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Toast of the Town
Twin Lakes Farm doesn’t have the awe-inspiring allure of Winterthur’s mansion or the dramatic landscapes of Valley Garden Park. It doesn’t even have a sign along Scenic Route Del. 52. But it does have something that sets it apart from the rest of the landmarks in Greenville. It has Sam Hobbs.
Growing up on 252 acres of lush land that has been in his family seven generations, Hobbs quickly grew to appreciate the area his family has called home for so long.
“Anyone who lives in Greenville is very, very fortunate,” he says. “To live in this community is to be a part of it.”
Like his mother, Patty Hobbs, who founded Citizens For Responsible Growth, and his uncle, who founded the Brandywine Conservancy, Sam believes that being a part of a community also means you should help preserve it.
“I’ve been all over, and I can honestly say that this is one of the most beautiful places in America,” he says. “You can drive from Wilmington and five minutes later you’re in the country. There is nothing better than walking down the Brandywine on a cool fall day.”
This is still the area code many aspire to live in: beautiful homes and ample space, convenient shopping and dining in Greenville Place I and II and Powder Mill Square, an upscale retirement community in Stonegates, a straight shot into Wilmington and major cultural institutions such as Winterthur, Mt. Cuba and the Delaware Museum of Natural History. A.I. duPont remains one of the best public high schools, though you’ll probably choose a top-notch private like Tatnall.
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