Independence is a 55+ retirement community offering new single-family homes for sale about 20 minutes from the beach in the Rehoboth Bay/Indian River Bay area of coastal Delaware. The property is 45 minutes north of Ocean City and roughly two hours from Cape May, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The community combines a suite of social and recreational activities with a convenient location close to shopping, dining and laid-back Delaware beach towns on the Atlantic Ocean.
Schell Brothers LLC, an established homebuilder based in Rehoboth Beach, offers a range of one- and two-story home plans built to exceed prevailing standards for durability, energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
All Schell Brothers homes are engineered to be 50 percent more energy efficient than a typical Energy Star certified home, with high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, tankless water heaters, advanced moisture and humidity management, and 2x6 studs in exterior walls to allow for superior strength and insulation. Send me information now!
Acreage 333 acres (129 hectares)
Clubhouse The 24,000-square-foot Colonial-style clubhouse provides a central gathering place with an array of social and recreational amenities for residents. Amenities include saunas, a fitness center, locker room, yoga studio, massage rooms, conference room, computer center, office space, bar, lounge, grand ballroom, card room, billiards hall, and a theater.
Tennis A tennis court is available adjacent to the clubhouse.
Recreation Independence offers residents an active program of community activities, including walking and biking trails, community gardens and a putting green, as well as social clubs and special events organized by the community's on-site activities director.
Swimming & Fitness Residents have access to a full-service exercise facility in the community clubhouse as well as a heated indoor pool and resort-style outdoor pool.
Golf Nearby A good selection of public and private golf courses is accessible 30 minutes or less from Independence, including two year-round 18-hole courses at the Rookery Golf Club, Baywood Greens, the Old Landing Golf Course and the public Rehoboth Golf Park.
Boating & Fishing Independence homeowners enjoy a variety of boating and fishing opportunities along the nearby Delaware Coast, including Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and the Atlantic Shore. Recreational marinas, public piers, fishing charters, whale watching cruises and boat rentals are available 15 to 30 minutes from the community.
Shopping & Dining The community is convenient to supermarkets, banking, pharmacies, casual restaurants and other daily needs five to 10 minutes from home. Additional shopping and dining outlets in the Rehoboth Bay area include big box retailers, an outlet mall and a good selection of Atlantic seafood restaurants.
Area Attractions The community is 20 to 30 minutes from Rehoboth Beach and the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and other popular seaside destinations along Delaware's Atlantic Shore.
Health Care Hospital care and emergency medical services are available about 20 to 30 minutes away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes and Bayhealth Medical Center Milford Memorial Hospital.
Airport Access Daily scheduled departures to Philadelphia and Charlotte are available about 35 miles from the community at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport. Independence is about 90 minutes from Wilmington-Philadelphia Regional Airport in New Castle, two hours from Philadelphia International Airport and just over two hours from Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland.