Chester County Real Estate
Chester County represents one of the 3 original counties in Pennsylvania when William Penn originally founded the colony. Over the years it has shrunk in size as other counties such as Lancaster, Berks and Delaware, have been subdivided off of the original parcel but Chester County remains a vibrant and important part of Pennsylvania’s cultural and economic prosperity. Its prominent location between the Susquehanna River and Philadelphia was historically a central reason for the county’s prosperity and even today that holds true. Chester County has 24th highest median income in the entire United States and is home to the westernmost portion of Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line community. In recent years, it has also experienced large waves of development as well, mainly due to its close proximity to Philadelphia
Even with this suburbanization, Chester County and its citizens continue to preserve the scenic beauty of the township and its strong agricultural economy. A substantial portion of Chester County’s income is still generated from agriculture and the number of farms in the county has actually grown. There are 166,981 acres of farmland in Chester County, approximately 28,000 acres of which is preserved by the state or county, and it is a national leader in the production of mushrooms. In addition, the county is home to over 3,000 acres of County parks with even more national and municipal recreational facilities within its borders.
This dichotomy of urban conveniences and rural charm is a defining feature of the county and something that gives it the broad appeal that makes it a desirable location for so many people to call home. Those who prefer the more relaxed country life opt to live in the more outlying areas of the county while those who are more interested in a faster paced lifestyle tend to focus on areas closer to Philadelphia such as West Chester or the Main Line, where a quick ride on the train will put all of the culture, shopping and nightlife of the city at their fingertips.
Chester County is one of those unique places that truly has something for everyone. No matter whether you are a single person just starting out, a family looking for an ideal place to raise your children or an older couple interested in living a more relaxed lifestyle, the home of your dreams can be found here. With such a versatile appeal, it is no wonder that the area’s real estate market has continued to remain strong. Don’t let the opportunity to see what makes Chester County an ideal place to call home pass you by! Call Scott Irvin today and let his expertise with Chester County real estate help you find your dream home.