Phoenixville

 

Phoenixville is located about 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia at the junction of the Schuylkill River and French Creek. The borough was originally settled in 1732 and was an important manufacturing center in the early 20th century, with iron and steel mills, a boiler works, silk mill, etc. In recent years Phoenixville has seen a resurrection, and is now a popular housing spot with many restaurants and shops to visit. Since 2004 the town has celebrated its rebirth with the annual Firebird Festival. In March 2010, Philadelphia Magazine listed Phoenixville as one of “10 Awesome Neighborhoods To Call Home”. Phoenixville’s historic district is the largest National Historic District site in Chester County.

 

Population:

16,440 (2010 Census)

 

Public Schools:

Phoenixville Area School District (www.pasd.com)

PA Dept. of Education Fast Facts: Phoenixville Area Schools

 

Zip Code:

19460

 

Things To Do/Places To Visit:

Colonial Theatre

Phoenixville Hospital

Dogwood Festival

Phoenixville Historical Society

Farmers Market

Steel City Coffeehouse

Schuylkill Canal

Firebird Festival

 

Restaurants, Etc:

Iron Hill Brewery

Franco Ristorante

Majolica

Molly Maguire’s

Daddy Mims Creole

Thai Place

Black Lab Bistro

Marly’s