Jefferson Apartment Group Expands to Suburban Philly

Phoenixville, Pa.–Jefferson Apartment Group has expanded its property management portfolio with the addition of the soon-to-be-completed Phoenixville Apartments in suburban Philadelphia. The company will be providing both leasing and management services for the 275-unit luxury apartment community along Bridge Street in downtown Phoenixville.

Phoenixville Apartments in suburban Philadelphia

Residents can choose from a variety of unique floor plans, and all apartments are equipped with designer kitchens, including stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, pendant lighting with kitchen islands in select apartments, 10-foot ceilings, generous closets and full-size washers and dryers.

Amenities include a resident lounge with billiard table, fireplace and conversational seating, a fully equipped theatre room, business center, outdoor salt-water pool, executive dining room and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Adjacent to the resident lounge, there is an outdoor amenity deck with fire pit, bocce court, outdoor grilling area and lounge space. The community has 24-hour controlled access and when finished, will include another 20,000 square feet of retail space to add to the town’s already eclectic options for food and entertainment.

Furthermore, the property will partner with the Phoenixville Art Gallery to display local artists’ work in the building’s common areas. In the spring, the community will also partner with Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) to provide gardens on the property.

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Phoenixville, PA Real Estate: Open Houses

So you want to look at some open houses for sale in Phoenixville this weekend? Good idea. An open house planned by the right realtor can help you in any number of ways. Open houses provide you information on how to list and show your own house and they can give you an idea of the quality of homes in an area before you waste too much time going house to house.

The best open house of all? The open house that you end up owning. Take a look at the open houses in and near Phoenixville listed by our partners at

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Friedman Group Acquires, Renovating Phoenixville Apartment Complex

Phoenix View Apartments during renovation of units, Phoenixville, PA

PHOENIXVILLE, PA—Breckenridge Plaza, a 92-unit garden apartment community with 48 two-bedroom apartments, 40 one-bedroom apartments and 4 studio apartments located on Nutt Road in Phoenixville, PA, has been acquired by an affiliate of Friedman Realty Group for $8.7 million.

Friedman specializes in revitalizing apartment communities, shopping centers and office buildings.

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Clay Stockton of Phoenixville, Pa. Clay (James) C. Stockton, 53, died suddenly February 8, 2016 at his Phoenixville home. Mr. Stockton, a life-long resident of Chester County and local musician, was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in Lionville and then Honey Brook, where he attended Twin Valley High School. He owned and operated James Painting for many years. Music was a source of great joy for Clay, who played the electric bass professionally in his early 20s with many local bands. He continued to play music with family and friends throughout his life. He was a generous and knowledgeable musician who loved to talk about, listen to and play music of all genres. Clay also had a great sense of humor and liked to make people laugh. Predeceased by his parents, John and Polly Stockton, Clay is survived by brothers, William and Blair and sister Kate; also by step mother Terry and step siblings John and Jean. He was the uncle to Andrew, Dede, Sarah, Melissa and Emily. A memorial service to celebrate Clay’s life will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 Church St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 on Saturday, February 27 beginning at 11:00AM. Music friends are encouraged to bring their instruments to play and sing along if they would like. In lieu of flowers please support the following charitable organizations that were important to Clay: St. Peter’s Church Food Pantry or Breakfast Mission, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 OR Good Samaritan Shelter, Phoenixville,, 141 E. High Street, POB 551, Phoenixville, PA 19460 OR Jefferson House, Phoenixville, Church Housing Corp, 111 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Arrangements by The Donohue Funeral Home, 43 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335, 610-269-3080. Online condolences at

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‘Super Friendly’ Cat Found In Phoenixville

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — A small dark gray and white cat has been found in Phoenixville.

The female cat was wandering around near the corner of Washington and Gay streets Tuesday.

She is wearing a purple flea collar and has been described as "super friendly."

If you have any information, call Valley Veterinary Hospital at 610-935-8110.

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Phoenixville HS Grade, Longtime Resident, Passes At 51

Denise Marie Putz, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the age of 51.

Denise was born to parents Mr. & Mrs. Gene and Millie Putz, on September 30, 1966 in Phoenixville, PA. She grew up as one of three children and attended Phoenixville High School. Soon after high school, Denise took a position with ChemAlloy Company where she worked for many decades as the Executive Assistant for the president.

In addition to her parents, Denise is survived by her sister, Theresa Putz, Phoenixville; her brother, Ron Axsom (husband of John Valincius), Barto, PA; aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins.

Denise was the avid sports fan. Each year she would wait (not so patiently) and watch her favorite sports teams, from the Tennessee Lady Vols to the Pittsburgh Steelers and back to the Philadelphia Flyers vie for the championship.

If there was music and a dance floor, Denise was there. Her love for music included the likes of Melissa Ethridge, Christine Havrilla, and even back to the 70’s and 80’s for some Peter Frampton, REO Speedwagon, as well as, George Michael. She enjoyed concerts with friends and had taken her sister to see Heart as a birthday gift. To Denise, music was a gift. There wasn’t a song out there that didn’t remind her of someone.

Denise was an individual who loved her animals, too. She was momma to her beloved dachshund, Rudy, who she has now been reunited with. If you had to be out of town, Denise was the kind of person you would want watching your fur babies because you knew they would receive an abundance of love and attention.

Journeys had taken Denise to so many beautiful places. Her most recent trip was to Hawaii with family and friends that had been on her travel bucket list for quite a few years. In addition, she looked forward to going on her brother and brother-in-law’s Friends & Family cruises as there was always a new destination she needed to discover. From east coast to west coast and in between, her love for travel was an endless journey. She often said to fill your life with experience, not things.

Denise had a sanctuary, too. That sanctuary was the beach. No matter what time of the year it was, you could find her at the beach where she spent most of her time over the past couple of years. Whether she was antiquing or enjoying a meal with her friends, she was in her happiest place. She was always sharing beautiful pictures of the sunrise for those of us who may have needed a lift or just to tease us.

Denise was a super funny, witty, sweet, and a one of a kind person always thinking of others. She was always there for those that needed her. She would like everyone to remember her smile and the time spent with her. She loved you all.

At the request of the deceased, cremation will be private. A Celebration of Life event will be held at a future date and the family will post more information as it becomes available. The family is so very grateful for the condolences, memories and kind words all have shared

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$1.6M Creekside Estate Among Phoenixville Area’s Priciest

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — This creekside estate, featuring an acre of land and a five bedroom mansion, is among the priciest in the greater Phoenixville area. Other highlights include a huge deck overlooking the property, natural light, and a wine cooler.

Price: $1,600,000 Square Feet: 6158 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Full and 3 Half Baths Built: 2008 Features: Exquisite is an understatement for this immaculately-maintained, rare WATER VIEW property in the quiet enclave community of Valley Park. Situated upon a scenic 1-acre homesite with SWEEPING WATER VIEWS of the Pickering Creek Reservoir from almost every window of this spectacular home, this is a property you truly need to see to believe! Beautifully-appointed with timeless refined elegance in mind, this stunning home was custom-crafted to compliment the incredible homesite it enjoys. Large sliding doors leading to the spacious deck and walls of windows along the entire rear of the home invite the relaxing scenery and abundant natural light to fill the open living space. From the barrel ceiling and marble flooring in the Foyer to the Cherry wainscot and millwork in the Study, to a custom arched-glass door leading to the 1,200-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar in the finished basement, one can’t help but appreciate the impeccable attention to detail on display in each corner of this residence. Designed for both relaxing and entertaining, the elegant Furness floor plan accomplishes a unique balance of open concept with subtly-defined living spaces and spacious rooms that feel warm and inviting. Large fireplaces with gas log sets in the Family Room and Living Room add to the enchanting ambiance enjoyed throughout the main level of this home. Upstairs, discover a generously-sized Master Suite, sure to delight you – and your wardrobe! The massive walk-in closet is conveniently-located within an approximate ten-minute drive away from the King of Prussia Mall! Four additional spacious bedrooms, two en-suite and two sharing access to a Jack & Jill Bath, enjoy desirable separation and privacy from the Master Suite. A loft area atop the rear staircase and bedroom level Laundry Room complete the second floor of this thoughtfully-designed home. Downstairs, a partially-finished walk-out basement provides plenty of space for additional enjoyment, featuring a billiards space, living area with gas fireplace, and wet bar with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave & beverage cooler. Offering convenient access to Main Line destinations, Great Valley, King of Prussia, Phoenixville, and all major area roadways, this magnificent home is truly a MUST SEE!

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