Newtown Square is an area more than a town. It covers three different school districts and is spread out geographically. Lot sizes are more generous and most homes are traditional colonials. There are also some more modern ones and a few split levels. There are several new (White Horse, Liseter) and newer (Runnymeade, Reserve at Springton, Cold Spring) developments here, as expansion from Philadelphia and the Main Line has recently focused in the area.
Most of Newtown Square is districted to Marple Newtown Schools, but the most northwestern section goes to Great Valley Schools and the Rose Tree Media District serves the most southern portion of Newtown Square. Many homes in this area have on-site septic systems (as opposed to public sewer).
In addition to Ridley Creek State Park, there are some very popular golf courses including Aronomink in Newtown Square and certain sections seem almost rural; it was very popular for riding clubs (including Radnor Hunt and Rose Tree Hunt) well over 100 years ago. There are some wonderful old structures including the last covered bridge in Delaware County and an octagonal school house. West Chester Pike (route 3) is the best artery to get to center city as well as where most of the businesses serving Newtown Square are clustered. There are plenty of restaurants as well as the very well-loved Weinrich Bakery. Shopping includes a lot of chain and big box stores as well as some independent stores, many for women’s clothes and jewelry.