"55places News: Grand Opening" banner over the Strubel Trail leading towards Downingtown, Pennsylvania in Dowlin Forge Park

Traditions of America at West Brandywine in Downington, Pennsylvania is hosting a model home grand opening.

When it comes to finding the right active lifestyle community, it makes sense to select a respected home builder with a reputation for quality construction and attractive amenities. Traditions of America fits right into this category, offering homebuyers award-winning 55+ neighborhoods in sought-after locations like Eastern Pennsylvania.

One of their newest properties, Traditions of America at West Brandywine, is holding a model grand opening on September 20, 2020. Perfectly situated about an hour west of Philadelphia in lovely Chester County, this new community is slated for 226 new single-family homes priced in the low to high $300s.

Floor Plans

There are five well-appointed floor plans, and each can be built with one- or two-stories. They range from 1,536 to 2,981 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. All of the models are intended for main-floor living with master suites, kitchens, and great rooms on the first floors. The optional second floors have lofts, additional bedrooms and bathrooms, and extra storage. These homes can also be designed with added features like luxury master baths, gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and different elevations.


Traditions of America at West Brandywine has an active homeowners’ association (HOA), and the reasonable monthly fees provide for lawn care, exterior building maintenance, snow removal, and community amenities. Speaking of which, the 7,500-square-foot clubhouse was designed by a nationally-recognized architecture firm and serves as the heart and soul of this community. Inside, you'll find a yoga/fitness center, a golf simulator, a library, a wine tasting room, a dog grooming area, a sports bar, a coffee lounge, and multipurpose rooms.

Outdoor facilities include a heated swimming pool, a patio with a fire pit, and bocce ball, tennis, and pickleball courts. And once more people move into this vibrant 55+ community, there will be plenty of activities and events to participate in, like yoga classes, tennis games, happy hours, and card games.

Daily Conveniences

This community is in Downingtown, just off of Route 322 and not far from the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The two closest major airports are Philadelphia International (about 40 miles) and Lehigh Valley International (about 80 miles), and the nearest hospital Brandywine Tower Health is less than 10 minutes away.

Route 322 and the other local thoroughfares have more than enough shopping hubs for you and your family. Virtually everything is within a short drive away from Traditions of America at West Brandywine, and residents will find themselves close to any daily conveniences they need, including Giant Food Stores, Wegmans, Kimberton Whole Foods, and Aldi. Additional nearby conveniences include Rite Aid, CVS, Walmart, Target, and numerous other malls and outlets.

The Surrounding Area

If you're a golfer, there are three courses that are only 15 minutes away: Ingleside, Broad Run, and Honeybrook; there are many more traditional and disc golf courses in the area as well. Hikers, bikers, joggers, dog walkers, fishers, and boaters can take advantage of the many parks and outdoor rec areas nearby, like Bondsville Mill Park, Marsh Creek State Park, and French Creek State Park.

Day-trippers can enjoy short drives to local attractions and charming towns; some are definitely worth staying for the weekend. King of Prussia Mall is only a half-hour away, and it's the second-largest mall in America. Valley Forge Park is even closer, and it has good bicycling, horseback riding, and walking paths. Other trips worthy of a day or weekend include the town of West Chester (West Chester University is also here), Reading, and Lancaster.

Book Your Tour

Traditions of America at West Brandywine does have a limited number of homes ready for you to move in, or you can choose a property and design a custom home. At the model grand opening on September 20, there will be a limited number of tours, appointments are by reservation only, and guests will be treated to food, drinks, entertainment, and five beautiful models to explore. Here are the specifics:

Date: Sunday, September 20

Time: noon – 5 p.m.

Location: 160 Culbertson Run Road Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Request more information about Traditions of America at West Brandywine.