28 Feb The Top Attractions in the Brandywine Valley
The Brandywine Valley, near Philadelphia, is equally suitable for theater lovers, nature fanatics, and history buffs. When you live at Village at Windermere, you’ve got nearly endless options for entertainment and fun. Consider these local West Chester attractions and find your new favorite spot in the Brandywine Valley.
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
If you’re looking for a night of fun, look no further than Uptown!, located in downtown West Chester. The theater hosts many shows throughout the year, from dueling pianos to tribute bands to classic movie screenings. Performances by students and faculty from nearby West Chester University are also hosted here. Tickets for events are available online, and you can also become a member of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center to unlock special perks.
The largest privately owned nature preserve in Chester County, ChesLen Preserve, is unique to the Brandywine Valley. Open to the public, the preserve’s hiking experience includes scenic views of corn and soybean fields as well as occasional passersby on horseback. This trail is located near several parking lots, convenient for the Village at Windermere residents making the short drive from the apartment complex to the preserve.
Nemours Mansion is just over the Delaware line, a sprawling estate belonging to Alfred I. duPont Nemours, named after a French town his distant grandfather served, is open to the public for self-guided tours. Passes for the mansion, garden, or both are available for purchase per day or the season. The Mansion is ADA-accessible, and you can bring a picnic meal to eat outside in the garden area.
When you live at the Village at Windermere, you’re near the best of the Brandywine Valley. You’ll get all the convenience of being near Philadelphia and all the charm of living in a picturesque, quiet suburb.
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