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The location of West Chester









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Chester.

This page contains seven sections:

Around West Chester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Philadelphia. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of West Chester. Philadelphia has a population of 1,581,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Allentown. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of West Chester and has a population of 121,000 people.

For comparison, West Chester has a population of 20,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Middletown (DE)   [Map]   21,897   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Newark (DE)   [Map]   33,858   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wilmington (DE)   [Map]   71,106   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bridgeton (NJ)   [Map]   24,505   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Camden (NJ)   [Map]   74,532   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Millville (NJ)   [Map]   27,918   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Trenton (NJ)   [Map]   84,964   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Vineland (NJ)   [Map]   60,392   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Bethlehem   [Map]   75,707   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Chester   [Map]   34,077   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   59,708   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lebanon   [Map]   25,770   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Norristown   [Map]   34,510   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pottstown   [Map]   22,741   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Reading   [Map]   88,423   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Birmingham   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chester Heights   [Map]   2,631   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coventry Village   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Downingtown   [Map]   7,928   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edgemont   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Exton   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
General Warren Village   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Green Lane Village   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Green Tree   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Malvern   [Map]   3,441   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Red Lion   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Suburban Village   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Thorndale   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Goshen   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Whitford   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring West Chester, please visit our County-by-County Page for West Chester.

Chester County ...

West Chester is located in Chester County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chester County: New Castle (DE), Cecil (MD), Berks, Delaware, Lancaster & Montgomery.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Chester ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for West Chester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Chester ...

Looking for more information about West Chester? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Chester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Chester.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Chester. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Chester. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Tourism
    Parks for Pennsylvania

    Fishing in Pennsylvania
    Hunting in Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Pennsylvania Statewide Tourism
    West Chester Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for West Chester


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Pennsylvania

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Pennsylvania

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Pennsylvania

Airports Near West Chester ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to West Chester.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Brandywine Airport  (ICAO: KOQN)   [Map]   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Garden Airport  (FAA ID: N57)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chester Co. Airport  (CTH/KMQS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spitfire Aero. (FAA ID: 7N7)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
New Castle Airport (ILG/KILG)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Perkiomen Valley Airport (FAA ID: N10)   [Map]   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pottstown Limerick Airport (PTW/KPTW)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Philadelphia Intl.  (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to West Chester.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Chester. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Philadelphia Intl.  (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Harrisburg Intl.  (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   WNW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Atlantic City Intl.  (ACY/KACY)   [Map]   ESE   64 miles [103 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   SW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Newark Liberty Intl.  (EWR/KEWR)   [Map]   NE   90 miles [144.8 km]
John F. Kennedy Intl.  (JFK/KJFK)   [Map]   ENE   107 miles [172.2 km]
La Guardia Airport  (LGA/KLGA)   [Map]   ENE   107 miles [172.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Reading Rgnl.  (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lehigh Valley Intl.  (ABE/KABE)   [Map]   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Morristown Muni.  (MMU/KMMU)   [Map]   NE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Intl.  (AVP/KAVP)   [Map]   N   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Brandywine Airport  (ICAO: KOQN)   [Map]   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Garden Airport  (FAA ID: N57)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chester Co. Airport  (CTH/KMQS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spitfire Aero. (FAA ID: 7N7)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
New Castle Airport (ILG/KILG)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Perkiomen Valley Airport (FAA ID: N10)   [Map]   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pottstown Limerick Airport (PTW/KPTW)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wings Fld. (ICAO: KLOM)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
  Website for Philadelphia International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
  Website for Harrisburg International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Intl.   (AVP/KAVP)   [Map]
  Website for Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Teterboro Airport   (TEB/KTEB)   [Map]
  Website for Teterboro Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Williamsport Rgnl.   (IPT/KIPT)   [Map]
  Website for Williamsport Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brandywine Airport   (ICAO: KOQN)   [Map]
  Website for Brandywine Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chester Co. Airport   (CTH/KMQS)   [Map]
  Website for Chester County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Castle Airport   (ILG/KILG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic City Intl.   (ACY/KACY)   [Map]
  Website for Atlantic City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pottstown Limerick Airport   (PTW/KPTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wings Fld.   (ICAO: KLOM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quakertown Airport   (ICAO: KUKT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
  Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Doylestown Airport   (DYL/KDYL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newark Liberty Intl.   (EWR/KEWR)   [Map]
  Website for Newark Liberty International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John F. Kennedy Intl.   (JFK/KJFK)   [Map]
  Website for John F. Kennedy International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Guardia Airport   (LGA/KLGA)   [Map]
  Website for La Guardia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
  Website for Reading Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lehigh Valley Intl.   (ABE/KABE)   [Map]
  Website for Lehigh Valley International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morristown Muni.   (MMU/KMMU)   [Map]
  Website for Morristown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Chester County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Chester: www.west-chester.com/

The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Chester.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Chester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9584, Longitude: -75.6044     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to West Chester), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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