Welcome to Willistown! Located in the eastern part of Chester County, Pennsylvania, the town is just 20 miles from Philadelphia and 5 miles east of West Chester. Originally settled by Native Americans, it has a rich and interesting history that is preserved through a number of historic districts. While there has been considerable growth in population and suburbanization, Willistown proudly preserves it’s rural character among the surrounding expansion.
The Parks and Recreation Department in Willistown strongly encourages a connection with nature, where countless happy memories can be made. Okehocking Preserve is named after the Native Americans and is popular among residents for both passive and active recreation in the community. Other local parks include Greentree, Mill & Rita Reves Parks as well as Willistown Township Preserves and Trails. Enjoy playgrounds, recreational fields and picnic areas in addition to plenty of open and natural space. Furthermore, Willistown parks offer summer camps, a variety of programs and social events for the community to enjoy.
In addition to the ample park space in Willistown, there is no shortage of restaurants and shopping close to home. Many residents also love to take advantage of nearby Applebrook Golf Club and Waynesborough Country Club for incredible golf and dining. Both places are also fabulous for hosting events and parties. Art lovers delight in the changing exhibits and collections found at Brandywine River Museum of Art.
With Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) and Route 3 (West Chester Pike) which links with 202 both nearby, Willistown residents have easy and convenient access to surrounding communities and activities as well. Whether you prefer to stay close to home or venture out, there is always plenty to do while keeping convenience in mind. To find out more about why Willistown is a wonderful place to call home, contact our team today!
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