Best 55+ Communities in Delaware

Best 55+ Communities in Delaware

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

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

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 Belle Terre- Lewes, DE

This 55 plus community in Delaware features resort-style amenities and new homes in a location convenient to the attractions of Delaware's Cape Region. Centered around a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse that includes a fitness center, lounge, game room, and billiards, residents can stay active with a wide variety of seasonal events and year-round activities. Outside you’ll enjoy a swimming pool with tiki bar, pickleball courts, bocce ball court, walking trails, and a fire pit. 


Nobles Pond- Dover, DE

Maintenance-free lifestyle with a small town atmosphere best describe this over 55 Delaware community. At the heart of the community is The Point, a luxurious clubhouse with a fitness center, ballroom, library, game room, art & crafts room, and more. Just outside the clubhouse, is a luxurious swimming pool, putting green, bocce ball & pickleball courts, and community gardens. Homes for sale in this Delaware 55 plus community are move in ready and start in the high $200,000s.