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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The Village of Cinderberry - Georgetown, DE

The Village of Cinderberry

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 170 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2003 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Villas at The Preserve at Robinson Farms - Townsend DE

The Villas at The Preserve at Robinson Farms

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 144 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Crossings at Christiana - Bear, DE

Crossings at Christiana

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 140 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2011
  • No Reviews
Southern Meadow - Magnolia, DE

Southern Meadow

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - Low $200ks
  • 120 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2015
  • 2 reviews
Milltown Village - Wilmington, DE

Milltown Village

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 115 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2017
  • No Reviews
The Cascades - Newark DE

The Cascades

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 113 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Silver Woods - Ocean View, DE

Silver Woods

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 111 Homes (7 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • 3 reviews
Little Falls Village - Wilmington, DE

Little Falls Village

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 107 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2004
  • No Reviews
Village of Long Creek - Newark, DE

Village of Long Creek

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $400ks
  • 100 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2016
  • No Reviews
The Village of Rocky Run - Wilmington, DE

The Village of Rocky Run

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 96 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2004
  • No Reviews
Village of Red Lion Creek - Bear, DE

Village of Red Lion Creek

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 85 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Cedar Bay - Ocean View, DE

Cedar Bay

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 72 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2006
  • 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
Call Us: (888) 625-4885

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