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Welcome to Swarthmore and this official guide to our community. We hope this website provides residents, business owners and visitors with valuable information about our:

  • Businesses and Services
  • Community Events
  • Borough services

as well as helpful information about living, working and visiting Swarthmore.

Since 1893, Swarthmore has been a tree-lined residential community of distinctive homes and quiet neighborhoods, anchored by the campus of Swarthmore College. At the center of the Borough is a downtown core of unique, independent shops and services.

Please take a tour of our website -- we hope you visit it often!

Contact us with questions and comments: or phone the Borough office at:  610-543-4599

Discrimination against the LGBT/Straight community is not tolerated in Swarthmore. If you think you have been the victim of discrimination, please contact a member of the Human Relations Commission. 



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Borough Council Meeting

Agenda October 6th



Click here for details


Hotline Numbers and important information to Protect our Waterways.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Accessibility Master Plan

Sidewalk Connections & Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements Map

121 Park News

Click here to read the latest edition of 121 Park News.

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A Medicine Drop Box is

now located in the lobby of the Swarthmore Police Dept. Feel free to drop off solid dosage medications(tablets/capsules) Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm


If you have a SEWER BLOCK this is considered an emergency, please call 911.

Check it out! Swarthmore Bicycle Network

Click here to find out where and how to ride your bike safely in Swarthmore

Everything you need to know about recycling in Swarthmore:


Mocha with the Mayor

Every Thursday at 11am stop in at Hobb's to chat with the Mayor


County Household Hazardous Waste Collections Schedule

Swarthmore Named One of the Region's 15 Best Communities to Raise Kids!

philly magazine

Reporting Lost or Found Dogs in Delaware County


Click here to learn how to build green and save money!



Today's Weather

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