Houses for Sale in Coatesville

Coatesville, a historic city located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, is known for its rich industrial heritage, diverse community, and ongoing revitalization efforts. Situated in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, just 45 miles west of Philadelphia, Coatesville offers residents a unique blend of small-city living and access to natural beauty.

Coatesville was founded in 1787 and named after Moses Coates, a prominent Quaker farmer who owned much of the land in the area. The city grew rapidly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, driven by the establishment of the Lukens Steel Company, which became the largest manufacturer of steel plates in the United States. Today, Coatesville is undergoing a revitalization process, with efforts to preserve its historic buildings and attract new businesses and residents.

Local Landmarks:

  1. National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum: This museum, located on the site of the former Lukens Steel Company, offers exhibits on the history of steelmaking and the role of Coatesville in the industry.
  2. Brandywine Ace Center: This community center, housed in a former Ace Hardware store, features a variety of programs and services for residents, including a food pantry, job training, and youth activities.

Coatesville is served by the Coatesville Area School District, which includes:

  1. Coatesville Area Senior High School
  2. Coatesville Area Intermediate High School
  3. North Brandywine Middle School
  4. Scott Middle School
  5. South Brandywine Middle School
  6. Caln Elementary School
  7. East Fallowfield Elementary School
  8. Friendship Elementary School
  9. King’s Highway Elementary School
  10. Rainbow Elementary School
  11. Reeceville Elementary School

Nearby Colleges:

  1. Immaculata University (10 miles)
  2. West Chester University (15 miles)
  3. Penn State Great Valley (20 miles)
  4. Villanova University (30 miles)

Coatesville’s downtown area features a mix of local shops and businesses. The nearby Exton Square Mall and Main Street at Exton offer additional shopping options.

Coatesville offers a diverse selection of dining options, from casual eateries to local favorites. Some notable restaurants include Fuel City Cafe for American fare, The Orangery for upscale dining, and Two Jays Pizzeria for Italian cuisine.

Coatesville is located near several parks and recreational areas, including Hibernia County Park, which features hiking trails, fishing, and picnic areas. The nearby Brandywine Creek State Park offers hiking, fishing, and canoeing opportunities, while the Chester Valley Trail provides a scenic route for walking, cycling, and horseback riding.

For those who are often traveling, you’ll have about a 51 minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport or about 48 minutes to William H. Gray III 30th Street. For those who like to visit the mountains or the beach, the Pocono Mountains are only 1 hour 54 minutes away and Ocean City, NJ is only 1 hour 50 minutes from the area.

Annual Events:

  1. Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix: This annual event, held in September, features vintage car races through the streets of Coatesville.
  2. Coatesville Christmas Parade: This festive parade, held in December, includes marching bands, floats, and an appearance by Santa Claus.
  3. Coatesville Arts Celebration: This event, held throughout the year, showcases local artists and features live music, art exhibits, and interactive workshops.

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