Independence - Millsboro, DE

Builder: Schell Brothers
Price Range:High $200s – High $400s
Home Types:Single Family
Number of Homes:450
New/Resale:New and Resale Homes
Age Restriction:55+
Construction Dates:2007 – Present
Rating: 1 Reviews

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Independence Overview

Independence by Schell Brothers is an intimate active adult community that will have 450 elegant homes upon completion. This 55 and over community is situated on 330 acres of land in Millsboro, Delaware. Independence includes low-maintenance single-family homes with lots of Green and energy-efficient options, an active lifestyle, and a spacious clubhouse with a world-class lineup of amenities.

Independence at Millsboro opened in 2007 only minutes away from inland bays, ocean beaches, and resort attractions in the Long Neck area of coastal Delaware. Shopping outlets, malls, and boutiques are all close to Independence. In addition, the area features cultural events, including renowned film and music festivals throughout the year.

Independence Amenities

At 24,000 square feet, the award-winning clubhouse at Independence - aptly named Independence Hall - provides space and amenities one would expect to see in a community of much larger size. The state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studio and indoor pool with sauna are great for healthy workouts. For social aspects, there is a ballroom with bar and for meetings and other get-togethers there is a conference room and lounge. Independence Hall also offers computers and hobby rooms.

Outdoors, there are a variety of options for exercise and fun. Independence residents can play tennis, volleyball, or horseshoes and practice their swing on the putting green. An outdoor pool with whirlpool is a great place to relax and soak up the sun. Independence also has a theater and barbecue area, which are great for socializing outdoors. Plenty of parks and natural spaces surround the area and are sure to appeal to nature lovers.

Independence Homes & Real Estate

Schell Brothers started construction of Independence at Millsboro in 2007 and offers eight unique Energy Star certified single-family home styles. These attractive homes feature three, four or five bedrooms with two to five baths. All residences in Independence, regardless if they are ranch or two-story models, feature first floor master suites.

Some homes offer bonus rooms above the garage for storage options. Schell Brothers offers many Green features and countless customization options. The Green options are solar panels, geothermal heat pumps, tankless hot water heaters, closed cell spray foam insulation packages, upgraded insulation packages, and high-efficiency HVAC systems. High performance windows are included in every home.

Independence Lifestyle

Residents at Independence in Millsboro enjoy low-maintenance living in quality-built homes that are 20 to 30 percent more energy efficient than standard homes. The area offers a variety of cuisine and some of the cleanest beaches in the nation. In addition, the many interest groups and available on-site activities appeal to people with a large variety of interests. Independence residents meet regularly for poker and game nights, aquacise, yoga, tai chi, morning coffee, and movie night. Some of the special interest groups are art club, billiards club, walking club, book club, and ballroom club. A full-time activities director also plans many fun events and outings.


Independence residents may enjoy visiting the Nanticoke Indian Museum and playing a game or two of miniature golf at Long Neck Miniature Golf in Millsboro. Greater Millsboro contains a variety of State parks to appeal to nature lovers and plenty of golf courses for off-site recreation. Independence at Millsboro is only about eleven miles away from Rehoboth Beach and Delaware's Atlantic Ocean resorts are within 30 miles. A short 45-minute drive will take residents to historic Dover. Two hours or less will take residents to Baltimore, Philadelphia, or Washington DC. Besides countless shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, all three cities have international airports.

Independence Amenities
  • Clubhouse - 24,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Indoor Lap Pool
  • Outdoor Pool and Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Conference Room
  • Computers
  • Saunas
  • Card Room
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Theater
  • Massage Rooms
  • Billiards Hall
  • Tennis Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Volleyball Court
  • Putting Green
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Community Garden
Bay Series
Price Range: High $200s – Low $400s


Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Fenwick 1,574 3 2 2
Hancock 2,296 3 + Den or 4 2.5 2
Revere 2,317 3 2 2
Mariner 2,347 3 2 2
Stockton 3,082 4 3.5 2
Courtyard Series
Price Range: High $200s – Low $400s


Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Audubon 1,159 2 2 2
Osprey 1,443 2 + Den 2 2
Sanderling 1,631 2 + Den 2 2
Heron 2,137 3 + Den 2.5 2.5
Kingsfisher 2,627 3 + Den 2.5 2.5

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Independence Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Independence. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Garden club
  • Art club
  • Walking club
  • Book club
  • Daily happy hour
  • Movie night
  • Singles night
  • Holiday formals
  • Morning coffee
  • Billiards club
  • Ballroom club
  • Poker night
  • Game night
  • Aquacise
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
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Community Address: George Washington Ave, Millsboro, DE, 19951, USA
Independence Rating:  5 out of 5.0
Based on 1 Review.
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June 12, 2013 8:26 PM by Susan J. (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
My husband and I have been here for two years now and really enjoy the friendly atmosphere. It's a small community with nice neighbors and quality homes. Our place is really unique and the curb appeal is charming. The clubhouse is wonderful, very nice pool and fitness center. is in no way affiliated with the developer of Independence. The information you submit is distributed to the Community Adviser. The information regarding Independence has not been verified or approved by the developer. Please verify all information prior to purchasing. and the developer are not responsible for any errors regarding the information displayed on this website.

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George Washington Ave
Millsboro, DE 19951
Sussex County


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