All About Broomall, PA
The Small Town With Lots to Offer
Broomall is located in Delaware County along the eastern portion of Marple Township. It is bordered by Darby Creek to the east and by West Chester Pike (Route 3) to the north. Sproul Road is a main thoroughfare throughout the town, and serves as a central area upon which many businesses and points of interest are located. Broomall has its own on-ramp to I-476, allowing residents to enjoy quick travel time to the Philadelphia Airport, sports stadiums, I-95 and more. Broomall is just 10 miles west of Center City Philadelphia. While traveling through Broomall on Route 3, the Philadelphia skyline can be easily witnessed in the backdrop.
Marple-Newtown School District serves as public education for the area, rated 9/10 on GreatSchools.org. Gradeschools include Russell Elementary, Worrall Elementary, and Loomis Elementary. Paxon Hollow is the middle school, and Marple-Newtown Senior High serves grades 9 through 12.
With a population just over 10,000, Broomall is a relatively small community surrounded by much larger towns. Within Broomall, neighborhoods like Langford Hills, Lawrence Park, and Rose Tree Woods offer a variety of housing options, ranging from new construction, mid-century colonial, ranchers, and contemporary style homes. Some of these pockets are shared with neighboring towns like Media and Newtown Square.
Small Town, Small Taxes
More Bang for your Buck
Aside from the terrific home inventory and neighborhood amenities, buyers are flocking to Broomall for another reason: low taxes. Simply put, a lower annual tax amount means that buyers can be prequalified for a higher purchase price than expected. This is great for first time home buyers and move-up buyers alike, and in many cases it means you get more home than you could in other towns.
Why are taxes less here? Corporate sections of the town with bustling business activity help to generate revenue which alleviates each homeowner’s burden. The well-organized and efficient school district boasts the lowest school tax rate in Delaware County, despite being one of the most highly rated. Broomall has a terrific blend of mid-level homes, often times priced between $250,000 to $700,000. There are very few delinquent properties, which means taxes are being collected upfront and on time.
In real estate, the phrase “You Get What You Pay For” is often true. In the case of property taxes, however, Broomall has found a way to balance affordable tax rates with high quality government services.
Local Businesses in Broomall
Try our favorite spots on your next visit through town!
The wide variety of businesses in Broomall means you’ll never be sitting in traffic to visit your favorite shop, pizza parlor, gym, or hardware store. Here are a few of our favorite businesses in the area for you to try on your next ride through town:
- Food. The Original Thunderbird is a low-key grill with an old-school diner feel best known for pizza, steaks, hoagies and breakfast. They have been around since 1956, so they know a thing or two! The Country Squire is a local diner that serves as a casual coffee-and-a-bagel location for those enjoying a Sunday morning. This is a go-to spot for anyone working off hours, since it is open 22 hours per day. Lastly, Freddy’s is a newer lunch and dinner spot that became an instant classic in Broomall. The retro-style chain is known for their steakburgers and milkshakes.
- Fit. Don’t worry, there are plenty of fitness options to choose from to burn off all of those calories. Planet Fitness is the largest gym nearby, though smaller gyms like Sussex Fitness are popular options as well. There is a boxing gym, a crossfit center, and yoga studio, meaning there is always a class going on no matter what your skill or interest level.
- Fun. Broomall has so many fun options for residents and visitors alike. Nicholas Smith’s is long-standing hobby shop with a wide variety of model trains and every toy imaginable for all age groups. Kehler’s Gymnastics hosts children’s birthday parties, summer camps, and even a small rock climbing wall. Marple Sports Arena hosts indoor roller hockey games throughout the week, and free skating on nights and weekends. They also have arcade games, jungle gym and moon bounces.
- Fix. While it’s not necessarily a local business, the nearby Home Depot is incredibly convenient for local homeowners to help fix and upgrade everything and anything – from kitchens and bathrooms to landscaping and lighting – it’s nice to have a one-stop shop close to home.