Video: What is West Chester, PA Like?
In this video, Rob takes you on a tour of his hometown, West Chester, PA, enjoy!
A suburb of Philadelphia, West Chester has a population of 20,034. This Pennsylvania township has a historic, suburban feel with plenty of things to see and do. Most of the borough’s economic activity is driven by West Chester University and the local government, and the area is rich in education and employment opportunities. The downtown area is where you’ll find most of West Chester’s shopping and dining opportunities lining brick sidewalks, and there are plenty of parks to enjoy.
Things to Do in West Chester
Local boutiques, historic attractions, delicious dining options, and beautifully landscaped parks make West Chester an ideal place to call home. A few of the most popular attractions include the American Helicopter Museum, the Chester County Historical Society Museum, and Pete’s Produce Farmer’s Market. Exciting festivals, events, and parades are held throughout the year including holiday parades, music festivals, food truck events, egg hunts, and movie nights.
West Chester is home to over fifty locally owned and operated restaurants. American and Italian dining are popular in West Chester. Andiario and Core de Roma are two of the town’s most famous Italian eateries. If you’re craving something spicy, Taco Mar serves up the best Mexican fare in a colorful setting. If you’re thirsty, The Four Dogs Tavern is the place to go.
West Chester is bustling with shops and restaurants, but the city isn’t all brick and mortar. There are plenty of green spaces in West Chester including Brandywine Park, West Goshen Community Park, and the Old Main Arch Memorial.
West Chester has several shopping centers and over sixty boutiques where you can buy groceries, clothes, gift, and housewares. Many of the boutiques are located downtown, so it’s easy to stroll from shop to shop and take your time browsing the selections.
West Chester Real Estate and Employment Statistics
The median home price in West Chester is $378,400 and the average monthly rent is $1,293. Most West Chester residents rent, while only 36% own a home. The average household annual income for West Chester residents is $61,837, very close to the national average. Several companies, including Mars Drinks, VWR International, and Synthes have headquarters in West Chester, providing the township’s residents with ample employment opportunities. Many residents commute into Philadelphia for work each day.
Education in West Chester
The West Chester School District has top-rated schools with excellent diversity and high proficiency scores in math and reading. Classrooms in West Chester Schools have an average of 14 students, and almost 12% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. West Chester University is the largest state college in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education with 180 academic programs available.
Contact the Rob Lawrence Team
If you want to buy or sell a home in West Chester, the Rob Lawrence Team can help. We are based in West Chester, and we serve clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. Rob is a West Chester native and holds a real estate license in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Get help with your real estate goals when you contact us today.