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West Chester Boro - Market Minute


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West Chester is one of Pennsylvania’s top up and coming boroughs, showing over 3% growth since 2010. This small town community is home to more than 18,000 and has produced an astonishing number of successful musicians and actors considering its size. Rapper Asher Roth, pro skateboarder Bam Margera, and baseball pitcher Cole Hamels, among others, all call West Chester home. West Chester real estate continues to become more valuable as the neighborhood gains notoriety across the country, both as a hotbed of celebrity talent and a wholesome place to raise a family.

West Chester may be a small community, but it still offers plenty of fun activities that help drive national appeal for any available West Chester homes for sale. The Herr’s Potato Chip Factory, for example, offers educational tours, while borough organizers produce a host of music and food festivals. Homebuyers interested in West Chester area real estate can visit a farmers market, go horseback riding, or tour the Haverford College Arboretum.

A surprising factor that affects West Chester real estate listings is the strength of the local economy. Many towns of a similar size to West Chester often lack the presence of large companies that create high quantities of jobs. Notable corporate entities within or near West Chester include Lasko Products, Inc., Commodore Business Machines, and QVC. Homebuyers from all over the country are drawn to West Chester real estate not only for the city’s small-town feel and strong sense of community, but for its wealth of employment opportunities.

Owning a piece of West Chester real estate gives buyers access to safe neighborhoods and high quality schooling options. The Pennsylvania borough boasts a low violent crime index as well as above-average proficiencies in math, science, and reading. Nearby West Chester University gives residents a local option for continued education, while West Chester Henderson High School and The Goddard School draw rave national reviews. West Chester officials have worked hard to establish their town as one of the very best places in the country to raise a family.

It’s easy to see the appeal of West Chester, Pennsylvania to homebuyers and those seeking a wholesome place to settle down. A low population and small-town vibe help the borough thrive as a close-knit community, while the presence of large, national corporations ensures plenty of high quality jobs and a healthy economy. Residents stay entertained year-round through community festivals and local tourism venues. West Chester has something for everyone, and its continued growth bodes well for its real estate and homes for sale.

A surge in popularity also means that available West Chester houses for sale may be scooped up quickly. To help you get in the game before it’s too late, Prudential Fox & Roach offers real estate listings by city to help you find the home you’re looking for in a city you’ll love.

For more information about West Chester real estate and homes for sale, please contact a BHHS Fox & Roach agent today!

 
 

Most Recent Homes for Sale in West Chester, Pa

128 INDIAN HANNAH RD
$1,089,000 
128 INDIAN HANNAH RD
WEST CHESTER, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
4,750 sqft
Courtesy of Lucinda Orr, BHHS Fox & Roach-Unionville
207 WINSTON LN
$989,000 
207 WINSTON LN
WEST CHESTER, PA

5 Beds, 5/1 Baths
7,143 sqft
Courtesy of Holly Gross, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
21 GALLOP LN
$795,000 
21 GALLOP LN
WEST CHESTER, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
Courtesy of R. Kit Anstey, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
26 GALLOP LN
$779,900 
26 GALLOP LN
WEST CHESTER, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
Courtesy of R. Kit Anstey, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
LOT #1 W STREET RD
$759,900 
LOT #1 W STREET RD
WEST CHESTER, PA

4 Beds, 3/2 Baths
Courtesy of Steven Christie, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
LOT #D BISHOPS CT
$715,000 
LOT #D BISHOPS CT
WEST CHESTER, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,654 sqft
Courtesy of Steven Christie, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
306 LIAM LN
$669,000 
306 LIAM LN
WEST CHESTER, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,300 sqft
Courtesy of Ralph Iacovino, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
12 CREEKVIEW CIR
$624,900 
12 CREEKVIEW CIR
WEST CHESTER, PA

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,799 sqft
Courtesy of James DeFrank, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chadds Ford
304 LIAM LN
$619,900 
304 LIAM LN
WEST CHESTER, PA

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,000 sqft
Courtesy of Ralph Iacovino, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
LOT # 6 BISHOPS CT
$599,900 
LOT # 6 BISHOPS CT
WEST CHESTER, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,512 sqft
Courtesy of Steven Christie, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
1251 TANAGER LN
$499,000 
1251 TANAGER LN
WEST CHESTER, PA

5 Beds, 3/2 Baths
2,560 sqft
Courtesy of Lara Lewis, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
1736 YARDLEY DR
$474,900 
1736 YARDLEY DR
WEST CHESTER, PA

2 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,055 sqft
Courtesy of Steven Christie, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
653 DOWNINGTOWN PIKE
Courtesy of R. Kit Anstey, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
704 PRICE ST
$424,900 Price reduced from $449,900 (-$25,000)
704 PRICE ST
WEST CHESTER, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,467 sqft
Courtesy of Ashley Greaves, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
627 PICKET WAY
$375,000 
627 PICKET WAY
WEST CHESTER, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,588 sqft
Courtesy of Kevin Murphy, BHHS Fox & Roach-Kennett Square
239 CHATHAM WAY
$359,000 
239 CHATHAM WAY
WEST CHESTER, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,038 sqft
Courtesy of Elizabeth Rafferty, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
1370 KIRKLAND AVE
$285,000 
1370 KIRKLAND AVE
WEST CHESTER, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,152 sqft
Courtesy of Anita Robbins, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
750 E MARSHALL ST #203
$239,900 
750 E MARSHALL ST #203
WEST CHESTER, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,754 sqft
Courtesy of Lisa Antell, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
2028 VALLEY DR
$166,900 
2028 VALLEY DR
WEST CHESTER, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,088 sqft
Courtesy of John Shields, BHHS Fox & Roach-Greenville
806 WINCHESTER CT
$2,200 
806 WINCHESTER CT
WEST CHESTER, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,883 sqft
Courtesy of Catherine Maude, BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont

West Chester, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2018 160 $429,283 $371,250

West Chester, Pa School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA K-12 19103 No Rating
CHESTER COUNTY FAMILY ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL K-6, K-8 19382 No Rating
PENNSYLVANIA LEADERSHIP CHARTER SCHOOL K-12 19380 No Rating
UNIONVILLE-CHADDS FORD K-12 19348 5
WEST CHESTER AREA K-12 19341 5

West Chester, Pa School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

WEST CHESTER 4 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

West Chester, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

WEST CHESTER
PENNSYLVANIA
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West Chester, Pa Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 19,349
Households: 6,639
Median Age: 27

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