The Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania has something for everyone – historic traditions and structures, fabulous dining, a variety of shopping, great schools and a beautiful landscape rich with fertile farmland and amazing waterways. In Chester County alone, you’ll find hundreds of restaurants, shops, 14 school districts, six county parks, three state parks and the edge of Valley Forge National Park.
Phoenixville is one of the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia, a exclusive list of communites known for shopping, entertainment and history that is close to New York, Maryland and Washington, DC via public transportation. The Phoenixville area also supports a number of local, regional and national businesses and offers a strong economy with low unemployment figures.
Neighboring Montgomery County is rich with business parks in Blue Bell, Lansdale, and King of Prussia and is one of less than 30 counties in the U.S. with a Standard and Poor’s rating of ‘AAA.’
From sophisticated restaurants to familiar chains and family eateries, Phoenixville offers a wide variety of well-known places to stop for a family dinner or a romantic evening. Try Majolica Restaurant for its elegant seasonal french fare located on Bridge street or stop by Molly Maguires Irish Restaurant to experience creative Irish American cuisine with Irish accents and an atmosphere of the perfect Irish Pub. In Downington, don’t miss the Iron Hill Brewery, home of continental dining and the nationally famus custom ales. You’ll also find continental cuisine and old world charm at the Columbia Bar & Grill a long standing part of the Phoenixville Community.
Some other great places in town that are worth mention, and certainly a visit are listed below:
If your thinking about a night out on the town, or organizing an event at a local restaurant, give me a call at 215-919-1445. My wife an I have enjoyed meals at almost every place in town, and I would be happy to give you a few ideas or destinations.
There is tons to do in the Phoenixville area to entertain yourself or your family. The easy ones are the places downtown such as the Steel City Coffeehouse, Taste, or the Colonial Theatre. Just these three places will enrich you will live music, wine classes, and great movie events that are both modern and from the past. The town does a "First Friday" that brings people from all around, we have the Dogwood Festival and the Firebird Festival. I normally post events as tehy are coming up on my facebook page at "Suburban Philadelphia Real Estate". If you "LIKE IT" you will get regular updates of these great events!
Here is a little history, did you know that right in downtown Phoenixville is the Colonial Theatre, the site of THE BLOB’S last supper in the sci-fi classic of 1958? THE BLOB was filmed during the summer of 1957 in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas (including Phoenixville) by Valley Forge Films. THE BLOB Festival is just one of the many festivals and events held in the area during the fall, spring and summer months. The Valley is also home to a number of Christmas parades and festivals, spring celebrations and historical re-enactments.
Phoenixville offers great retail shops, places that would wow you and never be found in the massive King of Prussia Mall or Exton Square Mall. If your shopping for the perfect gift, or the show case item for your home, you need to stop downtown. You will love places like the Phoenix Village Art Center, Charmed Spirit, Diving Cat Studio, and Ellies Choice.
Phoenixville have a few schooling options such as the Phoenixville Area School district, Rennasance Academy, and Holy Family. These options allow our residents to find the perfect fit for your families needs.
The town of Exton is also home to the offices of the 21st Century Cyber Charter School, a statewide cyber school that is the only institution of its kind to make Pennsylvania's AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) benchmark five years in a row.
In the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), you will find 140 schools, including day schools and boarding schools that serve the tri-state region of eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and Central and Southern New Jersey.