Best 55+ Communities in Delaware

by Robert Borges on March 13, 2024

Steeped in history and peppered with dune-backed beaches, Delaware is often overlooked as one of the best places for active adult retirement. What was once the nation’s “First State” is now home to a variety of master-planned lifestyle communities on the Atlantic Coast. 

Here are a few of what we consider to be the best 55 plus communities in Delaware.

Heritage Shores- Bridgeville, DE

Heritage Shores 55+ community in Delaware

Winner of the National Association of Home Builders' "Best New Active Adult Community" award, Heritage Shores consistently ranks as one of the best 55 plus communities on the coast of Delaware. Members enjoy an award-winning clubhouse, a health & wellness center, swimming pools, tennis, three restaurants with a variety of cuisines, and an Arthur Hills-designed golf course. Centrally located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, you’re just 30 minutes from Rehoboth Beach and Delaware's capital.

K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Baymont Farms- Middletown, DE

Khov Four Seasons at Belmont Farms

A 55+ active adult retirement community centered around low-maintenance living with resort-style amenities, homes for sale in this Delaware 55+ community are priced from the low $300,000s. The planned clubhouse will include a fitness center, activity rooms, and a swimming pool with cabanas and a tiki hut. Residents will be able to stay active outdoors with community walking trails as well as pickleball and bocce ball courts. 

K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills- Magnolia, DE

Hatteras Hills 55-plus community in Delaware

K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Hatteras Hills is a new 55+ community in Magnolia, DE, offering resort-style living and easy access to shopping, entertainment, and beaches. Anchored by a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, residents enjoy game rooms, a fitness center, swimming pool, pickleball courts, and more. Located near major cities like Wilmington and Philadelphia, the community provides numerous cultural and recreational activities. Homes feature low-maintenance designs and lawn care is included.

K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Scenic Harbor- Lewes, DE

Four Seasons at Scenic Harbor 55plus community in DE

This new 55+ community nestled on Rehoboth Bay in Lewes, DE, offers resort-style living and proximity to shopping, entertainment, and beaches. With a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse as its central hub, residents enjoy game rooms, fitness facilities, a swimming pool, and outdoor amenities. With easy access to beaches, golf courses, and healthcare, the community provides a peaceful retreat for active adults. Premium homes are available in various floorplans with included lawn maintenance.