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Delaware County

Delaware County real estate is located in an area of south eastern Pennsylvania was also a once rural area that has been almost completely consumed by urban sprawl. The immediate distance to Philadelphia gives Delaware County (aka “Delco”) a bold population of over a half a million residents thus making it Pennsylvania’s fifth most populous county, behind Philadelphia, Allegheny, Montgomery, and Bucks counties. Its county seat is Media which is a revitalized small town with a now bustling “Main Street” area.

Delaware County was created on September 26, 1789, from part of Chester County and named for the Delaware River. Chester City, prior to 1851, was the county seat of both Delaware County and, before that, of Chester County. Delaware County consists of some great Philadelphia real estate communities adjacent to the city-county of Philadelphia, and is included in the Delaware Valley area.