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Wayne is an unincorporated community located on the Main Line, centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. While the center of Wayne is in Radnor Township, Wayne extends into both Tredyffrin Township in Chester County and Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County. The center of Wayne was designated the Downtown Wayne Historic District in 2012. Considering the large area served by the Wayne post office, the community may extend slightly into Easttown Township, Chester County, as well.
The center of the Wayne business district is the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Wayne Avenue, its main street. The historic Wayne station is located one block north of this intersection. The Wayne business district also includes a post office, a cinema, a hotel, a library, the new Radnor Middle School, and several banks, stores, restaurants, cafes, bars and other commercial establishments. Other institutions and attractions in Wayne include the Wayne Hotel, Chanticleer Garden, the Valley Forge Military Academy (with a monument from the Battle of the Bulge located by the parade ground) and the headquarters of Traffic Pulse (NAVTEQ Traffic), a world wide traffic information provider.
In the 1880s, a wealthy newspaper publisher joined the founder of Drexel University to create one of the nation’s first planned suburbs, which they located 19 miles west of Philadelphia, along the Main Line of Public Works rail line. They called their community Wayne Estates, after Revolutionary War general “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Hotels and houses went up, the town grew as a residential and vacation destination, and in 1906 the Wayne Hotel (still in use) opened its doors to travelers along the Main Line. Today, Wayne remains one of the region’s most sought-after addresses for shopping, dining and the arts with its approachable central business district clustered around Lancaster Avenue and North Wayne Avenue, considered Wayne’s Restaurant Row. sources: visitphilly.com & en.wikipedia.org
Fantastic Dining Options on One Block
With more than a dozen restaurants and bars located along Restaurant Row, foodies could easily pop into a different one for each course.
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