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West Chester has been described as a bustling city with a small-town feel, a unique fusion that has drawn professionals and families who want to take advantage of the area’s leading employment opportunities, prime location, and quaint charm.
West Chester is nestled amid the rolling hills of Chester County, providing residents a good balance of country and city. The town is approximately an hour west of Philadelphia, a commute that may be too lengthy for some city workers, although West Chester itself provides ample employment opportunities. The county seat of Chester County, it is a hub of both government and commerce. National corporations have come to call West Chester home, such as QVC and many medical, engineering and supply companies.
Whether you work in West Chester or the surrounding areas, the town is located near several major thoroughfares so you can travel the region quickly and conveniently. Routes 202 and 322 are highly traveled roads that connect to points throughout Chester and Montgomery counties, while West Chester Pike cuts right through the heart of town and connects straight to Center City Philadelphia, though the commute time is just under an hour most days. Residents of West Chester also commute to nearby Great Valley and King of Prussia, as well as Wilmington, DE, which is about a 35-minute drive.
Living in West Chester offers convenience, a feeling that extends to the area’s downtown, which stands out for a number of reasons, and chief among them is walkability. Within just blocks, you can find convenience stores and pharmacies for your practical needs, as well as restaurants and shopping for when you want to indulge. Take a stroll to the post office or the bakery for your daily errands, and then take your kids over to the community park or go for a jog throughout town. West Chester’s standout downtown area has garnered national recognition, such as with the 2017 Great American Main Street Award, its inclusion as a Great Neighborhood in Pennsylvania by the American Planning Association and ranking on a number of top 10 lists for best cities to live in Pennsylvania.
Among the many factors that propelled West Chester to such recognition is the unique fusion of the past and present: Downtown West Chester, with its many historic buildings and mom-and-pop shops, stays true to its quaint charm, all the while witnessing a renaissance of new restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
The town is known by foodies throughout the region as a haven of quality cuisine, with more than 65 restaurants in just a several-block radius, which match the diversity of West Chester: There are fine-dining establishments like Dolce Zola, a popular Italian BYOB, and casual, quirky eateries like Jaco Juice & Taco Bar. You can take advantage of downtown West Chester’s charming streets with al fresco dining when the weather is nice, making for a fun Sunday morning brunch outing or a romantic date night. Restaurants represent flavors from around the world and items at all price points, with a good mix of West Chester staples and newcomers.
The same holds true for the town’s shopping. More than 75 stores are packed into downtown West Chester, from upscale boutiques to vintage thrift shops. Art galleries allow you to decorate your apartments in West Chester with locally made pieces, while gift shops offer handmade, one-of-a-kind items perfect for the holiday-shopping season (or for when you want to gift yourself a little something!). Many of the shops participate in community-wide events throughout the year, such as several days of discounts and special events for Small Business Saturday and sidewalk sales in the spring.
With shopping and dining come other entertainment options. The nightlife scene in downtown West Chester is popular with everyone from local college students to longtime neighborhood residents. If you’re a sports fan, Kildares is a perfect choice, while Split Rail Tavern is a hit with fans of microbrews and The Social is a great spot for live music. Live entertainment can also be found nightly at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, a downtown theater that hosts everything from music concerts and comedy shows to kids’ plays.
When it comes to kids, West Chester has become a destination for families that want to take advantage of its location, safety, affordability and quality education. The West Chester Area School District educates more than 12,000 students every year at ten elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. Despite the large size of the district, students can receive personalized attention with small class sizes and highly qualified staff, with about two-thirds of the district’s teachers holding master’s degrees. The district has received Education Quotient magazine’s coveted Gold Medal District rating for three years in a row.
Because of the town’s popularity with families, many community events are held year-round that cater to families, such as summer music festivals, a town-wide restaurant festival in the fall and the nationally recognized Christmas parade. A number of such events take advantage of West Chester’s many outdoor public spaces — with several community parks packed into just a few blocks of one another! — to encourage you to mix and mingle with your neighbors, whose diversity gives the town that friendly feel that it’s known for.
The active local community allows young professionals just getting their careers started plenty of outlets to build new networks, while families can take advantage of West Chester’s safe streets, leading schools and ample outdoor activities to keep youngsters engaged and entertained.
No matter your age or interests, if you’re looking to be surrounded by a strong and active community, living in West Chester is a smart choice. Click on the properties below to learn more about apartments for rent in West Chester, PA and contact us online!
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