One of the many benefits to residing in a place like Wilmington, Delaware is the ever changing scenery that comes as a direct result of seasonal fluctuations, and autumn is arguably the most colorful season!


As the leaves exchange their usual greens for intense fusions of warm orange, bright yellow and rich burgundy shades, a neutral pallet speckled with flecks of gold washes over the northeastern side of the nation. The seasonal shift brings with it a soft breeze and the irresistible urge to explore new territory, if only for the purpose of taking in the view.


Your luxury dwelling space in the Live, Work, Play community is situated in a very unique position, right on the edge of urban, rural and suburban terrain. With the abundance of local farmland surrounding the two cities nearest you (Wilmington and Philadelphia) a trip to the Philly suburbs could be just the escapade you need to kick off your autumn itinerary. Here’s a look at the upcoming fall in the Philly suburbs calendar, featuring destinations that are just about a 30 minute drive away from where you live, work and play.


Fall Near Philly

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Daytrip Destination 1: Linvilla Orchards


Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA is just a few exits north of The Residences. This family oriented orchard is overflowing with everything that makes fall fabulous. Admittance into Pumpkinland, a photo worthy autumn spectacle adorned with towering scarecrows and carefully painted Halloween backdrops, is entirely free. This is an excellent place to uncover the many wonders of late September and early October. Highlights include corn mazes, hayrides (both haunted and not haunted) candy apples, pumpkin patches, pony rides, barnyard animals, funnel cake, marshmallow roasting pits, totally ride-able life sized train sets and much more.


Daytrip Destination 2: Crystal Cave


Crystal Cave in Kunztown, PA has been named the greatest national wonder in the state of Pennsylvania. If you’re at all intrigued by stalactites, stalagmites, artistically carved stone sculptures, totem poles or all of the above, Crystal Cave is a must see site that’s closer to home than you might have realized. The cave is surrounded by various campgrounds leaving plenty of room for the possibility of a weekend in suburban Kunztown.


Daytrip Destination 3: Chanticleer


Deemed the most romantic garden in the entire nation, Chanticleer is a beautifully sculpted collection of foliage nestled behind the back roads of Wayne, PA. If you’re seeking a place to plant the seeds of romance this fall, Chanticleer is open each Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am until 5 pm. It’s surrounded by hotels and bed and breakfasts and highly regarded by the Philadelphia Inquirer.


When you think autumn, the suburbs of Philadelphia might not be the first thing that comes to mind but this enchanting region just a few exits from your abode has much more to offer than meets the eye. Connect with a representative at The Residences to learn more about the world of excitement surrounding the Live, Work, Play Community.

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