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Downingtown, PA Real Estate

Downingtown is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 33 miles (53 km) west of Philadelphia. Downingtown has been in existence since the early 1700s and boasts a number of historic buildings and structures. The town was originally named Milltown due to its number of mills along the Brandywine Creek, the first of which was founded by Thomas Moore. The Bicking family also had paper mills in the area, with Frederick Bicking from Winterburg, Germany, being the patriarch of the Bicking paper families.

Around the time of the American Revolution, Milltown became more commonly known as Downing's Town because Thomas Downing, a 1717 Quaker immigrant from Bradninch, Devon, England, owned a number of those mills. The town's name officially became Downingtown in 1812. The east branch Brandywine Creek runs through the middle of the town. The town is located along US route 30 which runs from the East Coast to the West Coast, and was an early westward road in the wagon days as the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike. This was the first paved road to cross the nation from Atlantic to Pacific. The Pennsylvania Turnpike started construction in the early 1940s and was completed in the early 1950s; it runs north of US 30 bypassing Downingtown. The famous Irish patriot and martyr Theobald Wolfe Tone briefly lived here. President Lincoln's funeral train passed through Downingtown. The 1958 movie, The Blob, was filmed in and around Downingtown, and in fact, the diner in that movie is actually called the Downingtown Diner [1].

The center of Downingtown has recently undergone some widespread and continuing renovation, particularly to the streetscape and many of the commercial buildings. There has also been residential development on recovered industrial lands in the southeastern part of the borough. Downingtown is home to some large regional and national businesses, including DNBFirst bank and Victory Brewing Company.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Downingtown, Pa

1155 HORSESHOE PIKE
$3,588,640 
1155 HORSESHOE PIKE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

21,805 sqft
Courtesy of Lori Livingston, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
106 HOFFMAN CIR
$950,000 
106 HOFFMAN CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 5/0 Baths
4,980 sqft
Courtesy of Holly Gross, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
LOT 12 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$673,900 Price reduced from $698,000 (-$24,100)
LOT 12 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,693 sqft
Courtesy of Suzette Webb, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
123 EMMA CT
$629,995 
123 EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
35 EMMA CT
$625,800 
35 EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,600 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
LOT 4 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$617,370 
LOT 4 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/0 Baths
3,659 sqft
Courtesy of Suzette Webb, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
02BE EMMA CT
$614,995 
02BE EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,983 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
04MBK PATRIOT LN
$528,995 
04MBK PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,292 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
9WY PATRIOT LN
$487,995 
9WY PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,059 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
5 CHELMSFORD
$485,900 
5 CHELMSFORD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,765 sqft
Courtesy of Caroline Wilford, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
422 DILWORTH RD
$450,000 
422 DILWORTH RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,932 sqft
Courtesy of Eve Marberger, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
116 GOVERNORS CIR
$435,000 
116 GOVERNORS CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,596 sqft
Courtesy of Marie Gordon, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
134 PATRIOT LN
$414,004 
134 PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,735 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1400 STEEPLE CHASE RD
$400,000 
1400 STEEPLE CHASE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,233 sqft
Courtesy of Anna Abbatemarco, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
900 CHISWELL DR
$389,900 Price reduced from $399,900 (-$10,000)
900 CHISWELL DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,984 sqft
Courtesy of Dennis Morgan, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
147AWAY PATRIOT LN
$357,995 
147AWAY PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,480 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
144WHI PATRIOT LN
$339,995 
144WHI PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,389 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
331 MOORE RD
$259,900 Price reduced from $274,900 (-$15,000)
331 MOORE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,772 sqft
Courtesy of Gary Johnson, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
409 BOOT RD
$2,000 
409 BOOT RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

28,953 sqft
Courtesy of Leagh Wiggins, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
10 WALLACE AVE
Courtesy of Adam Dyer, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester

Downingtown, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2018 62 $323,569 $294,855

Downingtown, Pa School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
21ST CENTURY CYBER CHARTER SCHOOL (DISTRICT) 7-12, 9-12 19335 No Rating
ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA K-12 19103 No Rating
CENTER FOR ARTS & TECHNOLOGY 7-12, 9-12 19335 No Rating
DOWNINGTOWN AREA K-12 19335 5

Downingtown, Pa School Rankings (FAQ)

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DOWNINGTOWN 4 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Downingtown, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

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DOWNINGTOWN
PENNSYLVANIA
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Downingtown, Pa Population

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

Population: 8,539
Households: 3,580
Median Age: 38

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