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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

11 CUMBERLAND DR
$999,000 
11 CUMBERLAND DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/2 Baths
4,869 sqft
Courtesy of Lavinia Smerconish, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr
136 RANDOLPH DR
$674,900 Price reduced from $699,900 (-$25,000)
136 RANDOLPH DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,022 sqft
Courtesy of Bill McCormick, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
0004 PATRIOT LN
$629,995 
0004 PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
129 MOORE RD
$625,000 Price reduced from $639,900 (-$14,900)
129 MOORE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,664 sqft
Courtesy of Liz Saunders, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
002 PATRIOT LN #BEL
$614,995 
002 PATRIOT LN #BEL
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,983 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
0007 W PATRIOT LN #TBD
$487,995 
0007 W PATRIOT LN #TBD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,059 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
848 TREMONT DR
$475,000 Price reduced from $489,000 (-$14,000)
848 TREMONT DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,578 sqft
Courtesy of Erica Lundmark, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1401 GLENSIDE RD
$332,900 
1401 GLENSIDE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,784 sqft
Courtesy of Lisa Grzywacz, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
150 SILLS LN
$325,000 Price reduced from $327,000 (-$2,000)
150 SILLS LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Jeanette Zarelli, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
1501 JAMES LN
$319,000 
1501 JAMES LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,864 sqft
Courtesy of Mary Ciliberto, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
218 TALL TREES CIR
$315,000 
218 TALL TREES CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,326 sqft
Courtesy of Marie Pogue, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
3408 ALYDAR RD
$300,000 Price reduced from $309,000 (-$9,000)
3408 ALYDAR RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,184 sqft
Courtesy of Anna Abbatemarco, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
129 W LANCASTER AVE
Courtesy of Tina Bandoian, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
70 CHATHAM CT
$225,000 
70 CHATHAM CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,140 sqft
Courtesy of David Dunn, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
3304 W SUMMIT AVE
$214,900 
3304 W SUMMIT AVE
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,165 sqft
Courtesy of D Dana Felt, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
430 BIANCA CIR
$189,000 
430 BIANCA CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,439 sqft
Courtesy of Christine Becker-Brown, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
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
918 BALDWIN DR
$72,900 
918 BALDWIN DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Stacey Morrison, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
559 EMBREEVILLE RD
Courtesy of Antoinette Gabriel, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton

Downingtown, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2017 47 $291,531 $287,875

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

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