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Living in Kennett Square

Known as the Mushroom Capital of the World, the Chester County, Pennsylvania, borough of Kennett Square is famous for its mushroom farms. They are said to produce 60 percent of the mushrooms eaten in the United States. However, visitors and residents will find much more in this charming village of just over 6,000 people. The thriving town center features locally owned shops and restaurants, and many popular museums and attractions are within a short drive.

Things to Do in Kennett Square

State Street is the heart of the borough’s shopping and dining activity.Taste Kennett Food Tours offers a three-hour culinary walking tour of downtown, during which visitors can visit six local eateries and two winery tasting rooms. You can also explore on your own and eventually end up at the Mushroom Cap, a shop dedicated all things fungus. Nearby Longwood Gardens is a popular cultural attraction, nature preserve, and horticulture school encompassing more than 1,077 acres of woodlands and meadows.

Real Estate in Kennett Square

Kennett Square real estate offers a mix of older houses and newer subdivisions. Several golf course and country club communities can be found in the area, and Bayard Meadows is a popular development that offers newer upscale homes. Older homes can be found near the downtown area.

Traveling around Kennett Square

The Transportation Management Association of Chester County offers bus service countywide. Wilmington is 35-35 minutes away by car, via Kennett Pike or Old Kennett Road. Nearby U.S. Route 1 connects the community with Philadelphia, which is only an hour away.


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What Locals Love

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  • Anson B. Nixon Park holds an annual concert series and is home to basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, a disc golf course, and soccer fields.
  • The town’s signature event is the Mushroom Festival, always held the weekend after Labor Day. It features a mile of culinary events, educational exhibits, entertainment, and vendors, drawing as many as 100,000 guests.


Kennett Square Real Estate at a Glance

  • 34 Homes Sold*
  • 125 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $799,900 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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