Kennett Square, PA Real Estate News

By James Harner, James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate
(Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first)
Kennett Square Homes | Mushroom Capital of the World Kenneth Square Homes: have you considered one of the many Kennett Square homes for sale as a potential location for your next house purchase? Kennett Square is a borough located in central Chester County in Pennsylvania. It has a population of just over 5000 people and is known world wide for it’s large farm lands which grow mushrooms of all varieties. Kennett Square homes and neighborhoods are known for their small community feel with plenty of activities year round to keep any resident busy. Kennett Square homes offer a great community life for families to live and grow in. Features of Kennett Square homes can vary depending upon the type of house. There are a number of townhouses and condos available throughout Kennett Square. The...
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
jroosevelt@kw.com The "Mushroom Captiol of the World," and one of the coolest small towns in America, Kennett Square, PA saw some great real estate activity in October 2010. There were 9 propertie that went under agreement in the last 30 days, with an average list price of $437,000. There were 10 properties that settled in the 19348 zip code for an average price fo $410,962 Average days on market was 6 months.   Statistics are from the TREND MLS and deemd reliable but not guaranteed.
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
We knew it all along as Kennett Square just keeps getting better and better. Maybe because Matt Fetick is now mayor. The Borough officially is now  one of America's coolest small towns for 2010. The September issue of Budget Travel includes Chester County's Kennett Square on its annual Top 10 list. It chats up  the town's homey, tradition-friendly image, with mentions of Sinclair's Sunrise Cafe & Tea Room; Burton's Barber Shop, family-owned for 118 years; the "quirky" Mushroom Cap gift shop; and fine dining at Talula's Table. In April, Matt Fetick my team leader and mayor, encouraged by a No. 21 ranking last year, supported a vote drive that included a link to ballots from the borough's website. Only towns with 10,000 or fewer residents are eligibl jroosevelt@kw.com
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By Beth Anne Grib, Experienced Director of Business Development and M
(Beiler-Campbell Commercial Realtors)
Kennett Square has recently approved a ban on dogs at all Kennett Square events, with the exception of service-type animals. There has been an "unwritten rule" up until this point, but the key word there was "unwritten". There was no official ordinance, thus no way to enforce it. Officials do have some valid points. You wouldn't be able to take your pet into Disneyland or Six Flags unless he or she was a service dog.  The main focus here is the safety of all of those attending these festivals and events. In years past dogs were mingling through a crowd which always includes small children and even infants. Events are only enjoyable when everyone can enjoy them safely.  At this year's Mushroom Festival, we will be having the "Cute as a Button Baby Photo Contest", the Culinary Tent, the S...
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By Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Independent architectural histor'n)
              The Kennett Square Farmer's Market is held every Friday from May 14 to October 29 from 2-6 PM at State and Union St. (Route 82).  There is a great variety of locally produced goods including Amish baked goods, cut flowers and plants, European bread, artisan cheeses, home-made jams and jellies, and grass fed meats. Everything looks so good! I tried something new this week, and it was delicious--blackberry pie made by a young woman from Nottingham, Pennsylvania.  Out of this world!                          
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By Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Independent architectural histor'n)
Chester County, Pennsylvania's Town Tours and Village Walks visited Kennett Square Thursday night, and after meeting in an area in the center of town known as the Genesis (after the company who built the office building and parking garage) Walkway, we set off for a tour which concentrated on early schools.                  We started out at the Kennett Friends Home on State Street.  From the 1850's until 1900, it was the Eaton Academy, a school for boys and girls. We were greeted by a local man who represented an early director of the school. Then we met a teacher and student from the 19th century Kennett Academy and Seminary.                 The New Century Club was the design of a Philadelphia architect, Walter Ferns Price, and was part of a turn of the 20th Century women's movement t...
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Chip Plumley Prudential Fox & Roach REALTORS®   Residential real estate is gaining stability in concert with the recovering U.S. economy. Consumers, drawn by one of the most attractive buyers’ markets on record marked by historically low interest rates and lower home prices in many areas, are returning to the market to move up, trade down, improve location and otherwise enhance their share of the American Dream. When it comes to home buying, the ideal situation would be to find a new home, just as you receive an offer on your existing home. You would then be able to close concurrently and move into your new home a few days prior to closing on your previous home. This does happen more often than not, but anyone looking to buy a new home needs to consider all the possible scenarios. Shoul...
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
April 1: Spring Girls Night Out at Ashley Austin's and Chantilly Blue April 2: First Friday Art Stroll April 2: Blues Mercenaries at the Kennett Flash April 3: Easter Egg Hunt in Anson Nixon Park begins at 10 a.m. April 3: The Sermon at the Kennett Flash April 4: Open Mic Night at the Kennett Flash April 5: Blue Monday Jam at the Kennett Flash April 9: The Kennedys at the Kennett Flash April 10: US Rails with Ben Arnold at the Kennett Flash April 11: Amadeus screening at the Kennett Flash April 11: Open Mic Night at the Kennett Flash April 12: Blue Monday Jam at the Kennett Flash April 16: XPN Welcomes Slo-Mo at the Kennett Flash April 18: Open Mic Night at the Kennett Flash April 19: Blue Monday Jam at the Kennett Flash April 24: KIP'N'CO at the Kennett Flash April 25: We Kids Rock Ch...
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                                                                                    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is best known for its annual Mushroom Festival, but its residents and other visitors think it offers much more!  Homes located in the Borough of Kennett Square are much sought after because they offer the ability to walk to the shopping and dining in the downtown area.  Tulula's Table is actually the toughest reservation to get in the country--there is over a year wait for this night time reservation that can seat up to 12. Anson Nixon Park is a well-hidden treasure with beautiful bridges, walking paths, tennis courts and even a frisbee golf course.  And if nature is your thing, the beautiful Longwood Gardens are in close proximity. To vote for Kennett as the "Coolest Small ...
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By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Schoolhouse Lane continues to satisfy the needs of discriminating townhome buyers in the Kennett Square Chester County PA area. Located in Chester County just east of Kennett Square, Schoolhouse Lane is one of the newest townhome communities in the area.  It is just moments off the Baltimore Pike/ Route 1 corridor providing instant access to Kennett Square and easy commutes into Wilmington south down the Kennett Pike/ Route 52, into West Chester along Route 202, into Chadds Ford and Media to the east along Route 1, and into much of the remaining Brandywine Valley.  The Blue Route, I-95, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike are quickly accessible and afford easy travel throughout the greater area. Schoolhouse Lane contains 90 beautiful townhomes.  Their original sales information says it best: ...
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
The DAILY LOCAL NEWS reports that Kennett Square's $30 million redevelopment plan for downtown passed its final hurdle this week when the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library Board of Trustees agreed to participate. The project will result in increased business and expand community and recreational services for area residents. Called the Kennett Area Community Development Plan, it involves four entities -- the Kennett Area YMCA, the Anson B. Nixon Park, the Bayard Taylor Library and the borough. The YMCA will get a $ 4 million, 14,928-square-foot expansion of space. The borough's maintenance shed will be removed and a new one built at a cost of $3 million. Old brick historic buildings on the park land will be restored. The old borough building will be used for storage or training facilities. ...
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
The Kennett Area Restaurants and Merchants Association (KARMA) and Historic Kennett Square (HKS) are hosting a end of Winter Art Stroll on Friday, March 5. The art galleries and many of the merchants will have extended hours that night until 9 p.m. The Brush & Palette at 123 E. State Street, will host a "Mixed Bag Art Stroll -- Welcome Back from Winter." Enjoy your favorite artists' work: Jean Cheeseman, Wanda Kevis, Michael McNelly, Diane Cannon, Charlene Thomforde, Shirley Rigby, Sutton Hays, Susan Myers, Kathleen Lighty, Sarah Yeoman. Artisans: Carole Fox, Clarke Green, Art Peterson, John Rush, Jeanie Silver, Janice Ritenuti. Jewelers: Barbara Hurka, Melissa Paquette, Joan Nelson, Beth Bobey, Arlene & Deanna Finocchiaro !!! Light refreshments will be served. Call 610-444-4565 for det...
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By Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Independent architectural histor'n)
A high-tech but green treehouse has been built by the staff of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and the Treehouse Workshop, using designs and construction techniques that preserved the tree from the branches in the canopy down to the roots. Although it rises 20 feet into the tree, neither does it bolt directly into the tree nor into massive concrete foundations. Using a technology called "Pin Foundation," it anchors directly to the ground using an unique combination of pre-cast concrete forms with steel pins. This foundation is said not to harm the tree roots. The interior of the treehouse shows the use of reclaimed lumber from an old dairy barn, a warehouse, and a toothpaste factory. Leaving the woodlands of Longwood Gardens, this is a view of the formal gardens and fo...
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By Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Independent architectural histor'n)
The Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania features both the white "Thousand Bloom" chrysanthemum with 718 flowers blooming on ONE stem, and the shield shaped Seiko mum with 172 flowers developed by only one other grower, master horticulturist Tadashi Imafuko, of Japan. The variety of chrysanthemums is amazing, with these spider mums just 2 more examples of plants on display. The East Conservatory of Longwood Gardens is centered on chrysanthemums and fountains, with a water feature running the length of the arched glass roof, while the Exhibition Hall features a lawn surrounded by more mums and topiary bees flying above the lawn. Wandering through the Conservatory, one travels past the changing displays to the always beautiful and fragrant Orchid House...
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By Dave Iliff, Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE
(Patterson Schwartz)
Historic Kennett Square, PA is truly a wonderful town loaded with quaint boutique shops, pubs and restaurants right in the town and in the nearby area as well. Just a short drive from Hockessin, DE, Historic Kennett Square, PA is nestled amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Southern Chester County, a land loaded with U.S. history from the American Revolution. This is classic small town America and it's very close to plenty of area amenities! Historic Kennett Square, PA is just a stones throw from the world famous Longwood Gardens in Chadds Ford where all kinds of great events happen all year round! Don't miss it! The Brandywine River Museum is just down the road and there is a huge array of world famous art to see including classics from N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth. The museum is hous...
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By Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley )
jroosevelt@kw.com On Friday Oct. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. come stroll the downtown streets of Historic Kennett Square and enjoy refreshments, live music, dining and visits with artists. The Brush & Palette at 123 E. State Street will be hosting "Cock-a-Doodle-Do" Group Show. Meet the following artists: Bellenger, Cannon, Cheeseman, Guthrie, Kevis, Kreuzberger, McNelly, Myers, Peterson & Peterson, Rigby, Rush, Silver, Thomforde & Yeoman from 6-9 p.m. This mixed media show is sure to be a "hoot" of a show. The show will run through Oct. 21. For more information, call the Brush & Palette at 610-444-4565. Longwood Art Gallery at 200 E. State St. is having a show for Michele Byrne titled "The Art of Conversation." Michele was the Featured Artist at the 2009 Immaculata Art Show this past Sprin...
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By Pocono Luxury Homes The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Luxury Homes
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
   24th Annual Mushroom Festival  Sept 12-13, 2009a fun packed, two-day event in historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2009.  Celebrate the mushroom as well as the beauty, history and excitement of Southern Chester County with music, children's rides and a variety of entertainment. Cost is $2 Admission for 12 yrs. and older. Here is the schedule for the weekend Sat., Sept. 12, 2009        Parade 10amStreet Festival 11am-7pm     Saturday Night Dance Party 8pm-11pm Sun., Sept. 13, 2009Street Festival 10am-5pm     Keller Williams Real Estate 601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form http://www.pahomesmontgomerycounty.com/    
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If you live around Kennett Square you already know the Mushroom Festival is this weekend and  there's an upcoming Kennett Brewfest.You probably frequent  the Farmer's Market downtown. Well, hold onto the BEANO,   Introducing the  first annual East Coast Fermentation Festival  sponsored by the Kennett Square Farmers Market.  Mark your calendars for  Friday, October 9th, during  market hours of 2:00 - 6:00 pm! In addition to  fruits, veggies, cheeses and baked goods, there  will be  a special tasting area, where market goers can sample local wines, brews, and cheeses.  There will be  demonstrations on how to work fermentation into your daily lives - like making kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, charcuterie, yogurt, and much more. Keep checking back for more information as it comes our way!
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By Bill Gero, CRS, CLHMS, REALTOR - Chester County & Main Line o
(RE/MAX Professional Realty - Malvern/Exton/Downingtown/West Chester)
Sept 12-13, 2009 24th Annual Mushroom Festival !! A Fun 2 day event held in historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania the Mushroom Capital of the World on Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2009.  Celebrate the mushroom as well as the beauty, history and excitement of Southern Chester County with music, children's rides and a variety of entertainment. 2009 Mushroom Festival Culinary Event at new location at the American Legion Building (Block B) for all of the Culinary Highlights of the Festival.  Guest Chef Cara Hall & Chef Miguel Morales of "Topp Chef" will be in attenances $2 Admission for 12 yrs. and older. Sat., Sept. 12, 2009 Parade 10am Street Festival 11am-7pmSaturday Night Dance Party 8pm-11pm Sun., Sept. 13, 2009 Street Festival 10am-5pm Enjoy the Food, Music & Events!!  
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Every book in this delightful book store  located at 113 South Union Street is donated and profits go to the Kennett Area Senior Center. Hours are o Monday through Sautrday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m If you are in a Book Club, they would love to host you. Just call Harry at 610-444-6069. For newcomers to the area, it's a great place to volunteer and get to know people and the area. http://kennettseniorcenter.org   My favorite event is the "SIREN SALE" - anytime you are in the sotre and the siren goes off, all books you purchase are half-price. ! And on your birthday, you get a freebie!
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