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Three Delaware Counties Each Offer Unique Features

One of the most important conversations we have with clients who are searching for new homes focuses on both the types of architectural features they love and how they really want to spend their leisure time.

Nights at the theatre or days on the beach? Pickleball or golf? Container gardening or an acre of vegetable gardens and grass?

While some of your answers will help us zero in on certain neighborhoods, others might prompt a broader look at the entire state. In other words, the specific offerings in each of Delawares three counties: New Castle up north. Kent in the middle. And Sussex in the south. 

Fortunately, there are Active Adults agents who understand each countys cultural and recreational options. They also know all about the neighborhoods where youre most apt to find the home that best suits your needs. Over the next three weeks Ill spotlight each county, beginning with New Castle.

New Castle County: Shorter Commutes and More Culture

New Castle is the states most populous county, and a good place to live if you work in and around Wilmington or even farther north in Philadelphia. Its also a lovely place if you enjoy cultural attractions and American history and the gorgeous vistas of the Brandywine Valley.

If Colonial architecture is your thing, youll love the town of New Castle, with streets lined with beautiful restored homes and shops in buildings dating back to the 1700s. Its downtown is especially charming and home to the legendary Jessops Tavern and Nora Lees French Quarter Bistro. All year long there are historic reenactments and special events at the towns museums and parks.

Likewise, you might enjoy the town of Newark, home to the University of Delaware and surrounded by 12,000 acres of parklands, including the Middle Run area. It offers a vibrant downtown full of fun shops and restaurants, and many lovely housing options as well.

Nearby, the Brandywine Valley is home to many wonderful museums and cultural sites such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and the Delaware Art Museum

And if youre more apt to enjoy canoeing or hiking than riding ocean waves youll also find lots of recreational activities in the nearby Brandywine Valley

Great Neighborhoods . . . and Convenient Services

New Castle County offers a variety of neighborhoods suited to a variety of lifestyles. Search for those in the Wilmington/Brandywine Valley area and you see many that are perfect for folks who want to live in a 55+ community.  

Newark also offers proximity to significant cultural attractions without being too far for a day trip to the Delaware Bay beaches or a bit longer trip to the Sussex County beaches. And as youll see in the write-up on our site, youre within an easy drive of the Chesapeake Bay and towns in Maryland and New Jersey, as well. 

Another New Castle favorite is Middletown. It offers a quaint downtown and many fairly new communities, including many perfectly suited to the 55+ lifestyle. See our website where we spotlight 13 comminities. Most feature modern single family homes most prominently, but if youre an old house buff check out this sweet three-story Federal dating back to 1856.

We're Here to Help You Find Your Perfect Home

Also keep in mind that were also well acquainted with all types of other offerings beyond these planned communities. Whether youre looking at historic houses in Newark, New Castle or Wilmington, or country estates in Hockessin, or contemporary pizzaz around the Wilmington riverfront, our agents are ready to ensure you find the perfect home for the lifestyle you love.

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