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Can I back to trees in a 55+ community in Delaware?

Treed lots in active adult communities are difficult to find in Delaware. Why? Our 55+ communities are all very new. Before there were houses and pools and tennis courts, there were corn fields and winter wheat or fields of soy beans. The only trees were on the periphery of the farm if there were any at all.


One popular active adult community with a beautiful tree line is the current phase at Independence. I wish I had snapped a photo last week before the big rain and wind. The colors were incredible! I asked John to email a photo - see it to the right. This was before the fall colors but it does show you the density of the tree line.

Once these lots are gone, there won't be more on a tree line for at least a year or more.

Where else can you find treed lots in an Active Adult community?

Bay Crossing

The oldest homes in communities like Bay Crossing in Lewes, Delaware, were only built in 2005. The good news for those of you that want to back to a tree line is that the Final Phase has some lovely lots but they are going fast.

I just took this photo this morning when I drove through this last section being built at Bay Crossing. One of my clients asked where they would be building next, when they are all SOLD OUT and I had to say no one knows. First, large parcels of land with a Lewes address are not plentiful, especially East of Route 1. Lewes is a premium location and a sought after address in Coastal Delaware. New development will likely not begin until developers are pretty sure that prices have recovered. Who will the builders be and what will they build? Will there be additional 55+ active adult communities and where will prices be at that time?

We tell our clients "If you're looking to retire to the Lewes area there is no better time than now to secure the most desirable locations in communities like Bay Crossing or Independence before they are all gone".

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