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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

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
130 RANDOLPH DR
$687,979 
130 RANDOLPH DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,700 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
210 W WHITETAIL RDG
$675,000 
210 W WHITETAIL RDG
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/1 Baths
6,235 sqft
Courtesy of Liz Saunders, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
61 OAKLAND DR
$500,000 Price reduced from $510,000 (-$10,000)
61 OAKLAND DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

6 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,359 sqft
Courtesy of Holly Gross, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
4215 W LINCOLN HWY
Courtesy of Adam Dyer, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
426 CREEKSIDE DR
$445,000 
426 CREEKSIDE DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,920 sqft
Courtesy of John Beierle, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
850 DOWLIN FORGE RD
$439,900 
850 DOWLIN FORGE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,300 sqft
Courtesy of Anne Matyjasik, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
941 N YORK DR
$393,000 
941 N YORK DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,904 sqft
Courtesy of Bill McCormick, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1320 SHADYSIDE RD
$349,900 
1320 SHADYSIDE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,836 sqft
Courtesy of Ginny Nagle, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
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
30 MADISON WAY
$338,000 Price reduced from $349,000 (-$11,000)
30 MADISON WAY
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,273 sqft
Courtesy of D Dana Felt, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
1424 N RED MAPLE WAY
$329,000 
1424 N RED MAPLE WAY
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,468 sqft
Courtesy of Anita Robbins, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
1201 GLENSIDE RD
$315,000 
1201 GLENSIDE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,896 sqft
Courtesy of Katherine Matson, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
28 JOSEPH CT
$289,900 
28 JOSEPH CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,151 sqft
Courtesy of John Carpenter, BHHS Fox & Roach-Hockessin
3316 E SUMMIT AVE
$275,000 
3316 E SUMMIT AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,570 sqft
Courtesy of Diane Colburn, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
233 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE
$265,000 Price reduced from $275,000 (-$10,000)
233 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

6 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,524 sqft
Courtesy of Debbie Connor-Lisbon, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
6 CHERRY ST
$255,000 Price reduced from $259,900 (-$4,900)
6 CHERRY ST
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,145 sqft
Courtesy of R. Kit Anstey, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
580 LANCASTER CT
$208,000 
580 LANCASTER CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
1,480 sqft
Courtesy of Charles Becker, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
200 CAMPBELL CIR #E7
$199,900 
200 CAMPBELL CIR #E7
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
996 sqft
Courtesy of Christine Dick, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
218 WESTBURY CT
$170,000 
218 WESTBURY CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,439 sqft
Courtesy of Thomas Moretti, 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: 8,534
Households: 3,578
Median Age: 39

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