Phoenixville is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States, 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia, at the junction of French Creek with the Schuylkill River. It is located in the Philadelphia Metro Area. In March 2010, Philadelphia Magazine listed Phoenixville as one of “10 Awesome Neighborhoods To Call Home”. Phoenixville is home to the Colonial Theatre, opened in 1903. Since 2004 on the first Friday night of every month, the downtown stores, restaurants and businesses and volunteer community groups hold special events including street musicians and entertainers and some outdoor concerts. This is referred to as “First Friday” by the locals. Phoenixville is in close proximity to Valley Forge National Historical Park and the Perkiomen and Schuylkill River trails. Phoenixville has a diverse local economy that largely includes many local artisans and restaurants. Phoenixville is served by the Phoenixville Area School District, which has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.