Our Four Communities

Our 4 campuses – Kendal at Longwood, Crosslands, Coniston and Cartmel, are located near West Chester and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. We invite you to live in an oasis in the heart of the Brandywine Valley countryside, while enjoying all the benefits of the cultural and metropolitan life in Philadelphia, and Wilmington DE, just outside your door. Our campus of 500 acres includes acres of rolling hills, wooded trails, green meadows, vegetable and flower gardens, inviting patios, paved pathways, and tranquil water features. Relax your summer days by the outdoor pool, putting green, or luscious gardens. Enjoy a game of Pickleball or Tennis, 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.

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.


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 and Cartmel

Coniston and Cartmel are independent living 50+ neighborhoods that are part of our 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.

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.

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.