Phoenixville : Pennsylvania

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What it's Like to Retire in Phoenixville

Phoenixville is an old town of about 16,000 near Valley Forge.  It was once famous for manufacturing, including steel.  Photo of restored Phoenix Iron Works courtesy of Wikipedia and J Clear; photo of Gay Street School courtesy of Wikipedia and Smallbones; photo of Phoenixville Mural courtesy of Wikipedia and Phoenixville Historical Society.
 

Where to Retire in Phoenixville and Home Prices

In early 2018, Zillow reports the median home value here to be $225,594.  There are several active communities in and around Phoenixville (see link at top left).  

 

What is special about Phoenixville

Phoenixville is home to the Colonial Theatre, which opened in 1903. In 1958, the theatre, along with some other parts of the borough, was featured in the motion picture The Blob. Now there is annual Blobfest to commemorate the movie and its impact on the town.
 

What is not special about Phoenixville

Real estate is fairly pricey in town.
 

Who will like retirement in Phoenixville

Retirees who are looking for a small town with a low crime rate, and a walkable downtown with many historic sites may enjoy living here.  Philadelphia is only about 30 miles away.

 

Local economy is driven by

Manufacturing and retail

 

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 34 degrees, and July's average is 73 degrees.  Phoenixville gets about 34" of snow annually.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

In addition to Blobfest, there is the annual Dogwood Festival. Tirst Friday night of every month the downtown stores, restaurants and businesses hold special events in the downtown.
 

Crime

Crime is about half the national average.
 

Medical facilities

Phoenixville Hospital is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
 

Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is about 40 miles away.

 

Valuable Links

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

 

What people are saying about Phoenixville

Part time Jobs in Phoenixville
Looking for a litte extra cash in retirement! Immediate Openings for substitute School District Aides. -Flexible Schedule -Benefits Package -Choice of Schools -Training Visit an Open House to learn more about us and the opportunities available in your area. Phoenixville Area School District Monday, November 24th, 2PM-5PM 386 City Line Ave. Phoenixville, PA 19460 For more information or to RSVP, please contact Maria McDermott @ MMcdermott@Source4Teachers.com
Posted by S4T on November 20, 2014

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