Downingtown, Pennsylvania is a borough located in Chester County about 33 miles west of Philadelphia. Downingtown is home to approximately 8,000 residents. It is a community that is popular with Philadelphia commuters and local workers alike. Any home buyer can find a the perfect property for sale here that meets their needs.
The town was originally called “Milltown” thanks to the significant number of mills situated along the east branch of Brandywine Creek. The town got its present name around the time of the American Revolution when it was named after a Quaker immigrant, Thomas Downing who owned a number of the mills along the creek. The town officially became known as Downingtown in 1812. The first known home was built by Sami Warren in 1705. It has become known as the Downingtown Log House.
In 1988, pretzels sold out of a stall at the farmers market in Downingtown quickly became very popular. The stall was run by the founders of what is now known as Auntie Annie’s. Today, Auntie Annie’s is a global company with over 1000 stores and $375 million in sales each year.
The Struble Trail is a popular hiking and biking trail that goes from the Marsh Creek Reservoir through Downingtown and beyond. It is a mostly paved trail that offers great scenery and excellent connections to other paths in the area. It is both dog and bike friendly.
A fun destination for the whole family is the 1,705-acre Marsh Creek State Park. The park offers numerous rentals including kayaks, paddle boards, sunfish, bay-sailors, and even fishing gear. A large swimming pool complements the beautiful large lake. Marsh Lake offers great fishing and boating across its 535-acres. There are some swimming areas as well as areas for picnicking. No motorized boats are allowed on the lake, so it is a particularly serene and tranquil environment to spend a day.
The Mill at Anselma is a national historical landmark that is the best remaining example of a water-powered grain mill in the country. Everyone in the family will take something meaningful away from the one-hour guided tour. There are certain days when the mill is actually grinding grain into flour that can be purchased at the gift shop. Artisans’ markets and walking paths further add to the experience.
Downingtown’s Victory Brewing Company is a highly rated microbrewery that can offer a popular night out to Downingtown residents.
Downingtown’s Fall Fest is held each September. It is sponsored by the Victory Brewing Company. They set up a beer garden with a great selection of various brews and food. This is a growing event, with more vendors every year. Last year over 5,000 visitors attended Fall Fest.
The Downingtown Ghost Walk precedes Halloween each year. It is now in its fifth year. The “spooktacular” activity includes a guided tours of the borough’s most historic and haunted sites. Mid-December is the time for the annual Christmas parade. Float competitions are a popular component of this traditional event.
The homes for sale in Downingtown and surrounding areas include those built by major homebuilders in newer subdivisions that offer the most modern conveniences for any home buyer. Property for sale also includes country estates, on acreage, with expansive living spaces. Kathleen Gagnon, has a prestigious reputation as a knowledgeable local realtor that has assisted many home buyers with their search for homes. Kathleen can find you the perfect home for you.
Downingtown has a good selection of real estate and homes for sale. The prospective home buyer with a deep appreciation of the rich history of the community may want to search for homes built over a century ago. Kathleen Gagnon is your best Dowingtown real estate source. Contact Kathleen today!
This is your chance to own a delightful and affordable single in Applecross Country Club! This home is perfectly situated on a low-traffic cul-de-sac lot in the Villages...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Action Associates.
Great Value in the center of Downingtown Borough. Walk to all of the restaurants, bars, shopping, hiking trails, and errands. Light filled town home with 2 car garage (...
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern.
Charming Brick Twin within walking distance to downtown Downingtown offering dining, shopping, parks, and trails. Once the new train station is moved it will be walk ab...
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Exton.
Beautifully updated twin in a prime location of Downingtown Boro! This 4 bed, 2 full bath home offers an abundance of space at an affordable price. Pristine hardwood floo...
Listing courtesy of Vanguard Realty Alliance, LLC.
Welcome to this impeccably-maintained 2br contemporary ranch in Downingtown's premier adult community. Truly move-in ready, this quiet cul-de-sac location is the perfect ...
Listing courtesy of Springer Realty Group.
3716 Humpton Rd is a house in Downingtown, PA 19335. This 1,282 square foot house sits on a 9,450 square foot lot and features 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The home sits o...
Listing courtesy of Carrington Real Estate Services LLC.
Open house Sunday, Jan 26th, from 1-3pm. Welcome to a gorgeous Downingtown home with a tranquil setting in Hideaway Farms! Come visit one of the largest homes in the co...
Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc..
The opportunity to get in now couldn~t be more perfect! Welcome to 338 Jefferson Ave, a 3 Bedroom 1 bathroom single home located in Downingtown Boro. Do you want to stop ...
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Exton.
Investor Opportunity! This ranch-style home offers 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath, and set within Downingtown School District. Situated in a convenient location with approx...
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate -Exton.
Welcome to 102 Larson Drive. As you enter you will immediately notice the carefully chosen upgrades. The first floor features a Living Room and Den, perfect for family ...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Action Associates.
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