The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District straddles parts of southeastern Chester County and western Delaware County, stretching through seven townships. The district — and Unionville High School, in particular — are frequently at or near the top of local ratings. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the high school fifth within Pennsylvania and number 399 in the country. These three homes in the district can be had for under $600,000.

26 Hanover Drive, West Chester 
$587,000 
Monthly taxes: $875 
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom home features a newly renovated kitchen with wine storage and quartz countertops, as well as an enormous sunroom with exposed brick and beams. Downstairs is a workshop with studio plus newly refinished walk-out basement, leading to a koi pond. Outside there is also sleek, new Trex deck offering views of woods nearby.

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755 Meadowbank Road, Kennett Square
$595,000
Monthly taxes: $153
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom Willowdale Crossing home features a massive kitchen (there are 42 cabinets!) and a fabulous master suite with custom ceiling, a private sitting room, dual closets and an en-suite bathroom with soaking tub. Plus: it's close to Longwood Gardens, so if the backyard patio isn't enough outdoors for you, you've got options.

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1109 Dorset Drive, West Chester 
Monthly taxes: $614 
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom home in the Spring Meadows development features a master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and a marble bathroom with jetted tub. Downstairs the home boasts new hardwood flooring as well as a recently updated kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops.

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