Milford : Delaware


What It Is 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. Photo of Walnut Street in Milford in 2006, courtesy of Wikipedia and Tim Kiser, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Milford and Home Prices

Real estate prices have been gyrating in the past several years, and Zillow reported the median selling price to be $226,868 in early 2020.  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).


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.


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.


Who Will Like Retirement in Milford

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


Local Economy Is Driven by

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


Climate and Physical Environment

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


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.



The crime rate is very low


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.



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


Valuable Links

City of Milford


What people are saying about Milford

Several sources report that the crime rate is well above the national average. Prospective residents should investigate throughly.
Posted by Moderator Flo on April 12, 2017
Health Care
Milford has a new hospital and I heard (unconfirmed) that a Medical Campus is being built. At this time, however, it can be difficult to find Primary Care Physicians as their numbers are limited. Some practices in the area are not accepting new patients.
Posted by Moderator Flo on April 12, 2017
What is the town of Milford like? Are there half decent restaurants and cultural opportunities in the area?
Posted by Staci on November 11, 2016

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