Townsend : Delaware

Follow Me on Pinterest

What it's Like to Retire in Townsend

Townsend is a very small town, but experienced a 492% increase in population from the 2000 census (of about 800 people) to a little over 2000 people in 2010.  Townsend is located in northwest Delaware, south of Middletown and north of Smyrna.  Picture of Chesapeake and Delaware Canal courtesy of Wikipedia and Anthony Rley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Where to Retire in Townsend and Home Prices

Although Townsend is a very tiny town this area has been a magnet for active adult communities (see link at right).  Zillow lists the median home value at $272,200 in mid-2015.


What is special about Townsend

This is  a pastoral part of Delaware even though it is close to Baltimore and Philadelphia.  The tax structure of Delaware makes it an attractive place to retire.

What is not special about Townsend

Townsend is a very tiny town in an agricultural area.  You will have to go elsewhere for most services.

Who will like retirement in Townsend

People who want to retire in Delaware in a 55+ community.

Local economy is driven by

Agriculture and retirement. Many people commute to places like Wilmington for their jobs.

Climate and Physical Environment

This is a very flat part of Delaware at the top of the Delmarva peninsula. January average temperature is about 35 degrees

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Cultural opportunities in Townsend are hard to find.


Crime in Townsend is lower than the national average.

Medical facilities

You will go to Dover, Middletown, or Wilmington for major medical care.


There are no nearby commercial airports, but Baltimore, New Castle, and Philadelphia are reasonably close.

Valuable Links

Townsend on Wikipedia

What people are saying about Townsend

No Comments

Leave a Comment

To comment you must be a registered member of

Login Here


Create Your Free Membership Account

Suggest a community we want to know about your top retirement spots
Please note that all contributions to Topretirements may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. By submitting content and/or photographs here you agree to give the rights to use them in any manner without cost or attribution.You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource (see Project:Copyrights for details). DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!

Copyright © 2006-2018 All Rights Reserved.