Radnor is thriving small town with sophisticated shops and businesses. It has a strong community life and a rich cultural heritage. Radnor school systems have been rated as one of the finest in the nation. Radnor has many parks, playgrounds and athletic fields for picnicking, fishing, jogging, and team sports. In addition, the preservation of trees and landscape along significant streets makes Radnor one of the most picturesque towns of the Main Line.
The Radnor region was settled in 1663 by Quakers from Radnorshire, Wales. Commercial life in Radnor began to thrive when the Welsh immigrants opened gristmills, sawmills, farms and tanneries. After the Pennsylvania Railroad came through Radnor in 1832, Radnor began to acquire more residential neighborhoods as well as hotels and shops. Over time, grand, luxurious estates developed as wealthy industrialists from Philadelphia turned farms into the gorgeous country estates.