The SpaceI am an Interior Designer by trade, so I am always trying new things in my home. I feel it's warm, inviting and my office is here, too, so I LOVE where I work and what I do. My house had 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Both additional bedrooms are available for rent with access to the Hall Bathroom. Guest AccessThe Bedrooms both have Cable TV. The kitchen is available for simple cooking, but there are SO many amazing restaurants to try, I can't imagine that you would want to cook in. There is laundry on the bedroom level, too. Lol. Interaction with GuestsI am happy to help out, whenever possible. Certain times of the year are more busy for my work, but if my schedule even allows, I am happy to be your private tour guide for a day or do an airport run, for an additional fee. I am self-employed, so if I am able to plan ahead, helping out is not a problem. The NeighborhoodWest Chester is a very historic town. Per Wikipedia: The area was originally known as Turk's Head — after the inn of the same name located in what is now the center of the borough. West Chester has been the seat of government in Chester County since 1786, and the borough incorporated in 1799. In the heart of town is its courthouse, a classical revival building designed in the 1840s by Thomas U. Walter, one of the architects for the Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the 18th century West Chester was a center of clockmaking. In the late 19th century the Hoopes, Bro. and Darlington company became a major wheelworks, first for wagons and later automobiles. In the early 20th century, an important industry was the Sharples cream separator company. In the late 20th century, Commodore International, one of the pioneers of home computers, giving its headquarters as West Chester, was located approximately a mile northeast of the borough.
The West Chester Downtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Other listed buildings are the Bank of Chester County, Buckwalter Building, Butler House, Chester County Courthouse, William Everhart Buildings, Farmers and Mechanics Building, First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, New Century Clubhouse, Joseph Rothrock House, Sharples Homestead, Sharples Separator Works, Warner Theater, West Chester Boarding School for Boys, and the components of the West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District. Getting AroundPer Wikipedia: The main east-west road to West Chester is West Chester Pike, which begins in Upper Darby, Delaware County, just outside of Philadelphia, and is part of PA 3. The West Chester Pike originally existed as a private turnpike connecting Philadelphia and West Chester between 1850 and 1918, at which time it became a public road. In West Chester, PA 3 follows Market Street eastbound and Gay Street westbound. The main north-south road in West Chester is High Street. To the north of town, the road is known as Pottstown Pike, which connects to PA 100 in Exton (PA 100 formerly ran through town). To the south of town, the road is known as Wilmington-West Chester Pike (US 202 and US 322). US 202 and US 322 both bypass the center of West Chester on the limited-access West Chester Bypass, with US 202 heading northeast to King of Prussia and south to Wilmington, Delaware and US 322 heading northwest to Downingtown and southeast to Chester. US 322 Business passes through West Chester along Hannum Avenue, Chestnut and Market streets, and South High Street. Other state routes serving West Chester include PA 162 and PA 842, which head west towards Unionville, and PA 52, which heads southwest towards Kennett Square.
West Chester is home to the West Chester Transportation Center, which serves as a parking garage for the Chester County Justice Center and a bus terminal, which is located on the lower level of the facility. Two of SEPTA's suburban bus routes serve West Chester. The Route 92 bus connects West Chester to the Exton Square Mall and the King of Prussia Mall while the Route 104 bus runs between West Chester University and the 69th Street Transportation Center, mostly following West Chester Pike. The Route 104 bus replaced a trolley service that connected West Chester to Philadelphia along the West Chester Pike between 1898 and the 1950s. West Chester is also served by the Transportation Association of Chester County's SCCOOT, which provides service to Kennett Square and Oxford, and Krapf's Transit's Route A, which provides service to Exton, Downingtown, and Coatesville.
Until September 1986, West Chester was served by SEPTA's R3 commuter rail line, then known as the Media/West Chester line. Service on the line was discontinued because of poor track conditions west of the Elwyn station. At the time, SEPTA had limited funds for the necessary repairs, and offered Chester County the option of either improving the rail line or expanding parking availability at the nearby Exton station on SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line. The county opted for the latter and service on the line was cut back to its current terminus of Elwyn. The rail line into West Chester is used by the West Chester Railroad, a heritage railroad. Other Things to NoteWhile West Chester, is not Center City Philadelphia, the area around West Chester is very historical. There are a lot of battlefields from the Revolultionary War, and the Civil War. Gettysburg is a day trip, Valley Forge is 20mins away and Lancaster/Amish Country, where people still drive with horse and buggies, is 35-45 mins away! The King of Prussia Mall, which is one of the largest Indoor Malls in the Country, is also 20 mins. The PHL International airport is 25mins away. There is so much to see an do in and around the West Chester area, that you won't be disappointed.