Nestled in the heart of Brandywine Valley, Hershey’s Mill is a bucolic development of townhouses, carriage homes, and ranch homes. Most noteworthy is the community’s location around a private 18-hole golf course.
A VARIETY OF HOMES TO CHOOSE FROM
Hershey’s Mill is a vibrant community, now complete with over 1,720 maintenance-free townhouses and single homes in 25 distinctive villages. Residences offer a mix of floor plans from single-floor living to multi-level homes with lofts and walk-out lower levels. Many homes offer views of the golf course or pond. Each village is unique and has its own elected board for handling matters of finance, budgets, village social events, and improvements. Residents of each Village elect their own officers to represent their interests and manage Homeowner’s Association affairs.
ACTIVITIES AND AMENITIES
Active lifestyle found at the paved walking trails, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, and athletic classes.
Friendship & fellowship in clubs and activities and at the Friday Happy Hour.
Entertainment at free summer concerts and performances by the Hershey’s Mill Players and Singers.
Helpful information found in monthly publications, the HMTV Guide, and independent community TV station on Channel 20.
Security within our gated entrances protected by a 24/7 security office.
THE SULLIVAN HOUSE: HERSHEY’S MILL HISTORY
Hershey’s Mill was once part of a more than 2,000-acre farm owned by John J. Sullivan, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Before Mr. Sullivan’s purchase, the property had passed through the hands of several owners. Those owners included Rachel Hershey, the namesake of “Hershey’s Mill,” and Wylie Vilas, who sold the property to Sullivan.
Although Sullivan resided in his family home in Rittenhouse Square, he frequently visited his Chester County farm. For the reason that on weekends he entertained many guests there. He would meet friends in the Sullivan House’s front portico for fox-hunting expeditions. Later on he would retire with his guests to the rear terrace, overlooking the lovely countryside. Sullivan eventually made the Chester County estate his permanent home. As a result, he made several improvements to the Sullivan House, including the placement of a wide staircase and fine antique furniture.
A bachelor and an active member of his church community, Sullivan was a founding member of the Malvern Retreat House. During the 1930s, Sullivan briefly served on the Board of Indian Commissioners. Furthermoe, one of his nieces recalls meeting Native Americans on grounds that now include Hershey’s Mill.
After Sullivan’s death in 1958, Sullivan House fell into a considerable state of disrepair. Thankfully the house was rescued and renovated by the original developer of the Hershey’s Mill community. Sullivan House initially served as a meeting place and community center, until the current community center was completed. Now, Sullivan House is available for private functions. In addition, it is the site of a model railroad, featuring an extensive track layout, and carefully designed scenery.
OUR HERSHEY’S MILL TEAM
Deb Dorsey and her father, Dave Dorsey, are both proud residents of Hershey’s Mill, and their team is well known for sponsoring an outdoor summer concert and a spring shredding event.
The Dorsey Team is a professional and hard-working real estate team with decades of experience throughout the Main Line, Delaware, and Chester Counties. We would like to learn your story and speak to you about your real estate goals.