Located west of Philadelphia in Chester County, Downingtown has a downtown area centered at Routes 30 and 322. Nearby communities are West Chester, Exton, Thorndale, and Coatesville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Downingtown Borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles, all of it land. However, the area within zip code 19335 is far more extensive than just Downingtown Borough and includes area in: Downingtown Borough, East Bradford Township, East Brandywine Township, East Caln Township, Upper Uwchlan Township, Uwchlan Township, West Bradford Township and West Brandywine Township.
Downingtown Borough has initiated some renovation, particularly to the streetscape with enhancements to the sidewalks and lighting in the downtown area. Private owners have renovated many commercial buildings.
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Residents of Downingtown attend three school districts depending on the home’s location – Downingtown Area School District, Coatesville School District and West Chester Area School District.
Downingtown Area School District has two high schools – Downingtown HS East Campus and Downingtown HS West Campus, two middle schools – Downingtown MS and Lionville MS, and ten elementary schools – Beaver Creek, Bradford Heights, Brandywine Wallace, East Ward, Lionville, Pickering Valley, Shamona Creek, Springton Manor, Uwchlan Hills and West Bradford Elementary Schools. A sixth grade center is under construction (as of 7-2013) and the Downingtown Area School District includes a STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) academy as well as a Cyber Academy and Center for Arts and Technology – Brandywine. Also serving Downingtown are St. Joseph School and Bishop Shanahan High School, Regina Luminus Academy, Step by Step Children’s House, Mission for Educating Children with Autism, Just Children, Devereux Day School, Devereux Brandywine, Creative Kids Learning Centers, Collegium Charter School, Beth Israel Kindergarten, Windsor Christian Academy, Uppatinas, and Camphill Special School, Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School, Great Beginnings Christian Kindergarten,
Also in Downingtown and served by the Coatesville Area School District are Coatesville Area Senior High School, North Brandywine MS, and Caln, Reeceville and Friendship Elementary Schools.
The school district information can be incorrect in MLS listings. Also, district boundaries commonly wind through the neighborhoods. Thus, if you are considering a move to the Downingtown area, please check out these homes for sale in Downingtown PA but be sure to VERIFY the schools yourself before entering into an Agreement of Sale.