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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

LOT 12 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$698,000 
LOT 12 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,693 sqft
Courtesy of Elizabeth Honer, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
123 EMMA CT
$629,995 
123 EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
02BE EMMA CT
$614,995 
02BE EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,983 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1566 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$609,970 
1566 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 4/0 Baths
3,659 sqft
Courtesy of Elizabeth Honer, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
2056 BALLY MOOR DR
$599,900 
2056 BALLY MOOR DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,136 sqft
Courtesy of Steven Christie, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
0 BOOT RD
Courtesy of Joyce Sheldon, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
120 SKYLINE DR
$540,000 
120 SKYLINE DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,462 sqft
Courtesy of Diane Colburn, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
04MBK PATRIOT LN
$528,995 
04MBK PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,292 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
721 N HAINES CIR
$469,000 
721 N HAINES CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,756 sqft
Courtesy of Deborah Dorsey, BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont
280 SPRING RUN LN
$445,000 
280 SPRING RUN LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,478 sqft
Courtesy of Betsy Cohen, BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
114 ROSEWOOD CT
$385,000 
114 ROSEWOOD CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,035 sqft
Courtesy of Anna Abbatemarco, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
101 STONEBRIDGE LN
$329,000 
101 STONEBRIDGE LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,237 sqft
Courtesy of Daniel Brudnok, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1804 BURNT COAL CIR
$315,999 
1804 BURNT COAL CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,329 sqft
Courtesy of Suzette Webb, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
3408 ALYDAR RD
$305,000 
3408 ALYDAR RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,016 sqft
Courtesy of Susan Medford, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
100 CAMPBELL CIR #D33
$189,999 
100 CAMPBELL CIR #D33
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,356 sqft
Courtesy of Justin Kane, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
817 WINDRIDGE LN
$2,650 
817 WINDRIDGE LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,690 sqft
Courtesy of Patricia Dunn, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
409 BOOT RD
$2,350 
409 BOOT RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

28,953 sqft
Courtesy of Leagh Wiggins, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
247 SILLS LN
$2,200 
247 SILLS LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,776 sqft
Courtesy of Xiaomin Lu, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
270 HIGHLAND AVE
$1,900 
270 HIGHLAND AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,496 sqft
Courtesy of Amy Collins, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
345 MARY ST
$1,600 
345 MARY ST
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,120 sqft
Courtesy of Maria Gumas, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square

Downingtown, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 283 $304,554 $309,000

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: 8,539
Households: 3,580
Median Age: 38

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