Philadelphia is a great place for work and play. It’s home to a number of prominent area employers and can’t be beat when it comes to sports, entertainment, and popular attractions. But there are some downsides. Just like any major city, Philly is busy, often crowded, and a bit too noisy for some folks. That’s why so many local Pennsylvanians choose to live in the Philly suburbs and commute to the city. Though there are lots of area suburbs where you can make a great home, there’s one that always seems to top the list: Chester County!
The words “city” and “quiet” don’t typically go together. And Philly seems to always be buzzing with all kinds of activities. From major league sporting events to concerts to celebrations that draw hundreds and thousands, the city is always experiencing constant activity. Some locals love that buzz, while others prefer a less hurried home front.
If you’re one of those folks who enjoy more serene surroundings, Chester County is the right home for you. While in no way a secluded suburb, ChesCo (as it’s lovingly called by locals) offers its residents a perfect blend of urban and rural elements. Drive a few miles down any road, and you’ll see local stores, business centers, and schools. Take a turn down a side street and a few miles later you’ll see fields with deer or local farms with horses.
That unique blend of elements beckons those who enjoy convenience along with comfort and quiet.
ChesCo may have some rural and rustic elements, but no one would ever dare call it “the sticks.” In fact, it’s an incredibly convenient location for commuting to Philadelphia. Chester County’s major roadway, U.S. Route 202, connects with both I-95 North, the Schuylkill Expressway and U.S. Route 1 for easy commuting to various parts of the city.
Chester County is extremely close to other popular Philadelphia counties, such as Delaware (AKA DelCo), Montgomery, Lancaster, and Bucks. Plus, residents can also easily travel to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York from Chester County, too.
One of the main reasons many families flock to Chester County is to enroll their children in some of the state’s best school districts. West Chester Area School District, one of ChesCo’s top-rated school systems, offers families access to the area’s best grade, middle, and high schools.
Chester County is also home to some of the best colleges and universities in the state, including West Chester University, Widener University - Exton Campus, and Immaculata University.
Unlike the city (and even other area suburbs), Chester County benefits from lots of parks, recreation services, and green spaces. Whether you want to have a spring picnic, enjoy fall foliage, hike, bike, walk your dog, or play softball, Chester County offers its residents plenty of parks and trails to enjoy every season.
These are just a few of the many reasons ChesCo rates high on the list of best Philadelphia suburbs. And Market Street Flats ranks high on the list for best Chester County, PA apartment rentals! Located in the heart of downtown West Chester, our residents enjoy the proximity to Philadelphia and Wilmington, along with lots of great local schools, restaurants, shops, attractions, ice cream parlors, coffee shops, and more. Find out more about our ChesCo apartments today by scheduling a tour!