Aerial view of West Chester, Pennsylvania on a summer day

Hershey's Mill in West Chester, Pennsylvania has a lot to offer homebuyers. Here's what makes this community so attractive.

Hershey’s Mill regularly makes our lists of top-selling active adult communities, and it garners rave reviews from its homeowners. They simply love the amenities and activities, the friendly neighbors, and the well-designed attached homes.

This sprawling 55+ community of 1,720 resale attached homes broke ground in 1978. It was completed in 2005 by several builders, and its 800 acres are divided into 25 villages. Hershey’s Mill always has a varied selection of homes for sale, but before you pick one, here's all you need to know about the community.

Homes and Extras

The nine home models range from 1,158 to 3,153 square feet, and they're priced from the low $200s to the high $700s. They offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. The larger models have dens, and all models have first-floor master suites and low-maintenance exteriors. Upgrades may include gourmet kitchens, wood floors, decks, patios, luxury bathrooms, and basements.

Amenities for All

The indoor and outdoor amenities are a huge draw, with the crown jewel being the Hershey’s Mill Golf Club. The challenging, 18-hole course opened in 1979, and members can also enjoy two restaurants, a bar, and a deck.

Hershey Mill’s main clubhouse has a woodworking shop, a TV studio, six tennis courts, two pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, and an outdoor pool. There’s also a smaller community center, which has a main hall, a library, and meeting and game rooms. The property also includes Sullivan House (a banquet facility), a pet park, walking trails, gardening plots, and picturesque ponds and lakes.

Lifestyle Perks

The community’s homeowners’ association charges a reasonable quarterly fee to cover trash pickup, snow removal, exterior maintenance, sewer, cable TV, and lawn maintenance. This allows homeowners plenty of free time to visit with family and friends or enjoy all that the community has to offer.

Social and wellness clubs and activities are well-attended in this community, and there are dozens upon dozens to choose from. Homeowners produce the shows on the community’s TV station, go for dog walks, attend health screenings, plant vegetables in the garden club, meet up for golf club, and the list goes on and on. You can be involved as much or as little as you like.

Location, Location

This sought-after retirement community is in Chester County near Routes 30 and 202 between Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia. Both have international airports as well as all the attractions that big cities are known for, like top-tier hospitals, historical landmarks, museums, galleries, and fine dining. It takes an hour or less to drive to either.

The nearest shopping center is Hershey’s Mill Village Square, which has a GIANT Food Store and a Rite Aid. Only minutes away, there’s also a Shoprite, an ACME, specialty food stores, fitness centers, coffee shops, restaurants, and everything else you need. The area’s top medical organizations include Chester County Hospital and Brandywine Hospital, and if you're interested in continuing education, West Chester University and Delaware County Community College are also easy to get to.

Hershey’s Mill does have more than its share of amenities, but when homeowners want to explore the area, there's so much to choose from. Day-trip worthy destinations include the Brandywine River Museum, Longwood Gardens, and Black Rock Sanctuary. And when the grandchildren visit, they'll love spending time at Hersheypark (about an hour away) or Sesame Place (about the same distance but in the opposite direction).

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