunity to catch up with people you haven't seen in a long time.

We have been living here for 3 years, and are in our second home. I loved our old neighborhood because we were such a short walk from restaurants and bars. We love our new neighborhood because its quiet, and all of the houses are well cared for and unique. It is a great place to walk our Dog, and soon, to walk with our baby.

We are within walking distance from my parents and my sisters, and it means a lot to us to have family so close by."

~Susie~