Delaware Retirement Communities (50)

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.


New Castle (North)

Kent (Central)

Sussex (South)

Guide: Newest Communities, Most Popular on this page, and Map

New Communities for 55+ in 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 Whispering Woods - Area: Middletown/ Type: Twin and carriage homes/ Contact: McKee Builders 215-600-4871 - Single, twin and carriage homes from $200's now open. 24 miles south of Wilmington. 
  • New  4 Seasons at Baymont Farm - Area: Middletown/ Type: Single homes/ Contact:  706 Vance Neck Rd. - 800-260-7164 - Open Daily - K Hovnanian Homes - Resort living with clubhouse, pool, recreation and more. From $300's.
  • The Ponds at Bayberry - Area:  MiddletownGated: No/ Type:  Single Homes/ Contact: 605 Vivaldi Dr., Middletown - 302-378-5072 - Open Daily - 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 $300's.  Planned clubhouse, pool and recreation.  

Resales in New Castle County (Northern)

  •  Meridian Crossing by CalAtlantic HomesArea: Bear/ Type:   Twin Homes/ Contact:  102 Time Circle, Bear  Twin homes from low $300's - First floor owners suite - Clubhouse, pool, dog park. 
  • Steeple GlenArea:  Newark / Gated: No/ Type: Condominiums and carriage homes - Steeple Glen - Newark - 2 BR/2 Bath carriage homes were priced in upper $100's and 2 or 3-bedroom condos priced in $100's. 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-$$ - 2 and 3-bedroom homes with garages and community amenities including pool. Near Senior Center.  Energy Features  - 4 Grand National Lane, Newark  
  • Legacy at Odessa National Area: Townsend/ Gated:  No/ Type: DetachedTownsend, Del. by Ryan Homes - Price-$$-$$$ - single family homes golf course community - part of master community Odessa National  519 Stone Haven Dr., Townsend
  • The Courtyards at BrandywineArea:   New Castle/ Gated:  No/ Type:   Attached - New Castle, north of Wilmington - By McKee Builders - Luxury carriage home community started mid-$300's. attached 2-car garages and full basements.  Energy Star Partner - 300 Cassell Court   
  • Four Seasons at Silver MapleArea:  Middletown/ Gated: No/ Type:   Detached - By K Hovnanian - Middletown off Rt 1 - Price: $$ - From high $280's - 299 single level homes with active adult amenities including 6000 SF clubhouse.  Low maintenance.  600 Red Maple Rd., Middletown
  • Spring Arbor at South RidgeArea:  Middletown/ Gated:  No/ Type: Ranch Homes and Carriage Homes - By McKee Builders  at Middletown - Price $$ - By McKee Builders - Carriage and Ranch Homes - Clubhouse - Energy Star Program. Singles available.  Ranch homes were from low $300's.  106 Gazebo Lane, Middletown 
  • Spring Mill - Area: Middletown/ Gated: No/ Type:    Single-Family Homes - By McKee Homes - Middletown - resort-styled - 376 homes.  Spring Mill Drive.  See local Realtors.   
  • Legacy at The Preserve at Deep Creek  - Area:    Middletown/ Gated:  No/ Type:    Ranch - This is the 55+ community at Deep Creek - 2 and 3+ bedroom single homes were from $290's.  By Ryan Homes. Clubhouse, pool and low maintenance.  329 St. Anne's Church Rd., Middleton
  • Legacy at the Preserve at Robinson Farms - Sold - Area:  Townsend in Middletown area / Type:  Single homes (some with basements)/ Ryan Homes started from $280's with medium to large floor plans.  Good location and low homeowners says the marketing.  910 Robinson Road  
  • LaGrange Carriage HomesArea:    Newark/ Gated:  No/ Type:   Carriage homes - Targeting 55+ but not restricted - Large 3+ bedroom homes were from Upper $290's - first floor owners suites - Also single family and townhomes.  By Ryan Homes.  Good commute location. 119 E. General Grey Court, Newark  
  • Traditions at Christiana- Area:    Newark / Gated:  No/ Type:    Detached Homes - Price-$$ - Size-Small - By Pulte at Newark, Delaware - 191 single family homes on Chapman Road     
  • Village of Fox Meadow - Area:    Newark/ Gated:  No/ Type:    Single Homes, Townhomes, Carriage Homes  - Newark - Price $$ - Singles, townhomes, twins and carriage homes - By Gemcraft Homes -  Energy saving features  - 2 Vaughn Lane, Newark   
  • Village of Long Creek - Area:    Newark/ Gated:  No/ Type:    Single Homes - Small community by Benchmark Builders. 2-3 bedroom single semi-custom homes.  Some standard features include full basements, hardwood entries, 9 foot first floor ceilings, and oversized closets.   Village-style with clubhouse.  Started very low $300's. 17 Devalinder Dr. Newark 
  • Hearthstone at Brandywine Village - Area:   Wilmington/ Gated:  No/ Type:   Detached - By Ryan Homes in Wilmington - closed out - See local Realtors   
  • Milltown Village - Area:    Pike Creek/ Gated:  No/ Type:    Detached Singles and Attached Villas - By Benchmark Builders - Pike Creek southwest of Wilmington - Price-$$$-$$$$ - Community size is small - Classic design with European influences. Clubhouse - walking trails - village-like and more.  Singles and carriage homes with 2nd floors were 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.  

Kent County - Central


  • 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 $200's.  326 homes at completion. - Energy Star Partner  Ph: 302-698-5601 - 488 Augusta National Dr., Magnolia, DE - Open Daily    
  • 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  


Towns Within 15 Miles of Dover:  Bowers, Camden, Clayton, Felton, Frederica, Highland Acres, Kent Acres, Magnolia, Riverview, Rodney Village, Smyrna, Woodside East, Wyoming

Nobles Pond 55+ Community clubhouse, pool and tennis courtsNobles Pond "The Point" clubhouse and amenities
  • Noble's Pond - Area: Dover/ Gated:  No/ Type: Natural setting in Dover - Price from upper $200's - Size-Small to large.  Resort-style clubhouse "The Point" - Miles of walking trails and wooded. - Outdoor pool - 1 or 2-story Cottage or Manor Collections.  Basic style is Americana.  19 Skipping Stone Lane, Dover - Ph: 1-888-222-0030 - Welcome Center Open Daily
  • Seskinore - Area: Dover/ Gated: No / Type: Single homes  - 14 home sites on cul-de-sac in low maintenance community.  By Wilkinson.  Pricing starts $200's. - Visit Ashland Information Center for questions about these homes at 684 Sunnyside Rd., Smyrna or call 302-218-7241 - 2 remain


  • Village of Eastridge - Area:  Smyrna/ Gated:  No/ Type: Single Homes  - 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
  • Bergmont Woods  - Area:  Smyrna - Type:  Large duplex ranch homes - By Freedom Homes - focus on active adult lifestyle - Prices start mid-$200's.  30 Sedmont Circle, Smyrna - Shown by appointment daily. 302-653-4173
  • Hickory Hollow by Ryan Homes - Area: Smyrna/ Gated:   No/ Type: Single Ranch Homes - 2- and 3-bedroom homes from mid-$200's. 7 Tumbleroc Court, Smyrna - Open Daily       
  • Ashland by WilkinsonArea: Smyrna/ Gated: No/ Type:  Single Homes - 2-bedroom 55+ single homes from mid-$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 

  • 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 started mid $100's. Basements 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   
  • 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. 
  • Roesville by JS Hovnanian  - Area:  Felton/ Gated:  No/ Type:  Ranch Homes - Frederica Del - between Milford and Dover - Price $$ - J.S. Hovnanian Homes - This quality builder's first community in Delaware and now winner of awards. 2 and 3-bedroom ranch style homes - 55 minutes to Rehoboth and Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Start low $200's.Ph:  900 Roesville Rd., Felton, DE     
  • Spring Meadow - Area:  Smyrna/ Gated:  No/ Type:Carriage Homes - Smyrna north of Dover - Wilkinson Builders - Price-$$ - 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) - 116 Sorrell Circle, Smyrna   
  • 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.


  • 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 

 Review of Providence at Heritage Shores

  • Eagle Springs  at Heritage ShoresArea:  Bridgeville/ Gated: No/ Type:  Detached singles - 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 $200's. 23 White Pelican Ct. - 302-337-1040   

Fenwick Island

  • New The Grove at Fenwick  - Area: Fenwick Island/ Type: Carriage Homes - By McKee Homes from upper $200's. Check with community if age-restricted.   


  •  Pelican Point  - Area:  Millsboro - Type:  Detached singles - By Ryan Homes - From $200's - single homes on large lots - clubhouse, pool, more - some lawn maintenance (verify) - Not specified as 55+ but has features for retirement living and first floor living.  Downtown Lewes is twelve miles. - 21864 Surf Board Blvd., Millsboro - Open daily - Call 302-947-4024
  • Independence by Schell - Area:  Millsboro/ Gated:  No/ Type: Detached - By Schell Brothers. Approximately 15 minutes to Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Single Family Homes.  Start low $300's.  Ph: 302-278-0550 - 30174 Ethan Allen Court, Millsboro - Open Daily   


Towns Within 15 Miles of Lewes: Georgetown, Rehoboth, Dewey Beach, Milton, Millsboro (16 mi.)  Adjacent to Cape Henlopen State Park.

  • New Four Seasons at Belle Terre - Area:    Lewes/ Gated:  No/ Type:   Large 3-bedroom detached singles - By K Hovnanian - Starting high $300's - Resort amenities - a traditional style with some European-like design touches - active lifestyle clubhouse, pool, fitness center, firepit and more. Dorman Farm Lane, Lewes - 302-223-0130 - Open Daily
  • New  Covered Bridge Trails - Area: Lewes/ Gated:  No/ Type:  Large 3-BR Villas and Single homes from mid-$300's - By Lennar Homes - Tulip Dr. and Taramino Place, Lewes - 4 miles to quaint downtown.  888-214-4320 - Open Daily
  • Lewes Crossing - 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 $300's.  A few miles to ocean beach.  - 32057 Dean St., Lewes - 302-966-0013 - Open daily


  • 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


  • Legacy at Heritage Shores by Ryan - Area:  Bridgeville/ Gated:  No/ Type: Detached - Bridgeville - Southern Delaware golf course community by Ryan Homes. Homes started $200's.  An hour to Rehoboth beaches.


  • 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 (verify).   

Lewes 55+ Resales

  • 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 - Blenheim Builders - Low maintenance community of a variety of sizes of homes started in low $300's. Basement and 2-car garage.  Clubhouse, pool, bocce, tennis and more.  34899 Bay Crossing Blvd., Lewes 
  • 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 Resale

  • Plantation Lakes - Area:  MillsboroGated:  No/ Type: Detached Singles and Attached Homes - Not over 55 but good for senior living - golf country club life near the beach.  Homes from Lennar and Gemcraft. Lennar started low $100's.  Also, 3 and 4-bedroom single homes by K Hovnanian.  27539 Belmont Blvd, Millsboro   

Rehoboth Resale

  • Bay Crossing by Pulte Homes - Area:  RehobothGated:  NoType:   Detached and Attached Homes - Rehoboth Beach area near Lewes - Villa homes and single-family homes 4 miles from the beach.  34806 Capstan Lane   


Newest 55+ Communities in Delaware:

Newest 55+ Communities in Delaware Chart

NAMELocation/Starting Price
1. Whispering WoodsMiddletown/$200's
2. Covered Bridge TrailsLewes/mid-$300's
3. The Grove at FenwickFenwick Island/$200's
4. Four Seasons at Belle TerreLewes/high $300's
5. Four Seasons Baymont FarmsMiddletown/mid-$300's

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#1  Whispering Woods, Middletown, #2  4 Seasons at Baymont Farm, Middletown, #3  Legacy at the Preserve, Middletown 

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