Media is rich in history and culture. The downtown area features dozens of restaurants from casual to sophisticated. The many shops, including Trader Joes, offer a wide array of goods and services and support a walkable community and lifestyle. Residents also enjoy year round events, festivals and performances at the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Media is the Delaware County Seat and home to the Delaware County Courthouse, and has a vibrant business community. Media also has the unique distinction of being “America’s First Fair Trade Town”. If you are not working in Media, there is quick and easy access to the major commuter routes of I-476 and I-95. Philadelphia International Airport is a 15 minute drive and Septa’s R-3 line, which runs directly out of Media, will have you in center city Philadelphia in less than 40 minutes.
The area is home to the highly acclaimed Rose Tree Media School District, as well as many excellent nearby private schools providing a wealth of educational options for all. Nearby opportunities for higher learning and professional development are also abundant. Among them are Widener University, Neumann University, Penn State Delaware County Campus, Swarthmore College, Villanova University and Williamson Trade School.
Outdoor and nature enthusiasts flock to Tyler Arboretum, one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States, featuring 650 acres and 17 miles of hiking trails. Ridley Creek State Park is also just minutes away and offers year around activities that include fishing, biking, jogging, horseback riding and cross country skiing.