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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

901 SPRINGTON RD
$750,000 
901 SPRINGTON RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,634 sqft
Courtesy of Anthony Caravello, BHHS Fox & Roach-Yardley
201 PAINSWICK LN
$734,900 Price reduced from $749,000 (-$14,100)
201 PAINSWICK LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 4/1 Baths
5,535 sqft
Courtesy of Maureen Markley, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
25 TURNSTONE WAY
$674,888 
25 TURNSTONE WAY
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
4,644 sqft
Courtesy of Anne Matyjasik, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1524 HIGH COUNTRY RD
$650,000 
1524 HIGH COUNTRY RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/1 Baths
5,278 sqft
Courtesy of Anna Abbatemarco, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
541 OLD HORSESHOE PIKE
$600,000 
541 OLD HORSESHOE PIKE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,372 sqft
Courtesy of Eve Marberger, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1473 STOCK GRANGE DR
$600,000 Price reduced from $625,000 (-$25,000)
1473 STOCK GRANGE DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,951 sqft
Courtesy of Debora Sugarman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
4105 EDGES MILL RD
$585,000 
4105 EDGES MILL RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

7 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,124 sqft
Courtesy of Marybeth Bowman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
120 LONGFIELDS WAY
$529,000 
120 LONGFIELDS WAY
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
4,268 sqft
Courtesy of Frank Lorine, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
126 LONGFIELDS WAY
$499,900 
126 LONGFIELDS WAY
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,208 sqft
Courtesy of Erica Lundmark, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
202 TROWBRIDGE LN
$453,987 
202 TROWBRIDGE LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,184 sqft
Courtesy of June Robinson, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
798 TAYLOR RD
$439,900 
798 TAYLOR RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,332 sqft
Courtesy of Meghan Chorin, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
1394 SAW MILL RD
$425,000 
1394 SAW MILL RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Constance Kushto, BHHS Fox & Roach-Jennersville
11 CASEY DR
$415,000 
11 CASEY DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,278 sqft
Courtesy of Bill McCormick, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
102 ROSEWOOD CT
$400,000 
102 ROSEWOOD CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,256 sqft
Courtesy of Anna Abbatemarco, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1005 CHISWELL DR
$399,900 
1005 CHISWELL DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,228 sqft
Courtesy of Timothy Noonan, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
1501 JAMES LN
$309,900 Price reduced from $319,000 (-$9,100)
1501 JAMES LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,864 sqft
Courtesy of Mary Ciliberto, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
223 JEFFERSON AVE
$259,900 
223 JEFFERSON AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,040 sqft
Courtesy of Anne Matyjasik, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
3304 W SUMMIT AVE
$205,000 Price reduced from $214,900 (-$9,900)
3304 W SUMMIT AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,165 sqft
Courtesy of D Dana Felt, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
402 DEVON CT
$185,000 
402 DEVON CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,480 sqft
Courtesy of Ryan Estrada, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
19 WYNDHAM CT
$174,900 
19 WYNDHAM CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,740 sqft
Courtesy of Susanne Olshefski, BHHS Fox & Roach-Media

Downingtown, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2017 70 $296,171 $286,725

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

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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: 8,269
Households: 3,461
Median Age: 38

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