Delaware 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Delaware offers an appealing destination for 55+ adults considering an active adult retirement community. Its three largest cities provide distinct living options: Wilmington, the largest city, boasts cultural amenities and convenient access to neighboring urban centers. Dover, the state capital, features historical charm and proximity to the scenic Delaware Bay. Newark, home to the University of Delaware, offers educational opportunities and a close-knit community. Delaware's attractive landscapes, favorable tax climate, and central East Coast location make it an enticing choice for 55+ homebuyers.

Delaware offers an appealing destination for 55+ adults considering an active adult retirement community. Its three largest cities provide distinct living options: Wilmington, the largest city, boasts cultural amenities and convenient access to neighboring urban centers. Dover, the state capital, features historical charm and proximity to the scenic Delaware Bay. Newark, home to the University of Delaware, offers educational opportunities and a close-knit community. Delaware's attractive landscapes, favorable tax climate, and central East Coast location make it an enticing choice for 55+ homebuyers.

Though Delaware may be small in size, its transitional climate and distinct regions make it an ideal location. Residents enjoy the industrialized north with its easy access to major urban centers and its southern coast with its sunny beaches and artistic charm.  55+ communities in Delaware are quickly becoming a popular retirement destination for active adults.

Delaware Climate & Geography

Delaware’s environment covers a transitional zone, which ranges from a humid subtropical to a continental climate. There is often a noticeable difference in temperatures and weather from the northern to southern portions of Delaware. The southernmost Sussex County enjoys more mild winters and hotter summers than the more northern areas of New Castle County.

Geographically, Delaware is bordered to the south by Maryland and to the north by Pennsylvania. The eastern border falls along the Delaware River, the Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, which all flow together from the river out to the sea. Though the Delaware River lies between Delaware and New Jersey, there are a few small stretches where the two states share a land boundary. Ferries also allow easy transportation across the Delaware River. The run between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware is especially popular.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Delaware

Despite its small size, Delaware is one of the country's more densely populated states. Wilmington boasts many cultural and recreational attractions. It also embraces a rich history as the city was first settled in 1638 under the name Fort Christina. Today, Wilmington offers a variety of distinct neighborhoods including nine historic districts and the Wilmington Riverfront.

Farther south, Delaware's capital city of Dover is the second largest city in the state and a popular destination for visitors. The Dover International Speedway hosts two NASCAR weekend events each year. Dover Downs, also contained within the Dover International Speedway, offers harness horse racing year-round. There are several golf courses in the area surrounding Dover, including the Maple Dale Country Club, the Wild Quail Country Club, and the Jonathan's Landing Golf Course.

For those who prefer performing arts, history and other cultural attractions, Dover Schwartz Center for the Arts is home to the Dover Symphony Orchestra. Dover's historical district is home to the Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art. Downtown Dover houses the Dover State Museum as well as the Dover State Archives, which are open to the public.

A bit farther south on Delaware's Atlantic coast, Rehoboth Beach swarms with visitors during the hot summer months. Rehoboth's beach boardwalk features an eclectic mix of quirky shops, fun restaurants, festive nightlife, and plenty of recreational activities. Rehoboth Beach has a welcoming atmosphere and is also known to be a popular gay and lesbian vacation spot. Rehoboth Beach also hosts annual festivals such as the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival and Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival. 

Delaware Cost of Living & Taxes

Delaware's cost of living is 14 percent higher than the national average, however it's still very attractive because of its moderately low taxes. Delaware does not have a sales tax, furthermore the top income tax rate is 6.95 percent. In addition property taxes are some of the lowest in any state at .43 percent. Social security benefits are not taxed and up to $12,500 of pension income is exempt for people 60+, therefore many seniors pay little income tax to the state.

Healthcare in Delaware

As of 2012, there were 2,439 physicians practicing in the state, a ratio of about 266 active physicians per 100,000 residents. Christiana Care Hospital in Newark is a nationally ranked hospital in adult specialties. In addition, Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover and Beebe Medical Center in Lewes are two high performing hospitals. Healthcare is also one of the state's leading job industries.


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42 communities near Delaware

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Heritage Shores - Bridgeville DE

Heritage Shores

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $500ks
  • 1816 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2004 - Present
  • 4 reviews
The Villages at Red Mill Pond - Lewes, DE

The Villages at Red Mill Pond

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 520 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2009 - Present
  • 5 reviews
Four Seasons at Belle Terre - Lewes DE

Four Seasons at Belle Terre

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 269 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Bay Crossing - Lewes, DE

Bay Crossing

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 256 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2016
  • 1 reviews
Independence - Millsboro, DE

Independence

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $800ks
  • 455 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2021
  • 1 reviews
Village of Fountainview - Newark, DE

Village of Fountainview

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $300ks
  • 124 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2019
  • No Reviews
Columbia Place - Wilmington DE

Columbia Place

For Sale
  • High $800ks - Low $1Ms
  • 61 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Champions' Club at Jonathan's Landing - Magnolia, DE

Champions’ Club

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 326 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2022
  • 1 reviews
Spring Arbor - Middletown DE

Spring Arbor

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 317 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2018
  • 3 reviews
The Village of Hershey Run - Wilmington DE

The Village of Hershey Run

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - High $200ks
  • 192 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1990 - 1998
  • No Reviews
Noble's Pond - Dover, DE

Noble’s Pond

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 800 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 3 reviews
The Ponds at Bayberry - Middletown DE

The Ponds at Bayberry

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 572 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • No Reviews
Roesville - Felton, DE

Roesville

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 470 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2014
  • 1 reviews
Bishop's Landing - Millville, DE

Bishop’s Landing

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 449 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2013 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills - Magnolia, DE

Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 400 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews
Heritage Creek - Milton, DE

Heritage Creek

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 400 Homes (13 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2008 - Present
  • 6 reviews
Springmill - Middletown DE

Springmill

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 362 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2007
  • 1 reviews
Four Seasons at Silver Maple - Middletown DE

Four Seasons at Silver Maple

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $500ks
  • 299 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2011 - 2017
  • No Reviews

Four Seasons at Baymont Farms

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $600ks
  • 288 Homes (8 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Forest Landing at Bethany Beach - Frankford, DE

Forest Landing at Bethany Beach

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 280 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2012 - Present
  • No Reviews
Auburn Meadows - Smyrna DE

Auburn Meadows

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 262 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Windstone - Milton, DE

Windstone

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 260 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2022
  • 3 reviews
Longacre Village - Dover, DE

Longacre Village

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 250 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2016
  • 1 reviews

Traditions at Whitehall

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 250 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Spring Meadow - Smyrna, DE

Spring Meadow

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 246 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2014
  • 1 reviews
Legacy at The Preserve at Deep Creek - Middletown, DE

Legacy at The Preserve at Deep Creek

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $500ks
  • 205 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews
Legacy at The Village of Fox Meadow - Newark, DE

Legacy at The Village of Fox Meadow

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $400ks
  • 194 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2014
  • 5 reviews

Village of Eastridge

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 189 Homes (9 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2014 - Present
  • 3 reviews
The Courtyards at Brandywine - Wilmington, DE

The Courtyards at Brandywine

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 184 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2009 - 2016
  • 1 reviews
Whispering Woods - Middletown, DE

Whispering Woods

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 178 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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