Best Places to Live
35 great towns: How does yours rate? Plus, check out our exclusive chart that shows home sales in more than 200 Delaware neighborhoods from 2006 through 2010.
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Property tax: 2.84 15
Median home: $182,000 18
SD: Caesar Rodney 6
Commute time: 19.9 1
The vibe is countryish and small town, and residents care about keeping it that way. Major employers are in Dover, just a short drive down U.S. 13, or New Burton Road.
Don and Pat Post love the feel of Milton. “We enjoy its charm and quaintness,” says Don, a former mayor. They love the mature trees and views outside their bungalow-style home, which backs up to the Broadkill Preserve. And “we love the beauty of the Broadkill River and how that river runs through the center of town.”
Milton residents are a clever bunch. They enjoy being close to the beach towns, yet avoid the beach town hassles. “We’re just four miles from Broadkill Beach and about a 20-minute drive to Delaware beaches,” says Post. “We’re just far enough away.”
With an abundance of new, reasonably priced townhome communities and subdivisions that feature homes with first-floor master suites, Milton is a great place to retire. But with its proximity to Cape Henlopen district schools, it’s also a wonderful place to raise a family.
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