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Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

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Media was a planned city, meaning it had a deliberate layout with streets spread south, west, and east around the courthouse. The lots were sold at public auctions to citizens which attracted businesses. Media, since its in a rural area, was popular for farms and orchards.

Media was not the original location of the county seat for Delaware County. It was originally placed in Chester as far back as 1789. Many complaints arose over the years, though, because the location of the courthouse was difficult to travel to from the farther parts of the county. Therefore, after years of debate, the county seat was officially moved from Chester to Media in 1850. The courthouse in Media is located at 201 West Front Street.

Media is located off Exit 3 on Interstate 476 (locally known as the “Blue Route”).

For more information visit SEPTA’s website

  • SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail train has a stop located in Media, and also another stop just south of the borough, in Rose Valley (Moylan-Rose Valley station). The train runs from downtown Philadelphia. Be aware that the train does not run frequently on weekends (only about one train an hour).
  • SEPTA Route 101 Trolley runs on State St., through most of the business district. The trolley runs from the 69th St Transportation Center and ends in Media. Media is home to one of the only existing suburban trolleys on its main street.
  • SEPTA Bus Routes 110 and 118 both run through Media on Baltimore Avenue.

Media is located 10.1 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL IATA). From the airport, you can take bus routes 110, 109, and 37 to get into Media.

Media is a compact borough, and has excellent sidewalks, which makes a car unnecessary

The Route 101 trolley runs through the heart of Media on State St to Upper Darby. Standard fare (as in for all of SEPTA) is $2.50 cash or $2.00 using SEPTA Key Travel Wallet. Media is the last suburban town with a trolley running down the main street.

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