Did You Know?
BUSINESS

  • Chester County as the fastest-growing county in the region and is expected to add more than 146,000 new residents and 87,000 new jobs by 2045according to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Pennsylvania’s 19th Senatorial District, which encompasses most of Chester County, led the Commonwealth in the amount of Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits awarded to life sciences and healthcare companies in 2015.  Seventeen sciences and healthcare companies in the county were awarded more than $3.7 million in R&D Tax Credits, according to information from Pennsylvania Bio, the trade association of Pennsylvania’s bioscience industry.In fact, Chester County was the overwhelming leader, being awarded more than $1 million more in credits than any other region, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Furthermore, life sciences and healthcare companies in Chester County accounted for more than 30 percent of the total R&D credits awarded.

EDUCATION

West Chester University

  • Ranked #129 best public colleges nationwide out of nearly 500 four-year public colleges that were ranked by Buffalo Business First
  • Has the highest retention rate of all the state universities in Pennsylvaniaaccording to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Chester County schools dominate Top 50 in Greater Philadelphia rankings for SATs.

  1. Downingtown West – 1557
  2. Downingtown East – 1582
  3. Avon Grove Charter – 1584
  4. Avon Grove – 1585
  5. West Chester East – 1593
  6. Kennett – 1595
  7. Phoenixville – 1611
  8. Owen J. Roberts – 1612
  9. Rustin – 1620
  10. Henderson – 1643
  11. Great Valley – 1682
  12. Unionville – 1730
  13. Conestoga – 1795
  14. Downingtown STEM Academy – 1839

 

CULTURE

  • Talula’s Table is the toughest reservation in the US according to NPR
  • Exton’s Wellington Square Bookshop has been selected as the best bookstore in Pennsylvania by Real Simplemagazine
  • Dowingtown’s Victory Brewing’s parent firm, Artisanal Brewing Ventures ranked #13 on the Brewers Association’s Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal 
  • Wyebrook Farm and Market among Opentable.com’s 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants In America

QUALITY OF LIFE

Chester County is the healthiest county in PA as ranked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Ten Chester County towns dominate Niche.com’s ranking of the 25 Best Places to Live in Greater Philadelphia

  1. Chesterbrook
  2. Tredyffrin Township
  3. Devon
  4. Paoli
  5. Charlestown Township
  6. East Whiteland
  7. Willistown Township
  8. Easttown
  9. West Goshen
  10. Birmingham

Chester County is home to five “Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia” – Kennett Square, Oxford, Phoenixville, Malvern, and West Chester, as designated by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Chester County Hospital, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, ranks as the 6th best hospital in the Philadelphia Metro region and 12th best in Pennsylvania according to US News & World Report

The Main Line Health Hospitals – which include Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital – have all received NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation. The NICHE designation indicates an organization’s commitment to elder care excellence by stimulating senior-focused transformation in the culture of healthcare facilities and achieving patient-centered care for older adults.

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