Discover Active Adult Communities in Delaware

Delaware, with its blend of historical richness and modern luxury, offers an ideal setting for active adults seeking a vibrant retirement lifestyle. These communities, tailored for those 55 and older, provide the perfect blend of leisure, activity, and community.

Why Delaware is the Prime Choice for Active Adults

A Perfect Blend of History and Modernity

Delaware's rich history and modern amenities create a unique living experience. Enjoy cultural tours, historical landmarks, and a contemporary lifestyle that combines the best of both worlds.

Tax Benefits and Financial Ease

Retirees in Delaware benefit from significant tax advantages, including low property taxes and no sales tax, making it a financially attractive destination for active adults.

Lifestyle Amenities in Delaware's Active Adult Communities

Engaging Social and Recreational Activities

Delaware's active adult communities offer a range of activities, from golf and tennis to social clubs and cultural events, ensuring a lively and engaging retirement.

Health and Wellness Opportunities

Prioritize your health with state-of-the-art fitness centers, wellness programs, and easy access to top healthcare facilities, all within these communities.

The Appeal of Delaware's Natural Beauty

Coastal Living and Outdoor Adventures

With its beautiful beaches and scenic parks, Delaware offers endless opportunities for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and beachside relaxation.

Four-Season Climate for Year-Round Enjoyment

Experience the beauty of all four seasons in Delaware. Enjoy summer beach days, autumn's colorful foliage, mild winters, and blooming springs.

Community and Connectivity in Delaware

Close-Knit Community Feel

Experience the warmth of community life where making new friends and building relationships is effortless, fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness.

Proximity to Major Cities

Delaware's strategic location offers easy access to major urban centers like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., perfect for day trips and urban exploration.

Finding Your Ideal Active Adult Community in Delaware

A Wide Range of Housing Options

Discover diverse housing options tailored to your preferences and lifestyle needs, from cozy apartments to spacious single-family homes.

Personalized Community Experiences

Each community in Delaware offers unique experiences and amenities. Whether you're looking for a beachside retreat or a country club atmosphere, you'll find it here.

Research and Explore the Best Communities in Delaware

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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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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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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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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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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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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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