Benefits of Suburban Living

Philadelphia is a great place for work and play. It’s home to a number of prominent area employers and can’t be beat when it comes to sports, entertainment, and popular attractions. But there are some downsides. Just like any major city, Philly is busy, often crowded, and a bit too noisy for some folks. That’s why so many local Pennsylvanians choose to live in the Philly suburbs and commute to the city. Though there are lots of area suburbs where you can make a great home, there’s one that always seems to top the list: Chester County! 


An Easygoing Community 

The words “city” and “quiet” don’t typically go together. And Philly seems to always be buzzing with all kinds of activities. From major league sporting events to concerts to celebrations that draw hundreds and thousands, the city is always experiencing constant activity. Some locals love that buzz, while others prefer a less hurried home front. 

If a laid-back, easy-going community is news to your ears, then Chester County is exactly what you’re looking for. ChesCo (as it’s lovingly called by locals) offers its residents the perfect mix of city and country essentials. Drive a few miles down any road, and you’ll see local stores, shopping centers, business complexes, and various schools. Take a turn down a side street, drive a few miles and you just may see farmland, horses, and lots of undeveloped land. 

That unique mix of city and country elements is ideal for those who enjoy a community that provides convenience, comfort and quiet. 


Chester County does have some rustic touches. Yet, it’s also incredibly close to the city. If you have to commute to Philly for work or school, you’ll be thrilled to know that you won’t have to travel very far. Chester County’s major roadway, U.S. Route 202, links with other major roadways such as I-95 North, the Schuylkill Expressway, and U.S. Route 1 for easy commuting to Center City, North Philadelphia, South Philly, Manayunk, and various other neighborhoods. 

Chester County also neighbors other popular Philadelphia counties, such as Delaware (AKA DelCo), Montgomery, Lancaster, and Bucks. Plus, residents can easily travel to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, too.

Top-Rated School Systems

One of the main reasons many families make their homes in Chester County is to access its first-rate school systems. ChesCo allows parents to enroll their children in some of the state’s best schools. Chester County’s Owen J. Roberts School District, one of the area's most highly-rated school systems, lets children enjoy exceptional education at its grade, middle, and high schools. 

Chester County is also home to some of the best local colleges and universities, including West Chester University, Widener University - Exton Campus, and Immaculata University. 

More Space to Move  

It’s hard to find open spaces in the city. Sometimes it’s even difficult to find outdoor recreational spaces in neighboring suburbs. That’s not the case with Chester County. Here, residents can enjoy lots of great parks, recreational facilities, and plenty of open and green spaces. Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon picnic, watch the leaves change colors or flowers bloom, take a hike, ride a bike, walk the dog, or play ball, Chester County’s parks and trails let you do all of these things and more. 

We could go on and on about how wonderful Chester County is. We’re proud of the fact that ChesCo always makes the best Philadelphia suburbs list. And Weatherstone Flats is proud to offer comfortable and affordable Chester County apartments for rent. Located in Chester Springs, PA, our apartments offer multiple floor plan options that are perfect for everyone who wants to make their home in Chester County. 

Contact us today to schedule a tour of your new home!