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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

$740,530

AVERAGE PRICE OF 2,000 HOMES

$639,567

AVERAGE PRICE OF 518 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,170,659

AVERAGE PRICE OF 223 HOMES WITH A POOL

$1,835,399

AVERAGE PRICE OF 276 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$594,489

AVERAGE PRICE OF 85 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

$589,043

AVERAGE PRICE OF 33 DISTRESSED HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $740,530
Avg Bedrooms 3.91 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.31 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $1,314,856
2 bedrooms $586,241
3 bedrooms $530,320
4 bedrooms $652,675
5 bedrooms $997,312
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Great Valley High School 204 $857,352 79 days
Downingtown High School East Campus 103 $620,017 83 days
Unionville High School 95 $1,023,421 100 days
Conestoga Senior 81 $958,342 60 days
Owen J Roberts High School 74 $758,016 90 days
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 2,000 $740,530 81 days
Newly Built Homes 518 $639,567 82 days
Homes with a Pool 223 $1,170,659 89 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 276 $1,835,399 100 days
Reduced Price Homes 85 $594,489 70 days
Distressed Homes 33 $589,043 89 days