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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

The small historic town, with a population of just over 6,000, offers shops, galleries, dining and musuems. It is also home to Longwood Gardens, one of the country's premier horticultural display gardens which is comprised of over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows.
Kennett Square is a historical town that offers a lot to do for its size. There are museums, an Amateur Theatrical Society, and a symphony orchestra. It has a hospital, a 106 acre park with an entertainment pavilion, fishing ponds, picnic areas, trails, and 18 holes of disc golf.
Retirees who are looking for a small town but close to a big city (Philadelphia) may enjoy living here. There are festivals, volunteer opportunities, and a active senior center that provides services and social events.

Where to Retire in Kennett Square and Home Prices

Zillow.com reports the Home Value Index to be $244,800 in late 2018. There are retirement communities here-see link on left.

What is special about Kennett Square

Kennett Square is a historical town that offers a lot to do for its size.  There are museums, an Amateur Theatrical Society, and a symphony orchestra. There is also a 106 acre park with an entertainment pavilion, fishing ponds, picnic areas, trails, and 18 holes of disc golf.

What is not special about Kennett Square

Winters are cool and it does get snow; taxes here are higher than in some other Pennsylvania counties.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 30 degrees and July's average is 75 degrees.  The annual snowfall is about 20 inches.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Kennett Square is home to wineries, the arts, museum and parks. The town has a farmers market, a First Friday Art Stroll, an Amateur Theatrical Society, and a Symphony orchestra. The Kennett Underground Railroad Center offers guided tours to view sites and learn about abolitionists between 1830-1865, and Longwood Gardens is known as one of the world's great gardens. The Hadley Memorial Fund presents a series of cultural events and entertainment. The town also hosts festivals and events throughout the year, with the most popular being the Mushroom Fesival held annually in September, and has been highlighted on Food TV. Another claim to fame is Talula's Table, a farm to table restaurant which is considered one of the best in the Philadelphia area, and one of hardest restaurants in the U.S. To get a dinner reservation, which must be made a year in advance as there is only one table.

Crime

The crime rate in Kennett Square is well below the national average.

Medical facilities

Kennett Medical Campus is part of Chester County Hospital and Penn Medicine. Nearby Philadelphia offers all types of medical facilities.

Transportation

Philadelphia International airport is just 30 miles away.

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