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Downingtown’s origins are of a small village located midway between Philadelphia and Lancaster. The village was first known as Milltown since it was the location of the last mills on the edge of the unsettled western frontier. Thomas Moore erected ‘a water corn mill’ in 1716 and Roger Hunt established a gristmill in 1739. The deteriorated structure of the Roger Hunt mill and millrace still survives in Downingtown to this day, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1761, John Downing opened a tavern on the east side of the Brandywine Creek, which was first known as the Downing Mill Inn; not long thereafter, his father, Thomas, developed an industrial complex of mills on the Lancaster Road in Milltown.

Around the time of the American Revolution, Milltown began being known as Downing’s Town. During the Revolution, the town was used as a location for storage of food supplies; a forage magazine was constructed in Downing’s Town to hold provisions for the troops. During the time of the Revolution, Richard Downing, son of Thomas, continued to operate and expand the family’s mill complex and the Downing family continued to prosper in the small village.

After the war of 1812, the village name of Downing’s Town was changed to Downingtown. The development of stage coach service from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh through Downingtown influenced the village’s growth and prosperity. As transportation changed from stage to railroads, Downingtown embraced the changes. New jobs became available and the population grew. The Industrial Revolution also affected the growth of Downingtown, industry and manufacturing facilities located in Downingtown because of its central location and good access to rail transportation corridors.

In the 1920's, many municipal improvements were undertaken such as the beginning of trash collection, erecting the Municipal Building and creating the Dr. Edward Kerr Memorial Park. A newly appointed park commission solicited funds for the planned park. The commission depended on public subscriptions plus annual contributions from the school board and the Borough Council to maintain the park. 

Downingtown’s rich history is readily apparent to the resident and visitor alike as they travel along East Lancaster Avenue where numerous historic structures line the street. The East Lancaster Avenue Historic District was placed on the national Register of Historic Places in 1979 and there are 20 historic structures within the district.

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219 Results Price (high to low)
Open House Sunday Jun 25, 1pm–3pm
25
$959,000 ACTIVE
11 Cumberland Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,869 sq ft, 1 acre lot
25
$925,000 ACTIVE
805 Reeds Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,134 sq ft, 2 acre lot
25
$890,000 ACTIVE
34 Cumberland Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,275 sq ft, 1 acre lot
25
$875,000 ACTIVE
1200 Old Shadyside Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,671 sq ft, 15.98 acre lot
Open House Sunday Jun 25, 1pm–3pm
25
$749,321 ACTIVE
1315 Richmond Place
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,001 sq ft, 9.5 acre lot
25
$749,000 ACTIVE
1118 Wilderness Trail
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
5,996 sq ft, 4.2 acre lot
Open House Sunday Jun 25, 1pm–3pm
25
$745,000 New ACTIVE
1466 W Stonington Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
6,018 sq ft, 0.6 acre lot
9
$729,000 ACTIVE
325 Norwood Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,834 sq ft, 30 acre lot
25
$699,900 ACTIVE
118 Bolero Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,466 sq ft, 0.43 acre lot
Open House Sunday Jun 25, 1pm–3pm
23
$699,900 New ACTIVE
201 Painswick Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,535 sq ft, 0.7 acre lot
25
$699,900 ACTIVE
1127 Oak Hollow Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,791 sq ft, 1.33 acre lot
25
$679,900 ACTIVE
41 Founders Way
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,900 sq ft, 1 acre lot
20
$675,000 ACTIVE
Lot 2 Dowlin Forge Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,653 sq ft, 1.03 acre lot
24
$674,900 ACTIVE
468 Norland Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,448 sq ft, 0.69 acre lot
25
$670,000 ACTIVE
117 Trego Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,700 sq ft, 0.75 acre lot
25
$665,000 ACTIVE
1116 Oak Hollow Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,933 sq ft, 3.27 acre lot
25
$649,000 ACTIVE
1462 Stock Grange Drive
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,358 sq ft, 0.62 acre lot
1
$647,995 ACTIVE
0005 Radek Court
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,235 sq ft, 0.3 acre lot
Open House Saturday Jun 24, 11am–5pm
8
$646,370 ACTIVE
1557 Bright Glade Circle
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,714 sq ft, 0.5 acre lot
15
$639,995 ACTIVE
0001 Patriot Lane #TBD
Downingtown, PA 19335
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,892 sq ft, 0.75 acre lot
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