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Awards & Recognitions for West Chester

Great American Main Street Award2017 - Main Street America recognises West Chester with the Great American Main Street Award

2016 - West Chester Borough is officially an age-friendly community

2014 - Downtown West Chester recognized as a Great Neighborhood in Pennsylvania

2014 - Designated as a Main Street Community by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

2014 - Featured in the Towns of the Philadelphia Countryside by

2014 - Selected as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 25th year

2013 - Movoto places West Chester among the 10 Best Cities in Pennsylvania

2013 - Money Magazine's Top Ten Best Places to Live

2013 - Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly!

2012 - Nationally Accredited by the National Main Street Center and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center

2011 - West Chester lauded as a great place to retire by Where to Retire magazine

2009 - 14 businesses selected as Best of the Main Line by Main Line Today magazine

2008 - Selected as one of the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

2008 - Selected as one of the Main Streets of the Brandywine Valley by the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau

2008 - Eleven businesses selected as Neighbors' Choice Award Winners by the Philadelphia Inquirer

2008 - Rated as Walkers' Paradise by

2007 - Listed as one of the Top 40 Future Blockbusters in Philadelphia Magazine

2007 - Listed in the Top 100 Best Places to Live for Singles by CNN

Classic Towns

2007 - Recognized as an Inclusive Community by the National League of Cities

2007 - Eleven downtown businesses listed on MyFoxPhilly HOT LIST

2006 - Selected as a Distinctive Destination by The National Trust for Historic Preservation

2006 - Designated as a Preserve America Community by the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

2006 - Given the Distinctive Leadership Award by West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club

2006 - Included in the Annual Best Places to Live by Main Line Today Magazine

2006 - Listed in Top 100 Best Places to Raise a Family and Top Ten for Best Small-town Downtowns by Frommers

2006 - Listed in Top Five Best Places to Live by Philadelphia Style Magazine

2006 - Listed as one of 25 Best Affordable Suburbs in Business Week Magazine.

2005 - Awarded Best Overall Design by Pennsylvania Downtown Center

2005 - Given the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Government Initiatives Award by Preservation Pennsylvania

2005 - Recognized as Best New Development for 121 North Walnut by Philadelphia Business Journal

2004 - Designated an Achiever Program by Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Distinctive Destination
2003 - Given Best Family Event of the Year for Swingin' Summer Thursdays by Pennsylvania Parks & Recreation Association

2003 - Best New Shopping District by Philadelphia Magazine

2003 - Honored for Excellence in Landscape Design by Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association


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