Phoenixville Named 5th-Most Exciting Place in Pa.

Wait, there are places that are more exciting?

A First Friday celebration last summer. (It does look pretty exciting.) (Patch file photo)
A First Friday celebration last summer. (It does look pretty exciting.) (Patch file photo)
If it always seems like there's something fun going on here, it turns out you're right.

Phoenixivlle has been named the fifth-most exciting place in Pennsylvania by a real estate blog

"From First Fridays to the Firebird Festival, this place is like Burning Man meets suburbia -- and it's awfully exciting," Movoto.com wrote when bestowing the No. 5 spot on Phoenixville.

How did they make their decisions? They looked at a number of factors, they said, including:
  • Nightlife per capita 
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita 
  • Arts and Entertainment per capita 
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)
  • Population density 
So who beat out Phoenixville? Pittsburgh grabbed the top spot, followed by West Chester, Lancaster and State College.

Find the full list here.

Sean Halloran July 16, 2014 at 04:23 PM
Firebird Festival, Bluesfest, Blobfest, Dogwood, music in Reeves Park, First Fridays, the Farmers Market, a vibrant downtown, great venues for live music, many quality options for dining out, an increasingly young, diverse and energized population, community gardens...all in a walkable, tree lined, booming and welcoming little town. Regardless of any "hidden" motivation of the list-maker, Phoenixville is an exciting, wonderful place to live and visit.
Heather Rainbolt Kahan July 16, 2014 at 09:21 PM
I love Phoenixville and have been here for 11 years...but this article makes it sound like anyone who isn't under 35 would hate it and that it's a big party town. "Burning Man"? Really? We have great schools and it's a great place to raise children...it's not just "exciting" for young people. And, yes, get off of my lawn!
Ned July 17, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Can believe Harry Finster hasn't commented.
harry finster July 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM
check first comment
Ned July 18, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Ah it was hidden. Still, expected a comment with a little more pizazz.


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