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Living in West Chester, PA

Located about 25 miles west of Philadelphia, West Chester, Pennsylvania, is a thriving suburban hub with a rich political history. This city integrates history with current popular culture; it was a crucial location during the Revolutionary War in the 18th-century and the filming location for movies like "Marley and Me" in modern times. This blend of historical and contemporary culture makes living in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a fulfilling adventure.

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Attractions, Inspirations and Adventures

The West Chester community is especially vibrant along Market Street and High Street in downtown, an area known for its restaurants and boutique shops. While walking on Market Street, watch out for the Chester County Community Foundation headquarters inside a famous landmark: the Lincoln Building, first constructed in 1833. This historical site marks the spot where Abraham Lincoln wrote the first biographical sketch of his life in 1860, which The New York Times published to help his presidential campaign. Also delve deeper into the history of this borough by visiting the Chester County Historical Society.

If you fancy museums, then the American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center is the place to see, as it is devoted to the history and evolution of helicopters in aviation. Another museum to explore is Brandywine River Museum, which offers an historical look at the community along with exhibits on local plant life. Perhaps you'd enjoy a tranquil picnic area? If so, visit Brandywine Picnic Park on Creek Road, which is open from May through September for miniature golf, canoeing, or just relaxing.

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Living in West Chester

Living in West Chester, PA, has its perks. Homes for sale in West Chester range from modern and medieval-style duplexes, with stucco exteriors and steep gable roofs, to modern townhouses and freestanding units. The diversity of the West Chester real estate makes it easier to locate affordable housing, with an array of options to choose from. No matter what your budget and housing preferences are, there's likely a match in West Chester.

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Getting Around in West Chester

West Chester has a variety of bus lines that you can use to get around town or make the 25 mile trip west to Philadelphia. For the best route to Philadelphia, catch a bus at the West Chester Transportation Center bus terminal. The Route 104 bus takes you to the Philadelphia via West Chester Pike while providing access to West Chester University. The Route 92 bus takes you to the King of Prussia Mall and Exton Square Mall.


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  • Downtown West Chester is a popular destination for boutique shops and restaurants. It’s also home to the Lincoln Building where Abraham Lincoln wrote the first biographical sketch of his life.
  • Museum lovers make their way to the American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center and the Brandywine River Museum, which showcases an inside look into the area’s rich history and features exhibits on local plants.


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