West Chester Wants Your Thoughts on a Property Tax Increase

As we’ve known for a while now, the Borough of West Chester is in a bit of a financial crisis. Last month the Borough Department heads met to make their initial 2021 budget presentations to the Borough’s Finance and Revenue committee and the general takeaway is, if nothing changes, the Borough is expecting a nearly $1.7-million-dollar deficit to its general fund next year. There are generally two ways to deal with a deficit: cut projects or raise taxes.

Zip code wars – Where are the priciest homes in the Borough?

West Chester is a lovely town. It has been recognized for its downtown, its trees, its restaurants, its walkability. It can also be expensive. Real estate prices in the Borough and surrounding areas have been rising steadily since February 2016. With median home prices for the two zip codes that split West Chester around $180/sq Continue reading Zip code wars – Where are the priciest homes in the Borough?