drone view of campus


Our Four Communities at Kendal Crosslands

Our 4 campuses – Kendal at Longwood, Crosslands, Coniston and Cartmel, located near West Chester, Pennsylvania, invite you to live in an oasis in the heart of the Brandywine Valley countryside while close to the cultural metropolitan life just outside your door.

Here, find yourself surrounded by acres of rolling hills, wooded trails, green meadows, vegetable and flower gardens, inviting patios, paved pathways, and tranquil water features nestled on a complete 500 acre campus. Relax your summer days by the outdoor pool, putting green, or luscious gardens. Pack a picnic lunch by the pond, take a hike on our hiking trails, stroll our Accredited Arboretum in the grandeur of fall colors, and let’s not forget our ‘fur residents’ with wagging tails abound in the dog park.

Entrance to the Kendal at Longwood active retirement community in Kennett Square, PA

Kendal at Longwood

Our first Life Plan Community, located off of U.S. Route 1, adjacent to Longwood Gardens, offers unique residential-style cottages reminiscent of an English village.

Entrance to the Kendal Crosslands active retirement community in Kennett Square, PA


Located off Route 926, between Route 52 and Parkersville Road, this Life Plan Community offers cottages and apartments with stunning open views of the landscape.

50+ Residential Neighborhoods

Coniston (located off Locust Grove and Haines Mill roads in Pocopson Township) and Cartmel (located off state road Route 926) are our independent living 50+ neighborhoods that are part of Kendal~Crosslands Communities. Residents here live in comfortable well-designed carriage homes, nestled among mature trees, weeping meadows, and friendly neighborhoods.

Natural Beauty

Nearly 300 years after William Penn was granted lands that became Pennsylvania, Kendal~Crosslands Communities still maintains Penn’s original focus on sustaining the natural environment. Residents on all four campuses take great care in maintaining and improving the grounds and are very active stewards of the natural resources.

tree in fall

Accredited Arboretum

More than 400 trees are labeled with their common and Latin names throughout the campus. There are several loop walks that tour through the Arboretum and are open to the community featuring more than 100 trees that are easily accessible from roads and hard surface pathways.

Fox kits on Kendal-Crosslands Campus

National Wildlife Federation Habitat

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) designated our campus as a Certified Wildlife Habitat site, with outdoor spaces that improve habitats for birds, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife — natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young.

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