Chester County – 6 Places Calling Your Name

Posted on Mar 02, 2016


When you pick your next home, give Chester County a try.

This month we are turning our focus on Chester County. It is one of William Penn’s original three Pennsylvania counties (Chester, Philadelphia, Bucks) created in 1682 and is named for Chester, England. The county originally encompassed Delaware County, but the county broke off after the county seat was relocated from an eastern edge of the county to the more centrally located West Chester. As of 2010, Chester County was ranked as the highest-income county in Pennsylvania and the 24th highest in the nation.

Choosing which areas to focus on is always a challenge in our monthly segments. For instance, Chester County consists of 67 boroughs and townships and has 1 city. We took a look at the data and picked six boroughs and townships that represent some of the best real estate for a variety of budgets. The winners were: West Goshen Township, Phoenixville, Westtown, Malvern, Kennett Square, and West Chester.

Before we dive into the numbers, here are a couple of points to know about each.

Neighborhood Facts, Destinations, and Trivia

West Goshen Township

-In 2013, Money Magazine voted West Goshen as the 10th best place to live in America
-QVC has its headquarters in West Goshen Township

Phoenixville

-Home to the Colonial Theatre, built in 1903 as a Vaudeville House
-Hosts First Fridays in downtown Phoenixville to showcase the eclectic feel the area has to offer

Westtown

-Now home to an Amish market, complete with $6.99 breakfast and chocolate covered bacon
-All homeowners receive a quarterly copy in the mail of the Westtown Gazette

Malvern

-Created this handy virtual tour of the community
-Publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep residents up to date

Kennett Square

-This place is for the wine lovers out there – look at all these tasting options 
-Considered “the Mushroom Capital of the World

West Chester

-Residents can easily report environmental, quality of life and public safety concerns directly to the appropriate governmental staff through the borough’s free app
-So much going on in downtown West Chester. Here is a list of current attractions

Let’s get on with the numbers.

Chester County Infographic

A look at the real estate numbers in Chester County

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