I’m astounded at the array of talent coming to the beach for this year’s events and – equally important – because these events sell out very quickly. If you love music and appreciate soulful vocals, soft and rumbling beats and a touch of the avant-garde, I hope you’ll check out the master schedules and plan ahead for some wonderful experiences taking place at several different venues, including the Cape Henlopen Performing Arts Center, the Rusty Rudder, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and other locations in Rehoboth and Lewes.
Last week I posted about a lot of the fall fun to be had on my own home turf around Delaware’s beaches and rural downstate spots listed in the 2023 Festivals Guide published by the Cape Gazette. This week I’m looking at the Brandywine Valley far to the north, where rolling pastures give way to beautiful and charming towns, including downtown Wilmington. It’s especially beautiful in the autumn, and full of entertainment and cultural attractions.
When asked to “picture” autumn, many people will describe goblets of red wine alongside comforting dinners and fiery orange, yellow and burgundy mums decorating our doorsteps. But if you live in Delaware’s rural or waterside communities there’s also a wonderful feeling as you notice the golden softening of the light, the feel of cool breezes on your face and the exciting array of activities and events happening every day.
...I was thrilled to hear this because the 55+ demographic is the fastest-growing in Sussex County and fairly robust in Kent and New Castle Counties as well. Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy by exercising regularly, forming good friendships, and enjoying lot of fresh food raised right here in Delaware. Unfortunately none of us are made of steel, so we’ll never be able to completely avoid falls, injuries or bouts of illness. So having great healthcare close to home is yet another reason to celebrate our Delaware lifestyles.
I often tell people that even though we’re realtors, our top job isn’t to just sell you a house. Our mission, shared by everyone on our team, is to do all of the many things it takes to help you find the house that’s truly right for you. Ditto if you’re selling. We know the builders. We know about the incentives they’re offering. We know the lenders and home inspectors and settlement companies that have the strongest reputations for top flight service. And we’re absolutely committed to excellent service at every step of the buying and selling process.
While everyone on the Active Adults Realty® team is deeply committed to being top-notch real estate professionals, they also bring fascinating life experiences to their work.
If You’re Ready to Buy, Know Before You Go
One of the most useful resources for folks moving to Delaware from other states is our Buyer’s Guide https://www.activeadultsdelaware.com/buyers/. It offers a mix of the fun stuff, including the “Explore the Area” link that spotlights interesting aspects of virtually every town from Wilmington up north to Fenwick Island down south. As you explore each you’ll learn which are the best for beach and outdoor enthusiasts, which offer the most cultural attractions, and more.
If you’ve been led to believe that golf can only be enjoyed at some exclusive members-only country club with inheritance-busting dues, you’re in for a big surprise once you start searching for a home in Delaware. From north to south and east to west there are many beautifully maintained public courses with reasonable fees.
Unfortunately, we can count on brutal temps and cloying humidity ahead. If you still want to spend most of your time outside there are lots of great parks offering shady trails for walking and biking. But there are also so many fabulous museums where you can spend hours enriching your brain in air conditioned comfort.
With New Legislation, Cape Henlopen Will Continue to be a Natural Wonder
I’ve written often about all of the wonderful reasons to spend time at Cape Henlopen State Park (https://www.activeadultsdelaware.com/blog/posts/2023/07/14/wherever-you-are-cape-henlopen-state-park-is-a-wonderful-getaway/), and virtually every post has emphasized its vast acreage filled with natural wonders. The forests filled with aromatic pines. The marshlands that can be traversed by raised biking and hiking trails. Gordon’s Pond, which brims with wildlife. And miles of a shoreline stretching from Delaware Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, with multiple places to swim, fish, and simply enjoy the views.
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