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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Charlestown Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 5,705. Charlestown Township is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Charlestown Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Charlestown Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Charlestown Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Charlestown Township are highly rated.
About Charlestown Township...
Population
5,705

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$405,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,076
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Charlestown Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Charlestown Township

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$136,458
National
$55,322
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Charlestown Township Reviews

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The general atmosphere is wonderful in this area! The neighbors always help in times of need such as through storms, shoveling, power outages, and even help with the christmas lights. The overall landscape is also awesome because there are places of woods, hills, grassy flats, big trees, flowery trees, and flowers in general along the street and people's yards. As you go up the street, you're instantly taken back at the beautiful trees and flowers along the road. It draws your eye and automatically makes the place brighter and happier especially in the summer. The fall in my opinion is even better because of the leaves changing colors. I would definitely choose to live here again and so would my family if I asked them the same question. Between the people, landscape, and weather, this area is one of a kind and definitely one of my favorite places to be. I could see this area being somewhat better, but honestly couldn't really imagine how it could get that much better.
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I feel very safe in my area as there are very few crimes I hear of. In fact, the most I hear of that happens is the police giving out tickets for driving violations like speeding or not stopping at a stop sign. I havent heard of a serious crime that has been committed in our area recently, but our area is very safe. We live relatively close to town so thats probably a different situation, but my street and neighborhoods close to me tend to be crime free and the people are very friendly with each other.
In Phoeniville there are a plethora of large chains and mom and pop stores. Increasingly chains have been moving in, but some of them do not do well because I think that people in the area prefer small business. Nearby towns, like Malvern Exton and King of Prussia, have many shopping options as well and are more chain and big business focused so I think that also contributes to the large amount of small business. Most workers and small business owners are very friendly.