Where to start? I grew up in Chadds Ford PA..30-40 minutes from Coatesville. I have been a Realtor for over 6 years now. I snubbed Coatesville because of the crime and stories in the paper of guns, violence and drugs while I was growing up before I became a Realtor..Not to mention the HIGH taxes from the School District.A result of mismanagement and a few embezzlement scandals.The list goes on.Yes the homes are cheaper.Clearly you saw that on the internet.Yes, there are many many good areas to live in the 19320 zip code of Coatesville.Mainly the outskirts.Coatesville City is great for the 1st 8 to 10 blocks in my clients opinions.I have sold there for the last 2 years and most of them are very happy.Yes it is getting better.But the taxes will always be high.Would I live there? No I don't think so, because I don't care for the School District, as I have 2 young children.Sure there is great teachers.But it is still a City, and in the city there is always things to consider.Thorndale is Better, still close to the Amtrak, still Coatesville addy.Good Luck.Look into Downingtown,West Chester or Exton, and Parkesburg is not so bad I guess.Certainly better.But still Coatesville area.