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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

106 HOFFMAN CIR
$950,000 
106 HOFFMAN CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 5/0 Baths
4,980 sqft
Courtesy of Holly Gross, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
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
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
1 CLAYTON LN
$585,144 
1 CLAYTON LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/0 Baths
3,930 sqft
Courtesy of Grande Realty
9 CLAYTON LN #LOT 47
$578,108 
9 CLAYTON LN #LOT 47
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/0 Baths
3,757 sqft
Courtesy of Grande Realty
0 BOOT RD
Courtesy of Joyce Sheldon, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
803 BRANDYWINE RD
$539,900 
803 BRANDYWINE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,637 sqft
Courtesy of Steven Christie, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
511 FERNCASTLE DR
$519,000 Price reduced from $535,000 (-$16,000)
511 FERNCASTLE DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,131 sqft
Courtesy of Ralph Iacovino, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
4215 W LINCOLN HWY
Courtesy of Adam Dyer, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
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
612 PRIZER CT
$405,000 
612 PRIZER CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,392 sqft
Courtesy of Mary Gillespie, BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont
307 N CALDWELL CIR
$355,000 
307 N CALDWELL CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Susan Manners, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chadds Ford
941 N YORK DR
$299,000 Price reduced from $365,000 (-$66,000)
941 N YORK DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,904 sqft
Courtesy of Bill McCormick, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1090 CREEK RD
$290,000 
1090 CREEK RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,610 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Exton
233 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE
$249,900 Price reduced from $258,000 (-$8,100)
233 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

6 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,524 sqft
Courtesy of Debbie Connor-Lisbon, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
LOT 2 GALLAGHERVILLE RD
Courtesy of Greg Perry, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
20 LYNDELL RD
$2,099 
20 LYNDELL RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,512 sqft
Courtesy of Holly Gross, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
335 E LANCASTER AVE #C24
$1,400 
335 E LANCASTER AVE #C24
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
900 sqft
Courtesy of Re/Max Direct
317 E LANCASTER AVE #B
$1,025 
317 E LANCASTER AVE #B
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
800 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Absolute Realty-West Chester
788 DORLANS MILL RD
Courtesy of Long & Foster-Exton

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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