Delaware Retirement Communities (42)

Find Delaware 55+ communities in the North, Central, and Southern areas.  The state has no state sales or state social security taxes.  Many outlet malls located here.

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New Castle (North)

Kent (Central)

Sussex (South)

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Newest 55+ Communities in Delaware Chart

NAMELocation/Starting Price
1. Whispering WoodsMiddletown/$200's
2. Legacy at the PreserveMiddletown/$300's
3. The Grove at FenwickFenwick Island/$200's





New Castle County - Northern

Composed of New Castle County in the Northern part of the state.  This is the most affluent county with the most population but with the smallest area.  Wilmington is only 32 miles to Philadelphia, Pa.

New 55+ home sales in Northern Delaware

Middletown

  • New Coming Soon:

Whispering Woods

From McKee Builders, 55+ community in Middletown.  Call to get on the VIP List now for updates.  Planned single, twin and carriage homes from $200's.  215-600-4871




Area:  Middletown

Type:  Singles and townhomes

By Ryan Homes 

  • Pool
  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness Center
  • Variety of area restaurants
  • 3 Collections

Pricing from $210's. Site is at 329 St. Annes Church Rd., Middletown - By appointment only 

Area:    Middletown

Gated:  No

Type:    Ranch

This is the 55+ community at Deep Creek - 2 and 3+ bedroom single homes from low $300's.  By Ryan Homes. Clubhouse, pool and low maintenance.  Call for appointment to see.
329 St. Anne's Church Rd. -  302-660-9685  

  • The Ponds at Bayberry

Area:  Middletown
Gated: No
Type:  Single Homes

The Ponds at Bayberry - Middletown - South of C&D Canal -  55+ maintenance-free community within Bayberry master by Blenheim Homes that also includes neighborhoods for all ages.  Planned town center reminiscent of small towns for shops, etc.  The Ponds, in Bayberry South section, now offers 2 and 3-bedroom energy-efficient small, medium and large single homes with full basements from high $200's.  Planned clubhouse, pool and recreation.
605 Vivaldi Dr., Middletown - 302-378-5072 - Open Daily
 

  • Spring Arbor at South Ridge

Area:  Middletown
Gated:  No
Type: Ranch Homes and Carriage Homes

By McKee Builders  at Middletown - Price $$ - By McKee Builders - Carriage and Ranch Homes - Clubhouse - Energy Star Program. Singles available.  Ranch homes from low $300's.  Carriage homes sold out.  
106 Gazebo Lane, Middletown 
 


New Castle County

Townsend

  • News:  Legacy at Odessa National by Ryan Homes has begun building again for active adult.  Almost sold.  Golf course community.  From $250's.

600 Southerness Dr., Middletown - 302-376-5360

  • Legacy at Odessa National
    Area:  Townsend
    Gated:  No
    Type: Detached

Townsend, Del. by Ryan Homes - Price-$$ - single family homes golf course community - part of master community Odessa National Ph: 302-832-1292 - 519 Stone Haven Dr., Townsend New and Resale


Newark

  • Steeple Glen 

Area:  Newark 
Gated:  No

Type: Condominiums and carriage homes

Steeple Glen - Newark - 2 BR/2 Bath carriage homes priced in upper $100's and 2 or 3-bedroom condos priced in $100's.  Resales only.
4 Grand National Lane, Newark  
 

  •  Village of Fountainview Garden Villas

Area:  Newark
Gated:  No
Type: Villas 

Minutes to downtown Newark - Wilkinson Builders - Community size-Small Price-$$ - 2 and 3-bedroom homes with garages and community amenities including pool. Near Senior Center.  Energy Features  Ph: 302-275-1567 - 4 Grand National Lane, Newark - Resales


Resales in New Castle County (Northern)

  • The Courtyards at Brandywine
  • Area:  New Castle
    Gated:  No
    Type:  Attached

    New Castle, north of Wilmington - By McKee Builders - Luxury carriage home community started mid-$300's. attached 2-car garages and full basements.  Energy Star Partner - 300 Cassell Court  Resales 

  • Four Seasons at Silver Maple
  • Area:  Middletown
    Gated: No
    Type:   Detached

By K Hovnanian - Middletown off Rt 1 - Price: $$ - From high $280's - 299 single level homes with active adult amenities including 6000 SF clubhouse.  Low maintenance.  600 Red Maple Rd., Middletown

  • Spring Mill

Area:  Middletown
Gated:  No
Type:Single-Family Homes

By McKee Homes - Middletown - resort-styled - 376 homes.  Spring Mill Drive.  See local Realtors.  Resales

  • LaGrange Carriage Homes

Area: Newark
Gated: No
Type: Carriage homes

Targeting 55+ but not restricted - Large 3+
bedroom homes from Upper $290's - first floor owners suites - Also single family and townhomes.  By Ryan Homes.  Good commute location.
119 E. General Grey Court, Newark  

  • Traditions at Christiana

Area:    Newark 
Gated:  No
Type:    Detached Homes

Price-$$ - Size-Small - By Pulte at Newark, Delaware - 191 single family homes on Chapman Road 302-292-1636  Resales 

  • Village of Fox Meadow

Area:  Newark
Gated:  No
Type:Single Homes, Townhomes, Carriage Homes 

Newark - Price $$ - Singles, townhomes, twins and carriage homes - By Gemcraft Homes -  Energy saving features  Ph: 302-832-1292 - 2 Vaughn Lane, Newark  Resales

  • Village of Long Creek

Area:  Newark
Gated:  No
Type: Single Homes

Small community by Benchmark Builders. 2-3 bedroom single semi-custom homes.  Some standard features include full basements, hardwood entries, 9 foot first floor ceilings, and oversized closets.   Village-style with clubhouse.  Started very low $300's. 17 Devalinder Dr. Newark 

  • Hearthstone at Brandywine Village

Area:  Wilmington
Gated:  No
Type: Detached

By Ryan Homes in Wilmington - closed out - See local Realtors  Resales

  • Milltown Village

Area:  Pike Creek
Gated:  No
Type: Detached Singles and Attached Villas

By Benchmark Builders - Pike Creek southwest of Wilmington - Price-$$$-$$$$ - Community size is small - Classic design with European influences. Clubhouse - walking trails - village-like and more.  Singles and carriage homes with 2nd floors was from low $400's. 207 Carlow Drive, Wilmington 

  • Hearthstone at Meridian Crossing

Area:   Bear
Gated:  No
Type:   Detached

By Ryan Homes at Bear - closed out - See local Realtors  Resales


Kent County - Central

Towns Within 15 Miles of Dover: 

  • Bowers
  • Camden
  • Clayton
  • Felton
  • Frederica
  • Highland Acres
  • Kent Acres
  • Magnolia
  • Riverview
  • Rodney Village
  • Smyrna
  • Woodside East
  • Wyoming

Magnolia

  • Champions Club at Jonathan's Landing 
    Area:   Magnolia
    Gated: No
    Type:   Detached Ranch

The McKee Group. Resort-style community of single-family ranch homes. Adjacent to Jonathan's Landing golf course. Clubhouse, pool, bocce, tennis, billiards, library, billiards.  Energy star certified.  From low $200's.  326 homes at completion.
Energy Star Partner  Ph: 302-698-5601 - 488 Augusta National Dr., Magnolia, DE - Open Daily    
New

  • Southern Meadow
    Area:  Magnolia
    Gated:  No
    Type: Ranch Homes (Manufactured)

Magnolia - Single manufactured ranch homes starting in low $100's.  New and resale.
Ph: 302-677-0800 - 104 Bluebell Dr., Magnolia, DE 
New and Resale

Camden

  • Longacre Village
    Area:  Camden
    Gated:  No
    Type: Detached Singles and Attached Townhomes

By KHovnanian in Camden - near Dover by KHovnanian.  - wooded homesites and 6 styles start mid $100's. Basements available on selected homesites.  Also town homes and condos. Amenities include clubhouse and pool.  Longacre Village Townhomes 
30 Cresthaven Lane, Dover

  • Longacre Village Villas - 2 bedroom/2 bath attached homes with 1-car garage from mid-$100's.  Ph: 302-697-2747 - 470 Winesap Lane, Dover  New 
  • The Woods at Longacre Village
    Area:  Camden
    Gated:  No
    Type:Single Homes and Duplexes

Camden - Price-$$-$$$ - Village-styled with its own shopping center at Longacre Village. You own your land. Single-family and duplexes. 45 minutes to Rehoboth. Community maintained lawns and snow removal.  Energy-saving features - Amenities include bocce, putting green, clubhouse. New 

Dover

  • Noble's Pond
    Area:  Dover
    Gated:  No
    Type: Detached Singles and Attached Carriage Homes

Noble's Pond - Price $-$$ - Size-Medium.  Land/lease modular homes community.  Resort-style clubhouse - Miles of walking trails and wooded. - Outdoor pool - carriage, ranch and cape cod floorplans.   
13 Noble's Pond Crossing, Dover - 
Ph: 1-888-222-0030 - Open Daily  New 

  • Seskinore
    Area: Dover
    Gated: No
    Type: Single homes  

Seskinore - 14 home sites on cul-de-sac in low maintenance community.  By Wilkinson.  Pricing starts high $100's.
Visit Ashland Information Center for questions about these homes at 684 Sunnyside Rd., Smyrna or call 302-218-7241 - Center is Open Daily

Smyrna

  • Village of Eastridge
    Area:  Smyrna
    Gated:  No
    Type: Single Homes  

Village of Eastridge - By Benchmark Builders - Kent County - north of Dover by Benchmark Builders Price-$$ - Community size-Small - Village-style - Single homes with luxury clubhouse, walking trails and more. Green building.  Optional 2nd stories.  From mid-$200's.

Energy efficient features--see website for information  -  2104 Brenford Rd., Smyrna - Ph: 302-995-6945 - Open Daily

  • Coming Soon - Bergmont Woods - By Freedom Homes - focus on active adult lifestyle - Join Interest List to get updates - Hickory Ridge and Brenford Rd., Smyrna
  • Hickory Hollow Ranch Homes
    Area:     Smyrna
    Gated:   No
    Type:     Single Ranch Home
    Hickory Hollow by Ryan Homes -  2 and 3-bedroom homes from mid-$200's. 7 Tumbleroc Court, Smyrna - Open Daily       
  • Ashland by Wilkinson
    Area: Smyrna
    Gated: No
    Type:  Single Homes

2-bedroom 55+ single homes from low $200's.  Low maintenance community.  Approx. 150 homes (verify)  New 
684 Sunnyside Rd., Smyrna - 302-218-7241 - Open Daily from noon  


Resales in Kent County 

  • Roesville

Area:  Felton
Gated:  No
Type:  Ranch Homes

Roesville by JS Hovnanian - Frederica Del - between Milford and Dover - Price $$ - J.S. Hovnanian Homes - This quality builder's first community in Delaware and now winner of awards. 2 and 3-bedroom ranch style homes - 55 minutes to Rehoboth and Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Start low $200's.Ph: 302-335-5804 - 900 Roesville Rd., Felton, DE    Resales

  • Spring Meadow

Area:  Smyrna
Gated:  No
Type:Carriage Homes

Smyrna north of Dover - Wilkinson Builders - Price-$$ - Small community - Clubhouse - heated outdoor pool, bocce, putting green, fitness center, juice bar - Carriage homes. Energy saving features. (See similar community with new homes: Steeple Glen)
Ph: 302-659-5581 - 116 Sorrell Circle, Smyrna  
Resales

  • Willowwood Ranch Homes
    Area:  Smyrna
    Gated:  No
    Type:Single Homes

By Ryan Homes - Smyrna - North of Dover - Not Age-restricted but good for retirement (age-targeted) due to first floor bedrooms and activities and amenities - large single family homes. Started low $200's. 
20 Red Maple Rd., Smyrna


Sussex County - Southern Delaware

Rehoboth Beach dunes and boardwalkThe Boardwalk

Sussex County.  Southern Delaware has a milder climate compared to the northern part of the state.  It is predominantly agricultural.  This part of the state is well known for its ocean beaches and is popular for tourism and retirement.

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Towns Within 15 Miles of Lewes:

  • Georgetown
  • Rehoboth
  • Dewey Beach
  • Milton
  • Millsboro (16 mi.)
  • Adjacent to Cape Henlopen State Park

Bridgeville

  • Providence at Heritage Shores
  • Area:  Bridgeville
    Gated:  No
    Type:Detached Singles and Attached Homes

Bridgeville - Size of Community-Large - By Providence of Brookfield Homes - From low $200's - I reviewed this community and loved it.  Providence at HS is also an Energy Star Partner.  See the review.  Ph: 866-684-3348 - 23 White Pelican Court, Bridgeville - Open Daily  New

 Review of Providence at Heritage Shores


  • Eagle Springs at Heritage Shores

Area:  Bridgeville
Gated: No
Type:  Detached singles

Eagle Springs at Heritage Shores By Brookfield.  Part of the Heritage Shores master community with Arthur Hills golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, social activities and more. Medium to large homes start $230's. 23 White Pelican Ct. - 302-337-1040 - Open Daily  New  

  • Legacy at Heritage Shores by Ryan
    Area:  Bridgeville
    Gated:  No
    Type: Detached

Bridgeville - Southern Delaware golf course community by Ryan Homes. Homes start low $200's.  An hour to Rehoboth beaches.  New 

Fenwick Island

Area:    Fenwick Island

Type:    Carriage Homes

By McKee Homes from $200's.  Join VIP List now.

Millsboro

Area:  Millsboro
Gated:
Type:  Detached singles

By Ryan Homes - Upper $240's - single homes on large lots - clubhouse, pool, more - some lawn maintenance (verify) - Not specified as 55+ but has features for retirement living.  Downtown Lewes is ten miles.
33960 Sea Otter Way, Hillsboro - Open daily except Mon/Tues by appt.- Call 302-947-4024

Area:  Millsboro
Gated:  No
Type: Detached

By Schell Brothers. Approximately 15 minutes to Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Single Family Homes.  Start high $200's.  Ph: 302-945-7573 - 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, Millsboro - Open Daily  New

Lewes

Area:    Lewes

Gated:  No

Type:    Detached singles

Resort community good for second or permanent home.  Not mentioned as age-restricted but geared toward.  Check with community.  Clubhouse and pool.  Starts low $300's.  A few miles to ocean beach. 
32057 Dean St., Lewes - 302-966-0013 - Open daily

Milton

  • Windstone - By Freedom Homes - Medium to spacious single ranch homes from upper $200's  |   Small community with active adult focus (verify). |  Selling now from clubhouse.  Amenities include pool  |  1/4 acre homesites with lawn maintenance (verify)  |  Near golf  | This area is close but away from busy resort areas  |   29735 Riverstone Dr., Milton  |  Open Tues-Sun (Mondays by appt) |  302-604-2226 (agent)   

Resales in Sussex County

Georgetown

  • Village of Cinderberry
    Area:  Georgetown
    Gated:  No
    Type:  Single Homes (resale)

Georgetown - single homes with amenities for 50+ - Frankenberry Dr. - Resales as low as mid-$100's.  Resales

Lewes

  • Coastal Club Villas  

Lewes - Not over 55 but listed due to being in very popular retirement area.  Spacious 3-bedroom villas have first-level living, gated, resort lifestyle and low maintenance.  Start upper $200's.  3-mile scenic trail surrounds community.  Ryan Homes - 31309 Falmouth Way, Lewes  

  • Bay Crossing by Blenheim (4 miles to ocean)

       Area:   Lewes
       Gated:  No
       Type:   Single homes

4 or 5 homes remain - Blenheim Builders - Low maintenance community of a variety of sizes of homes starting in low $300's. Basement and 2-car garage.  Clubhouse, pool, bocce, tennis and more.
34899 Bay Crossing Blvd., Lewes - 302-645-2345

  • Angola By The Bay
    Area: Lewes 
    Gated: Yes 
    Type: Detached homes

Not designated over 55 but a gated single-family home community with a senior population.  Excellent location and quiet with pool, lake and dock.

Check local Realtors for other similar communities in the area good for seniors that may not be over 55 but geared to retirement living.  Angola Rd south of Rte 24.  Good for Seniors/Resales 

Millsboro

  • Plantation Lakes
    Area:  Millsboro
    Gated:  No
    Type: Detached Singles and Attached Homes

Millsboro - not over 55 but good for senior living - golf country club life near the beach.  Homes from Lennar and Gemcraft.  Lennar starts low $100's.  Also, 3 and 4-bedroom single homes by K Hovnanian.  Phone:  888-214-2069 - 27539 Belmont Blvd, Millsboro  Resales 

Rehoboth

  • Bay Crossing by Pulte Homes

Area:  Rehoboth 
Gated:  No
Type:   Detached and Attached Homes

Rehoboth Beach area - Villa homes and single-family homes 4 miles from the beach.  Community is closed.  Resales may be available. 
34806 Capstan Lane  Resales

Most Popular on this page:

couple in retirement

#1  The Preserves at Deep Creek

#2  Steeple Glen, Newark

#3  The Ponds at Bayberry, Middletown

Reviews:

News:

There is a nice senior facility in Dover for activities and support: Modern Maturity Center with services and programs for seniors.