Quintessential suburban living just minutes outside of the city
Delaware County — or, colloquially, Delco — is located to the southwest of Philadelphia, which benefits the county by being an extension of the city. This county touts a coveted accessibility to Philadelphia while retaining bucolic charisma and historic character. Homes in Delaware County are a beautiful mix of townhomes, Colonial estates, Tudor revival mansions, and Craftsman abodes.
What to Love
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Ridley Creek State Park
Family-friendly, suburban extension of Philadelphia
People & Lifestyle
Delaware County is often considered an extension of Philadelphia. This is in part due to Delco being located just minutes south of the city. Additionally, Philadelphia residents have been migrating to Delaware County for generations.
With great schools and the comfort of the suburbs, Delaware County is perfect for families with school-aged children. Young professionals will also love the area for its close proximity to Philadelphia, Delaware and western Philly suburbs.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Delco hosts numerous places to shop, dine, and play. Make sure to stop by Springfield Mall. This mall is a 589,000 square foot shopping mall with plenty of stores to spend an afternoon window shopping. Another great place to check out for shopping is Defeo’s Crafts, a unique craft store in Media.
If it’s time to find a great place to eat, try going out to Fellini Cafe of Media, which serves large portions of Italian dishes, including plates of pasta and salads. The servers also sing opera on Monday nights. Another great restaurant to try is Brick & Brew, which is a delicious gastropub serving burgers, salads, and more.
Things to Do
Being a suburb of the larger city, Delaware County has a lot to offer in terms of things to do. Whether you want to spend a day at a local event or out in nature, there is something here for everyone. Head over to Media for its annual Blueberry Festival, where you can pick your own fresh blueberries. Ridley Creek State Park boasts beautiful natural views, hiking, fishing, and other fun outdoor activities. Another great place to go is Longwood Gardens, which is home to over 1,000 square feet of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. To relax beneath the shade trees, swing by Tyler Arboretum.
Delaware County is home to some of the top school districts in the country and the state. Below are a few of the top school districts: