The development of Eagleview, first conceived 25 years ago by Robert Hankin, continues to flourish on its 800 acres in Upper Uwchlan and Uwchlan townships, writes Alan Heavens for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As a traditional-neighborhood development in Chester County, Eagleview incorporates housing styles that reflect earlier times. These kinds of developments are compact, pedestrian-friendly, and based around the town center.
Eagleview’s town center has live/work units, including a pharmacy and retail, and a year-round farmers’ market. The development by the exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, however, still remains a work in progress. It currently has around 1,400 residential units and approximately 2.5 million square feet of commercial space.
Last month, two new restaurants, Bella Vista and Al Pastor, moved into the neighborhood, joining the Brickside Grill and Nudy’s Café in serving the community.
“People seem excited by the restaurants,” one Italian, the other Mexican, said Justin Weathers, co-owner of the new restaurants. “The buzz about them is amazing.”
The success of Eagleview is evident, with the Meridian at Eagleview, an active adult community, now offering units priced between $400,000 and $700,000.
“It is an island of nice stuff,” said Hankin.