Milford : Delaware

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What it's Like to Retire in Milford

Milford is a town of just under 10,000 people near the coast of Delaware and the city of Lewes. The population is growing very rapidly as the area's beaches, lower taxes, and proximity to Baltimore and Washington attract retirees and others looking for a less frantic pace of life. Photos of Milford and Mispillion River courtesy of Wikipedia and Tim Kiser.

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Where to Retire in Milford and Home Prices

Real estate prices have been gyrating in the past few years, ranging from a median of almost $200,000 in 2011 to just over $120,000 in early 2012, $180,000 in 2013, and down to about $170,000 in mid 2014.  There are active adult communities here and in neighboring towns like Lewes (see Delaware Directory using "Best Places" link above or the Find a Community feature at top right).

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What is special about Milford

It is on Delaware's southern coast and beautiful Beaches with it's many upscale Restaurants and loads of activities without the hassel of the beach area traffic.

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What is not special about Milford

Lacking Large shopping Malls. Closest Mall is 24 miles North in Dover, but Tanger Outlets just down the Highway 10 miles in Rehoboth.

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Who will like retirement in Milford

Active, Fun, Foodies,  Beach loving people, Golf enthusiasts, Boating and Fishing types.

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Local economy is driven by

Local Business, Boutiques, Restaurants, Farmers Markets, Tourists, close proximity to the Beaches.

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Climate and Physical Environment

A four season area with very Moderate Winter temps.  Rarely any snow to speak of.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Milford has a local Theather company, Art Gallery, various Restaurants from fine dining to pizza. Farmers market all summer long, numerous festivals on the RiverFront.

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Crime

The crime rate is very low

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Medical facilities

Milford has Bayhealth Hospital in town, Multi Million dollar Medical Campus being built on Coastal Highway in Milford right across from Hearthstone Manor Community.  Will house all Medical needs from Inpatient to outpatient to Dr. Offices to address all needs. Also two other Major Health care facilities near by. BeeBee Medical Center in Lewes and Kent General Hospital within minutes of Milford.

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Transportation

The closest airport is in Salisbury about 50 miles away. And Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia PA is hour north.

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City of Milford

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What people are saying about Milford

NEW PUBLIC GOLF COURSE...
Just thought people would like to know that The Rookery North just opened up next door to Hearthstone Manor here. Now my husband and I have it all..golf, clubhouse, pool and the beaches 11 minutes away. Love Hearthstone Manor..well cared for beautiful development with friendly people. Been loving it here for 6 years after retiring from PA\'s cold snowy winters. :-)
Posted by sunlovingal on April 09, 2013

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Facts about MILFORD
  • State: DE
  • Environment: Suburban,Boating Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
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