Thornton, PA Homes

Thornton, a quaint and picturesque village located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, is known for its historic charm, rolling hills, and tight-knit community. Situated just 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Thornton offers residents a peaceful, rural setting with easy access to urban amenities.

Thornton was originally settled in the late 17th century by English Quakers who were attracted to the area’s fertile farmland and natural beauty. The village was named after the Thornton family, who were prominent landowners in the area. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Thornton remained a small, agricultural community known for its dairy farms and orchards.

Local Landmarks:

  1. Thornton Village Store: This historic general store, established in the early 1900s, serves as a community gathering place and offers a variety of local goods and products.
  2. Thornton Presbyterian Church: This beautiful stone church, built in 1855, is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture and serves as a focal point for the community.

Thornton is served by the West Chester Area School District, which includes:

  1. Bayard Rustin High School
  2. West Chester East High School
  3. West Chester Henderson High School
  4. Fugett Middle School
  5. Peirce Middle School
  6. Stetson Middle School
  7. East Bradford Elementary School
  8. East Goshen Elementary School
  9. Exton Elementary School
  10. Fern Hill Elementary School
  11. Glen Acres Elementary School
  12. Hillsdale Elementary School
  13. Mary C. Howse Elementary School
  14. Penn Wood Elementary School
  15. Sarah W. Starkweather Elementary School
  16. Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School

Nearby Colleges:

  1. West Chester University (5 miles)
  2. Immaculata University (6 miles)
  3. Penn State Great Valley (10 miles)
  4. Villanova University (15 miles)

Thornton is located near several shopping centers, including the Shoppes at Brinton Lake and the West Goshen Shopping Center. These shopping destinations offer a variety of retailers, services, and dining options.

While Thornton itself has limited dining options, the nearby towns of West Chester and Chadds Ford offer a wide variety of restaurants, from casual eateries to upscale dining establishments.

Thornton is surrounded by beautiful countryside, offering ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The nearby Ridley Creek State Park features hiking trails, fishing, and picnic areas, while the Brandywine Battlefield Park offers historic sites and scenic walking trails.

Annual Events:

  1. Thornton Farmers Market: Held weekly from June to October, this market features local produce, baked goods, and handmade crafts.
  2. Thornton Christmas Tree Lighting: This festive event, held in December, includes caroling, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus.

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