West Chester is a borough and the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. West Goshen Township borders West Chester to the north, south, and east, while East Bradford Township borders West Chester to the west. The borough straddles the Brandywine Creek and Chester Creek watersheds. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is located in the borough. Valley Forge, the Brandywine Battlefield, Marsh Creek State Park, and other historical attractions are nearby, as are Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum, and Christian C. Sanderson Museum. The West Chester Area School District, an independent entity, manages the area’s public school system, which includes three high schools, three middle schools, and ten elementary schools.