Category: Chester County

Morning Headlines: J. Crew Outlet Is Coming to the Philly Suburbs!

Screenshot from J. Crew Factory website.

Screenshot from J. Crew Factory website.

First Madewell–J. Crew’s sister store–chose Walnut Street for its newest location. And now J. Crew Factory–the store’s outlet–comes to the ’burbs.

The commercial real estate group PREIT has announced that the Factory will open at the Plaza Shops at Plymouth Meeting Mall in the fall. Imagine: 6,000 square feet of J. Crew–but less expensive.

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Historic Chester County Home With Tavern and Log School House


27_6278556_3_1379036257This beautiful stone farmhouse, built between the 1760s and the 1780s, is an exquisitely renovated residence that retains much of its historic character. The wide-plank floors are original, as is much of the woodwork that surrounds the windows and doors. Even details that have been added more recently–such as a beamed ceiling–pay tribute to the home’s period origins.

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Pass Many An Idyll Hour Near Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts


Hunter Reed specializes in “gentlemen’s estates,” and this one is in an area–Newlin Township in Chester County–that’s touted in the sales brochure as home to Comcast founder Ralph Roberts, Mary Alice Dorrance-Malone, Russell Carrier and Dick Vermiel, among others. The location is “an affluent, valuable, and highly-sought-after area, which is well-known for its large gentleman’s estates, horse farms, and incredibly beautiful scenery.”

This Chester County farm, which is represented by a devil-may-care horse mascot, is on 20-plus acres that share a conservation easement with the Brandywine Conservancy. With more than 6,000 square feet of interior space, the home doubles up on some things. There are two kitchen pantries, for instance. There’s a formal powder room and an informal powder room (flummox guests by asking them to choose). There are his and hers master baths and two children’s rooms. There are matching French doors that lead to terraces from the master suite and the kids’ rooms.

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Which County Has the Highest Property Sale Prices?

This Chester County homeis on the market for almost $4 million.

<"">This Chester County homeis on the market for almost $4 million.

Prudential HomExpert first-quarter report has an interactive tool that allows users to compare counties in the Delaware Valley by three different metrics: number of properties sold, median price of properties sold, and average days on the market.

The counties included are the usual suspects in our area (Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery) along with five counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Salem and Gloucester). The survey is rounded out by New Castle and Kent counties in Delaware.

So who fares the best?

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