Welcome to Media
A thriving, bustling town close to Philadelphia
Media is the hometown everyone loves to visit and the place you’ll never want to leave. It’s a shining star in the Delaware County area, with a downtown area that’s as vibrant as its citizens. Located between Interstate 476 and Route 1, Media has high commutability as well as walkability. And with the Media-Sharon Rail Line, getting to all of your favorite restaurants and shops is easier than ever.
Media was incorporated in 1850, and much of the town’s stunning architecture and incredible brickwork dates back to that time, making it a true pleasure to walk through. Media is a bustling hub of activity, and if you’re searching for an energetic community, it may be the perfect place to set down roots.
What to Love
- Vibrant and charming downtown area
- Easy transportation into Philadelphia
- Walkable streets
Media offers its residents an urban-suburban feel, where you’ll welcome the bustle of the downtown area and savor the sanctuary of your home. It’s an excellent place for young professionals who are searching for the perfect blend of city life and peace at home and for families who love to engage with their community.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
The best thing about living in Media is its accessibility. Here you’ll enjoy fine dining, nights out with friends, and window shopping. Start your culinary journey at Towne House, an iconic restaurant that has five dining spaces, craft cocktails, live entertainment, delicious food, and an incredible atmosphere. For a more lowkey joint, check out Ariano for some of the most unique pizza toppings and the best pie in town. How about some steak? Stephen's On State has got you covered with premium cuts, extensive wine lists, and nightly entertainment, so you’re sure to have a blast.
For locals, Linvilla Orchards is a coveted spot where you can get the best produce, fresh baked goods, and community interaction. Whether you’re out buying organic peaches, searching for the perfect indoor plant, or testing your skills at canning, it’s a one-stop shop. You should also be sure to check out the Media Farmers Market in the downtown area to support your neighbors. Another spot to try out is Paikoro, a charming boutique that sells everything you need to live your calmest, most zen life.
Things to Do
A can’t-miss event in Media is Dining Under the Stars at Fellini Cafe, where every Wednesday and second Saturday of the month, you’ll be transported to Italy for the evening. Shop, stroll, and dine to your heart’s content all throughout the summer. Another event you don’t want to miss is Media’s holiday parades, such as Santa’s Parade, where the entire community gets together to celebrate the spirit of the season. Every September, you can get out your running shoes for the Media Five Miler and race alongside your fellow residents.
Step into the world of art at the Media Theater For the Performing Arts, where you’ll enjoy musicals and your kids can take classes. If you’re ready to get outdoorsy, the Glen Providence Park has hiking trails where you can get a workout in or catch up with friends. It also has a pond where you’ll regularly find abundant birdlife that birdwatchers from all over the state flock to see.
Media is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: