a VirtualTourist member from Dublin asked on Aug 6, 2006
I'm looking into moving to West Chester. I'd love to know what everyone thinks of the town in general. I have small children, so I'd like to get an idea of the town from a family perspective (i.e.- parks, public schools, fun things to do)! Also, any information on the commute into Philadelphia, good neighborhoods, and what your "best/worst things about West Chester" would be greatly appreciated!
I love living in West Chester. The town is nice and has a good mix of families, college kids, and young professtionals. There are several parks in the area. The school systems are good for the most part. It takes about 40 minutes to get into Philly, depending on when and where you are going - 76 is always backed up :-(
The areas around West Chester are also good for families Chadds Ford, Glen Mills, Unionville, etc.
The best thing about West Chester is you are so close to so many things - Philly, NY, BAltimore, DC. The worst is there are a lot of yuppies and people can be materialistic and rude.