Everyone from the area knows that Chester County is a wonderful place to live. Meg and I were both lucky enough to have grown up here and chose to raise our family here in Downingtown because of all it has to offer. We lived in West Brandywine Twp. when we first got married, we moved to East Caln Twp. after the birth of our second child and then chose to relocate the family a final time after our third child was born. We got word of the proposed Applecross CC neighborhood back in 2004, but didn't seriously consider it until late 2006.
Once we got details about Applecross, the decision to relocate our family there was a no-brainer! We loved the home we lived in AND the neighborhood, but we were just drawn to that overpowering urge to live in a community which had so many ammenities and activities in direct conjunction with our new home. (Ammenities link)
After we were sold on the idea of the country club lifestyle, we drew on past experience in the real estate market and researched Pulte Homes to make sure it would be a good fit for us, house-wise. Our final decision has been so great for us. Not only have we been able to create our dream home from scratch, we have found a solid and lasting community for our family to thrive in!
From the time we moved onto Hockley Drive (somewhat secluded from the movement surrounding the welcome center, fitness facility and pools), we knew we made the right decision. We were the first of 4 homes on the street's cul-de-sac and we were anxious to meet our new neighbors. Luckily we were blown away with the comfort we quickly felt on the street and in the community. Pulte hosted several community functions which allowed us to meet and greet all the new families. Talk about chemistry. It was fantastic! So many people with the same hopes and ideas about the community lifestyle.
Ultimately, many friends of ours trusted our judgement about the value of Applecross and I was able to sell them their dream houses too.
I decided to build my business in the area where I was most familiar. Chester County, PA is both known for its historic beauty and heritage and for being a convenient proximity for commuters to many different metro areas including Philadelpia, Baltimore, New York and Wilmington and provides many economic opportunities. Chester County Commerse website link. http://www.cccbi.org/chestercountyabout.php
I have lived in Downingtown all my life, so I am extremely knowlegeable on the area. In the past 12 years of service in Chester County, I have formed strong relationships with fellow realtors, economic lenders and service providers of every kind. I have my bachelors degree in finance which makes me extremely helpful to my clients working through difficult financing options and programs.
As financial times have changed, so have our needs as a family. We have relocated three times in the past 11 years in Chester County before finding our dream home and community in Applecross. In my line of work, I get to investigate many different neighborhoods and communities from the time they are announced. When Pulte Homes began planning and advertizing Applecross, it peaked my attention for being the first of its kind in Chester County. Introduced as a large, planned community of different sized homes in many different price ranges, Pulte also planned a recreational community to encompass all homeowners. The golf course planning was exciting both because it would serve to improve the land value of E. Brandywine Twp. and preserve open space.
The sense of neighbor and neighborhood are extremely strong here. While each family has their own private space, we all share the applecross connection. Each homeowner has the same rights and expectations, while belonging to the "social club". Homeowner's pay a fee which automatically makes them a member of the fitness center and pools. (Golf memberships are subject to additional fees and responsibilities.)
Homeowners are regularly invited to social events and functions by the "event coordinator". We are also invited to take place in Talamore CC's programs/events and special clinics. The level of involvement is up to us!