Population Increases in this Town that Started with a Tavern


WestchesterThis town that was originally granted to a a ship captain by William Penn himself. In  1762, Phineas Eachus and Chest Weaterson were given a license to construct a tavern in West Chester, PA.  This former “no-name” tavern operated for almost 200 years as a tavern/hotel and served as a pseudo-stock exchange platform (on its front porch) for the local banks in the town, where the public could purchase in an auction format.

Chester_County_Courthouse_PA_2015

Known as the dining destination for the Brandywine Valley, West Chester has recently received new notariety as the fastest growing town in entire state of Pennsylvania. Why do newcomers flock to West Chester to do life?

Some suggest:

  • Walkability
  • Historic Location
  • Great Schools
  • Low Crime Rate
  • Diversity
  • West Chester University
  • Great Retail District
  • Festivals/Events/Things to Do/Parks & Recreation
  • Haute Restaurant Hub
(Photos courtesy of Wikipedia By Camerafiend – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58340546,Zoewscott at English Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

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