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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.

Each year, many active adults retire to communities all along the East Coast. To make the most of their retirement funds, retirees often search for areas that have low taxes and other financial incentives. Delaware is one great retirement state that offers low taxes, including no sales tax. If you are interested in retiring to Delaware, here are six communities worth considering.

1. Independence - Millsboro

Mid $300s - Low $500s

Located in the popular Millsboro area, Independence is an intimate community that offers plenty of amenities to support an active adult lifestyle. The Energy Star homes at Independence are designed for low-maintenance living and feature many environmentally friendly elements that save money for its residents. With eight floor plans to choose from, potential residents will have an easy time finding a home within their means.

2. Bay Crossing - Lewes

Mid $300s - High $500s

With its coastal location east of Route 1, Bay Crossing sits within easy distance of the resort towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. This small, close-knit community offers its residents many activities including special interest clubs, classes, and scheduled social events. The 256 residences at Bay Crossing consist of both duplexes and single-family homes.

3. Nassau Grove - Lewes

Low $400s - Mid $500s

Built from 2006 to 2013 by K. Hovnanian, the active lifestyle community of Nassau Grove was designed with active adults in mind, but without an age restriction. The 244 single-family homes throughout Nassau Grove have condo-type ownerships which make them ideal for low-maintenance living. This frees residents to keep up with the many social activities offered at the community clubhouse.

4. Spring Arbor - Middletown

Low $200s - Mid $300s

Spring Arbor’s charming small-town setting appeals to many active adults who want to live in historic Middletown. Though the community is small, the 8,000-square-foot clubhouse offers many of the amenities found in a larger active adult community. Upon completion, Spring Arbor will contain 317 residences which include both attached carriage homes and detached single-family homes.

5. Noble's Pond - Dover

Mid $200s - High $300s

Noble's Pond was designed to capture the nostalgic beauty of 1950s and 1960s Main Street Americana. Upon completion, this unique community plans to offer 800 residences including both attached carriage homes and detached single-family homes. Each home includes a porch or courtyard to encourage visiting among neighbors.

6. Springmill - Middletown

Mid $200s - Low $300s

There are plenty of activities to occupy Springmill residents, both within the community and in the surrounding area. Historic downtown Middletown is only five minutes away, and Delaware’s coastal resort towns are within an hour drive. The single-family homes in Springmill were built in a variety of layouts, giving the community a unique look.