Hockessin, DE Real Estate News

By Dave Iliff, Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE
(Patterson Schwartz)
As a Realtor® in Hockessin, DE I have watched the area grow and triple in population since starting in the business in 1984. Although change and growth has been opposed in many areas of Hockessin I think it has stayed within a reasonable growth pattern. The Greater Hockessin Area Development Association has played a big part in the controlled growth and civic improvement of the area since 1967. As a Realtor® in Hockessin, DE I am highly conscious of different areas of growth not only in Hockessin, but in other surrounding areas. I have a concern for certain areas that have grown too big, too fast. In my opinion, some of this growth that I've seen has done more harm than good in some of the localities. Even though Hockessin has tripled in population since 1990 it is my opinion that the g...
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By Dave Iliff, Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE
(Patterson Schwartz)
Real Estate in Hockessin, DE has a fairly wide range of values and is currently ranging from $200,000 to around the $1,000,000 mark. There is still a pretty fair amount of land that is undeveloped, but are many subdivisions tucked away in the rolling hills. Hockessin has grown fast and has nearly tripled in population since 1990. There was huge growth in the 1980s and many new subdivisions came in that decade. Here is what is currently available for real estate in Hockessin, DE.       The village of Hockessin is located along Rt. 41 and it's main intersection is Rt. 41 and Valley Rd.  Hockessin is an unincorporated town and the populations was just under 13,000 in the 2000 census. It's history goes back to 1688.  Hockessin is just a very short drive to Historic Kennett Square, PA and Ch...
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By Dave Iliff, Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE
(Patterson Schwartz)
The much anticipated Greg's Produce in Hockessin, DE is finally open as of Tues. Oct. 27th! Situated in the original building that housed Tomm's Produce this is sure to be a welcome shopping convenience for the Hockessin community! I walked in the day after they opened and they were quite busy setting things up and helping customers. The produce looks great, very fresh and robust. I was eying up the fat bags of jalapeno peppers! I've already sampled some apples that my wife picked up yesterday and what a difference from what I'm used to! Looks like we'll be regulars at Greg's.   Greg's Produce in Hockessin, DE is located at 6949 Lancaster Pike and is open 7 days a week from 7 to 7! 302 352-1717 Plenty of time to stop in before or after work or on the weekends. Here's Greg on the day bef...
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By Dave Iliff, Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE
(Patterson Schwartz)
Hockessin, DE is a great place to live. The village of Hockessin, DE was established in 1688 and has been one of the fastest growing areas in Delaware since 1990. Some historians believe that the town's name was derived from the Lenape Indian word for "pieces of bark" or from the misspelling of the word "occasion" as it was pronounced by the Quakers who were Hockessin's original settlers. The geography is a  landscape of beautiful rolling hills and woodlands extending into neighboring Chester County, PA. In the past thirty years or so, Hockessin has transformed from and agricultural base to a very desirable and affluent community. Some of the area amenities include the new Hockessin Athletic Club, the PAL Center, Hockessin Soccer Club and the newly renovated Hockessin Library. Some othe...
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By Dave Iliff, Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE
(Patterson Schwartz)
I have always loved covered bridges and I see them and use them often when riding my bike through New Castle County, Delaware. Sadly, the remaining Covered Bridges of Delaware are few. It is so important to preserve these beautiful structures. There's something about a red covered bridge in the scenic countryside that just gives me a warm feeling when I see it. The most recently renovated bridge at Wooddale in Greenville Delaware is my favorite! It is on the Red Clay Creek and it was originally built in 1850 and most recently ravaged by Hurricane Floyd. It was rebuit to it's present state in 2008 with much involvement from the community of Wooddale and the surrounding area. It has very pleasant architecture with the long lattice windows on either side! Yes, my favorite of the coverd bri...
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By Dave Iliff, Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE
(Patterson Schwartz)
Contemporary Home For Sale Hockessin, DE - Hockessin mls#5584943 Price:$424,900 3/4 Bedrooms 2.2 Baths This contemporary home for sale in a gorgeous wooded setting is in the Village of Hockessin, in the Delaware Valley. Hockessin is located due west of the city of Wilmington, Delaware and just inside the Pennsylvania border. With a laid back rural setting it is still convenient to lots of major shopping and minutes from major highways. Hockessin is a very desirable and affluent area of countryside with pretty rolling hills. This contemporary home for sale is 506 Topsfield Spur Rd. and is located in the community of Rolling Ridge which is a small and very private, wooded community. It was built and designed by well known local architect Kenneth Freemark and is constructed of "Tidewater R...
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By Billie Chubb
(Chubb Realty Group)
Hockessin Delaware http://www.billiechubb.com/l_hockessin-north-wilmington-wilmington-new-castle-county-hockessin-delaware-real-estate.asp Hockessin, Delaware borders Pennsylvania and Maryland with a population of 12,902 according to the 2000 census. Pronounced "HOE-kessin" the name is derived from the Lenape word "hokesa" which means "pieces of bark". Hockessin, Delaware can trace its start back to 40 families that laid the foundation to the village in 1688. These European settlers were attracted to its rolling hills and scenic country, reasons that still attract many residents today. In 1738 Hockessin Friends Meeting House was built and became a center of Colonial religious social life. Hockessin continued to grow with the building of the historic Tweed's Tavern, the Trolley Service t...
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By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
Hockessin Delaware Mortgages If you are looking for a Hockessin Delaware Home Loan, then John R. Thomas is a certified mortgage planner who can help you find the best rate, term, and loan product to meet your short term and long term financial goals and to make sure the new mortgage fits into your current financial plan to help you create wealth and minimize taxes.  If you are looking to purchase or refinance a home in Hockessin, Delaware then give John a call at 302-368-7132 or send an e-mail to DelawareMortgages@yahoo.com Please visit www.DelawareMortgageLoans.net John R. Thomas - Certified Mortgage Planner - Primary Residential Mortgage If you are a Hockessin Delaware First Time Home Buyer then please check out our First Time Home Buyer Seminar that we hold every month at www.Delawar...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
The Village of Hockessin (an unincorporated area of New Castle County) is home to the PAL center on Lancaster Pike, which offers activities and clubs for youth from 8-18 years old.  Another recent feature is Tweed's Park, which contains the over 200 year old log Tweed's Tavern (moved from a nearby location) and the Hockessin Athletic Club, all at the corner of Valley Rd. and Limestone Rd. This is across the road from Lantana Square Shopping Center, which contains a grocery store, restaurants, health facilities, banks, and other businesses. Nearby is the Hockessin Library, a modern facility currently being enlarged due to its popularity.
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