West Chester, PA Real Estate News

By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Anyone who knows me knows that I love dogs.  One dog most especially, but I love animals in general.  Last week I noticed a video on the Facebook page of the Chester County SPCA.    A mom and her 8 pups were at the shelter.  The mom, Gigi, had found her forever home and the pups were ready to be adopted.  They were adorable, of course, I've never seen a baby anything that didn't tug at my heart. I shared the video on my Facebook wall and pretty soon, I got an email from a friend who told me his lovely little wife was enchanted with the puppies.  He called to get more information and one afternoon earlier this week, he and his wife, along with their current dog went over to the shelter.    Hurrah!!  My wonderful friends opened their hearts and home to a lovely little girl and they named ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I am in a Facebook group that is encouraging me to throw out, give away or somehow rid myself of all the extra things in my life that are cluttering my house and mind, one item per day.  As it turns out, the March 2012 issue of The Oprah Magazine is all about clearing the cutter out of your life.  In the magazine I learned that there are great websites to help you get rid of things while helping others such as: Loved Twice.  According to the website they collect gently used baby clothing, sort them and distribute them through social workers to hospitals, shelters and clinics.   Local animal shelters often take your used linens and blankets.  I know our local Chester County SPCA does.  Click here to see the list of items that the shelter could use.  The list includes sheets, towels and b...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Woo hoo!  March 1!  While it's been an unusually warm winter, I am so happy that we are in the homestretch.  I can't wait to see the trees flower and see my garden come to life.   Always on the lookout for things to be thankful for, I have a small list. First and foremost, a friend and his wife welcomed a new baby girl into the family.  What joy!   I received two gift certificates in the mail this week from two different people!  One, for a full hour's massage, was from a Facebook friend whom I had never spoken to on the telephone until I thanked her yesterday!  We are in a few groups together and it's amazing how much you can get to know someone and enjoy their sense of humor online.  The second was to a salon where I may get a pedicure.  Apparently since I don't pamper myself much, ot...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
It's another beautiful spring day in West Chester.  Wait... it's only February 23!  It's been spring-like for most of the winter here and I am alternately thankful and waiting for old man winter to drop the other shoe!  For now I think I'll just go with thankful!  My son Max, a snow lover has alternately been mourning and enjoying the warmer weather.  He wants to enjoy the snow and sleep in on snow days but also likes wearing shorts and a t-shirt, which he will wear weather it is 23 or 60 degrees.  With the warmer temperatures comes less nagging from yours truly to put warmer clothing on! My little momma will be celebrating her 79th birthday this Saturday and my sister and I, along with my lovely niece will be taking her to Bonefish for dinner. Life is good. Carpe Diem!
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Clocktower Woods is nestled off of E. Boot Road and Line Road in East Goshen Township.   I believe the neighborhood was started in 1999 by the Hankin Group.  The average lot size is about 1/2 an acre and the homes are simply lovely.   I remember that when the builder first start building, several Bow Tree neighbors jumped ship and headed over to the newer development.  Bow Tree is another popular neighborhood in East Goshen Township.  Homestyles in Clocktower Woods are varied, but mostly consist of stucco, siding with some stone or brick fronts.  Some homes have lovely front porches, most have first floor offices/dens. There is one model that has a first floor master bedroom suite.View Larger Map Clocktower Woods is part of the West Chester Area School District. There is currently only ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I deliver meals on wheels every Thursday.  It's the best part of the week for me.  As Chairperson of the Goshen-Towne Chapter of Meals on Wheels, I am also responsible for drivers and one of my drivers needed a substitute for today.  I gladly volunteered to take her route as it's the same one I drive and it  takes me to my very favorite over 55 community, Hershey's Mill. It was a very foggy day today and I took a minute to take a photo of one of my favorite parts of the community.   Currently, there are 61 homes for sale in Hershey's Mill ranging from $149,000 to $495,000.  That is up 6 since my last post about Hershey's Mill.   There are also 6 pending settlement. There is quite a selection and there is a home in every size and with every amenity. If you are looking for a home in an ov...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
It's that time of year again.  Time to take down the decorations and put the old tree out by the curb.  The tree pickup dates in East Goshen are as follows: January 11 and January 25.  Both Wednesdays. Make sure to have your tree out to the curb the night before.  Tress in plastic bags will NOT BE picked up. Wishing you a wonderful, healthy and successful 2012.    
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
Breakfast with Santa the day after the West Chester PA Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade! December 3, 2011 Time: 8:30 AM and 10 AM seating. Costs: $12 Full hot breakfast and treats for the children. Reservations required, call West Chester Parks & Recreation at 610436-9010
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
The MARS drinks West Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Friday, December 2, 2011 ~ West Chester, PATree Lighting: 6:15pm (before the start of the run) Jingle Elf Run 6:30pmParade 7:15pm Come out an enjoy the parade with family and friends. Now in its 33rd year, the Mars Drinks Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in West Chester. The 1-mile parade route travels through the heart of the historic business district. More than 30,000 spectators closely line the route, much like an experience on "Main Street USA." Santa Claus will make an appearance in the parade and 19 marching bands from around the area.  The tree lighting ceremony will be at the corner of High and Market streets at 7 p.m. The Jingle Elf Run will commence at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Race day registration will be available at Fir...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Starting tomorrow, December 1, West Chester Borough will be putting on the Ritz... or should I say, putting on the Old-Fashioned Christmas that they have become famous for!   On Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 PM, there's an Old-Fashioned Christmas Concert performed by the West Chester Area School District's Select Strings at the Church of the Holy Trinity, located at 212 S. High Street.   Also on the 1st, at 8:00 PM there's Trial by Jury and Carol Singing at the Chester County Justice Center, Courtroom 1, located at 201 W. Market Street.  This is a gorgeous building and well worth the visit.  Additional shows are Friday, 5:30 and 6:30 and on Saturday 2:00 and 8:00.   Tickets available at the door for all shows.  On the evening of 12/2, The tree lighting occurs at 7:00.  There's a Jingle...
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
  Would you like to see a great show after dining in downtown? West Chester University presents WCU LIVE! -- affordable live performances in music, theatre and dance.   There's also a full slate of events that are free so your entire family can enjoy amazing cultural events without breaking the bank.   See This Month at WCU calendar.   See the full catalog of performances & events.   The Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Sorcerer November 17 - 20 plus Trial By Jury at a new location December 1 - 3. jroosevelt@kw.com  
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      West Chester is such a great place to live, work and play. Check out this web site if you are new to the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania       HOLIDAY SHOPPING KICK-OFF | November 4First Friday in November offers an evening of great sales, perfect for the upcoming gift-giving season. Stores will be open late. See what's happening with the shopping scene in downtown.   NEW TO WEST CHESTER? Learn more about what West Chester has to offer at the Visitors Guide. It's loaded with great information plus an action-packed, one-minute video. See what's going on throughout the year at Annual Events-at-a-Glance. Stay connected with a sign-up for e-updates and receive the new and updated Shopping & Dining brochure. It's easy, fun and FREE. Click here to sign-up (you may opt-out an...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Hershey's Mill is one of the loveliest over 55 communities in the area. It's not the newest, most homes do not have 9 foot ceilings and 42 inch cabinets.   What it does have is location.  Located in East Goshen, one of the loveliest townships in Chester County, a hop skip and jump from the 202 and Boot Road entrance, you are about 45 minutes or less to the Philadelphia Airport and 15 minutes or less to Exton Mall.  The neighborhood is adjacent to a shopping center that sports a large food store, a pharmacy, a hair salon, two eateries, a dry cleaner and a bank!  And let's not forget Hershey's Mill Golf Club, which is a private 72 par gold course.  The community landscaping is one of the prettiest around and whomever is in charge of it should take a bow.  Every season is highlighted by go...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
It was a fairly gorgeous day for about 2 hours today and I was able to take a few photos of the sugar maples in Mill Creek, East Goshen Township, Chester County.  The builder put these beauties in when the homes in Mill Creek were built.  Some have died but for the most part, most are alive and well and starting to show off their autumn colors! Mill Creek is a single family home development of 32 to 34 homes located off of Boot Road.  Being a small development, it's a plus that one of the roads, Chambord Circle connects to the larger neighborhood of Grand Oak enabling residents to take long walks and enjoy the scenery.  Mill Creek is within walking distance to the Hersheys Mill Genuardi's, a dry cleaner, Rite Aide, First National Bank of Chester County, Vano's Pizza, a Subway and a hair...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Big weekend, as usual in West Chester PA.  Here are two of the West Chester Happenings:   Tonight is The Gallery Walk! Come into town and see wonderful art at the semi-annual Gallery Walk.  This event is presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester.  There will be "one night only" art shows, the shops and restaurants are open and it's a great opportunity to see all that West Chester has to offer.  To see who is participating, click here.   Exciting news to me is that students from the West Chester Area School District, all levels, will be displaying their artwork in this fun family event!  Best of all, it's FREE!  Food and beverages provided by the Chamber. Chili Cook Off!! This Sunday, 10/9/11 from noon to 3:00 PM The Rotary Club of West Chester is putting on the ritz T...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
             Chester County Day, held the first Saturday of October to benefit the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania, had quite a range of mostly historic homes and gardens on display. They ranged from "Eyre View," which was the 1888 home in town of State Senator T. Larry Eyre, which had craftsman details of stone, stucco with strapwork in the gable designs over the spacious porch and porte cochere (in case you were arriving in your coach in the rain) to the colonial simplicity of "Stonewalled," just outside of town. On the grounds of a Westtown Township park which houses historic "Oakbourne", "Stonewalled's"  owner tells how the house had been abandoned, then taken over by the township and auctioned off with sealed bids in 1985.  He won the bid by $5.00!  Then Diane...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
The 33rnd CHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL  9/16/12 FROM NOON UNTIL 5:30. Come to DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER on 9/16/12, noon through 5:30 PM and enjoy a taste of some of the best food our area has to offer.  The festival is expanding this year and spilling over from High and Gay Streets, onto Darlington and Market Street!  This is a free event.  The rain date is 9/23 but I'm hoping for wonderful weather. There will be 60 plus restaurant and food vendors, crafters and bands with a Beer and Wine Garden on Church Street.  My favorite Restaurant, Limoncello Ristorante, will once again be participating!  Check out West Chester Dish for more details! This is a fun event for the whole family but please leave your beloved dogs at home.  It's too crowded for one thing. Enjoy!  It's a gorgeous day ...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
It's rocking in Downtown West Chester this week!!  It's the first Thankful Thursday of the month and....   Kicking off a great week, today September 1, is Swingin' Summer Thursday, the very last one of the year.     This month, you will be enjoying the music of Animus while enjoying all the free festivities that are on offer.  Located on Gay Street between High and Matlack.  Great Family Fun!!   Friday September 2, is First Friday.   Stores will be open late and while West Chester is always fun on Fridays, First Friday is really nice.  Click here to see some of the events.   The Social Lounge and Bar is now open at 29 East Gay Street.  Billed as a party venue with "the sexy warmth of a village-style vibe".  I'll look forward to a night out with the girls to check this fun place out!   I...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Village of Shannon is a nice development in West Goshen, just a little north of West Chester off Boot Road. We have a new rental listing of a town home in here 331 Galway Drive . Freshly painted and carpets cleaned professionally it is a large three bedroom town home with 2 1/2 baths and a finished basement with garage and spacious laundry area. Conveninet access to route 202 makes this a great location to live, with easy access to downtown West Chester for dinner out, Wegmans for groceries, and a few minutes drive to King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge National Park and all Main Line destinations as well as access to the Schuylkill Expressway for driving in to Philadelphia itself. Alternatively you can head south to Wilmington and other Brandywine Valley destinations such as Longwood Ga...
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By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
I just got home from parent orientation night at West Chester East High School!  Wow!  My head is still spinning with all the information that was imparted to us by Dr. Richard F. Dunlap, Jr., Principal, Dr. Crystal Dowdell, the 9th grade administrator, and the guidance counselor, the PTO Co-Chair and a few others! A big change for this school year will be the revised bell schedule and transportation plan.  To decrease transportation costs and because Fugett Middle School and West Chester East share a parking lot, the middle school and high school students will now be on the same bus.  Other West Chester Area Schools will not be affected as none of the other schools share the same parking lot situation. The first day of school 8/29/11 is almost upon us.  I can't believe another summer i...
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