Sometimes the best location is just down the road a bit. Willistown Knoll, Willistown Woods, and Worington Commons are centrally located but still provide the feel and immediate access to the country living in Chester County and Delaware County Pennsylvania that the region is known for.
These back to back communities located in the southwest corner of Willistown Township Chester County offer an incredibly convenient location. They are adjacent to the West ChesterPike just west of its intersection with Route 926 along the Delaware County / Chester County border. This location in southwest Willistown Township provides direct access to West Chester just minutes to the west, to Delaware via Route 926/Street Rd and then 202 south, Southern Delaware County and Media by Route 352, and to Newtown Square, the Blue Route, and all points east on West Chester Pike.
Willistown Woods was the original development built in the early 1980's with over 200 units. These town-homes located off West Chester Pike have always been a popular option. Pricing is very reasonable and prices have drifted down recently making them even more affordable. Eight units sold in 2008 for an average sold price of $253,000. This was down about 6% from the average in 2007 and over 8% from their peak. There are currently two units on the market starting at $242,000.
Just off the entrance to Willistown Woods is Worington Commons. Built in the late 1980s, this is a smaller, less expensive alternative to its neighbor up the hill. The community of about 60 units had only one sale in 2008 for $211,000 and there are currently two units on the market starting at $210,000. This pricing is in line with the last couple years as the pricing has remained in the $205,000-$210,000 range since 2005.
Abutting Willistown Woods over the crest of the hill is Willistown Knoll with its entrance off Route 926 / Street Rd. This community was also built in the late 80s. The homes here tend to be more spacious and the community boasts more common ground and a more open flow resulting in a higher average sales price of $309,000 in 2008 (10 units sold). This is actually up just slight from sales averaging between $297,000 and $301,000 from 2005-2007. There is currently only one home on the market for $318,900.
All three communities offer a great opportunity to own a home that is within easy commuting distance of most of the major population and work centers in the region while still retaining some of the original Chester County PA country feel that surrounded them when they were originally built. They remain a great choice in the area.
(All statistics from TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed.)