Hockessin (pronounced “HO-kessin”) is a warming and welcoming community with a neighborhood feel, that dates back to 1688.  Located within New Castle County, it is nestled between Centerville, DE and Kennett Square, PA, just up the road from Pike Creek.  It is a quickly growing area due to its upscale, yet affordable homes, good school district and its close proximity to Pennsylvania (Chadds Ford, Kennett Square & Landenberg), Newark, Delaware, and both the I-95 and US Rt. 1 Corridors.

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Scenic Hockessin

Hockessin's picturesque scenery evokes the feel of being in the country, although it's only minutes from everywhere you'd want to be.

[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_hock.jpg]430Hockessin Village Welcome Sign
A welcoming sign proudly shows off Hockessin's hometown pride.<br /><br />Thanks to the Girl Scouts for the picture: http://blog.girlscouts.org/2009/11/girl-scouts-go-platinum.html
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_old_lancaster_pike_in_hockessin.jpg]290A view from the street: Hockessin
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_hockessin-greenery.jpg]230Spring Greenery in Hockessin Village
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_play_areas_in_swift_memorial_park.jpg]200Swift Memorial Park
A local gathering spot for families with children, dog walkers and other neighbors, Swift Memorial park is located between Old Lancaster Pike and Valley Road. It is also home to the Piedmont Baseball League. <br /><br />Thanks to Wikicommons for the picture: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Play_areas_in_Swift_Memorial_Park.JPG
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_hockessin-public-library.png]210Hockessin Public Library
The Hockessin Library is conveniently located in the center of Hockessin Village and places a strong focus on family and community involvement.<br />For more info: http://nccde.org/329/Hockessin-Library<br />
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_hockessinpal.png]230Hockessin Police Athletic League (PAL)
This facility offers FREE membership to youth ages 8-18 and includes educational and athletic activities like: homework club, computer room with internet access, game room, weight room and open gym during the school year. The activities that are offered during the summer include: basketball, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, computers with cable Internet access, exercise room (14 years old and up) basketball tournaments and baseball clinics.<br />For more info: http://www.palde.org/home/hockessin-pal-center<br />
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_hac-complex.png]200Hockessin Athletic Club (HAC)
Hockessin Athletic Club is the premiere athletic and sports center in Northern Delaware and features activities for everyone in the whole family.<br />For more info: http://www.hachealthclub.com/<br />
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_hacpools.png]300Hockessin Athletic Club (HAC) Aquatics Center
Hockessin Athletic Club (HAC) Aquatics Center boasts several pools both indoor and outdoor, a competitive swim team and indoor water park.
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_woodside-imgs-1.jpg]210Woodside Farm Creamery
Locals gather at the Woodside Farm Creamery to enjoy the homemade ice cream and share news and stories from the neighborhood.<br /><br />Thanks to Dilwyne Designs for the picture: http://dilwynedesigns.com/blog/tag/hockessin-delaware/
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_ashland.png]190Ashland Nature Center
Ashland Nature Center serves as Delaware Nature Society's headquarters with 130 acres of woods, meadows, marsh, the Red Clay Creek, and many trails to explore. The site is open to the public year-round, features educational programs, a picnic area, collection of reptiles and amphibians, the Butterfly House, two Lenni Lenape longhouses, and an overnight lodge for school and public groups.<br />For more info: http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/AshlandNatureCenter#.U3JMoMe0ZUM<br /><br />
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_covered-bridge-in-hockessin.png]230Hockessin's Covered Bridge
This original covered bridge is not far from Ashland Nature Center and is a local landmark.
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_auburnheights.png]200Auburn Heights
Auburn Heights Preserve features a furnished mansion completed in 1897 as well as the Marshall Steam Museum with the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world<br />For more info: http://auburnheights.org/
[img src=http://ricciorealestate.com/wp-content/flagallery/scenic-hockessin/thumbs/thumbs_marshallsteam.png]210Marshall Steam Engine Musem
Operated by the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve (F.A.H.P.), in partnership with Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, the Marshall Steam Museum features the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, two 1/8-size coal-fired steam locomotives, exhibits highlighing local history, and much more.<br />For more info: http://auburnheights.org/collections/trains/


GPS Coordinates: Hockessin is located at 39°47′2″N 75°41′9″W (39.784014, -75.685864)

Size: 10.0 square miles (26 km2) of it is land and 0.10% is water.

Zip Code(s): 19707 (primary) as well as 19736, 19807, 19808 (nearby)

Demographics: Population in 2010: 13,527; the estimated zip code population in 2011: 15,765

Males: 6,613  (48.9%)
Females: 6,914  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years

Median Home Cost: $345,800

Estimated median household income in 2011: $116,801

Average Taxes:

  • Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011: 0.7% ($2,906)
  • Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,039 (0.7%)
  • Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $2,507 (0.6%)

School District: Red Clay

Local Services:

  • Post Office(s): Hockessin; Yorklyn
  • Library: Hockessin Public Library
  • Grocery: Acme; Wawa; Harvest Market
  • Fitness: Snap Fitness; Hockessin Athletic Club: Hockessin Police Athletic Club

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