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Old 10-29-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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When we lived in Downingtown the developments had public sewer. I doubt that older homes outside of the borough would have anything except septic. In the borough, of course, all sewer.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Good question. I'm inclined to think that in the Borough of Downingtown, you'd find municipal sewer, as it is an older "urban center." This is opposed to the many surrounding newer subdivisions, which are likely to be served by septic/individual wells. Here is the the website for the Downingtown Municipal Water Authority: DMWA Home Page.

As for the other items you've mentioned, I think you're definitely on the right track. In particular, D-town's SEPTA station is poised for redevelopment, and is a great asset to be close to if you're one to frequent the city. Double plus for having Keystone Corridor stop, which gives you rail access to New York and Pittsburgh. I'd definitely say that D-town is on an upward trajectory. Being home to Victory Brewing Company alone makes it an awesome place.

Good luck!
There is alot of room Redevelopment in Downingtown near the station....but this is the case with all stations along that line.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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A belated thanks for all the insights.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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I've a couple more questions.

Is there risk of flooding in the center of the borough? I see a north - south oriented run or creek on maps that seems to pass right through the center.

Regarding sewer hook ups versus having to go the septic route, does the service boundary for the sewer district end at the political boundary of the borough, or does it also serve the closer-in portions of the adjacent townships?

Much obliged.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: PA
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I've a couple more questions.

Is there risk of flooding in the center of the borough? I see a north - south oriented run or creek on maps that seems to pass right through the center.

Regarding sewer hook ups versus having to go the septic route, does the service boundary for the sewer district end at the political boundary of the borough, or does it also serve the closer-in portions of the adjacent townships?

Much obliged.
Yes, the area near Kerr Park typically floods in heavy rain we have been seeing last couple days. The houses near the north and south end of the creek are typically safe though.

The public sewer "should" serve some adjacent townships, again, this would be street to street dependent.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: USA
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Please don't let bad areas of Downingtown, and Coatesville influence your opinion of nearby Chester County communities like Exton, Chester Springs, Glenmoore, etc. They have nothing in common with these nice areas.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: jackson heights, queens
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its a beautiful area, just not necessarily within downingtown proper, I'd suggest looking in west bradford township, just a few miles down rte 322, downingtown school district is ranked one of the best in the country, its just the boro itself that is a little rough around the edges
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Philly
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its a beautiful area, just not necessarily within downingtown proper, I'd suggest looking in west bradford township, just a few miles down rte 322, downingtown school district is ranked one of the best in the country, its just the boro itself that is a little rough around the edges
is the borough really that bad? it seems pretty nice even if it's run down in pockets. this development looks interesting, particularly since it would convert an otherwise eyesore into a destination
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the school district in the borough is also good is it not?
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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There is one elementary school in the borough limits and it's good. Downingtown overall is a very good school district.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: southern california
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I heard or thought I heard on radio news an hour ago that it's illegal to ask a job applicant if they have a criminal record in the city proper
if that is true would reflect on the area no? Just asking
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