West Chester is a thriving community with proximity to Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and Washington D.C. The city's location and University of West Chester help businesses, such as QVC, access major markets and a quality workforce. A Best Places to Retire, West Chester has a quaint downtown full of boutiques, restaurants and things to do. Historical sites and attractions also add to the city's charm. The American Helicopter Museum houses the largest collection of helicopters in the country and made our Top 10 Fun and Unusual Museums list.