Homes & Real Estate in Chester County PA 

Chester County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States! It's home to large, diverse communities and small charming towns.

Chester County Homes for Sale

Chester County is one of the three original counties created by William Penn in 1682. It was named for Chester, England. Chester County is part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical4e Area and is located about 25 miles (40 km) west of Philadelphia.

Chester County is the third-largest county in Pennsylvania and is home to the main campus of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is West Chester, where you’ll find a charming downtown with shops, restaurants and local businesses. The Chester County Library System has 13 branches across the county.

Houses Available In Chester County

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Types Of Homes

Chester County is a mix of rural and suburban areas, offering a variety of residential options.

Property styles in Chester County are widely diverse and have a property style and price range that can be affordable for all. The median home price in Chester County was $453.3K in 2022. Property styles include single-level ranch homes, colonial homes, luxury new-construction townhomes, sprawling estates, farms and everything in between.

Parks & Recreation

Chester County has many parks, open spaces, and trails, including Springton Manor Farm, Hibernia and Warwick Park, Chester Valley Trail, Struble Trail, and Marsh Creek State Park.

Marsh Creek State Park is a 1,705 acres Pennsylvania state park in Upper Uwchlan and Wallace Townships. The park is the location of the 535-acre man-made Marsh Creek Lake, where people enjoy hiking, boating, kayaking, and fishing.

The land for what would become Marsh Creek State Park was first purchased by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on July 4, 1937 as part of an effort to control flooding along Marsh Creek. Construction began on Marsh Creek Dam in 1939 and was completed in 1942. The dam was built to provide flood control and water supply for nearby communities while also creating a recreational area with the state park.

Schools Districts And Colleges

Chester County has 12 public school districts with 136 schools including: Avon Grove School DistrictCoatesville Area School DistrictDowningtown Area School DistrictGreat Valley School DistrictKennett Consolidated School DistrictOctorara Area School DistrictOwen J. Roberts School DistrictOxford Area School DistrictPhoenixville Area School DistrictTredyffrin/Easttown School DistrictUnionville-Chadds Ford School District; and West Chester Area School District. Chester County also features 194 private, charter, and parochial schools including; Bishop Shanahan High School; Church Farm School; Malvern Preparatory School; Devon Preparatory School; Avon Grove Charter School; Delaware County Christian School.

Chester County has many universities, both community, state, and private. Including West Chester University, Immaculata University, Delaware County Community College, Valley Forge University, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

West Chester University is located in West Chester, PA. It is a public university with more than 15,000 students enrolled. It offers bachelor's degrees in more than 80 majors and programs as well as master's degrees in nursing and education. The school also offers doctoral degrees in nursing science, physical therapy and education administration.

Delaware County Community College has locations in Downingtown, Exton, West Grove, Phoenixville, and Media. It is a public community college that serves over 12,000 students each year from Chester County and surrounding counties including Delaware, Philadelphia Metro Area, Bucks County and Montgomery County.

Commercial and Industrial

Chester County, PA is home to roughly 48,950 companies, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, most of which are small businesses. Large companies with their headquarters located in Chester County include QVC, AmerisourceBergen, Bentley Systems, The Vanguard Group, J.G. Wentworth, and Victory Brewing Company among others.

Many of these companies are located in the county's numerous business parks and industrial parks. These industrial parks offer a variety of office and warehouse space options as well as excellent transportation links via Route 3 or Route 202/Route 30.

Buying Or Selling A Home?

The Toll Group is the go-to source for real estate in Chester County. With over 50 years of collective real estate experience, we know the local market inside and out. 

Whether you're looking to buy or sell, we have access to all of the best listings in this sought-after area. Our team of knowledgeable agents can help you find your dream home or give you advice on how to get top dollar when selling your own property.

If you're ready to hire a Realtor in Chester County to buy or sell a home, contact us today!