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: Twin Homes
Contact: 102 Time Circle, Bear (community location); 8 Meridian Blvd., Bear (Sales Center) - Open Daily
Twin homes from low $300's - First floor owners suite - Clubhouse, pool, dog park.
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.
Type: Single homes
Contact: 706 Vance Neck Rd. - 800-260-7164 - Open Daily
Khovnanian Homes - Resort living with clubhouse, pool, recreation and more. From $300's.
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 $300's. Planned clubhouse, pool and recreation.
605 Vivaldi Dr., Middletown - 302-378-5072 - Open Daily
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. Resales only.
4 Grand National Lane, Newark
Minutes to downtown Newark - Wilkinson Builders - Community size-Small Price-$$ - 2 and 3-bedroom homes with garages and community amenities including pool. Near Senior Center. Energy Features - 4 Grand National Lane, Newark - Resales
Townsend, Del. by Ryan Homes - Price-$$-$$$ - single family homes golf course community - part of master community Odessa National 519 Stone Haven Dr., Townsend
Area: New Castle
New Castle, north of Wilmington - By McKee Builders - Luxury carriage home community started mid-$300's. attached 2-car garages and full basements. Energy Star Partner - 300 Cassell Court Resales
By K Hovnanian - Middletown off Rt 1 - Price: $$ - From high $280's - 299 single level homes with active adult amenities including 6000 SF clubhouse. Low maintenance. 600 Red Maple Rd., Middletown
Type: Ranch Homes and Carriage Homes
By McKee Builders at Middletown - Price $$ - By McKee Builders - Carriage and Ranch Homes - Clubhouse - Energy Star Program. Singles available. Ranch homes from low $300's. 106 Gazebo Lane, Middletown
Type: Single-Family Homes
By McKee Homes - Middletown - resort-styled - 376 homes. Spring Mill Drive. See local Realtors. Resales
This is the 55+ community at Deep Creek - 2 and 3+ bedroom single homes were from $290's. By Ryan Homes. Clubhouse, pool and low maintenance. 329 St. Anne's Church Rd., Middleton
Area: Townsend in Middletown area
Type: Single homes (some with basements)
Ryan Homes started from $280's with medium to large floor plans. Good location and low homeowners says the marketing.
910 Robinson Road
Type: Carriage homes
Targeting 55+ but not restricted - Large 3+
bedroom homes were from Upper $290's - first floor owners suites - Also single family and townhomes. By Ryan Homes. Good commute location.
119 E. General Grey Court, Newark
Type: Detached Homes
Price-$$ - Size-Small - By Pulte at Newark, Delaware - 191 single family homes on Chapman Road Resales
Type: Single Homes, Townhomes, Carriage Homes
Newark - Price $$ - Singles, townhomes, twins and carriage homes - By Gemcraft Homes - Energy saving features - 2 Vaughn Lane, Newark Resales
Type: Single Homes
Small community by Benchmark Builders. 2-3 bedroom single semi-custom homes. Some standard features include full basements, hardwood entries, 9 foot first floor ceilings, and oversized closets. Village-style with clubhouse. Started very low $300's. 17 Devalinder Dr. Newark
By Ryan Homes in Wilmington - closed out - See local Realtors Resales
Area: Pike Creek
Type: Detached Singles and Attached Villas
By Benchmark Builders - Pike Creek southwest of Wilmington - Price-$$$-$$$$ - Community size is small - Classic design with European influences. Clubhouse - walking trails - village-like and more. Singles and carriage homes with 2nd floors were from low $400's. 207 Carlow Drive, Wilmington
By Ryan Homes at Bear - closed out - See local Realtors Resales
Towns Within 15 Miles of Dover:
The McKee Group. Resort-style community of single-family ranch homes. Adjacent to Jonathan's Landing golf course. Clubhouse, pool, bocce, tennis, billiards, library, billiards. Energy star certified. From $200's. 326 homes at completion.
Energy Star Partner Ph: 302-698-5601 - 488 Augusta National Dr., Magnolia, DE - Open Daily
Magnolia - Single manufactured ranch homes starting in low $100's. New and resale.
Ph: 302-677-0800 - 104 Bluebell Dr., Magnolia, DE
Noble's Pond - Price from upper $200's - Size-Small to large. Resort-style clubhouse "The Point" - Miles of walking trails and wooded. - Outdoor pool - 1 or 2-story Cottage or Manor Collections. Basic style is Americana.
19 Skipping Stone Lane, Dover - Ph: 1-888-222-0030 - Welcome Center Open Daily.
Noble's Pond - Price from upper $200's - Size-Small to large. Resort-style clubhouse "The Point" - Miles of walking trails
and wooded areas. - Outdoor pool - 1- or 2-story Americana style.
The Cottage and Manor Collections.
19 Skipping Stone Lane, Dover - Ph: 1-888-222-0030 - Welcome Center Open Daily New
Seskinore - 14 home sites on cul-de-sac in low maintenance community. By Wilkinson. Pricing starts high $100's.
Visit Ashland Information Center for questions about these homes at 684 Sunnyside Rd., Smyrna or call 302-218-7241 - Almost sold out.
Village of Eastridge - By Benchmark Builders - Kent County - north of Dover by Benchmark Builders Price-$$ - 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
By Freedom Homes - focus on active adult lifestyle - Prices start mid-$200's.
30 Sedmont Circle, Smyrna - Shown by appointment daily. 302-653-4173
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
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
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.
Type: Ranch Homes
Roesville by JS Hovnanian - Frederica Del - between Milford and Dover - Price $$ - J.S. Hovnanian Homes - This quality builder's first community in Delaware and now winner of awards. 2 and 3-bedroom ranch style homes - 55 minutes to Rehoboth and Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Start low $200's.Ph: 900 Roesville Rd., Felton, DE Resales
Smyrna north of Dover - Wilkinson Builders - Price-$$ - 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)
116 Sorrell Circle, Smyrna Resales
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 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.
Towns Within 15 Miles of 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
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 $200's. 23 White Pelican Ct. - 302-337-1040
Area: Fenwick Island
Type: Carriage Homes
By McKee Homes from upper $200's. Check with community if age-restricted.
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
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
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
Type: Large 3-BR Villas and Single homes from mid-$300's
By Lennar - Tulip Dr. and Taramino Place, Lewes - 4 miles to downtown. 888-214-4320 - Open Daily
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
Bridgeville - Southern Delaware golf course community by Ryan Homes. Homes started $200's. An hour to Rehoboth beaches.
Georgetown - single homes with amenities for 50+ - Frankenberry Dr. - Resales as low as mid-$100's. Resales
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
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
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 started low $100's. Also, 3 and 4-bedroom single homes by K Hovnanian. 27539 Belmont Blvd, Millsboro Resales
Type: Detached and Attached Homes
Rehoboth Beach area near Lewes - Villa homes and single-family homes 4 miles from the beach. Community is closed. Resales may be available. 34806 Capstan Lane Resales
|1. Whispering Woods||Middletown/$200's|
|2. Covered Bridge Trails||Lewes/mid-$300's|
|3. The Grove at Fenwick||Fenwick Island/$200's|
|4. Meridian Crossing||Bear/low $300's|
|5. Four Seasons at Belle Terre||Lewes/high $300's|
|6. Four Seasons Baymont Farms||Middletown/mid-$300's|
#1 Whispering Woods, Middletown
#2 4 Seasons at Baymont Farm, Middletown
#3 Legacy at the Preserve, Middletown