Master-Planned and Gated Communities in Delaware and Maryland

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic, where you can experience the best of both worlds in Delaware and Maryland.

Delaware:

  • Tax-Friendly: Delaware is known for its tax-friendly environment for retirees, offering minimal taxes on retirement income and no sales tax.
  • Seasonal Delights: Enjoy four distinct seasons with comfortable weather, from warm summers to beautiful fall foliage.

Maryland:

  • Waterfront Living: Maryland's Eastern Shore is a haven for waterfront retirement living, with access to water sports and charming historic areas.
  • Historical Charm: Explore the rich history and enjoy easy access to major cities like Washington D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore.

Shared Benefits:

  • Property taxes are reasonable in both states.
  • Top healthcare facilities ensure your well-being in retirement.

In the Mid-Atlantic, you have a choice between coastal living and historical richness, both offering tax advantages and comfortable year-round weather. Your ideal retirement destination awaits in Delaware or Maryland.

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The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay

Millsboro, DE
Homes, Townhomes: $300K - $2M

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay creates a lifestyle full of the activities you’ve been searching for. Come live, dine, relax and play in this one-of-a-kind resort community in Coastal Delaware that combines best-in-class amenities that fit your lifestyle with beautifully designed new homes from the $300s to $3M+

The Peninsula has something for everyone! Our private gated resort community features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course, racquet club with tennis and pickle ball, a full service spa, state-of-the-art athletic club, indoor and outdoor pools that include a poolside grill, a signature wave pool, and sand beach. We also have three points of water access to the surrounding bay: the nature and exploration center with a kayak launch, our bay beach, and our floating dock and fishing pier. You’ll live every day like you’re vacationing in a five-star resort at The Peninsula.

Single-family, single -family detached villas and townhomes are available.

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Bayside

Selbyville, DE
Homes, Villas from $400K - $2M

Bayside is an award-winning classic beach resort community developed by the regionally renowned Carl M. Freeman Companies. Tree-lined streets showcase a community of stunning homes – all inspired by the New England coastal towns.

Located just outside Fenwick Island, DE, Bayside is removed but certainly not remote, with the perfect blend of privacy and location.

Our Bayside community is ideally nestled in this quiet resort town with access to all that it has to offer. As one of Delaware’s finest coastal destinations, Fenwick Island is beautifully serene but with plenty to do. Once you’re here, you might notice your cares melting away as the beaches of Fenwick Island call your name.

Whether you see yourself in a townhouse, villa-style duplex or single-family dwelling, there is an ideal Bayside home for you, ranging from cozy to grand. Our selection of designs, by the area’s top builders, offer a selection of varied floor plans and settings to meet your personal taste, budget and lifestyle.

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Four Seasons at Kent Island | Active Adult Living in MD

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island

Chester, MD
Homes: $400K - $580K

K. Hovnanian’s ® Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. After decades of anticipation, this community is finally open—and homes are selling fast. Set along the banks of Maryland’s Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.

There’s even more shopping, dining and recreation to explore in nearby Washington, DC, Baltimore and Annapolis, MD. Future amenities at the waterfront Chester House clubhouse include indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a 450-foot in-community pier overlooking the Chester River. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime new home opportunity. Schedule a tour of five fully decorated single family model homes today! Condo models are coming in 2019! K. Hovnanian’s ® Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. After decades of anticipation, this community is finally open—and homes are selling fast. Set along the banks of Maryland’s Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.

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55+ Community near DC Baltimore MD | The Woodlands of Urbana

The Woodlands of Urbana 55+

Urbana, MD
Homes from the upper $600K.

Introducing The Woodlands of Urbana, a unique opportunity for main-level living in an amenity rich setting where every day is simply extraordinary. Developed by Natelli Communities.

Ideally located in the mid-Atlantic between Washington, DC and Baltimore, life at The Woodlands of Urbana is the perfect blend of serenity and convenience. Nestled amidst mature trees and nature preserves, you’ll be within just moments of Frederick County’s best shopping, dining, and amenities – not to mention the boutiques and entertainment of historic downtown Frederick!

Here, spacious detached homes offer plenty of space and style, plus the privacy you crave for downsizing without compromise. Sizes range from 1,766 sq. ft. up to 4,271 sq. ft. with flex options for anywhere between 2-6 bedrooms. Designs have been updated with a variety of smart features, such as LED lighting, curbless entry owner’s shower, NEST Learning Thermostats, and Wi-Fi-enabled garage doors.

Come discover this resort-style community where meeting up with friends and neighbors will be the highlight of your day!

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55+ Living in New Castle DE | Homes and Villas Riverbend | Coastal Town

Riverbend

New Castle, DE
Single Family Ranch and First Floor Owner Suites from the low $400K. Villa homes from the low $400K.

Welcome to Riverbend! 55+ Living in New Castle, DE. The perfect blend of a historic small town and modern living. Riverbend is located in the beautiful, historic riverfront town of New Castle, Delaware. New Castle has been named in the top 10 of the most beautiful small towns in the United States. Renowned for its Separation Day and A Day in New Castle events that showcase the town’s hundreds of years of history. There is never a shortage of things to see and do in New Castle, Delaware. Take your living outside the home with community amenities. The Riverbend community is a modern neighborhood with community amenities such as a clubhouse with an indoor pool and outdoor decks, a fitness center, and gathering spaces. Located along the Delaware River with access to New Castle’s many walking and bike trails, beaches, and fishing areas. This charming town is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295 makes it conveniently located from many metropolitan draws such as Philadelphia (45 min), Baltimore (1.5hr), Rehoboth Beach (1.5hr), and Washington D.C (2hrs).

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Tower Hill

Lewes, DE
Homes from the upper $600K

Tower Hill is the latest addition to Lewes, Delaware, a quaint seaside town situated at the mouth of the Delaware Bay. Although Lewes has roots going back to 1631, the newly constructed homes at Tower Hill will surely attract a new generation of townsfolk to the coastal community.

Developed by Carl M. Freeman Companies and built by K. Hovnanian Homes, Tower Hill consists of 292 single family homes, with lots ranging from 1/5 to ¼ acre and homes consisting of two to four bedrooms. Inside, 10-foot ceilings create open living areas, while some floor plans offer the option of screened patios and separate entertainment rooms. But the heart of the homes at Tower Hill are the gourmet kitchens, with granite countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, and a large island with pull up seating.

Of course, Tower Hill includes a community pool, tennis courts, putting green and a 6,000 square foot clubhouse, among other outdoor facilities that you’ve come to expect. But perhaps the biggest draw to Tower Hill is the surrounding community and the impressive selection of beaches at your doorstep.

Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Bethany Beach draw visitors from across the Mid-Atlantic region, and Tower Hill is literally minutes away from all three. To avoid tourists, head to the lesser-known Lewes Beach, a true locals spot. When you tire of the sun and sand, enjoy the town of Lewes, which has a busy historic district with boutique shopping, fine dining, art galleries and cafes. You can also explore the delicate ecosystem surrounding Tower Hill by visiting the nearby Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Redden State Forest, or Cape Henlopen State Park.

The Delmarva Peninsula is known for its relaxed pace of life, unique ecosystems, and pleasant towns. Request more information to be part of it all at Tower Hill.

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Heritage Shores

Bridgeville, DE
For Sale Homes from $300K, Rental Homes with Flexible Leasing Options Also Available

The homes at Heritage Shores have been designed to maximize your lifestyle by incorporating the latest technologies that provide ease of maintenance and energy efficiency. There’s something for every taste and budget at Heritage Shores, with flexible main-level living home designs featuring two-car garages and available second levels, lofts and outdoor spaces. With a wealth of available upgrades, there are virtually endless possibilities for personalizing your new home. Plus, Heritage Shores also offers rental opportunities on some of its most popular floorplans, with flexible one- to five-year leases and all amenities included.

Additional amenities include: Full-Time Activities Director, 18 – Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course, State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tennis, Pickleball and Bocce Ball, Fresh Air Exercise Circuit, Health & Wellness Center, 28,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, Kayak Launch, On-Site Restaurants, Sugar Beet Market, Woodshop, Aerobics and Dance Studio, Arts and Creative Studio, Billiards and Card Room, Pro Shop, Dog Park, Performance Lawn, Outdoor Chess and Checkers Tables, Shuffleboard, and Many Classes & Clubs.

Call 302.956.6129 for more information or to schedule a visit to our Discovery Center.

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Schell Brothers – Delaware Premier Home Builder

Rehoboth Beach, DE

At Schell Brothers, our mission is to bring happiness to ourselves and our homeowners by not only creating exceptional homes and communities, but also by providing an extraordinary home buying experience.

Located in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, we pride ourselves on building homes that provide a healthier and more comfortable living environment for our homeowners. As a leading builder on the coast of Delaware, we specialize in new homes that offer a variety of architectural styles, innovative floorplans and extensive personalization in highly desirable communities in Sussex and New Castle Counties.

Award-Winning Homes. Our innovative floorplan designs are based on local experience, industry knowledge, and customer input. Your new home will include personalized features and specially crafted details, meticulously designed for comfort, aesthetics, and livability.

Extensive Personalization. Our design process provides you with all the tools and resources necessary to make choosing beautiful finishes fun and easy. In addition to spending a full day with one of our experienced design consultants in our award winning design center, you can also browse our Online Design Center to view inspiration photos and create collages of your favorite selections.

Energy Efficiency. We pride ourselves on building homes that that provide a healthier and more comfortable living environment for our homeowners. That is why we developed Schellter™ an advanced building science technology that delivers high performance and healthy living, and is included in our all of our homes. You will love the comfort, durability and, best of all, the savings our energy efficient homes provide.

Low Tax Living. Leave the taxing life behind! When you own a home in Delaware, you will pay no tax on social security benefits, personal property or sales tax. You’ll love the tax-free shopping and, the best of all, you’ll financially benefit from living in a state with one of the lowest property taxes in the nation.

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Two Rivers 55+

Odenton, MD
Main-Level Owner's Suite Homes from the Upper $600s

Introducing luxury active adult living just 22 miles from Washington, DC at Two Rivers, Anne Arundel County’s most in-demand 55+ community. Stay close to friends and family in the Maryland-area while enjoying easy access to historic downtown Annapolis, BWI Airport, and ample shops & dining, including Wegmans. Main-level owner’s suite homes are coming soon from the low $700s.

Set amongst 1,400 acres of natural beauty, Two Rivers offers ponds, walking trails that wind through open spaces, and a nature center – in addition to an award-winning clubhouse with both indoor and outdoor pools.

With NVHomes at Two Rivers, you can select from one of four amazing main-level owner’s suite plans that offer complete luxury without an ounce of compromise. All feature craftsman-style exteriors with charming details and provide spacious living that is as elegant as it is functional.

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Lakeside Run at Trappe

Trappe, MD
Rentals $2500/mo-$4000/mo

Lakeside Run at Trappe is a new, multi-generational community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay that offers 1 and 2 level homes and 14 beautiful models for lease! Our luxury homes have an open-plan coastal style that is perfect for modern family living. Our homes include:

  • Entertainment-sized screened porches & patios
  • Beautifully designed kitchens with upscale, energy-efficient appliances
  • Wider hallways and doorways to effortlessly move through your home
  • Luxurious finishes such as spa-style bathrooms
  • Fireplaces
  • Ceiling fans and on-trend lighting
  • Lofts with ensuite baths in select models
  • 2 Car garages with driveways
  • Irrigated Lawns
  • Window Coverings

Flexible lease options offer you many choices to tailor your move to Lakeside Run at Trappe.

Comfort Guarantee

Lakeside Run is owned and professionally managed by award-winning Allen & Rocks, Inc., a family-owned and operated corporation founded in 1948. We understand that it is our residents who give life to our communities, and therefore, it is our desire to create an exceptional living experience that our residents will embrace and be proud to call home. Our company motto is “We Put Our Hearts In Your Home,” and we back this promise with outstanding property management to ensure that all of our resident’s needs are professionally and thoughtfully met.

Ninety-five percent of our residents recommend our communities to their friends, co-workers, and family members as a great place to live. Satisfacts Inc., a national company that surveys multifamily resident satisfaction, has recognized Allen & Rocks, Inc. as the top-performing property management organization each year for the past decade.

Our residents love the carefree lifestyle that leasing provides. All the day-to-day chores of maintaining a home are taken care of by our dedicated maintenance team, including lawn care, landscaping, appliance repair/maintenance, air conditioning/heating, snow removal, and so much more. This leaves our residents time to enjoy family and friends, engage in clubs and hobbies, explore the area, and have the quality time we all seek.

The Lakeside Run community is beautifully landscaped with walking paths, parks, and a swimming pool and a bathhouse. New community amenities are coming soon.

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Lakeside at Trappe by Brookfield Residential

Lakeside at Trappe by Brookfield Residential

Trappe, MD
New Townhomes and Single-Family Homes from the $300's

Perfectly situated on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Talbot County, Lakeside at Trappe is a private master-planned community for all ages. Conveniently located just 8 miles from Easton, Maryland in the quaint town of Trappe, residents will have immediate access to Route 50 with proximity to Annapolis, Easton, and local beaches.

A variety of resort-style amenities are under construction and scheduled to open summer 2024 including an outdoor swimming pool, bathhouse, playground, and sports court. Future planned amenities include a lake, greenspace, and walking trails providing stunning views and areas of peace, privacy, and relaxation.

The homes in this community offer incredible variety. From traditional two-story single-family homes, townhomes, and main-level living designs, future residents will find their perfect fit at Lakeside at Trappe.

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Baymont Farms

Middletown, DE
Homes priced from the low $400K

Located in Middletown, DE,. K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Baymont Farms is a 55+ active lifestyle community featuring low-maintenance single family homes. With an ideal location in Middletown, there’s plenty of shopping and dining nearby to explore. But you won’t need to leave the community to find your next adventure.

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Baymont Farms will feature a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse. It’s where you’ll gather around the grand fireplace of the social lounge and bar area, or enjoy recreation of your choice in the fitness center, game room, billiard room, card room or aerobics studio. The adventure continues outside, where you’ll find an outdoor pool, a tiki hut, pickleball courts and walking trails.

K. Hovnanian Homes has decades of expertise curating exceptional active lifestyles for those 55 or better. Its last active lifestyle community in New Castle County, K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Silver Maple was Delaware’s best-selling 55+ community from 2014 until its completion in 2016.

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Next Steps

It’s hard not to be enchanted by Delaware and Maryland. So, if this is a place you know you want to settle, browse the communities below and make a list of the ones that may fit your lifestyle. Once you’ve chosen, take the next step and venture out. It’s the best way to truly know if this destination can become your home. Book a discovery tour and come visit for yourself.

 

 

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