Ocean View, DE 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Homeowners looking for 55+ communities in Ocean View will love this small town in Southern Delaware's Sussex County. The town offers active adults access to laid-back coastal living, with amenities like a serene nature preserve and a local art gallery.

Homeowners looking for 55+ communities in Ocean View will love this small town in Southern Delaware's Sussex County. The town offers active adults access to laid-back coastal living, with amenities like a serene nature preserve and a local art gallery.

Climate & Geography

The town has a humid subtropical climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Residents can expect more rain than average and less snowfall. Additionally temperatures in Ocean View don’t typically fall too far below freezing during the winter months.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Ocean View nature lovers will find that there are plenty of ways to enjoy their time in the coastal city. James Farm Ecological Preserve offers hiking trails, gardens, an amphitheater, and a beach alongside Indian River Bay. The preserve is a well known area for wildlife viewing. Bear Trap Dunes is a local golf club where fans of the sport can play during the warmer months.

Ellen Rice Studio and Learning Center showcases the local artist’s gallery and visitors can stop by to view her paintings of Delaware’s coast.
Ocean View is home to a few local restaurants, moreover residents can take a drive to Rehoboth Beach to visit the Tanger Outlet Center, which offers more extensive shopping and dining options.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Ocean View's overall cost of living is higher than the state and national averages. This is mainly due to the higher cost of homes and housing in the town.

The state of Delaware is considered to be tax friendly to retirees, as it does not have sales tax or Social Security tax. Income tax can range from 2.2 percent to 6.6 percent, and furthermore property taxes are generally lower than average.

Health Care

The state of Delaware scores very high on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top eight states in the country.

Residents of Ocean View 55+ communities do not have a hospital in town, however there are several highly rated hospitals nearby. Nearby hospitals include Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland, and Beebe Healthcare Lewes, in Lewes. Beebe Healthcare Lewes is ranked as the No. 2 hospital in Delaware by U.S. News, and is rated high performing in three procedures and conditions.


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2 communities near Ocean View

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Silver Woods

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 111 Homes (3 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • 3 reviews

Cedar Bay

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 72 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2006
  • No Reviews

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1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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