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The Borough of Swarthmore, offers a variety of shops, services and events. At the center is a collection of independent, unique stores that appeal to every need, with merchants who provide highly personalized service. It's also home to the historic Swarthmore College - founded in 1864.

How to get there

Hop SEPTA's Media/Elwyn Line or Bus Route 109 to Swarthmore. The town center is steps from the station.



There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Things To Do

Borough Businesses and Community Organizations

Looking to shop, hungry for a snack, or want to get involved? Browse or search this A-Z list of the downtown merchants and community organizations.

Calendar of Town Events

Movie screenings on the side of the Borough Hall, weekly farmer's markets, town celebrations, learn about them all here!

The Co-op

Located at 341 Dartmouth Ave, the Swarthmore Co-op is a community owned food market, providing healthy, delicious foods, within a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Co-op is your source for natural, organic, and local fresh foods, including everyday necessities. Swarthmore students receive a 10 percent discount off purchases. A charge account may be established. For information, go to or e-mail [email protected]