Chester County Homes | Great Farm Lands with Lots of Activities
Do you want to learn about Chester County?
Chester County is a county located in the southwestern area of Pennsylvania close to Philadelphia.
It has a population of over 433,501. Chester County homes are nestled amongst large areas of land that at one point was used for farming. Currently Chester County is home to the world’s largest collection of mushroom farmers in Kennett Square. Another great quality of Chester County is the lovely scenic parks and trails that are run by the county.
The many great activities from festivals to park activities, great schools and low tax rate make living in one of the many Chester County homes a great place to call home.
Have you looked into one of the many Chester County homes for sale?
There are many choices when it comes to the many Chester County homes available for home buyers. The features and styles of Chester County homes can range depending on the location of the house. The popular housing style is the Colonial style home that ranges from a medium sized house to rather large single family homes. Other styles of homes include ranch, twin, custom built homes, mobile, farmhouse or cottage style homes.
A popular interior feature that Chester County homes are known for are the large fireplaces that provide for great heating options during the winter months. Many of the Chester County single family homes have a feature of huge lush lawns that provide for great outdoor space. If a smaller Chester County home is desired there are plenty of condos, townhouses, smaller mobile homes and small single family homes that can give the housing space desired without compromising location. There’s a house with all the features that a home owner could want with Chester County homes.
Chester County Homes | Prices
The average Chester County home listing price is an average of $356,500. Over the past year Chester County homes have experienced a sharp decrease in home values and listing prices. Some areas, particularly the ones closer to Philadelphia, are slowly starting to increase in price. Depending upon the location of the Chester County home the listing price will range in price. Chester County homes can start as low as $150,000 for a small cozy single townhome in the Chesterbrook or a row home or twin style in the “town” of Downingtown all the way up to just under $2.5mil in the Kennett Square community for a huge Colonial style home with lots of land in a picturesque and scenic rural county setting. There are plenty of housing options available with Chester County homes no mattter what your budget.
Chester County Homes | Excellent Schools
Chester County homes have their public school provided for through one of the 14 school districts in the county. Based off of verbal and math scores on the state proficiency tests, some of the most desirable Chester County school districts include: Tredyffrin-Eastown School District, Great Valley School District, and Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Several other well scoring school districts located in Chester County include Owen J. Roberts School District, Phoenixville School District and Twin Valley School District. Chester County has 19 private schools available for students in grades K through 12 to attend, as well as 11 cyber schools that offer an alternative school option to many of the Chester County homes. There are 8 college and university campuses located in Chester County including Immaculata University and Penn State Great Valley. Great school districts and a number of college campuses makes Chester County homes a desirable area to live in.
Chester County Homes | Historical Sites and Festivals
Chester County homes and neighborhoods are surrounded by a number of great historical sites throughout the county. In Elverson, there is the Hopewell Historic Site where there are plenty of old Iron plantations that are available for touring and experience what life was like back then. Another great feature that comes with living in a Chester County home is the amount of festivals that are throughout the area. Kennett Square hosts the famous Mushroom Festival every year where parades, mushroom farm tours and other fair events occur. In Malvern there is the local festivals and entertainment that are held in the local park throughout the summer. West Chester hosts several longstanding festivals icluding the Restaurant festival and the Turks Head music festival. Phoenixville has The Phoenix festival, which is centered around the burning of a giant wooden Phoenix. There is always something unique to experience that is just minutes from any of the many unique communities that make up Chester County homes.
Chester County Homes | Large Wonderful County Parks
Chester County homes are within minutes of many wonderful county parks that the Chester County Parks and Recreation provides for the residents. These parks come complete with play section for children, large wide open areas for outdoor activities from baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer and football.Some parks come complete with areas for boating, fishing and during the winter ice fishing, ice skating and other winter activities. There are beautiful trails throughout the parks that allow for running, walking and even equestrian rides to see some of the beautiful scenic sights.
Some of the great parks that are close to many Chester County homes includes French Creek State Park, Marsh Creek Park and White Clay Preserve as well as five other beautiful regional parks. These wonderful parks are scattered throughout the county and surround the many Chester County homes.
In addition Chester county is home to many working farms and locally produced organic farming of fruits and vegetables. There are many local farm markets and town markets that occur weekly for farmers to sell their locally grown wares for your to purchase. Help sustain the local economy by buying locally grown fruits and vegetables. There are also award winning Wineries like Chadds Ford Winery, which grow and produce some of the finest wines available. Victory Brewing Company is an internationally recognized craft brewing Beer Company that produces seasonal varieties as well as their staple brews like Hop Devil. They are located right in Downingtown and are a true hidden gem in Chester county.
Search | Chester County Homes for Sale
Start your own personal Chester County home search today. Be a part of a county who’s community is thriving and start the search today by visiting www.PaHouseQuest.com and contact the expert Chester County Realtor and Certified Residential Specialist today, James Harner by calling 484-727-8378 or firstname.lastname@example.org for all Chester County homes for sale.
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Here are some recently listed Chester County Homes to start your house quest:
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(all data current as of 5/25/2013)
$280,000 : 112 Captiva Way, Coatesville4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$229,900 : 100 Kylies Rd, Coatesville3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$115,000 : 1614 Olive St, Coatesville2 beds, 1 full bath
$169,900 : 380 Gavin Dr, Coatesville3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$199,800 : 39 Hannum Dr, Coatesville4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
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