About Us

County Lines has been highlighting the Best of the Delaware Valley for over 43 years. We are the Premier Monthly Guide to the best of Southeastern PA and Northern DE. We are local, lively, with a long shelf-life

An independent monthly lifestyle magazine, County Lines highlights southeast Pennsylvania’s Chester County and its four neighbors: Montgomery, Delaware, Berks and Lancaster Counties as well as New Castle County in Delaware.

In line with its local focus, our magazine has engaging and informative editorial, compelling design and loyal readership. Besides being one of the most widely read magazines in the region, County Lines is also the oldest and most trusted. First appearing in September 1977, it has been continuously published ever since and always dedicated to the region’s rich culture and remarkable heritage.

 

Regional Focus
 
People & Place, Shopping & Dining, Events & History, Health & Wealth, Arts & Style, Homes & Horses are a few of our annual editorial topics.
 
Content of the magazine spans many topics—arts, theater, cooking, dining, equestrian events, home decor, gardening, style, schools, shopping, fitness, history, philanthropy and events. The common thread is “local interest.”
 
And we are known for our extensive events coverage—we call it The Best Local Events feature for good reason. We also include special focus on Family Fun each month.
 
The core staff of the magazine, as well as most of its writers and photographers, are nearly all long-time residents of County Lines country and proud of it.
 
Our advertisers are mainly small, highly-regarded independent shops, restaurants, schools, home builders, medical and financial professionals, realtors and other businesses and organizations with deep connections to our community and a long relationship with our magazine.
 
The editors, whether searching for compelling stories or for entertainment, restaurants, music, art, theater or other events and places to recommend, focus almost exclusively on our region.

 

Themes
 
County Lines is a regional lifestyle magazine, offering information, insight and recommendations about events, dining, and entertainment in Chester County and surrounding areas. Each issue is themed. Sample themes include:
January Local Dining Guide
February Fine Homes & Design, Schools
March Charity Datebook, Medical
April Weddings and other Beginnings
May Equestrian Issue
June Outdoor Living
July Guide to the Region
August Guide to the Good Life
September Celebrating Chester County
October Shopping & Dining Across County Lines, Schools
November Holiday Shopping, Retirement
December A County Lines Christmas

 

Click here to see our current editorial calendar and media kit!

 

Community Minded

County Lines is designed for readers who are actively engaged in their community. And we support that community.

From our commitment to using FSC-certified paper (promoting sustainable forestry practices), to our support for countless local organizations, fundraisers and events, we are proud community members and partners.

Recent sponsorships and partnerships include:

Brandywine ConservancyKennet BrewfestTaste of Phoenixville
ChanticleerMalvern BloomsTyler Arboretum
Chester County Antiques ShowMalvern Fall FestUptown Knauer Center
Chester Cty Community Fdn.Media TheatreWest Chester BID
Chester County DayNatural Lands TrustWest Chester Chili Cook Off
Chester County Food BankPaoli Blues FestivalWest Chester Restaurant Fest
Citadel Country Music FestivalPeople’s LightWest Chester Historic Preservation
DE Antiques ShowPhila. Antiques ShowWillistown Conservation Trust
Jenkins ArboretumRadnor Hunt RacesWillowdale Steeplechase
Kennett Chocolate FestResident Theatre Company



Our Readers

About 80,000 people read County Lines Magazine in print every month. More read it online and in our digital version on ISSUU. And over 20,000 get our twice-monthly Events e-newsletter.

Most of our readers live in Chester County and the immediately surrounding counties. The typical reader is affluent, well educated and community oriented.

Most readers pick up their copies in fine shops and restaurants in our area or at upscale local events. Some copies are sold at area newsstands, in bookstores or by subscription. Many more copies go to the offices of doctors, dentists, lawyers, business executives, community leaders and new area homeowners.

Check our How to get a Copy page on the home page to learn more.