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Old 01-31-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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I'm looking for a city or town in Deleware that has affordable housing, low taxes and crime, near the shore, that the people are friendly and progressive with plenty of recreational things to do. A walkable, or bike friendly place is a must.. thanks, Bob
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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hi boblight,

Hope this help. There are many communities to choose depending on your price range and what it is you want out of a community.

55+ Active Adult, Age Restricted & Active Lifestyle Communities DE Delaware

There is also a whole thread on 55+ communities in DE along with land lease or land own topic as well.
If you need help finding these threads on this information, just give me a hollar.

Hope this helps!
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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what if my husband and I are not 55 yet. Is there any other nice place to live. Were retired at 48. Thank you.. Im looking at the same thing the first post asked for..
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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what if my husband and I are not 55 yet. Is there any other nice place to live. Were retired at 48. Thank you.. Im looking at the same thing the first post asked for..

Most communities have to have 20% that are not 55+ as long as there are no children under 18 or 21.
This is how it is with our communities and I think it is a law in De at least.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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Hi Gailsy,

Wow, retired at 48! Good for you two! We are about the same age, but not in a "retirement" community. From what we found, the state of DE has a lot of recreational opportunities for those not living in "planned" communities. Check out the state parks, even county websites, and you'll see what I mean.

elizamary, is that 20% thing something new with the 55+ neighborhoods? I had not heard that before, I'd be curious to know if that is statewide, or not.

Mary
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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Hi Gailsy,

Wow, retired at 48! Good for you two! We are about the same age, but not in a "retirement" community. From what we found, the state of DE has a lot of recreational opportunities for those not living in "planned" communities. Check out the state parks, even county websites, and you'll see what I mean.

elizamary, is that 20% thing something new with the 55+ neighborhoods? I had not heard that before, I'd be curious to know if that is statewide, or not.

Mary
It's actually nationwide. A community that wishes to qualify for a HUD senior exemption (not sure exactly what that does) has to accept up to 20% of people who are under age 55. I think there are other qualifiers, such as one person has to be at least 48 and all persons have to be over 18 - but I'm not sure.

I know that it was part of the Fair Housing Act. The original intent was to protect spouses who are under age 55 from losing their housing if their spouse of over 55 passed away.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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It's actually nationwide. A community that wishes to qualify for a HUD senior exemption (not sure exactly what that does) has to accept up to 20% of people who are under age 55. I think there are other qualifiers, such as one person has to be at least 48 and all persons have to be over 18 - but I'm not sure.

I know that it was part of the Fair Housing Act. The original intent was to protect spouses who are under age 55 from losing their housing if their spouse of over 55 passed away.

That it Charley. I didn't know the details. I did hear it had to do with discrimination too???
And I thought it was nationwide as well. I don't think they advertise this. We actually have a couple of young men in our community around 20 something.
They both lived with their grand pop. The one pop died and we were wondering what was to happen.
He is still but I think the home is in his fathers name.
Why 20 something young men would want to live in a 55+ community with some up to 80 something is beyond me.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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A good place to find information on homes, especially active adult communities, is newhomeguide.com
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic Coast
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Sounds like Selbyville to me!
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