Looking for a snapshot of housing conditions in Chester County? The Chester County Planning Commission recently released its annual Housing Report for 2017, which documented increases in housing prices, sales, and construction numbers.
The median housing sales number was $337,000 last year—a 6.5 percent, or $20,000 increase, from 2016. “This is our highest value ever,” said Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary.
Notably, there were 1,675 homes built in 2017—the most Chester County has seen in nearly a decade. Of the new homes built, 39 percent were apartments, 31 percent were attached homes, and 30 percent were single-family detached homes.
“There is a continuing trend in which multi-family and single-family attached units comprise most of the new units built in Chester County versus the traditional single-family detached homes,” O’Leary said.