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Five Ice Cream Spots in West Chester

The dog days of summer are upon us! Instead of hibernating in your Chestnut Square apartment with the A/C cranked up (though that sounds fun too!), head out into West Chester for a cool treat from one of these sweet spots.   Tropical Delight — Now in its second year, the shop, about five blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, serves up homemade ice cream that borders on exotic.…

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Get Your Zen On at Tranquilitea Temple

Chill out and cool off at West Chester’s newest business. Tranquilitea Temple opened up shop in June on Church Street, about five blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. The full-service tea shop transports visitors from the bustling streets of West Chester’s downtown district into the peace and tranquility of China’s traditional tea houses. At least, that’s the goal of owner Tracy Wang Stuligross. Stuligross is bringing to the venture…

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Annual West Chester Festival Features Music, Food, Fun

Music lovers of all stripes will head out in West Chester this month for a long-running festival promising fun, sun and some awesome sounds. The Turks Head Musical Festival returns July 16 to Everhart Park, about a mile from your Chestnut Square apartment. This marks the festival's 35th year, so organizers are planning to pack a lot of punch into the event to celebrate the anniversary. Eleven bands will…

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Three Outdoor Ways to Experience West Chester’s Downtown

Summer is finally upon us! Instead of heading to the shore or Poconos, park it right here in West Chester for some outdoor fun. The center of town, just blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, is home to several outdoor events this month that let you enjoy the (hopefully) picture-perfect weather and the bustling retail and entrainment hubs downtown. Here are a few ways to take in the sights…

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Fun, Fundraising in the Streets of West Chester

West Chester’s biggest race returns this month! On June 9, the Dub C 4-Miler will have racers winding their way through West Chester’s streets, starting and finishing at Kildare’s, just three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. So what is the Dub C 4-Miler? As the name suggests, it’s a longtime 4-mile race that attracts hundreds of runners of all abilities and ages to support two deserving causes. Proceeds…

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Three Ways to Explore West Chester on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! If you’re racking your brain for the perfect gift, why not go sentimental and give Mom the gift of time? If the family is coming to visit on Mother’s Day, there are tons of great spots near your Chestnut Square apartment for brunch. But the day doesn’t have to end there. Our neighborhood is so bustling that you can extend your bonding time together…

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Around Chestnut Square

From tacos to tequila, Mexican fare will be everywhere on Cinco de Mayo. While eateries of all stripes may try to get in on the fun, what better place to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine than at an authentic Mexican hot spot? Luckily, there are many of them in our neck of the woods! Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town with friends or a new…

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Dine Out in West Chester to Support Charity

We all dine out every once in a while, so why not plan your splurge to help locals in need? Every year, hundreds of restaurants and bars across the country participate in Dining Out for Life, a nationwide benefit for HIV/AIDS and other causes. Here in West Chester, five eateries within walking distance of your Chestnut Square apartment will open their doors and donate a third of their profits…

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West Chester Named 2nd “Most Exciting” Spot in PA

From nightlife to shopping to outdoor activities, West Chester has a lot of excitement to offer. The buzz about our borough is now getting national attention, with real estate website Movoto recently naming West Chester the “second-most exciting” place to live in Pennsylvania! The listmakers used a number of criteria to determine the ranking, first identifying the 50 most-populous cities in the state. From there, they used U.S. Census…

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Celebrate Mardi Gras at the West Chester Cajun Restaurants

Mardi Gras is just around the corner on Feb. 28, and lucky for Chestnut Square residents, there are plenty of Cajun restaurants located near your apartment to celebrate the holiday the way it’s supposed to be celebrated – surrounded by scrumptious, spicy seafood and colorful drinks. If you’re looking to get in on the Mardi Gras festivities this year, then check out these Cajun hotspots in your West Chester…

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