About Chester County
Eastern Chester County is home to many communities that comprise part of the Main Line western suburbs of Philadelphia. Part of its southernmost portion is considered suburban Wilmington, along with southwest Delaware County. Chester County offers history, horses, wine, art, boutiques, fine dining, parks and more. Most noteworthy, it is the highest-income county in Pennsylvania, consisting of 15 unique boroughs. The county is home to the stunning Longwood Gardens, a botanical garden consisting of over 1,077 acres. Lush landscapes surround the area which were made famous by painter Andrew Wyeth. Finally, Chester County is home to the biggest winery in Pennsylvania, Chaddsford Winery.
- Downingtown School District
- Great Valley School District
- Phoenixville School District
There are 12 public school districts in Chester County, ranging in size from large suburban to small rural. The Chester County Intermediate Unit provides educational, administrative and support services to each of the 12 public school districts, as well as many of the area non-public schools. In addition, they also maintain strong ties to all of the county's alternative schools, private academies and other educational institutions.
Dining and Shopping
West Chester is your perfect option for spending the day sightseeing and shopping in over 60 boutiques for items you won't see at the mall. There are over 65 award winning restaurants for every taste and budget and many offer entertainment in the evening making it a great place to wind down after a long day. The opportunities are endless!
Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley, West Chester is a picturesque and historic community that offers small-town charm with cosmopolitan flair. As a result, the Philadelphia Inquirer called it "one of the world's most perfect small towns." Looking for a smaller, more intimate place to have a picnic? Visit the gardens of Chanticleer in Wayne. No matter your interests, Chester County probably has what you're looking for.
Parks and Recreation
The County of Chester manages 21.8 miles of regional trails and over 4,600 acres of dedicated public parkland created to preserve natural, cultural and historical resources. Three state protected areas exist in this county: French Creek State Park, Marsh Creek State Park, and White Clay Creek Preserve. In addition, part of Valley Forge National Historic Park lies within this county. There are many beautiful sights to see!