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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
$959,000 
11 CUMBERLAND DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/2 Baths
4,869 sqft
Courtesy of Lavinia Smerconish, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr
1466 W STONINGTON DR
$745,000 
1466 W STONINGTON DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 5/0 Baths
6,018 sqft
Courtesy of Natalie Curry, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
51 YARMOUTH LN
$599,900 
51 YARMOUTH LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,670 sqft
Courtesy of Thomas Betz, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
004 PATRIOT LN #MB614
$528,995 
004 PATRIOT LN #MB614
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,292 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
008 PATRIOT LN #CR614
$524,995 
008 PATRIOT LN #CR614
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,419 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
006 PATRIOT LN #EW614
$518,995 
006 PATRIOT LN #EW614
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,664 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
3 MATISSE DR
$439,900 
3 MATISSE DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,150 sqft
Courtesy of Liz Saunders, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
360 MAPLE ST
$425,000 
360 MAPLE ST
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,080 sqft
Courtesy of Eve Marberger, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
684 TAYLOR RD
$405,000 
684 TAYLOR RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,605 sqft
Courtesy of Linda Perry, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
120 ASHLAND DR
$395,000 
120 ASHLAND DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,184 sqft
Courtesy of Andrew Talone, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
148 PATRIOT LN ##604R
$369,995 
148 PATRIOT LN ##604R
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,735 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
525 LARKINS BRIDGE DR
$365,000 
525 LARKINS BRIDGE DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,066 sqft
Courtesy of David England, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon
147 PATRIOT LN ##604WA
$357,995 
147 PATRIOT LN ##604WA
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,480 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
283 N CALDWELL CIR
$349,900 
283 N CALDWELL CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,280 sqft
Courtesy of Erica Lundmark, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
144 PATRIOT LN ##064WH
$339,995 
144 PATRIOT LN ##064WH
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,389 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1300 MARSHALLTON THORNDALE RD
$315,000 
1300 MARSHALLTON THORNDALE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,208 sqft
Courtesy of Rebecca Diamond, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr
42 LAKEVIEW CT
$249,900 Price reduced from $259,900 (-$10,000)
42 LAKEVIEW CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,255 sqft
Courtesy of Erica Deuschle, BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford Stn
28 LAMMEY WAY
$4,750 Price reduced from $5,000 (-$250)
28 LAMMEY WAY
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

5 Beds, 4/1 Baths
5,314 sqft
Courtesy of Erica Lundmark, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
474 BRACELAND DR
$2,450 
474 BRACELAND DR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,206 sqft
Courtesy of Mary Ciliberto, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
160 LITTLE CONESTOGA RD ##3
Courtesy of Jacquie Testa, BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford Stn

Downingtown, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
APR-JUN 2017 34 $287,499 $292,500

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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