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Downingtown, PA Real Estate

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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

14 CUMBERLAND DR
$749,000 
14 CUMBERLAND DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/2 Baths
4,004 sqft
Courtesy of Anne Matyjasik, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
130 CRL RANDOLPH DR
$687,979 
130 CRL RANDOLPH DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,700 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1H EMMA CT
$639,995 
1H EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,892 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
LOT # 2 BRANDYWINE RD
$639,900 
LOT # 2 BRANDYWINE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Steven Christie, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
35 QDH EMMA CT
$633,105 
35 QDH EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,600 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
123D EMMA CT
$629,995 
123D EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
2BE EMMA CT
$614,995 
2BE EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,983 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
10M EMMA CT
$589,995 
10M EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,849 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
4MB EMMA CT
$528,995 
4MB EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,292 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
8C EMMA CT
$524,995 
8C EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,419 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
6 EAST EMMA CT
$518,995 
6 EAST EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,664 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
321WY EMMA CT
$487,995 
321WY EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,059 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
174 RDN PATRIOT LN
$407,694 
174 RDN PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,735 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
18RD PATRIOT LN
$369,995 
18RD PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,735 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
17WAY PATRIOT LN
$357,995 
17WAY PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,480 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
14WH PATRIOT LN
$339,995 
14WH PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,389 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1819 HONEYSUCKLE CT
$318,000 Price reduced from $324,500 (-$6,500)
1819 HONEYSUCKLE CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,300 sqft
Courtesy of Jonathan Virtue, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
1522 DOYLE DR
$314,900 
1522 DOYLE DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,882 sqft
Courtesy of Rachel Syska, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
136 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE
$150,000 
136 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,498 sqft
Courtesy of Donald Sepety, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
20 LYNDELL RD
$2,099 Price reduced from $2,149 (-$50)
20 LYNDELL RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,512 sqft
Courtesy of Holly Gross, 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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