West Goshen, Chester County Named One of CNN’s Best Small Towns

Friday, August 16th 2013

From the Philadelphia Business Journal:

“What makes up a great small town? Is it the ability to raise a family? Great local businesses? Plenty of green space?

CNN Money thinks it has the right formula, and it recognized three local suburbs on its list of the top 50 small towns in the United States.

It ranked West Goshen Township, Pa. (population 22,421) at No, 10. Here’s what it had to say about the town:
West Goshen Township has a lush, suburban feel, with quiet, tree-shaded residential areas, lovely parks, and a full slate of community activities.

Looking for larger-scale entertainment? The King of Prussia Mall, America’s largest shopping center, is only 20 minutes away. Surrounding the town is store- and restaurant-packed West Chester, a hamlet that serves as the area’s unofficial downtown.

West Goshen also boasts an array of local employers, including Comcast and QVC, and is an easy commute to the economic hubs of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. If your heart’s set on moving into a brand-new house, keep in mind that some newer residential developments lack personality and are expensive compared with older homes.

Hillsborough, N.J. (population 38,828) ranked No. 16 for its proximity to Philadelphia and New York and its “farm-country roots” that “protected one-third of its land from development.”

Horsham, Pa. (population 15,094) also made the list, ranking at No. 34. It was ranked for its business community including “600 businesses (including several Fortune 500 firms),” making Horsham “more than just a bedroom community.””

Read more at the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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