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646 Apartments for rent in Downingtown, PA

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AVE Downingtown
1236 E Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,596
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,991
1189 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:34 AM
Thank you for considering AVE Downingtown for your new home! AVE Downingtown offers smart, stylish, seamless living with our unparalleled amenities and services including a 24-hour fitness center, monthly catered Resident Receptions, health and
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12 Units Available
The Preserve at Milltown
500 Meadowlake Dr
Downingtown, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,265
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
1025 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Located close to I-476 and SEPTA train line, which offers hassle-free access to Exton Square Mall. Furnished homes with individual climate control, private entrances and fireplaces.
1 Unit Available
335 E Lancaster Ave - F-5
335 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,075
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:32 AM
An absolutely beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bathroom available in Downingtown Commons! Completely renovated and has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances! Just a short walk away from walking trails, Planet Fitness, and many great restaurants!
1 Unit Available
330 WILLIAM STREET
330 William St
Downingtown, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
750 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Re-habbed 1st floor, 2-bedroom unit with everything new in central Downingtown. 2 blocks from the train station & 1 block from bus routes. Walk to elementary school. NO pets. No smokers. Storage & coin-operated laundry available in lower level . . .
1 Unit Available
128 E LANCASTER AVENUE
128 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1593 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Nice 2nd floor 3 bedroom apartment conveniently located in the center of Downingtown. Public transportation and train station are close by. Off street parking. Updated kitchen and bathroom. This is a no pet and non smoking property.
1 Unit Available
318 BRADFORD AVENUE
318 Bradford Avenue
Downingtown, PA
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
2448 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
This recently built home is available for immediate occupancy for anyone who likes New, wants to be able to walk to the Train, Johnson Park, Station Tap room and all the new restaurants and shops in the borough of Downingtown! This is a Large home
1 Unit Available
402 E LANCASTER AVENUE
402 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
1168 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Welcome to Residence #2 at 402 E. Lancaster Ave. This home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths with two stories of living space.
1 Unit Available
303 Kennedy Drive
303 Kennedy Drive
Downingtown, PA
3 Bedrooms
$2,015
1700 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:46 AM
Professionally managed by Pathlight Property Management, the exclusive property manager for Home Partners of America, offering excellent customer service, 24/7 emergency maintenance service, online application and payments, and pet-friendly options.
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1 Unit Available
265 W UWCHLAN AVE #265
265 West Uwchlan Avenue
Chester County, PA
Studio
$1,650
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Welcome to 265 W Uwchlan Ave. This first-floor unit is located in a professional business center in a courtyard setting. Just mins from all major roads Rt 100, RT 202, RT 30, PA Turnpike, this unit is in a prime location.
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Ashbridge
109 Commerce Drive
Exton, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,604
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,093
1213 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:37 AM
Nestled in the heart of Main Street at Exton, ASHBRIDGE brings it all to your doorstep. Without getting in your car, you can go out to dinner. Take a jog on the Chester Valley Trail. Relax by the private pool. Spend an afternoon shopping.
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42 Units Available
Marchwood Apartment Homes
105 Coach Ln
Exton, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,135
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1150 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Welcome Home to Marchwood Apartment Homes, a distinctive rental community located in desirable Exton, PA, Chester County.
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71 Units Available
Hanover Exton Square
181 N Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA
Studio
$1,303
526 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,385
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,798
1223 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:41 AM
From the moment you walk through the grand foyer you'll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home.
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122 Units Available
J Creekside at Exton
360 Creamery Way
Exton, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,525
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
1235 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,645
1443 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:35 AM
J Creekside is an inspired expression of apartment living, where life is all about balance. Whether that’s work and play, natural and crafted, or active endeavors and relaxing diversions, J Creekside’s inviting spaces mean you can enjoy every moment.
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13 Units Available
TreeTops At Chester Hollow
100 Treetops Ln
West Chester, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,352
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,713
1004 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:36 AM
IT'S BETTER AT THE TOP. You will find all the comforts, pleasures and services of home while enjoying the acres upon acres of natural beauty and professional landscaping.
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17 Units Available
Thomas Meeting
279 Lindenwood Dr
Exton, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,430
846 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,840
1156 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,205
1498 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:31 AM
Set on 47 rolling acres in the heart of beautiful Chester County, our apartments for rent in Exton, PA are conveniently located near West Chester, Malvern, Great Valley, Wayne, Paoli, and the Main Line.
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9 Units Available
Metropolitan West Goshen
812 Goshen Rd
West Chester, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,345
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,705
1020 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 12:03 AM
metropolitan west goshen apartments offer unique 1 bedrooms, as well as 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes featuring upgraded kitchens and baths, balconies /patios, private entrances, and washers and dryers.
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5 Units Available
The Fairways
100 1st Montgomery Blvd
Thorndale, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,440
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
888 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 2 at 10:36 AM
The Fairways Apartments and Townhomes offers one, two, and three bedroom apartments and townhomes for rent in Thorndale, PA. Each of our unique, affordable apartment homes features pet-friendly living and an in-unit washer and dryer.
1 Unit Available
1310 Telegraph Road, Apt. #316
1310 Telegraph Road
Chester County, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,375
573 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:31 AM
Discover what it feels like to love where you live at the brand new Cedar Grove Apartments! Currently under construction, the 54-unit building (parallel to Telegraph Road) will be available in early February 2021, and the 47-unit building (parallel
1 Unit Available
828 GUTHRIE RD
828 Guthrie Road
Chester County, PA
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Situated between pastures and across from acres of an equestrian farm is this unique and charming log home which was added to and modernized in 2006.
1 Unit Available
806 DORLAN MILL RD
806 Dorlan Mill Rd
Chester County, PA
Studio
$2,400
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
2400 square feet of Great space available! Perfect for art studio, office, warehouse or manufacturing! So many possibilities! A brick deck with entrance door is being added for outdoor enjoyment and access! Dorlan Mill is in it's final phase of
1 Unit Available
741 DOWNINGTOWN PIKE
741 Downingtown Pike
Chester County, PA
Studio
$3,500
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
An EXCELLENT commercial property for a REPAIR GARAGE/AUTO BODY SHOP , location, location, location on busy Rte 322 in West Chester. This property includes a 2-3 bay garage/ service area with room for 2 hydraulic lifts.
1 Unit Available
545 ASTOR SQ
545 Astor Square
Chester County, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Welcome Home to this Pristine & Spacious End-Unit in the Highly Desirable Exton Station! Enjoy the Convenience of Main Level Living.
1 Unit Available
1288 W STRASBURG RD
1288 W Strasburg Rd
Chester County, PA
4 Bedrooms
$2,295
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1288 W STRASBURG RD in Chester County. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
788 DORLAN MILL RD
788 Dorlan Mill Rd
Chester County, PA
Studio
$1,050
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Unique opportunity in a tremendous location! Space F is only 1 of 2 terrific spaces left! "Dorlan Mill" is in the final phase of construction and now is the time to take advantage of this fabulous facility! Located in an Economic Development Zone
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City Guide

Downingtown
Downingtown can be called home of The Blob, which was filmed in and around the town. You can even still eat at the Downingtown Diner that was featured in the movie, although it's not the exact same diner nowadays.
Downingtown can be called home of The Blob, which was filmed in and around the town. You can even still eat at the Downingtown Diner that was featured in the movie, although it's not the exact same diner nowadays.

A bustling industrial town that sits just a bit outside of Philadelphia, Downingtown is home to around 7,900 residents. Given its location along main routes, it is a great jumping-off point for those who want to spend time in Philadelphia and the business and industry of the area, but also want to keep it at an arm's length. It has a solid community base, with plenty of leisure options close by.

Moving to Downingtown

Start Hunting

You don't need a whole lot of lead time when you start trying to find rental properties in Downingtown. The city is nearly evenly split between renter-occupied and owner-occupied units, so there are plenty of homes out there. Turnover is fairly consistent, so you can reasonably expect to be able to find a place in only two or three weeks of lead time. Just make sure you've got two or three months of rent set aside for your security deposit -- that can be a sizable chunk of cash, as Downingtown's average rent is higher than most of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. Downingtown property managers can also be a bit picky, as they like to make sure they have quality tenants, so get yourself some shining references from your previous landlords.

What's on the Market?

Downingtown has a wide variety of units, and it doesn't lean heavily to any one type. It is almost evenly split between single family detached, row houses and attached homes, small apartment buildings, and apartment complexes and large apartment buildings. A majority of the units have two, three, or four bedrooms, so there's plenty of room for your things -- we know you've always wanted a home office. The one noticeable trend is in age -- only a small fraction of the housing units are new construction, with the rest were built between 1940 and 1999. This means there aren't many super-modern units, but also not many that are horribly out of date.

Getting Around

Downingtown manages to be one of the few suburban towns where it is actually feasible to live without a car. It will certainly be a bit difficult, but with a train station featuring Septa and Amtrak service, as well as bus routes from Septa and Greyhound, you can make it without a car if need be. Sometimes it may be even smarter to use public transport -- given the tie-ups on the major routes of the area, taking a train to Philadelphia is likely a faster option.

Moving to Downingtown
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Start Hunting

You don't need a whole lot of lead time when you start trying to find rental properties in Downingtown. The city is nearly evenly split between renter-occupied and owner-occupied units, so there are plenty of homes out there. Turnover is fairly consistent, so you can reasonably expect to be able to find a place in only two or three weeks of lead time. Just make sure you've got two or three months of rent set aside for your security deposit -- that can be a sizable chunk of cash, as Downingtown's average rent is higher than most of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. Downingtown property managers can also be a bit picky, as they like to make sure they have quality tenants, so get yourself some shining references from your previous landlords.

What's on the Market?

Downingtown has a wide variety of units, and it doesn't lean heavily to any one type. It is almost evenly split between single family detached, row houses and attached homes, small apartment buildings, and apartment complexes and large apartment buildings. A majority of the units have two, three, or four bedrooms, so there's plenty of room for your things -- we know you've always wanted a home office. The one noticeable trend is in age -- only a small fraction of the housing units are new construction, with the rest were built between 1940 and 1999. This means there aren't many super-modern units, but also not many that are horribly out of date.

Getting Around

Downingtown manages to be one of the few suburban towns where it is actually feasible to live without a car. It will certainly be a bit difficult, but with a train station featuring Septa and Amtrak service, as well as bus routes from Septa and Greyhound, you can make it without a car if need be. Sometimes it may be even smarter to use public transport -- given the tie-ups on the major routes of the area, taking a train to Philadelphia is likely a faster option.

Downingtown Neighborhoods

When searching for homes in Downingtown, be sure to check out the following areas.

Gallagherville: If you're looking for townhouses to rent in Downingtown, start your search in this western part of the borough -- a little over a third of the units in this neighborhood are townhouses. It also has a handful of apartment buildings, such as the Janwood Apartments that offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for folks on a tight budget. Be warned that this is one of the older sections of town, so you might not find many units built after 1958 -- don't be surprised if some of the decor looks like it is straight out of The Blob.

Borough Center: You'll be able to avoid turning into a blob if you live in the middle of town, as the neighborhood is great for people who want to be able to walk or bike. The variety of businesses, restaurants and leisure activities within a few blocks is incredible. That being said, this means rental property in the neighborhood is in high demand. If you're looking for one or two-bedroom apartments, check out Norwood House Apartments or Black Hawk Apartments -- they've even got pet friendly apartments for folks with four-legged friends.

Ackworth: A bit more suburban than the other neighborhoods in Downingtown, Ackworth also leans a bit more towards owner-occupied units than the other neighborhoods. Have no fear, there are still rental homes available -- they'll just be more along the line of single-family housing, meaning they'll be a bit more costly than other neighborhoods. Ackworth is also not very walkable, although you can still get around by bike. One notable part of this neighborhood replete with condos for rent is in the Woodmont North complex -- these rental condos come with one, two or even three bedrooms.

Downingtown Neighborhoods
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When searching for homes in Downingtown, be sure to check out the following areas.

Gallagherville: If you're looking for townhouses to rent in Downingtown, start your search in this western part of the borough -- a little over a third of the units in this neighborhood are townhouses. It also has a handful of apartment buildings, such as the Janwood Apartments that offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for folks on a tight budget. Be warned that this is one of the older sections of town, so you might not find many units built after 1958 -- don't be surprised if some of the decor looks like it is straight out of The Blob.

Borough Center: You'll be able to avoid turning into a blob if you live in the middle of town, as the neighborhood is great for people who want to be able to walk or bike. The variety of businesses, restaurants and leisure activities within a few blocks is incredible. That being said, this means rental property in the neighborhood is in high demand. If you're looking for one or two-bedroom apartments, check out Norwood House Apartments or Black Hawk Apartments -- they've even got pet friendly apartments for folks with four-legged friends.

Ackworth: A bit more suburban than the other neighborhoods in Downingtown, Ackworth also leans a bit more towards owner-occupied units than the other neighborhoods. Have no fear, there are still rental homes available -- they'll just be more along the line of single-family housing, meaning they'll be a bit more costly than other neighborhoods. Ackworth is also not very walkable, although you can still get around by bike. One notable part of this neighborhood replete with condos for rent is in the Woodmont North complex -- these rental condos come with one, two or even three bedrooms.

Living in Downingtown

In The Blob, the creature eats everything in its path -- and so can you, at the numerous local restaurants. Get over to The Olive Tree for tasty Greek blobs of meat; known as keftedes, these slow-cooked Mediterranean answers to the meatball are full of spices. If you favor south-of-the-border tastes, Rincon Tarasco provides some interesting, authentic dishes, including a variety of tortas. If you're more interested in cooking at home, Kimberton Whole Foods has organic and healthy foods. The Downingtown Farmers Market -- where Auntie Anne's pretzels were first sold to the public in 1988 -- is open Saturday mornings in Kerr Park, and features local produce and locally-made goods, such as honey from Two Gander Farms or cheeses from Conebella Farm.

Just so you don't end up resembling the movie monster, you can get out and enjoy the numerous outdoor activities in and around the town. Head a bit south along the Valley Creek, and you'll have the vast Brandywine Meadows Preserve, which includes the Harmony Hill Nature Area with its paved and unpaved biking and hiking paths, as well as the M. John Johnson Nature Center, great for walking and seeing wildlife. Relax in Lloyd Park, or go fishing at Kerr Park, which has its own trout hatchery.

If your idea of an outdoor activity is more along the lines of a sack of clubs and a few beers, Downingtown has some high-level courses in and around town, including the highly regarded Downingtown Country Club, considered to be one of the top public golf courses in the region. Also nearby are Ingleside Golf Club and Whitford Country Club, the latter of which is a private course.

Sometimes you might just want beer, and to heck with the golf clubs. Don't worry, we won't judge you for it. In that case, wander down to Victory Brewing Company, one of the top craft brewers on the East Coast. They've always got great beers on tap, with regular brews as well as seasonal and one-off specialties. Grab a growler or a case to take home with you -- it's the right thing to do.

Living in Downingtown
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In The Blob, the creature eats everything in its path -- and so can you, at the numerous local restaurants. Get over to The Olive Tree for tasty Greek blobs of meat; known as keftedes, these slow-cooked Mediterranean answers to the meatball are full of spices. If you favor south-of-the-border tastes, Rincon Tarasco provides some interesting, authentic dishes, including a variety of tortas. If you're more interested in cooking at home, Kimberton Whole Foods has organic and healthy foods. The Downingtown Farmers Market -- where Auntie Anne's pretzels were first sold to the public in 1988 -- is open Saturday mornings in Kerr Park, and features local produce and locally-made goods, such as honey from Two Gander Farms or cheeses from Conebella Farm.

Just so you don't end up resembling the movie monster, you can get out and enjoy the numerous outdoor activities in and around the town. Head a bit south along the Valley Creek, and you'll have the vast Brandywine Meadows Preserve, which includes the Harmony Hill Nature Area with its paved and unpaved biking and hiking paths, as well as the M. John Johnson Nature Center, great for walking and seeing wildlife. Relax in Lloyd Park, or go fishing at Kerr Park, which has its own trout hatchery.

If your idea of an outdoor activity is more along the lines of a sack of clubs and a few beers, Downingtown has some high-level courses in and around town, including the highly regarded Downingtown Country Club, considered to be one of the top public golf courses in the region. Also nearby are Ingleside Golf Club and Whitford Country Club, the latter of which is a private course.

Sometimes you might just want beer, and to heck with the golf clubs. Don't worry, we won't judge you for it. In that case, wander down to Victory Brewing Company, one of the top craft brewers on the East Coast. They've always got great beers on tap, with regular brews as well as seasonal and one-off specialties. Grab a growler or a case to take home with you -- it's the right thing to do.

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City Guide

Downingtown
Downingtown can be called home of The Blob, which was filmed in and around the town. You can even still eat at the Downingtown Diner that was featured in the movie, although it's not the exact same diner nowadays.
Downingtown can be called home of The Blob, which was filmed in and around the town. You can even still eat at the Downingtown Diner that was featured in the movie, although it's not the exact same diner nowadays.

A bustling industrial town that sits just a bit outside of Philadelphia, Downingtown is home to around 7,900 residents. Given its location along main routes, it is a great jumping-off point for those who want to spend time in Philadelphia and the business and industry of the area, but also want to keep it at an arm's length. It has a solid community base, with plenty of leisure options close by.

Moving to Downingtown

Start Hunting

You don't need a whole lot of lead time when you start trying to find rental properties in Downingtown. The city is nearly evenly split between renter-occupied and owner-occupied units, so there are plenty of homes out there. Turnover is fairly consistent, so you can reasonably expect to be able to find a place in only two or three weeks of lead time. Just make sure you've got two or three months of rent set aside for your security deposit -- that can be a sizable chunk of cash, as Downingtown's average rent is higher than most of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. Downingtown property managers can also be a bit picky, as they like to make sure they have quality tenants, so get yourself some shining references from your previous landlords.

What's on the Market?

Downingtown has a wide variety of units, and it doesn't lean heavily to any one type. It is almost evenly split between single family detached, row houses and attached homes, small apartment buildings, and apartment complexes and large apartment buildings. A majority of the units have two, three, or four bedrooms, so there's plenty of room for your things -- we know you've always wanted a home office. The one noticeable trend is in age -- only a small fraction of the housing units are new construction, with the rest were built between 1940 and 1999. This means there aren't many super-modern units, but also not many that are horribly out of date.

Getting Around

Downingtown manages to be one of the few suburban towns where it is actually feasible to live without a car. It will certainly be a bit difficult, but with a train station featuring Septa and Amtrak service, as well as bus routes from Septa and Greyhound, you can make it without a car if need be. Sometimes it may be even smarter to use public transport -- given the tie-ups on the major routes of the area, taking a train to Philadelphia is likely a faster option.

Moving to Downingtown
+

Start Hunting

You don't need a whole lot of lead time when you start trying to find rental properties in Downingtown. The city is nearly evenly split between renter-occupied and owner-occupied units, so there are plenty of homes out there. Turnover is fairly consistent, so you can reasonably expect to be able to find a place in only two or three weeks of lead time. Just make sure you've got two or three months of rent set aside for your security deposit -- that can be a sizable chunk of cash, as Downingtown's average rent is higher than most of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. Downingtown property managers can also be a bit picky, as they like to make sure they have quality tenants, so get yourself some shining references from your previous landlords.

What's on the Market?

Downingtown has a wide variety of units, and it doesn't lean heavily to any one type. It is almost evenly split between single family detached, row houses and attached homes, small apartment buildings, and apartment complexes and large apartment buildings. A majority of the units have two, three, or four bedrooms, so there's plenty of room for your things -- we know you've always wanted a home office. The one noticeable trend is in age -- only a small fraction of the housing units are new construction, with the rest were built between 1940 and 1999. This means there aren't many super-modern units, but also not many that are horribly out of date.

Getting Around

Downingtown manages to be one of the few suburban towns where it is actually feasible to live without a car. It will certainly be a bit difficult, but with a train station featuring Septa and Amtrak service, as well as bus routes from Septa and Greyhound, you can make it without a car if need be. Sometimes it may be even smarter to use public transport -- given the tie-ups on the major routes of the area, taking a train to Philadelphia is likely a faster option.

Downingtown Neighborhoods

When searching for homes in Downingtown, be sure to check out the following areas.

Gallagherville: If you're looking for townhouses to rent in Downingtown, start your search in this western part of the borough -- a little over a third of the units in this neighborhood are townhouses. It also has a handful of apartment buildings, such as the Janwood Apartments that offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for folks on a tight budget. Be warned that this is one of the older sections of town, so you might not find many units built after 1958 -- don't be surprised if some of the decor looks like it is straight out of The Blob.

Borough Center: You'll be able to avoid turning into a blob if you live in the middle of town, as the neighborhood is great for people who want to be able to walk or bike. The variety of businesses, restaurants and leisure activities within a few blocks is incredible. That being said, this means rental property in the neighborhood is in high demand. If you're looking for one or two-bedroom apartments, check out Norwood House Apartments or Black Hawk Apartments -- they've even got pet friendly apartments for folks with four-legged friends.

Ackworth: A bit more suburban than the other neighborhoods in Downingtown, Ackworth also leans a bit more towards owner-occupied units than the other neighborhoods. Have no fear, there are still rental homes available -- they'll just be more along the line of single-family housing, meaning they'll be a bit more costly than other neighborhoods. Ackworth is also not very walkable, although you can still get around by bike. One notable part of this neighborhood replete with condos for rent is in the Woodmont North complex -- these rental condos come with one, two or even three bedrooms.

Downingtown Neighborhoods
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When searching for homes in Downingtown, be sure to check out the following areas.

Gallagherville: If you're looking for townhouses to rent in Downingtown, start your search in this western part of the borough -- a little over a third of the units in this neighborhood are townhouses. It also has a handful of apartment buildings, such as the Janwood Apartments that offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for folks on a tight budget. Be warned that this is one of the older sections of town, so you might not find many units built after 1958 -- don't be surprised if some of the decor looks like it is straight out of The Blob.

Borough Center: You'll be able to avoid turning into a blob if you live in the middle of town, as the neighborhood is great for people who want to be able to walk or bike. The variety of businesses, restaurants and leisure activities within a few blocks is incredible. That being said, this means rental property in the neighborhood is in high demand. If you're looking for one or two-bedroom apartments, check out Norwood House Apartments or Black Hawk Apartments -- they've even got pet friendly apartments for folks with four-legged friends.

Ackworth: A bit more suburban than the other neighborhoods in Downingtown, Ackworth also leans a bit more towards owner-occupied units than the other neighborhoods. Have no fear, there are still rental homes available -- they'll just be more along the line of single-family housing, meaning they'll be a bit more costly than other neighborhoods. Ackworth is also not very walkable, although you can still get around by bike. One notable part of this neighborhood replete with condos for rent is in the Woodmont North complex -- these rental condos come with one, two or even three bedrooms.

Living in Downingtown

In The Blob, the creature eats everything in its path -- and so can you, at the numerous local restaurants. Get over to The Olive Tree for tasty Greek blobs of meat; known as keftedes, these slow-cooked Mediterranean answers to the meatball are full of spices. If you favor south-of-the-border tastes, Rincon Tarasco provides some interesting, authentic dishes, including a variety of tortas. If you're more interested in cooking at home, Kimberton Whole Foods has organic and healthy foods. The Downingtown Farmers Market -- where Auntie Anne's pretzels were first sold to the public in 1988 -- is open Saturday mornings in Kerr Park, and features local produce and locally-made goods, such as honey from Two Gander Farms or cheeses from Conebella Farm.

Just so you don't end up resembling the movie monster, you can get out and enjoy the numerous outdoor activities in and around the town. Head a bit south along the Valley Creek, and you'll have the vast Brandywine Meadows Preserve, which includes the Harmony Hill Nature Area with its paved and unpaved biking and hiking paths, as well as the M. John Johnson Nature Center, great for walking and seeing wildlife. Relax in Lloyd Park, or go fishing at Kerr Park, which has its own trout hatchery.

If your idea of an outdoor activity is more along the lines of a sack of clubs and a few beers, Downingtown has some high-level courses in and around town, including the highly regarded Downingtown Country Club, considered to be one of the top public golf courses in the region. Also nearby are Ingleside Golf Club and Whitford Country Club, the latter of which is a private course.

Sometimes you might just want beer, and to heck with the golf clubs. Don't worry, we won't judge you for it. In that case, wander down to Victory Brewing Company, one of the top craft brewers on the East Coast. They've always got great beers on tap, with regular brews as well as seasonal and one-off specialties. Grab a growler or a case to take home with you -- it's the right thing to do.

Living in Downingtown
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In The Blob, the creature eats everything in its path -- and so can you, at the numerous local restaurants. Get over to The Olive Tree for tasty Greek blobs of meat; known as keftedes, these slow-cooked Mediterranean answers to the meatball are full of spices. If you favor south-of-the-border tastes, Rincon Tarasco provides some interesting, authentic dishes, including a variety of tortas. If you're more interested in cooking at home, Kimberton Whole Foods has organic and healthy foods. The Downingtown Farmers Market -- where Auntie Anne's pretzels were first sold to the public in 1988 -- is open Saturday mornings in Kerr Park, and features local produce and locally-made goods, such as honey from Two Gander Farms or cheeses from Conebella Farm.

Just so you don't end up resembling the movie monster, you can get out and enjoy the numerous outdoor activities in and around the town. Head a bit south along the Valley Creek, and you'll have the vast Brandywine Meadows Preserve, which includes the Harmony Hill Nature Area with its paved and unpaved biking and hiking paths, as well as the M. John Johnson Nature Center, great for walking and seeing wildlife. Relax in Lloyd Park, or go fishing at Kerr Park, which has its own trout hatchery.

If your idea of an outdoor activity is more along the lines of a sack of clubs and a few beers, Downingtown has some high-level courses in and around town, including the highly regarded Downingtown Country Club, considered to be one of the top public golf courses in the region. Also nearby are Ingleside Golf Club and Whitford Country Club, the latter of which is a private course.

Sometimes you might just want beer, and to heck with the golf clubs. Don't worry, we won't judge you for it. In that case, wander down to Victory Brewing Company, one of the top craft brewers on the East Coast. They've always got great beers on tap, with regular brews as well as seasonal and one-off specialties. Grab a growler or a case to take home with you -- it's the right thing to do.