Delaware’s 2019 Top 10 Selling Active Adult Communities

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2019 Top Active Adult Communities in Delaware

In June 2018, we highlighted the top sellers in both 55+ Communities and Active Adult Communities that are not age restricted in this article, What are the Top 10 Delaware Active Adult Communities? Recently, we looked at what Buyers working with an Active Adults Realty agent purchased in the past year. While we found many of the same communities, we also found new ones on the list. Perhaps more important, we continue to find no single community is the right answer for all Baby Boomers. We each have our own idea of the perfect retirement and fortunately Delaware has something for everyone.

Do people tend to buy in the first community they see?

Most of the time, people do not end up buying in the first community they see online or even in person. This is especially true when they are working with us. Most of our Buyer clients are not from Delaware, so they don’t know the area. When we get together, we learn a lot about who they are and what this buyer is hoping to find. We are fortunate to have many different types of communities and locations throughout the state and our goal is to help our buyers find the right match.

Sometimes people go directly to the builder of the first community they found online and never get the chance to visit the full range of communities available. We make sure this does not happen. Our team is well acquainted with the communities throughout Delaware because we have placed at least one or two clients in most of these neighborhoods.

The Top Seller

Once again, Heritage Shores is the Top Selling community. It is the largest Active Adult Community in Delaware even though it rarely shows up on the Top 50 lists nationwide. Delaware is a small state and does not attract the large Del Webb or Sun City type communities with thousands of homes; Heritage Shores will have approximately 1,800 homes when completely built out.

Active Adults Realty specializes in Active Adult Communities in Delaware only

Unlike other parts of the country, not all our Active Adult Communities are age-restricted. In Northern and Central Delaware, most are, but in Southern Delaware, as you get closer to the Coast, you will find many are open to all ages. With our location in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic Region, many of our clients buy their future retirement home in Coastal Delaware and use it as a vacation home until they do retire.

Of clients that contacted us within the last 365 days, where did they end up purchasing a home? Here are the current Top 10 Active Adult Communities throughout Delaware:

  1. Heritage Shores – Bridgeville – both new and resale homes
  2. Bishops Landing/Dove Landing – Ocean View – both new and resale homes
  3. Ponds at Bayberry South – Middletown – new construction
  4. Village of Cinderberry – Georgetown – both new and resale homes
  5. Independence – Millsboro – both new and resale homes
  6. Nassau Grove – Lewes – resale homes only
  7. Seabrook – Millsboro – new construction
  8. The Estuary – Ocean View – new construction
  9. Coastal Club – Lewes – both new and resale homes
  10. Retreat at Millstone – Millsboro – both new and resale homes

These Top 10 are closely followed by eight communities where we sold two homes each and then a long list of communities in which only one home was purchased by an Active Adults Realty client in this time period.

Popular Existing Communities

While there is a lot of new construction in Delaware Active Adult Communities, we still get a lot of inquiries about popular, existing communities like the Village of Cinderberry or Cedar Bay, but there are never enough homes or condos for sale in those communities to meet the demand. The same is true of many communities in Northern Delaware like the Courtyards at Brandywine or the Crossings at Christiana. They are not large communities and there is very little turnover. If these communities are on your list, let your Active Adults Realty agent know so they can keep you posted and make sure you are ready should one come on the market.

Delaware Active Adult Communities not cookie-cutter

No two of the communities we’ve talked about are the same. Again, Heritage Shores is the largest with the most amenities; even so, we had 194 people inquire about this community within the past 365 days, but only 11 of them made the decision to purchase there. Some have not made a purchase decision yet, but others ended up buying in one of the many other communities that you can find listed on our website – Delaware Communities.

If you want objective advice and help finding the right house in the right community for you, you’ve come to the right place. Get in touch with an Active Adults Realty agent today!