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When you live across from a park, your world is a playground.


It’s nice to meet you. I’m Cara, your content cruise director here at Hello, West Chester.

I’m not from around here so you may think it odd I decided to start a website dedicated to West Chester. I grew up in Indiana (go Hoosiers!) and was on my way east to pursue my dream of working at a high-fashion NYC magazine but I didn’t quite make it…

Instead, I stopped in Eastern PA and fell in love with the place (and a guy) and decided to put down roots. Today, I have three kids, a cat and a husband. We live on Union Street in the borough right near Everhart Park. People tell us all the time we got lucky to nab the location we did — and we couldn’t agree more.

I still work in communications and write (a lot) for work, but here I get to write for myself (and you, if you’d like to join).

This blog is all about life in West Chester and it’s my attempt to keep up with everything that’s going on around town. (Wish me luck.) Leave comments, share gossip – correct me – or just follow along. Either way I’m glad you’re here.

Nice to meet you

If you want to reach out directly you can reach me at hello@hellowestchesterpa.com.

Still, not sure you’re in the right place? Here are some blogs I like a lot to get you started: