Below is a website that gives access to a live camera feed where you can get an idea of what the weather is like in the Media area.
the camera is located at the Linvilla Orchards which is about 3 miles southwest of downtown Media on Knowltown Road.
The central part of Media is fairly small ( less than 2 square miles) but the government influence and economic impact of the central core radiate to associated communities up to 10 miles away.
The present communities that are generally considered as part of the Media area are:
Black Horse.... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/d09d1/
Bowling Green.... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/d0a61/
Glen Riddle.... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/d1430/
Pine Ridge.... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/d2230/
South Media.... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/d277e/
Paxon Hollow Golf Course
This course is not meant for the golfer who takes his golf too seriously. It is just perfect for duffers like me who enjoy a nice day out in the sunshine and fresh air and don't mind a mild bit of exercise too.
The course is very short (5000 for the short tees, 5800 for the long tees) but I still recommend getting a cart unless you are in great shape (and under 50 years of age).
The course is pretty old (built in the 1920s) and has been well used over the years. It is fairly maintained but it is a municipal course owned by the government and you know how that goes.
Even though the course is short, it still is a challenge for those players (like me) who have ball control problems. The fairways are pretty wide but the mature tree growth often hugs the edges of the fairway. Bunkers and sandtraps have been strategically placed to lure your ball into a couple extra strokes. The rough is deep and scruffy and you would do well to stay clear of the deep stuff.
18holes plus cart in the middle of the week is $42. $6 for a bucket of balls at the driving range to warm up is a fair price.
The ProShop has just about anything you might need in the way of equipment and you can even wrangle some advise out of the staff about how to best play some of the tougher holes.
Of course, if you need lessons then they will be more than willing to give those too at cost.
We were hot and sweaty after a round so did not go into the fancy Paxon Hollow Club House for anything to eat but rather went back to route US1 for some.
Media is a densely packed suburban area with population of about 5600.
It is the county seat of Delaware County so it has a highly developed civic center to go along with the concentration of people. It is a place where there are also a lot of educated people: almost 90% of the population are highschool graduates and 40% are college graduates.
My wife has cousins who live here.
1200 families, 2800 households; families with dual-incomes make $53000 per year
the official website (and also good place for traveler info) is:
ZIPCODE 19063, 19086 is Media, a suburb of Philadelphia in Delaware County
Area Code is 484, 610
nickname: Everybody's Hometown
areas normally included in Media are the entire Upper Providence Township, and the neighborhoods of South Media, Bowling Green, Pine Ridge, Elwyn, Bortandale, Riddlewood, Lima, Glen Riddle, & Lenni neighborhoods.
Delaware County Seat
My sister lived in Media for several years, including during the time my family lived in Folcroft in 1969. The home of my grandparents who lived in Milbourne when I was growning up was in Delaware County, and Folcroft was also in Delaware County. This was the only time since we were married that my sister and I lived close enough together to visit on a regular basis.
Media calls itself "Everybody's Hometown", and the town website says Media is the last suburban town in America with a trolley running down the main street
Media is the county seat of Delaware County. The names comed from the Latin for 'middle' from its location in the middle of the county. (It doesn't have anything to do with newspapers.)
The latitude of Media is 39.916N. The longitude is -75.388W.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,472.