Delaware is a great state for active adults looking for an urban setting with outdoor recreation nearby.

While it might not seem like it at first glance, the state of Delaware is quickly becoming a popular destination for active adults. Home to various cities like Dover and Wilmington, Delaware’s small size, diverse climate and regions, and not to mention its no sales tax policy make The First State an ideal choice for retirement. Throughout Delaware, you’ll find a variety of active adult communities, many of which are situated near historically and culturally significant areas. Read on below to see some of the best lowest-priced active adult communities in the state of Delaware.

Longacre Village - Dover

High $100s - Mid $300s

Longacre Village is a 55+ community nestled in Dover’s woodlands. Comprised of 250 single-family residences and attached villas, homes range from 1,233 to 2,420 square feet and include two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Amenity-wise, Longacre Village provides a 3,000 square-foot clubhouse where residents will find everything from game rooms, gathering spaces, and a fitness room that comes complete with up-to-date cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Outdoors, a resort-style pool and patio coupled with a grilling area and bar/lounge ensure residents can sit back and relax all while enjoying the mild Delaware weather.

Spring Meadow - Smyrna

High $100s - High $200s

Situated in Delaware’s stunning Brandywine Valley, Spring Meadow is a vibrant community of 246 single-family and attached resale homes. Designed to be energy-efficient and comfortable, homes range from 1,392 to 2,251 square feet and each features a professionally designed landscaping package.

A truly social community, Spring Meadows offers a number of clubs and groups, with existing clubs including a journalism club, a walking club, and men's and women's poker clubs. Outside the community, residents have easy access to some of the country’s most popular cities, with Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., all being less than a three-hour drive away.

Champions' Club - Magnolia

Mid $200s - High $300s

Located in the quiet town of Magnolia, Champions' Club distinguishes itself with its ideal location. The city of Dover is just 15 minutes away while the many beaches in the area are no more than 30 minutes away, meaning that you’ll enjoy the perks of the city while still being close to paradise. Inside, Champions' Club homebuyers will find options for single-family homes that offer low-maintenance main-floor living.

Central to the community is the 6,900 square-foot clubhouse, which includes a game room, a catering kitchen, bar, and an exercise room. Outside, residents will have access to an outdoor pool and sundeck, walking trails, and a playground for when grandkids come to visit. For golf lovers, a number of courses surround the community, making it easy to gather a group of friends and start a round.

Noble’s Pond - Dover

Mid $200s - High $300s

Those looking for a more large-scale community should keep Noble’s Pond in mind. This 800-home community features both single-family and attached carriage home styles alongside a number of amenities. That includes a spacious clubhouse, which features an exercise room, a learning center, and the multipurpose ballroom, known as “The Gathering”, which seats 320 people and is ideal for community events and parties. A full-time lifestyle director is always available to help residents find their favorite activity.

Whether it's the book club, cooking lessons, or yoga classes, Noble’s Pond almost certainly has an activity perfect for each of its residents. For outdoor events, nature trails and an outdoor pool and patio await for your entertainment. And for those looking for a great summer outing outside of the community, the beaches of the Atlantic Coast are about a forty-five-minute drive away.

Four Seasons at Silver Maple - Middletown

High $200s - Low $400s

Four Seasons at Silver Maple is an active adult community of 299 single-family homes situated on 200 acres of rural land in the historic town of Middletown. Named for the majestic silver maple trees which greet residents at the entrance, Four Seasons at Silver Maple boasts a number of amenities that are just as alluring.

A 6,100 square-foot clubhouse stands as the social hub of the community. Inside, residents will find a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as an aerobics room, a movie theater, and a kitchen with an adjacent grand gathering room.

Outdoors, a picnic area and a swimming pool are just some of the options for spending free time. An additional bonus of living at Four Seasons at Silver Maple is the Victory Garden, where residents can reserve their own plot to grow vegetables and plants. Though the surrounding area includes walking trails, golf courses, and parks, Four Seasons at Silver Maple has so many great amenities that you might not ever want to leave.

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