Downingtown, PA is an ideal place to call home.Residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life in a historic setting with modern amenities, competitive employment and affordable living. Downingtown Borough - a thriving center of commerce - is one of the most scenic boroughs in Chester County. The Brandywine River flows through Kerr Park which is located in the heart of the Borough. The Struble Trail is a three-mile paved walking/jogging path where you have access to fishing, hiking and picnic areas.
Well-known restaurants in this town are The Marshalton Inn, operating for over 180 years, Four Dogs Tavern and Victory Brewing Company. The Marshallton Inn is THE place to go for a dining experience that is as warm and elegant as the Inn itself. Four Dogs Tavern, just next door, is housed in a converted barn. They pride themselves on "serving quality traditional American fare in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere". Visitors can also enjoy live music while dining inside or out in a rustic atmosphere. Dog-lovers are welcome to bring their furry friends when dining outside at this local favorite. Victory Brewing company is extremely popular, where you can dine in and enjoy a vast selection of brews made right on location. An arcade inside for the kids, and big screens at the 70 ft long bar - it’s sure to please guests of all ages.
Highland Orchards is the coveted place to go apple and pumpkin picking, or to grab a favorite homemade pie in the farm market.
There are several recreational opportunities for residents - the YMCA and the Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium (DARC) are where many events and festivals are enjoyed throughout the year. The Downingtown Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of buildings and sites throughout the area. One of these buildings, the Downingtown Log House circa 1705, was extensively renovated and moved to its present site in the late 1980's, by the Downingtown Historical Society. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Downingtown High Schools (East and West) ranked in the top tier among the 619 High Schools in Pennsylvania based on their SAT scores. East is ranked 26th and West is 33rd. The Downingtown STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) opened in the Fall of 2011. As of December 11, 2013, the Downingtown STEM Academy was ranked as the top public high school in the state of Pennsylvania.