West Chester, located in the center of Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley, is a picturesque. family-friendly town filled with historical monuments, wineries, gourmet food, and boutique shopping. This gem of a city, which was the location of several scenes in the 2008 film Marley and Me, is the perfect destination for you and your family to settle down roots.
West Chester was established as Chester County in 1786 and incorporated as a borough in 1799. Today, the population surpasses 18,000, and residents can walk the brick sidewalks that were once home to Abraham Lincoln's presidency campaign.
West Chester has over 60 boutiques, carrying unique clothing, jewelry and art pieces you can't find at a mall. Browse the different shops, walk through the scenic Longwood Gardens, and then sit down for seafood at Doc Magrogans Oyster House for a perfect Saturday afternoon with the family.
For date night, take a trip to the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, starting at Kreutz Creek Vineyards Tasting Room, and try all of the quality regional wines.
If you're a history buff renting an apartment in West Chester, be sure to stop by the Chester County Historical Society to visit all of the exhibits that portray life in West Chester from as early as the 18th century.
In terms of public transportation, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) serves the greater Chester County community.
If school is bringing you to look at West Chester apartments, there are plenty of options to choose from. West Chester University, the Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania, Inc., Neumann University and Delaware County Community College are all in the area.
Some of the top employment industries in West Chester, PA are in the health care industry, the scientific product distribution industry, and the food processing industry. Top employers include VWR International, Synthes, and Mars Drinks, among others.