When this town was first founded it was originally named Westdale. It was named in honor of painter Benjamin West, who was one resident of the early of the town. When Swarthmore College was established the name was changed to Swarthmore.
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 By Car
Swarthmore is located off Exit 3 of Interstate 476 (or locally known as the "Blue Route"). Swarthmore can also be accessed by State Route 320 or State Route 12 (Baltimore Pike)
 By Train
SEPTA Regional Rail trains (R3 Line) stop at Swarthmore Station, located in the heart of the village
 By Plane
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)  is minutes from Swathhmore and is served by taxis and the SEPTA R1 Regional Rail Line.
 Get around
Swarthmore is a small, compact borough where walking and/or biking is a viable option. There is a Philly CarShare spot located at the train station.
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There is a small variety of shops located in the "Village" neighborhood of Swarthmore
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There is a limited number of restaurants located in Swarthmore
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Accomodations in Swarthmore are limited to several bed and breakfasts. There are some more options, located nearby in Media
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