West Chester

 

Originally known as Turk’s Head, the Borough of West Chester is located approximately 25 miles west of Philadelphia. West Chester is the home of West Chester University and QVC, and has been Chester County’s seat of government since 1786. The area is known for its unique shops and boutiques, its great variety of restaurants, and its many cultural activities. The West Chester Downtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, and there are several other borough properties that are listed on the National register as well.

 

Population:

18,461 in the borough (2010 census)

 

Public Schools:

West Chester Area School District (www.wcasd.net)

PA Dept. of Education Fast Facts: West Chester Schools

 

Zip Codes:

19380 and 19382

 

Things To Do/Places To Visit:

QVC Studio Tours

Chester County Historical Society

West Chester Growers Market

American Helicopter Museum

West Chester Old Fashioned Christmas

West Chester Halloween Parade

West Chester Chili Cook-Off

Hotel Warner

Chester County Justice Center

Brandywine Picnic Park

West Chester Restaurant Festival

Chester County Hospital

West Chester Film Festival

Eclat Chocolate

West Chester University of PA

Chester County SPCA

Carlino’s Specialty Foods

 

Restaurants, Etc:

Limoncello Ristorante

Kildare’s Irish Pub

Avalon Restaurant

Roots Cafe

Dilworthtown Inn

Iron Hill Brewery

High Street Cafe

Kooma Japanese Restaurant

Landmark

Saloon 151

The Social Lounge

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Ryan’s Pub

Pietro’s Prime

Mercato

The Side Bar

Split Rail

Teca

Barnaby’s

Lorenzo’s Pizza

Dia Doce Gourmet Cupcakes

Pica’s