Downing Forge

Downing Forge is an active adult community in Chester County, Pennsylvania. This Southdown Homes 55+ community in Downingtown is situated about 45 minutes from City Center Philadelphia. While conveniently close to major roadways, this age-restricted neighborhood is filled with lush landscaping and backs up to serene wooded areas.

This active retirement community in Eastern Pennsylvania is comprised of just 112 single-family homes that were constructed between 2000 and 2005. It's a close-knit neighborhood that includes a clubhouse and activities calendar filled with events, letting homeowners enjoy their socially and physically active lifestyles.

Downing Forge Amenities

The crown of this active adult community is the clubhouse that offers private amenities. Inside Downing Forge’s clubhouse you’ll find residents utilizing a multi-purpose room and catering kitchen for social events and club meetings.

If staying fit is a high priority, residents can work out independently in the exercise room or swim laps in the heated outdoor pool. A tennis court is on hand to provide some friendly competition and physical activity. The outdoor spa rounds out the resort-style amenities offered in Downing Forge.

Downing Forge Homes & Real Estate

In 2000, the first home in Downing Forge was built. Available on a resale-only basis, homebuyers can select a resale home that has approximately 1,900 to over 2,665 square feet of living space. Generally, these homes were built with two to three bedrooms and two or two-and-a-half bathrooms. They also include an attached one or two-car garage. All of these thoughtfully designed homes were built with brick exteriors and first-floor master suites. Some homes were built with basements and second floors, providing extra living or entertaining space.

Downing Forge Lifestyle

Downing Forge offers a warm and friendly environment with outgoing people. Newcomers are welcome to participate in many happenings organized by different committees.

A monthly calendar is filled with social clubs that incorporate book discussions, card games, and more. Some other established clubs include golf club, Mah Jongg club, TGIF club, and knitting club. Whether attending a luncheon hosted by the Forgers Club or joining neighbors for coffee and crafts, there’s always something fun happening at Downing Forge.


Downing Forge in Downingtown, PA is near major roadways like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 202, Lancaster Avenue, and the 30 Bypass. This makes great big-city attractions in New York City and the beaches of Delaware and New Jersey accessible for weekend trips.

Closer to home, residents are about 20 minutes from King of Prussia as well as less than an hour’s drive to Philadelphia International Airport and New Castle Airport in Delaware. Nearby attractions include recreational parks, golf courses, and local colleges. Downing Forge in Chester County offers beautiful homes in a great location for active adults in Pennsylvania.

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Downing Forge Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Downing Forge. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms

Downing Forge Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Downing Forge. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Architecture & Landscape Committee
  • Book Club
  • Bridge Club
  • Card Club
  • Coffee & Crafts Club
  • Communications Committee
  • Forgers Club
  • Golf Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Mah Jongg Club
  • Pool & Clubhouse Committee
  • Social Club
  • Tennis
  • TGIF Club

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