An over the top affluent area in the suburbs of Philadelphia. It is now known as one of the most richest areas in the country.Many of the homes here are mega mansions or sprawling estates.Most of the people here shop at the King of Prussia mall and drive BMWs, Mercedes,Range Rovers,etc.The soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children are made representing this area and also the best selling books Pretty Little Liars and another book Main Liners a Legacy of Deceit.Many people here also own multi million dollar beach homes in Avalon New Jersey or Stone Harbor.Women here are usally seen dressed like fashion models and dripping in diamonds.The schools are among the best and the teens get to drive any car they want their parents to buy for them. There is so much money here you would think the people are printing it themselves.Move over Beverly Hills,Greenwich,Palm Beach,etc the Main Line is the new place to be!
Lets go cruising around the Main Line and look at some of the jawdropping mansions.
by JR3 May 09, 2010
The main line is a place where there are tons of rich ass kids riding around in whatever car they want. whether it is the new BMW or Mercedes or maybe it's the mustang or STI. Merion Golf Club and Philly Country Club are the two most prestigious clubs and consist of nearly 100% WASPS. radnor valley is the country club that the jews like to hold onto because they wouldn't get accepted at either of the previous two. Malvern Prep, The Haverford School, Baldwin, Agnes Irwin, Shipley, Radnor, and Lower Merion are the preppiest schools around and are filled with very many rich kids. "nantucket" or "bermuda" red shorts are all over during the summers and no one would think about going out without a collared shirt on. if you don't wear J Crew, Abercrombie, American Eagle, or whatever else you aren't likely to fit in with the stereotypical mainliner.
Just like in all places there are exceptions and not EVERYONE is rich and snobbish like that; however, it is fairly prominent and behind every stereotype there is truth.
Let's go to the mall, get some starbucks, get fucked up, then tomorrow morning we'll go to my shore house in avalon or nantucket for the weekend. god i love the main line.
by mainliner?? November 29, 2005
I live on the main line and im not a spoiled little bitch that only hangs out with other spoiled little bitches. A majority of the people here might go to a private school, but that is because its by choice, most of them, if they wanted to they would be able to go to a public school. Not everyone has a house in avalon, and most people go with there friends who do. And no one looks down at people who dont have as much as they do, honestly most people dont give a shit how much money there friends parents make. Also no one wears polo shirts around, most of the kids wear it to school because its part of their uniform
The main line is awesome and people know it, they just dont want to admit it.
Shooting up through the main veins in your arms.
It's lame that you can't main line that shit and you have to use your hand instead. Maybe you should take a break for a while.
by H.W. October 30, 2006
The main line is a place where people can all pretend like they aren't rich. They hire college students to raise their children, and live mainly off of seltzer water and cottage cheese. They hire people to vaccuum and plant pretty trees but they are all either too strung out on pills/too busy commuting into the city to make the "big bucks"/in nantucket to notice. The women all have large breasts and tiny waists because they get plastic surgery, and they glare at other women who are threatening their "territory" (the husbands that are cheating on them with the babysitter). They think that their children are better because they saturate them in the "good life"-vacation, swimming and horseback riding lessons, fine art, and organic food, but really they are just creating their children to be people who truly believe that they are better than the rest of the world.

The sickest thing about the mainline is that there is old money, and the second generation truly does not know any different than what they have been raised in. They will live and die believing that they are "middle class" and that the way that they are living is fine. They will go on growing their little gardens thinking that it is environmentally friendly, yet continue to exploit people for their own profit, whether it be in their business or at their job. They will donate money to charities to feel better about it, and make their kids go on short term mission trips so that they realize how "lucky" they are. This pocket of suburbia is the epitome of everything that is wrong with America, and it truly is sad. There are documentaries about the pits of poverty in Africa, but there should be documentaries about the pits of wealth in Berwyn or Wayne.

Those who read this and think that they are different, they are not. If your kid goes to Radnor township, you are a sell out. If you think that just because your kids go to Good Sam Youth they aren't being exploited by your wealth, then go read the Bible and think about Jesus' words on what it means to be a person of humility and of little possessions. You are NOT middle class, and I don't care how many good causes you support. The mainline is a disgrace to humanity and I hope the recession burns a hole through it.
He who goes to the main line with hope comes out cynical.
by Laura Drake August 16, 2009
I live on the Main Line.

I'm not Jewish, I was raised a Christian with strong family values and high morals.


My house has 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms, on 1.5 acres - certainly not a "sprawling estate."

We do not own a shore home or vacation home, nor do we own a boat or any other sort of recreational vehicle.

We do not own a BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, or any other high-class automobile; in fact, all of our cars are American.

I didnt get a car for my 16th birthday - I saved up money and bought one for myself once I turned 18.

I do not wear multiple, layered polo shirts and I certainly don't pop the collar of the one I do wear.

Wawa is the greatest convinience store franchise on planet Earth.

Yes, I have an iPod (which I got for free with a little HARD WORK and DILIGENCE from because I enjoy listening to a lot of @#$@# music.. is there a problem with that?

I've volunteered at the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving, so I guess I do care about more than myself.

I was educated by one of the best public school systems in the country.

Judging by most of the spelling errors I've seen so far on this site, most of you Main Line haters would have difficulty recognizing the correlation between hard work, a quality education, and the privelege of enjoying the finer things in life such as driving a German automobile and living in such a beautiful and well-respected areas such as the Main Line.
While the Main Line may have its snobs who have had their good fortune handed down to them, it is one of the best examples of what a little more time spent working hard rather than hitting the pipe can do for you.
by Happy to Be Here May 17, 2005
The term “Main Line” comes from the R5 line that runs through three counties from outside of Philadelphia, running parallel to Rt. 30. Many stereotypes about the ML are true, to a certain extent. It is a generally affluent and posh area mostly populated with Catholics, not WASP’s or Jewish families. There is a good amount of "old money”, but many people are able to afford such privileged living because of their jobs in Philadelphia or as entrepreneurs because of the popularity of the area. The ML also contains numerous very expensive High Schools, such as The Haverford School, Malvern Prep, and Agnes Irwin, whose tuition is over $20,000 per year. Teenagers do not commonly drive sports cars wearing collared shirts and board shorts. While the cost of living in the ML is high, the style of living is relatively normative, except for Radnor Township, the most expensive, very conservative, and least diverse area that would not suit any non Irish-Catholic family. Nowhere near every resident of the ML belongs to Country Club or owns a summer home in Avalon (think about it, that's way too many people). I am as "Main Line" as it geographically (I can hear the R5 train from my house), and I cannot attest to these stereotypes: I don’t belong to a Country Club or own a beach house or rent in Avalon; my family owns two Hondas and I wear sweatpants mostly. My neighborhood is religiously, politically, and racially diverse and most people could fit in perfectly.
I live in the Main Line. I take the R5 into work every day. I am married with three children who go to Malvern. I own two cars and I am an Irish Catholic from Bryn Mawr.
by Regg92 February 21, 2010

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