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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

15570 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$680,550 
15570 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,693 sqft
Courtesy of Laszlo Garay, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
32QD EMMA CT
$652,717 
32QD EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,800 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
01H PATRIOT LN
$639,995 
01H PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,892 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
883390 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$606,995 
883390 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,046 sqft
Courtesy of Laszlo Garay, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
888390 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$601,995 
888390 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/2 Baths
3,970 sqft
Courtesy of Laszlo Garay, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
1566 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$596,270 
1566 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,659 sqft
Courtesy of Laszlo Garay, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
06M EMMA CT
$589,995 
06M EMMA CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,849 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
0 BOOT RD
Courtesy of Joyce Sheldon, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
883370 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$551,995 
883370 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,426 sqft
Courtesy of Laszlo Garay, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
883360 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$541,995 
883360 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,659 sqft
Courtesy of Laszlo Garay, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
883470 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
$539,995 
883470 BRIGHT GLADE CIR
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,419 sqft
Courtesy of Laszlo Garay, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newtown Square
08C PATRIOT LN
$524,995 
08C PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,419 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
06E PATRIOT LN
$518,995 
06E PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,664 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
7W PATRIOT LN
$487,995 
7W PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,059 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
138 PATRIOT LN
$411,411 
138 PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,735 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
148R PATRIOT LN
$369,995 
148R PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,735 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
1460 N RED MAPLE WAY
$369,900 
1460 N RED MAPLE WAY
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,636 sqft
Courtesy of Katherine Matson, BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
147WAY PATRIOT LN
$357,995 
147WAY PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,480 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
144W PATRIOT LN
$339,995 
144W PATRIOT LN
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,389 sqft
Courtesy of Cindy Scott, BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton
220 CARLYN CT
$200,000 
220 CARLYN CT
DOWNINGTOWN, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,538 sqft
Courtesy of James Houghton, BHHS Fox & Roach-Doylestown

Downingtown, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 212 $304,896 $308,100

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)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

DOWNINGTOWN 4 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Downingtown, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

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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