On the market: Three houses in West Chester under $400,000

129 Fringetree Drive, West Chester, Pa.

Chester County’s Henderson High School is one of three high schools in the West Chester Area School District. Henderson’s catchment includes parts of the borough of West Chester and parts of West Goshen Township. Henderson is a blue-ribbon school, and home prices in the area reflect that distinction, averaging near $400,000. These homes can be had for just less than that.

129 Fringetree Drive
$382,000
Monthly taxes: $420
Tell me all about it: We love the open floor plan on the first floor of this three-bedroom home. The property includes 2,300 square feet of living space and hardwood floors throughout. The eat-in gourmet kitchen features sliding doors to a large deck, and the master includes an en-suite soaking tub.

244 Corwen Terrace
$248,500
Monthly taxes: $184
Tell me all about it: We love the kitchen in this four-bedroom home, which includes new granite countertops and slate flooring. The home also features a large deck off the dining room on the first floor. Bedrooms are spread over the second and third floors. The Indian King community in which this home is set also offers amenities including a club house, pool and tennis court.

603 Brookhill Road
$355,000
Monthly taxes: $285
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom home features new carpeting and newly refinished flooring. We love the bright kitchen with its stainless appliances and enormous adjacent pantry. The lower-level family room offers walk-out access to a patio, and the large yard that surrounds the single-family home.

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