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Delaware County PA real estate

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Delaware County is full of real estate options from farms to high rise, condos and townhouses, 5 bedroom colonial homes, multifamily duplexes and apartment buildings to commercial property.

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Delaware County, PA History

Named for the Delaware River, Delaware County was formed from a part of Chester County.  Its county seat is Media. Just west of Philadelphia, it belongs to the Delaware Valley area. To its west is Chester County; to its north, Montgomery. Delaware County has depressed areas like the City of Chester and Darby, and affluent enclaves like Villanova and Radnor.

The first major settlement in the county brought the Swedes to Tinicum Island in the 1660s.  In 1689, William Penn became proprietor of Pennsylvania and he signed a document that established Pennsylvania’s democratic government.  The place of his first landing was Chester. In succeeding years there were developments at Marcus Hook, Upland-Chester, Darby and Tinicum. The shipbuilding industry thrived, and maritime trade flourished.

With the onset of the American Revolution, Delaware County became a battleground, and the war’s largest battle was fought along the Brandywine River on September 11, 1777. Here the young Marquis de Lafayette began his service to the American cause.

Delaware County’s riverfront developed into a heavily industrial area.  Ships were built for foreign buyers, and Baldwin locomotives were shipped from it docks. The waterfront area became a significant factor during both World Wars. Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Baldwin Locomotive, Westinghouse Electric, Scott Paper and the American Viscose Corporation were located there. In the eastern part of the county, 69th Street became a terminus for transportation in 1907. Elevated trains from Philadelphia connected with trolleys that served Delaware County.

The end of World War II saw considerable residential activity in Delaware County as more and more families moved to the suburbs, attracted by good schools and proximity to Philadelphia. Delaware County’s long list of post high school institutions added to the increase in cultural activities. Among the colleges and universities are Cabrini, Villanova, Rosemont, Cheyney, Eastern College, Swarthmore, Widener and the Delaware County Community College, to mention only a few.

Delaware County Homes For Sale

The 1950s saw a decline in the older housing stock in the Chester and Darby sections and they became depressed areas. Houses there can be purchased in the $60,000 range. In Lansdowne, a single home goes for $200,000.  In Villanova it’s not unheard of to find properties in the $7,000,000 range.

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