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.
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.
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
Four Seasons at Silver Maple By K Hovnanian - Middletown off Rt 1 - Price: $$ - From high $280's - 299 single level homes with active adult amenities including 6000 SF clubhouse. Low maintenance Ph: 301-683-6380 - 600 Red Maple Rd., Middletown - Open Daily New
Type: Ranch Homes and Carriage Homes
Spring Arbor Final Phase By McKee Builders at Middletown - Price $$ - By McKee Builders - Carriage and Ranch Homes - Clubhouse - Energy Star Program. Carriage homes are now sold. Singles available.
Ph: 302-376-5577 - 106 Gazebo Lane, Middletown - Closed Wed
Area: New Castle
The Courtyards at Brandywine - New Castle, north of Wilmington - By McKee Builders - Luxury carriage home community start mid $300's. attached 2-car garages and full basements. Energy Star Partner Ph: 302-475-8670 - 300 Cassell Court Resales
Townsend, Del. by Ryan Homes - Price-$$ - single family homes golf course community - part of master community Odessa National Ph: 302-832-1292 - 519 Stone Haven Dr., Townsend New and Resale
Area: Pike Creek
Type: Detached Singles and Attached Villas
Milltown Village - Pike Creek southwest of Wilmington - By Benchmark Builders - Price-$$$-$$$$ - Community size is small - Classic design with European influences. Clubhouse - walking trails - village-like and more. Singles and carriage homes with 2nd floors from low $400's.
Ph: 302-366-1515 - 207 Carlow Drive, Wilmington - Open Fri-Tues New
Type: Carriage homes
LaGrange Carriage Homes - Targeting 55+ but not restricted - Large 3+
bedroom homes from Upper $290's - first floor owners suites - Also single family and townhomes. By Ryan Homes. Good commute location.
119 E. General Grey Court, Newark - Open Tues-Fri (other days by appointment) - 302-731-5690
Type: Condominiums and carriage homes
Steeple Glen - Newark - 2 BR/2 Bath carriage homes priced in upper $100's and 2 or 3-bedroom condos priced in $100's. Resales only.
4 Grand National Lane, Newark
Minutes to downtown Newark - Wilkinson Builders - Community size-Small Price-$$ - 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
Is the widespread ranch home boring--not so says Benchmark Builders--they've updated the design and made it certified green:
Type: Single Homes
Village of Long Creek - Newark - Price: $$ - Small community by Benchmark Builders. 2-3 bedroom single semi-custom homes. Some standard features include full basements, hardwood entries, 9 foot first floor ceilings, and oversized closets. Village-style with clubhouse. Start very low $300's. Phone: 302-838-7925 - 17 Devalinder Dr. Newark - Open Daily New
By McKee Homes - Middletown - resort-styled - 376 homes. Spring Mill Drive. See local Realtors. Resales
Gated: NoType:Detached Homes
Price-$$ - Size-Small - By Pulte at Newark, Delaware - 191 single family homes on Chapman Road 302-292-1636 Resales
Type:Single Homes, Townhomes, Carriage Homes
Newark - Price $$ - Singles, townhomes, twins and carriage homes - By Gemcraft Homes - Energy saving features Ph: 302-832-1292 - 2 Vaughn Lane, Newark Resales
By Ryan Homes in Wilmington - closed out - See local Realtors Resales
By Ryan Homes at Bear - closed out - See local Realtors Resales
The McKee Group. Resort-style community of single-family ranch homes. Adjacent to Jonathan's Landing golf course. Clubhouse, pool, bocce, tennis, billiards, library, billiards. Energy star certified. From low $200's. 326 homes at completion.
Energy Star Partner Ph: 302-698-5601 - 488 Augusta National Dr., Magnolia, DE New
Type: Ranch Homes (Manufactured)
Magnolia - Single manufactured ranch homes starting in low $100's. New and resale.
Ph: 302-677-0800 - 104 Bluebell Dr., Magnolia, DE New and Resale
By KHovnanian in Camden - near Dover by KHovnanian. - wooded homesites and 6 styles start mid $100's. Basements available on selected homesites. Also town homes and condos. Amenities include clubhouse and pool. Longacre Village Townhomes
30 Cresthaven Lane, Dover
Camden - Price-$$-$$$ - Village-styled with its own shopping center at Longacre Village. You own your land. Single-family and duplexes. 45 minutes to Rehoboth. Community maintained lawns and snow removal. Energy-saving features - Amenities include bocce, putting green, clubhouse. New
Noble's Pond - Price $-$$ - 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 - 14 home sites on cul-de-sac in low maintenance community. By Wilkinson. Pricing starts high $100's.
Visit Ashland Information Center for questions about these homes at 684 Sunnyside Rd., Smyrna or call 302-218-7241 - Center is Open Daily
Village of Eastridge - By Benchmark Builders - Clayton, Kent County - north of Dover by Benchmark Builders Price-$ - Community size-Small - Village-style - Single homes with luxury clubhouse, walking trails and more. Green building. Optional 2nd stories. Start prices from $209,000.
Energy efficient features--see website for information Ph: 302-659-3783 - Open Daily New
Willowwood - 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. Start low $200's.
Ph: 302-653-8537 - 20 Red Maple Rd., Smyrna - Open daily New
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
Roesville by JS Hovnanian - Frederica Del - between Milford and Dover - Price $$ - J.S. Hovnanian Homes - This quality builder's first community in Delaware and now winner of awards. 2 and 3-bedroom ranch style homes - 55 minutes to Rehoboth and Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Start low $200's.Ph: 302-335-5804 - 900 Roesville Rd., Felton, DE Resales
Smyrna north of Dover - Wilkinson Builders - Price-$$ - 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
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.Current Temperature for Lewes:
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
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
Bridgeville - Southern Delaware golf course community by Ryan Homes. Homes start low $200's. An hour to Rehoboth beaches. New
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
Type:Single Homes (resale)
Georgetown - single homes with amenities for 50+ - Frankenberry Dr. - Resales as low as mid-$100's. Resales
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
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 - 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
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
#1 The Ponds at Bayberry, Middletown
#2 Steeple Glen, Newark
#3 Village of Long Creek