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.

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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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Regional police department gets township approval | Chester County Press

There is a merger expected to join West Grove and New Garden police departments in January 2017.  It is said that this is in an effort to economize the police department to scale, so that they can improve and enhance their services to the local communities.  At this point, New Garden is said to be bearing the brunt of the costs at a liability of 80% while West Grove, a smaller municipality will be responsible for 20% of the costs. It is the hope that a “larger operation” would stabilize coverage and improve investigations. There is talk of a new facility as well, but no concrete detail on that as of yet.  Read more via the link provided below.

Source: Regional police department gets township approval | Chester County Press