Master-Planned and Gated Communities in Delaware
What do you need to know about Delaware? In Delaware, you’ll get luxurious coastal charm in the east and a smattering of the Appalachian foothills upstate. Within its borders you’ll find natural beauty and rich history. A selection of vacation resorts, 55+ communities, and gated communities will give you access to it all every day.
Whether you’re looking to retire or find a second home, you can expect nothing less than endless opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and the ideal lifestyle.
Life by the Beach
One of the most well-known features of the state is its beaches. Whether ocean-side or bay-side, you’re guaranteed fun, sun-filled days on sandy shores. Water sports dominate in Dewey, so grab a paddle and go kayaking or hop on a jet ski and zip across the water for the day. You’ve also got Fenwick Island and its state park, where activities like fishing and sunbathing—while taking in the scenery—can be a part of your daily routine. And these are just two of the many beaches that make up Delaware’s coastline, all of them offering different experiences.
The First State
For history buffs, Delaware, known as the First State, is a well-preserved gem of the nation’s past. With house tours, as well as garden and architecture tours, you can glimpse what the state was like in its early days. Other landmarks include Civil War-era Fort Delaware and, in “Chateau Country,” the grand mansions of the DuPont family.
City Mouse, Country Mouse
Peaceful communities are scattered throughout the state, providing the relaxing lifestyle you want for your home. But when you want top-notch shopping or a night out on the town, Wilmington offers those big-city attractions you may sometimes crave.
Beyond the beaches and the city, you can get in tune with nature at one of the various preserves and parks, including Fenwick Island State Park and Redden State Forest, Delaware’s largest forest. Hike the trails, enjoy horseback riding, or go bird watching while surrounded by a forest of beautiful mixed hardwoods.
Living in DE
The beaches, the proximity to big-city life, the beautiful history—these are all important factors when considering where you want to move. Another aspect to keep in mind is how your new home might treat your finances. Delaware has a reputation for being a tax-friendly state for retirees. The state income tax allows for a $12,500 exclusion from retirement income, including IRAs, 401(k)s, and pensions. Property taxes are low, and there’s also no sales tax, which means more disposable income to spend any way you want.
If you’re looking for a location with distinct four seasons and comfortable weather throughout the year, Delaware is the perfect destination. Summer temperatures average in the eighties, providing the hot, humid—yet still comfortable—weather that goes hand-in-hand with beach life. Winters are cold but mild; springtime brings showers and beautiful blooms. But the showstopper is autumn, when you can see gorgeous fall foliage in the northern part of the state while enjoying temperatures that are comfortably crisp—and perfect for being outdoors.
Research and Explore the Best Communities in Delaware
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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.
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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Noble’s Pond Delaware 55+ Community
Noble’s Pond is where active adults ages 55+ are having the time of their lives during the prime of their lives. It’s the place Homeowners choose to build their dream homes and be always active. But upon moving to the community, they find that Noble’s Pond is more than a buzzing, amenity-rich lifestyle haven; It’s a community. Each day, community Homeowners – the influencers behind the award- winning Noble’s Pond experience in tax-friendly Delaware – join together to uncover their next adventure. They attend happy hours, plan events and even travel the globe with one another – all with the help of our Lifestyle Director who is passionate about making Homeowners’ aspirations a reality. Noble’s Pond is where you can enjoy your home and your lifestyle, your way.
Award-Winning Lifestyle Director: She plans everything from low-key community get-togethers and
regular outings to international adventures. Your social calendar will be the envy of all your friends.
Clubhouse: The social hub of the community with amenities such as swimming pool with Olympic lap
lane, new fitness center, four bocce courts, tennis courts, putting green, billiards, library, commercial
kitchen, event spaces and more.
Enjoy the outdoors: Community nature trail great for walking and biking, fishing pier with large
picturesque pond, community gardens.
Location: Centrally located for easy traveling. Within a few hours of major hubs like Washington, DC,
Give Back Together: Homeowners regularly plan benefits and fundraisers to benefit causes they care
about. So many ways to get involved and make a difference in the local community and beyond.
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.
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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Located in Lewes, DE,. K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Belle Terre is a 55+ active lifestyle community featuring low-maintenance single family homes. K. Hovnanian® Homes has decades of expertise curating exceptional active lifestyles for those 55 or better. At Belle Terre, residents will enjoy a 6,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with outdoor pool, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, game room, lounge and aerobics room. Step outside to enjoy an extensive trail system, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, pickle ball and bocce courts.
With an ideal location close to Rehoboth and Lewes Beach, you’ll spend your days with friends and family soaking up the sun or cruising the boardwalk, all in tax-free Sussex County, Delaware. Other nearby conveniences include a variety of public and private golf courses, and Tanger® Outlets, just 2 miles away from the community.
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It’s hard not to be enchanted by Delaware. 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.