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Overview of Downingtown

The borough of Downingtown is located in Chester County, Pa., and welcomes new residents to join the continuously growing community. The borough has a population of approximately 8,000 people and has come a long way since its start in 1716. It is situated in the southeastern region of the state, between Lancaster and Philadelphia. Families looking for Downingtown apartments for rent will find a tight-knit community committed to preserving its history while moving forward.

Living in Downingtown, PA

Downingtown began as Milltown, originally named for the several mills that were erected by the town's founders. During the Revolutionary War, the borough held food supplies for troops and more mills were added, helping the small village prosper. The government of the borough was established in 1953. Despite all of Downingtown's evolution over the years, the borough has retained many of its historic characteristics through the preservation of some of its earliest buildings.

According to City-Data, the most common industry in the borough today is manufacturing, followed by accommodation and food services, and retail trade. The Downingtown government offers residents many services and amenities, including a wealth of community activities to participate in during their free time. Residents spend leisurely time outside at several area parks that offer prime opportunities for biking, hiking, fishing and picnicking. By paying a quick visit to the Downingtown Borough Facebook page, residents can also keep abreast of all the borough's current events, news and announcements regarding community events.

Downingtown Attractions and Special Events

History buffs who reside in apartments for rent in Downingtown particularly enjoy living near the borough's historic downtown district, which has been preserved since the early 1700s and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents and visitors get their fill at the area's many restaurants that have been marked as favorites by reviewers on tripadvisor. When residents want to get away for a short trip, they can easily travel 37 miles east to Philadelphia or 36 miles west to Lancaster.

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