Welcome to Middletown
Just 25 miles south of Wilmington, the charming down of Middletown, DE nestles into a verdant landscape of rolling fields and lush woods. Dating back to the mid 1800s, Middletown was once just a tavern-stop on an old cart road extending across the peninsula between Appoquinimink Creek in Odessa and Bohemia Landing on the eastern branch of the Bohemia River in Maryland. It was originally just one mile square and known as, "Diamond Town of the Diamond State". Today, Middletown is a vibrant modern town with strong ties to its rich history, including a quaint Downtown district. It is home to some of Delaware's finest Active Adult communities.
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Why Do Residents Choose Middletown?
So Many Things to Do
There's always something happening in Middletown! Middletown’s annual community calendar includes the Big Ball Marathon, Christmas in Odessa, the Hummer Parade, and the annual Peach Festival. For shopping, dining, and entertainment, Downtown Middletown is a wealth of fun times and unique finds. Shoppers needing more than the local Downtown scene can explore the nearby Christiana Mall, or the museums, music and cultural activities just a short drive away in Wilmington. Dover Downs Casino and Raceway is just south on Route 1. And for beach lovers, the Delaware beaches are an hour away.
Favorite Middletown Attractions
Middletown might be small, but there's a lot to love here, from museums and history to art and culture to fine dining and boutique shopping. Take a stroll along the brick sidewalks of historic Downtown to explore a variety of local businesses and attractions, and maybe grab a drink or a pastry at a sidewalk cafe.
Amazing Outdoor Exploration
Get outside and explore in Middletown! Visit numerous town parks, like Silver Lake Park or Charles E. Price Memorial Park, to enjoy beautiful scenery or a wealth of amenities (from swimming pools to dog parks to walking trails). Take a short drive to even more opportunities for outdoor exploration, like Augustine Wildlife Area, Blackbird Creek Reserve, or Lums Pond State Park.
Outstanding Active Adult Communities
Several of Delaware's most popular active adult communities are located in Middletown, Delaware. Just a few of our favorites:
– Springmill: The first Active Adult clbuhouse community in Middletown. It's comprised of 362 single-family homes and a clubhouse with a low monthly association fee. Although the community is sold out, resales are sometimes available.
– Spring Arbor: This beautiful new maintenance-free community will have 317 homes upon completion.
– Four Seasons at Silver Maple: Middletown's newest community and K. Hovnanian's latest offering in Delware. Four Seasons promises to be a great new community for Active Adults.
– The Ponds at Bayberry: Construction is well underway at this new 55+ community. More than 52% of the community is reserved for open space, and its tree-lined streets, acres of parkland, and retail and recreational amenities will call to mind a small American town.
Middletown at a Glance
Travel & Commute
Rehoboth Beach: 1 hr 21 min
Dover: 34 min
Bethany Beach: 1 hr 32 min
Major Roads: DE-299, DE-71