If you’re thinking about buying a house in a certain neighborhood, wouldn’t it be great to talk with a neighbor first?
That’s the spirit of our new series: Active Adults Agents Close to Home.
Over the next few weeks we’ll profile several who will tell us what they love most about the homes and communities where they live. While we can’t be completely sure of what they’ll tell us, we expect to hear about their favorite restaurants and leisure spots, proximity to cultural and natural attractions, and architectural aspects that they find especially appealing.
Meet Agent Audrey Hammond
This week we talked with agent Audrey Hammond, who’s lived in her ranch-style home in Milford, Delaware for more than 30 years.
What’s unique about your particular home and community?
Milford is one of the more affordable areas, with some houses still selling for under $300,000 – even new construction. Most of our communities don’t offer community pools and clubhouses but the region itself offers all kinds of attractions.
We also have downtown Milford with the Riverwalk, dog parks and events such as the Ladybug Festival, farmer’s market, the Winter Festival, art shows, music festivals and more. It even has its own movie theatre – Milford Movies 9 – with reclining chairs.
What do you do those nights when you don’t feel like cooking?
Some of my favorite local restaurants are La Hacienda for authentic Mexican food, My Sister’s Fault for empanadas and sweets, BenVenuto for wonderful Italian right downtown on Front Street, Surf and Turf, with great food and atmosphere, and easySpeak Spirits with fun cocktails, small plate food, and an ax throwing room next door. You can also sit outside on nice days and play cornhole.
Milford is near the center of the state but not too far from downstate. What’s so great about that?
The Mispillion River that runs through Milford divides Sussex County to the South and Kent County to the North. It brought us the shipbuilding industry as far back as the 1700s. Downtown Milford also shows off large historic homes, some of which overlook our lakes.
I’ve lived here in the same house for over 30 years and love the location so much I’ll probably never leave. I feel like I’m out in the country but am only 10 minutes to shopping, restaurants and the new Bayhealth Hospital, 30 minutes to the beach, and 30 minutes to Dover.
My advice to anyone who wants to buy in the region is to recognize that you’ll be in an area with farms, woods and lakes. You won’t get stuck in beach traffic, and you’ll have the peace and quiet of country living.
If Milford sounds like your kind of place, take a look at these terrific communities:
- Autumn Ridge, with homes in the high $300s to $400s range
- Hearthstone Manor, with homes in the low $200s to mid $400s range
- Milford Ponds, with homes in the high $200s to high $300s range
- West Shores, with homes in the low $300s to low $400s range