About the Township

Mission Statement


We commit to serve our community and the citizens of East Whiteland Township in order to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. In furtherance of these goals, we will pursue responsible development and planning, promote professional leadership and conduct, practice fiscally prudent and responsible practices and work to build community spirit and pride.

Location & Geography


East Whiteland, located in the middle of the Chester Valley in east-central Chester County, is about 25 miles west of central Philadelphia. With about 11 square miles of land area, the Township measures slightly more than four miles in an east-west direction and about 2.8 miles from north to south.

The most prominent physical features of the Township are the ranges of hills along its northern and southern boundaries and the broad, gently rolling valley floor. The valley includes a complex pattern of streams, including Valley Creek - designated as an exceptional value watershed - and Little Valley Creek, and closely-associated narrow bands of steeply sloping land and woodlands.

Transportation


The municipality is traversed by several important highways including U.S. Route 202, U.S. Route 30 (Lincoln Highway or Lancaster Pike), PA Route 29 (Morehall Road), PA Route 401 (Conestoga Road) and PA Route 352 (Sproul Road).

The historic Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, now owned by Amtrak, passes through the southern part of the Township. Although Amtrak and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) use these tracks for its R-5 regional rail service, no stations lie on this part of the line.