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Historic Milton, DE - A Real Town for Active Adult Living!

Milton is a Sussex County jewel. The town's historic district, containing 200 homes, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its walkable neighborhoods feature architecture ranging from lacy Victorian homes to gorgeous Arts and Crafts bungalows. Residents and visitors of this former shipbuilding town at the head of the tidal Broadkill River enjoy town parks (including Governor's River Walk), unique shops, and recreational opportunities right in town including fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.

Golfers will find an excellent selection of courses in Milton and nearby. There are outdoor summer concerts, a summer house and garden tour, delightful Christmas festivities, galleries and artist's studios, and fine local eateries. Prized for its scenic neighborhoods and waterways, Milton is just down the road from Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, a favorite of wildlife and landscape photographers. Milton is also a short drive to Lewes, another historic gem, and to the beach and boardwalk at nearby Rehoboth Beach. Milton attractions include Lavender Fields Farm and the renowned Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, among others.

In May 2006, the Milton Historical Society completed extensive renovations of the former Grace United Methodist Church and celebrated the opening of the Lydia Black Cannon Museum. Located in the heart of the Historic District, this is only one of many exciting renovations taking place in Milton. The Milton Library has doubled in size and downtown is alive both day and evening as residents find more chances to enjoy their neighbors and their town.

Homes for Sale in Milton!

If you like living in a real town where residents and newcomers alike are actively involved in the restoration of homes, businesses and historic attractions, Milton, Delaware, may be the perfect home town for you. There's a choice of homes for sale - Historic Homes in the heart of town, New Communities with townhouses and single family homes and "fixer-uppers" that will reward the buyer with "sweat-equity" investments in the future. It's a great time for Buyers in Milton, Delaware.

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The town also has many excellent examples of Victorian architecture and Craftsman style homes.

Additional Resources:

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  • Milton Chamber of Commerce -

  • Milton Historical Society -


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