Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
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.
Media is located off Exit 3 on Interstate 476 (locally known as the "Blue Route").
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.
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.
Media is a compact borough, and has excellent sidewalks, which makes a car unnecessary
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.
Parking is available on most side streets and there are several parking garages located near the State. St Business District
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.
Earth & State, ☎ 610-566-9270, . 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.
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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia is located only 12 miles away