Centreville, DE is a lovely little town straddling Rt. 52 just south of Chadds Ford, PA. Centreville was established in 1750 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills rich with U.S. History. It was mostly Quakers who originally started settling into the area as far back as the 1680s when it was still occupied by the Lenape Indians. The land was then owned by William Penn who landed in Historic New Castle, DE and it was gradually sold off to the settlers. The land became a desirable area to live and work in and also commute from as it still is today. The village is still very similar to the early settlement.
Centreville, DE is home to the famous Winterthur Museum, the Museum of Natural History, Brandywine Creek State Park and the Hagley Museum where the duPont story began. This was where the duPont family made gunpowder throughout at least three wars. The duPont family prospered greatly from that and other business ventures and land acquisitions.
Centreville, DE is just south of Historic Chadds Ford and Kennett Square, PA and just east of Hockessin, DE. Centreville is within about a five minute drive from other world renown attractions such as Longwood Gardens (once a duPont estate) and also the Brandywine River Museum which is loaded with art by N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth. The River Museum is also home to the Brandywine Conservancy. The town of Centreville, DE has many quaint shops and gallerys within a walkable distance and is well known for the very popular Buckley's Tavern. Many residents make an easy commute to the city of Wilmington, DE or Kennett Square or West Chester PA and some a little further to Philadelphia. The Brandywine Valley area is rich in attractions and amenities.
Real estate in Centreville, DE is on the high end as it is one of the most desirable areas to live. For the most part, prices start in the $400,000 range on the low end and go well into the million dollar ranges. The styles of homes are quite diverse and there are quite a large number of newer homes and subdivisions scattered across the beautiful landscape. Centreville, DE is truly a desirable area and rich with history. If you're planning on a move to the Brandywine Valley vicinity it's definitely worth a tour through the area!
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