House hunting in Chester County, PA? With its historic charm, vibrant community, highly rated school district, and proximity to acres of forests, lakes, parks and woodlands, the Borough of Phoenixville may be an excellent choice.
The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate with RE/MAX specializes in residential real estate in Chester County and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you are looking for a starter home, an estate home, or something in between, we can help you find the ideal property to fit your budget and lifestyle.
Discover Phoenixville, PA
Phoenixville is located in Chester County along the scenic Schuylkill River and French Creek and is about nine miles northwest of King of Prussia, 15 miles from Pottstown, 30 miles from Philadelphia, and 35 miles from Reading.
Originally called Manavon after its settlement in 1732, the borough was incorporated in 1849 and adopted the name Phoenixville for the town’s largest employer, the Phoenix Iron Company, which manufactured nails, rails, structural steel and weapons during the 19th century and early 20th century, including cannons for the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Today, Phoenixville has the largest national historic district in Chester County which includes Black Rock Bridge, a multi-span open-spandrel arch bridge that spans the Schuylkill River, the Oakes Reach span of the historic Schuylkill Canal, and many buildings with Victorian facades.
Phoenixville is part of the Phoenixville Area School District, which serves the residents of Phoenixville Borough, Schuylkill Township, and East Pikeland Township. It is ranked 34th out of Pennsylvania’s 497 school districts and operates three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.
In 2016, Phoenixville ranked third in “Best Towns in Pennsylvania for Young Families” by NerdWallet, Inc., and has also been listed as one of “10 Awesome Neighborhoods to Call Home” by Philadelphia Magazine.
Things to Do in Phoenixville, PA
If you and your family love the great outdoors, the Phoenixville area has a lot to offer.
The recently improved Schuylkill River Trail, which starts in Philadelphia, runs through Phoenixville and is popular with runners, walkers and bikers.
Black Rock Sanctuary in Phoenixville consists of 119 acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows, an interpretive trail, largemouth bass fishing, regulated hunting, and a myriad of opportunities for walking, hiking and biking.
Nearby French Creek State Park offers more than 8,000 acres of forests, lakes, wetlands and fields, and many options for hiking, biking, fishing and camping.
Valley Forge National Historical Park, just three miles east of Phoenixville, tells the story of life during the winter encampment of George Washington’s troops during the Revolutionary War. The winter was brutal, and 2,000 men died during the six-month encampment without a shot fired.
The Borough is also home to several annual events and festivals, such as the Phoenixville Dogwood Festival, a week-long springtime tradition since 1943 with entertainment, live music, food, contests and a parade. The Phoenixville Food Festival celebrates local cuisine, and the Phoenixville Blues Festival attracts thousands of fans to town in September.
Get in touch with The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate with RE/MAX to find homes for sale in Phoenixville, PA, or elsewhere in southeastern Pennsylvania. Our team has the expertise and professionalism to help you accomplish your buying or selling goals. Call us at 610-685-3189 to get started.
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