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Chester County

Why you'd want to live in Chester County

Chester County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886. The county seat is West Chester. Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682. Chester County is located in southeast Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. The County was created by William Penn in 1682 as one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania. There are now 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Chester County is 759 square miles or approximately 485,600 acres in size. The highest elevation is 1071 ft. in the Welsh Mountains in Honey Brook Township. The lowest elevation is 70 feet above sea level along the Schuylkill River at the Montgomery County line. The County is a 3rd Class County with a three member Board of County Commissioners. There are 73 municipalities, consisting of 1 city, 15 boroughs, and 57 townships. All of the townships are Townships of the 2nd Class except Caln, which is a Township of the 1st Class. The Class of a township is determined by the State based on established criteria. 14 school districts provide K-12 public education in the County. There are six County parks (Hibernia, Nottingham, Warwick, Springton Manor, Black Rock Sanctuary, and Wolf’s Hollow). There are also many Federal, State, and municipal parks. The population of the county in the 2010 census was 498,886 people. The population estimate for 2014 is 512,784. (2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates) Chester County is the 7th most populated county in Pennsylvania (2010 Census) Of the population 25 years or older, 92.3% are high school graduates, 49.3% have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 20.2% have a graduate or professional degree. (2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates) There were 195,657 housing units in the county as of 2014, an increase from 192,462 in the 2010 Census. (2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates) The median sales price of all homes sold in the county in 2014 was $315,000.

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Chester County Market Report

$695,454

AVERAGE PRICE OF 2,000 HOMES

$582,494

AVERAGE PRICE OF 632 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,322,917

AVERAGE PRICE OF 162 HOMES WITH A POOL

$1,851,540

AVERAGE PRICE OF 247 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$467,349

AVERAGE PRICE OF 27 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

$478,803

AVERAGE PRICE OF 27 DISTRESSED HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $695,454
Avg Bedrooms 3.78 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.17 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $1,642,875
2 bedrooms $475,776
3 bedrooms $490,564
4 bedrooms $644,393
5 bedrooms $982,893
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Great Valley High School 212 $836,908 121 days
Downingtown High School East Campus 114 $573,726 127 days
Unionville High School 85 $1,040,276 157 days
Kennett High School 66 $686,960 148 days
Downingtown High School West Campus 63 $508,319 63 days
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 2,000 $695,454 118 days
Newly Built Homes 632 $582,494 131 days
Homes with a Pool 162 $1,322,917 129 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 247 $1,851,540 169 days
Reduced Price Homes 27 $467,349 72 days
Distressed Homes 27 $478,803 130 days
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