Where extraordinary living meets natural beauty

Located on nearly one hundred acres in Newtown Square, PA, White Horse Village offers a beautiful, tranquil setting surrounded by urban centers and nearby attractions, including neighboring Ridley Creek State Park, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia Mall and center city Philadelphia. Residents enjoy an abundance of recreational opportunities with the convenience of many on-site services, from banking to salon, at their fingertips.

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Inspired living among friends

White Horse Village is an engaged community of doers, thinkers, makers, artists, and lifelong learners. Without the demands of home maintenance or yard work, residents are free to explore all of life’s boundless possibilities. Together, we build meaningful relationships, foster new ideas, get involved, and feel vested in our collective community.

Visit us, and you will be greeted with a warm hello and friendly conversation. Our new residents often comment about how quickly they feel connected to the people who live here and form lasting friendships.

Leading the way

White Horse Village is an active senior living community offering 335 independent residence options, and a two-story Healthcare Center featuring 59 private skilled nursing rooms, 48 personal care suites, and 20 private rooms in a memory support wing. We are progressive in our thoughts and actions and passionate about leading the way in our approach to innovative and sustainable living. 

As a nonprofit organization, White Horse Village reinvests earnings back into the organization to further our mission and vision.

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The White Horse Village promise 

VISION

To inspire a world of possibilities on life’s journey.

MISSION STATEMENT

We intentionally create opportunities for extraordinary living in a vibrant, diverse community through personal growth, connectedness, and relationships.

VALUES

  • Compassion: Demonstrate care and empathy in all our interactions.
  • Inclusiveness: Create a diverse environment that is welcoming and accepting.
  • Growth: Explore opportunities for learning and change.
  • Generosity: Give of oneself to benefit others.
  • Respect:  Value the worth of each person.
  • Relationships: Develop meaningful connections with one another.
  • Stewardship: Commit to use our resources wisely.

Our history

1980s

1986

Several entrepreneurs, known as the White Horse Village Associates, envisioned a senior living community on the site of a former horse farm in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Sales and marketing of the retirement community began in September.

1987

White Horse Village Inc. was organized as a Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

1988

Construction started on the first of three phases of community development.

1989

First round of construction completed, residences available for occupancy. The Outpatient Department opened to provide emergency response for residents in need. Several months later, office and treatment space became available for the medical director and his associates.

1990s

1990

The Healthcare Center opened in August. Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital was placed under contract to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

1991

The initial organizational meeting of the White Horse Village Inc. Reserve Fund was convened.

1992

The third phase of community construction is completed. The last unit was occupied on April 14, 1992. The Community consisted of 306 residential units; 2 two-story apartment units, 116 one-story villa residential units; a two story Healthcare Center containing 59 skilled nursing beds and 39 assisted living units, and a central commons building, the Clubhouse.

1994

White Horse Village Endowment Fund is created as a 501(c)(3) organization. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to provide support for residents; fund physical improvements to the Community and provide scholarship funds for White Horse Village team members.

2000s

2000

Saratoga Carriage Homes and Four Seasons Memory Care unit construction completed.

2005

White Horse Village purchased an additional 12 acres on Gradyville Road adjacent to the current property.

2008

Capital Campaign “Enhancing Our Wellness” was launched and raised $1.3 million for construction of the Wellness Center and renovations to the Healthcare Center. The expanded and renovated dining rooms, cocktail lounge and conservatory were completed.

2009

The Wellness Center with indoor pool, whirlpool, large fitness space, offices, dance studio and renovated locker rooms opened. Woodlands Country Homes construction completed.

2010s

2010

The atrium and outpatient center additions to the Healthcare Center were completed. The Canterbury skilled nursing country kitchens opened. The 59 new and renovated skilled nursing care accommodations opened in phases, all as private rooms. Bridlewood personal care was also completed with nine additional studio suites for a total of 48 private suites.

2013

The Clubhouse renovations were completed, representing the completion of the multi-year Master Plan expansion and renovation projects. The major renovations included new furnishings, carpeting, lighting, woodwork, reception area, mailroom, expanded administrative offices, a new Gift Corral, and a new bank and billiards room. Renovations of the Paddock Grille were completed.

2014

Outdoor spaces in close proximity to the Clubhouse were constructed to offer horseshoe and bocce courts.

2017

The Harvesters, a very active group of residents with green thumbs, won the PA Horticultural Society’s Blue Ribbon Award for the second year in a row.

2018

Steeplechase Dining Room was renovated, and the new White Horse Tavern opened.

2019

White Horse Village celebrated 30 years of Expanding life’s possibilities.