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Media, PA Community Guide for Buyers and Sellers

Media, PA certainly does live up to its nickname of “Everybody’s Hometown.”

Considered the county seat of Delaware County, Media is a borough of more than 5,500 people that is located 12 miles west of Philadelphia.

It is a community that is well known for being a lovely place to live with friendly neighbors and beautiful homes.

First incorporated in 1850, this community has a history that dates back to William Penn, although the area did remain mostly rural until the 20th century.

At that point, its local industry started to diversify, making the local economy more robust.

Flash forward to 2006 and Media became the first town in the United States to follow over three-hundred towns in Europe in attaining fair trade certification.

In order to meet the requirements for certification, Media passed a council resolution in support of fair trade, serve fair-trade coffee and tea in local government meetings and offices, ensure that a range of fair-trade products were available in local restaurants and businesses, raise popular support and provide media coverage for the fair-trade campaign, and convene a fair-trade steering committee to ensure continued commitment

This certainly put Media on the national map!

The Schools Serving Media, PA

This community’s children are served by the beloved Rose Tree Media School District.

This district includes such high-performing schools as Penncrest High School as well as Springton Lake Middle School.

There are also a number of private schools in the area.

For higher education, residents need not look far. After all, The Delaware County Institute of Science is located here. What’s more, the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, a two-year technical college, Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades a three-year technical college, and Delaware County Community College, a two-year liberal arts college, are all located nearby.

Landmarks Worth Checking Out in Media

There are several historical landmarks that we recommend checking out when you’re in Media. These include:

  • Minshall House (c.1750)
  • Media Presbyterian Church (1855) 
  • Delaware County Institute of Science (1867) 
  • Cooper House (before 1870) 
  • Delaware County Court House (1871) 

As you can see, Media is certainly proud of its history.

But Media is also home to a number of other modern attractions worth checking out as well, including public parks, shopping plazas and local restaurants.

Buying and Selling Media Homes is My Expertise!

If this sounds like the right fit for you as a Main Line area home buyer, then please contact me, Robin Gordon, today.

I would love to assist you by answering any questions you might have as well as providing you valuable information about available homes for sale here.

Already a resident of this community and ready to sell your home? Then contact me as well. I will work tirelessly to ensure you get the best price possible for your home.