Welcome to West Chester

A charming borough with historic roots and a thriving downtown.
As the county seat of Chester County, West Chester is a bustling borough located within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. West Chester is a hip college town that boasts a vibrant downtown area filled with great restaurants and unique shops. The town is also home to the West Chester University of Pennsylvania North Campus and the Chester County government, making it an important hub for education and local government.
The heart of West Chester is located at the intersection of Market and High Streets, where visitors can explore historic architecture, including fine examples of Greek Revival and Victorian styles. The town's rich history is reflected in its many brick buildings, which give the town a charming and timeless feel. Whether you're looking for a place to call home or just visiting, West Chester is a welcoming and vibrant community that's sure to delight.

What to Love

  • A bustling college town with great schools. 
  • Art shops and amazing restaurants.
  • Desirable location with a lively college town feel.
  • Vibrant atmosphere with a fantastic vibe.
  • Experience luxury and culture in West Chester Town.

Local Lifestyle

One of the things people love most about West Chester is its great vibe and college-town feel. The town is filled with art shops, unique boutiques, and a variety of great restaurants that offer everything from classic American fare to the latest microbrews. 
In addition to its vibrant downtown area, West Chester is also home to some of the area's most visited attractions, including the QVC Studios. Located in an industrial park off U.S. 202, the QVC Studios offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's largest multimedia retailers. For those looking to explore the town's rich history, the Chester County Courthouse and Market Street Station are fine examples of classical architecture that are not to be missed. With its unique blend of history, culture, and modern amenities, West Chester is a truly special place to call home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Limoncello is a classic Italian restaurant that serves up delicious dishes with a modern twist. The menu is full of options, and the daily specials are always a pleasant surprise. Limoncello's cozy and inviting atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a variety of occasions. The service is impeccable, and the staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every customer has a great experience.
Pietro's Prime is a fine-dining steakhouse that offers an upscale experience without being pretentious. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere is elegant and sophisticated. Pietro's Prime is the perfect spot for a special occasion or a romantic dinner for two. The steaks are cooked to perfection, and the Barada is a must-try. The bartenders are amazing, and the bar is fully stocked with top-shelf liquor. 
For a casual dining spot that offers a fun and lively atmosphere, stop by Sedona Taphouse. The service is fast and friendly, and the food is outstanding. This is the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a celebratory dinner. The crab and artichoke dip is a must-try, and the drinks are creative and delicious. The industrial look of the restaurant is super cool, and the ambiance is warm and welcoming. 
The Slow Hand Bar at Carlino's Market is a hidden gem that combines great food with live music. The atmosphere is unbeatable, and the drinks are creative and delicious. The Slow Hand Bar is the perfect spot for a night out with friends, and the deviled eggs are a must-try. The unique cocktails and entrees are fantastic, and the ingredients are always fresh and curated. If you're looking for a fun and lively spot with great entertainment, the Slow Hand Bar at Carlino's Market is the place to be.

Things to Do

One of the most exciting events in West Chester Town is the Annual Jingle Bell Race & Christmas Parade. Every year, residents and visitors alike gather to watch the festive parade and cheer on the runners as they race through the streets. With colorful floats, lively music, and plenty of holiday cheer, this event is a must-see for anyone in the area during the holiday season. So bundle up, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and get ready to enjoy all the festivities!
For foodies, the Annual Food Festival is a can't-miss event in West Chester. Featuring a wide variety of local and regional cuisine, this festival is a celebration of all things delicious. From gourmet food trucks to artisanal cheeses and craft beers, there's something for everyone at this culinary extravaganza. So come hungry and be prepared to indulge in some of the best food the region has to offer.
If you're looking for some outdoor adventure, the ChesLen Preserve is the perfect destination. With over 2,000 acres of open space and trails, this natural wonderland is a paradise for hikers, bikers, and nature lovers of all ages. From peaceful meadows to wooded hillsides, the preserve offers a diverse range of landscapes to explore. So lace up your hiking boots and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of the great outdoors.


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Overview for WEST CHESTER, PA

18,592 people live in WEST CHESTER, where the median age is 24.6 and the average individual income is $37,170. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

24.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for WEST CHESTER, PA

WEST CHESTER has 6,832 households, with an average household size of 2.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in WEST CHESTER do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,592 people call WEST CHESTER home. The population density is 10,070.31 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.58 / 52.42%

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The following schools are within or nearby WEST CHESTER. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Agnes Catholic School
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Ymca Kindergarten Academy
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West Chester Friends School
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Chester County Family Academy Charter School
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