It is understandable to be confused about how the local government separates our towns from townships, and the fact that they can cross over into different counties and school districts. This system dates back hundreds of years, some to the original land grants issued by William Penn.
For example, the town of Wayne is centered in Radnor Township in Delaware County.
However, Wayne also extends to Tredyffrin Township in Chester County. If that’s not confusing enough, Upper Merion Township which is in Montgomery County is also in Wayne! Because Wayne extends into 3 counties and 3 different townships, Wayne is also part of 3 different school districts: Tredyffrin/Easttown, Upper Merion and Radnor.
Perhaps it would be easier to choose the school district or the township or even the county you would like to live in rather than focusing on the town name. If, for instance, you have children, you may have an idea of which school district you would like to live in. For example, Tredyffrin/Easttown School District serves the two townships of Tredyffrin and Easttown, which, in turn, encompasses the towns and communities of Paoli, Devon, Berwyn, Chesterbrook, Daylesford, Strafford and portions of Wayne and Malvern.
Great Valley School District serves Malvern, Newtown Square, Phoenixville, Exton and portions of Paoli, Berwyn, and West Chester.
Upper Merion School District serves Upper Merion Township, Bridgeport Borough, West Conshohocken Borough, and includes the communities of King of Prussia, and portions of Wayne, Conshohocken, Bridgeport, Swedeland, and Gulph Mills.
Or, perhaps you are looking for the county that has the lowest property taxes.
Or, you are looking for a home with close proximity to the commuter train into Philadelphia.
The benefit of working with a realtor who has extensive knowledge and familiarity with this area cannot be underestimated. Carol Schmidt has lived and worked in this area for over 30 years and knows it completely and thoroughly. She can guide you through the complicated process of either selling your home or finding your dream home, and can answer all of your questions regarding this area’s local real estate activity.