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Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

Media, PA is the highest point in Delaware County. It was a planned city, meaning it had a deliberate layout with streets spread south, west, and east around the courthouse. The lots were sold at public auctions to citizens which attracted businesses. Media, since its in a rural area, was popular for farms and orchards.

Media was not the original spot for the county seat for Delaware county. It was primarily placed in southern Chester. Many complaints arose because the location of the courthouse because it was difficult to travel to. Therefore, after years of debate, the courthouse was moved from southern Chester to Media. The courthouse in Media is located at 201 W Front Street #123 Media, Pennsylvania 19063-2708.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Media is located off Exit 3 on Interstate 476 (locally known as the "Blue Route").

By train[edit]

SEPTA's R3 Regional Rail line (Media-Elwyn) has a stop located in Media, and also another stop just south of the borough, in Rose Valley (Moylan-Rose Valley station). SEPTA Route 101 Trolley runs on State St., through most of the business district. Media is home to one of the only existing suburban trolleys on its main street.

By plane[edit]

Media is located 10.1 miles from the Philadelphia airport. From the airport, you can take bus routes 110, 109, and 37 to get into Media, PA.

Get around[edit]

By foot/bike[edit]

Media is a compact borough, and has excellent sidewalks, which makes a car unnecessary

By trolley[edit]

The Route 101 trolley runs through the heart of Media on State St to Upper Darby. Standard fare (as in for all of SEPTA) is $2 cash, or one token ($1.45)(tokens are available at major SEPTA stations in Philadelphia). Media is the last suburban town with a trolley running down the main street.

By car[edit]

Parking is available on most side streets and there are several parking garages located near the State. St Business District

See[edit][add listing]

  • Armory. This Armory house the collection of rifles known as the Cooper Rifles. It was also used to house Company M, 111th Infantry, and Pennsylvania National Guard.  edit
  • Cooper House. The first house built in town. It was home to Thomas V. Cooper who was state legislature and president of the Pennsylvania State Senate.  edit
  • Courthouse. Completed in 1851 with one courtroom. "Generally regarded as the handsomest courthouses in the Eastern United States". Renowned public figure, William Jennings Bryan, once orated from the steps of this courthouse.  edit
  • Haldeman's Store. Built in 1854 by Isaac Haldeman, was one of the first grocery stores in Media. It sold groceries and dried goods. Later, the First National Bank of Media took over the bilding, making it into their personal office.  edit
  • Institute of Science. Founded in 1867, "to promote for the people of of Delaware Country, the study and diffusion of general knowledge". It stands as a museum for natural and area history.  edit
  • Media Borough Hall. The site of one of the first farms built in 1850. It was later purchased by Isaac Chalfont who hosted a stagecoach service to Chester. In 1918, it was turned into a post office and in 1969 the site became municipal offices.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 610-891-0100.  edit With 4 shows a year, the theatre succeeds in entertaining not only the locals but tourists who want to a enjoy a "night on the town" without spending their life savings.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Earth & State, 610-566-9270, [1].  edit Locally run store, Earth & State provides its customers with a memorable shopping experience while browsing through arts and crafts made from citizens of the Media area.

Kaos Surfboards, 610-565-2924.  edit Tiny sufshop that allows customers to personally interact with the merchandise before their purchase for quality service.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Appollo Pizza, East State St., 610-565-3883. Take-out pizza shop.  edit
  • Azie Restaurant, 610-566-4750, [2]. Eat in, Asian inspired restaurant with outdoor seating and open bar.  edit
  • Brodeur's on State Street, 610-566-5155, [3]. Upscale and casual menu, with an outdoor patio for dining and open bar.  edit
  • Court Diner, 610-566-4403, [4]. A diner known for serving a hearty breakfast and comfort foods. A Media "tradition".  edit
  • Custom Bagels, 610-891-6761. Serves old-fashioned bagels.  edit
  • D'Ignazio's Towne House, 610-566-6141, [5]. Started out as home to Silvio "Babe" D'Ignazio, who renovated it into an Italian inspired restaurant. Their goal is to create a comfortable and friendly environment for all.  edit
  • Fellini's Cafe Trattoria, 610-892-7616, [6]. Operating since 2001, Fellini's is the place to go to enjoy fine-dining Italian cuisine.  edit
  • House Restaurant, [7]. Eat-in restaurant that uses locally grown crops from neighborhood farms. Known for their gourmet grilled panninis, salads, and house-made soups.  edit
  • Jing Fong, 610-892-8688, [8]. Oriental cuisine - take-out and eat-in.  edit
  • La Belle Epoque, 610-566-6808, [9].  edit Small French restaurant with quality cuisine.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Quality Inn, 4 South New Middleton Road , Media, PA, US, 19063, (610) 565-5800, [10]. Located at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Route 352, accessible by Car only.  edit

Contact[edit]

Internet[edit]

Internet access (WiFi) is avaliable in several coffee shops located in Media, including the Starbucks on Baltimore Pike (at the far eastern edge of the borough) and at the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union on State St.

Phone[edit]

Media, PA is covered by all the major cell phone companies in the United States (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile). Unfortunately, most public phones have been removed, and celluar service is the only way to communicate.

Newspapers[edit]

The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Delaware County Daily Times are daily newspapers widely avaliable in Media, PA. The freesheet Metro Philadelphia is avaliable at SEPTA Regional Rail stations. Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia City Paper are two alternative weeklies also avaliable in Media, PA.

Get out[edit]

Philadelphia is located only 12 miles away

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