Hockessin, Delaware is located on the Pennsylvania border, just nine miles northwest of Wilmington. Like many other communities in Delaware, Hockessin first became a popular destination for families and young professionals in the late 1980s, when the push to the suburbs led to the creation of developments and neighborhoods. Today, the housing in Hockessin primarily consists of single-family homes, with a few townhomes sprinkled here and there.
The town, founded in 1688, has its roots in mushroom and dairy farming and there are still several mushroom farms operating in the area! Today, Hockessin, Delaware is full of character, charm and natural beauty. In the surrounding areas you will find many larger, high-end homes and family-friendly amenities situated among the scattering of farms that remain.
Boasting dozens of landmark sites on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the most beautiful Butterfly Houses at the Ashland Nature Center, if you love to enjoy history and nature in a clean, quiet, friendly environment, then Hockessin may be just the right fit for you!
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