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Old 03-12-2014, 05:20 AM
 
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Living on leased land you would own the home but not the ground underneath it.Even a community that provides great amenities and great services you will not be in charge of your own land and the ground rent will go up. Even though I love the community I live in had I realized this 21 years ago I would have bought land else where instead of grabbing a good deal.
Thought so. Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Felton, DE
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I would say 55+ but would consider a community will all ages if there were enough people around our age, beach living for sure and I don't want to cut anymore grass, fix anything in the house, shovel snow… I want just what everyone else wants Oh yeah, low taxes hahaha… For those folks living in Delaware, I would be curious to know what you like best and what you don't like about living in the area.
Thanks

What we like best about living in Delaware? The list is too long to post here, but one thing we are enjoying is the four seasons. This winter has been exceptionally snowy, but it seems just when you get tired of it the next season appears. Much better than retiring to a state where the weather is almost always the same.

I'll have to think a while before I can come up with something we don't like about Delaware. So far, we're loving it here.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Felton, DE
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Hi again

Curious to know how easy or difficult it was to find doctors, dentists and other professionals who were willing to take on new patients. More than one person I spoke with who moved to a growing 55+ area found it extremely difficult as the medical community is behind the wave of people moving in.

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We found a doctor and a dentist easily. There are two hospitals nearby...one in Milford about 15 minutes away, and the one in Dover is a 20-30 minute drive.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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We found a doctor and a dentist easily. There are two hospitals nearby...one in Milford about 15 minutes away, and the one in Dover is a 20-30 minute drive.
The other thing to consider aside from from if they are taking new patients is do they accept your insurance. We had recommendations for a couple of doctors but they were not accepting new patients, insurance or not. But we did get a new doctor and dentist.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Felton, DE
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The other thing to consider aside from from if they are taking new patients is do they accept your insurance. We had recommendations for a couple of doctors but they were not accepting new patients, insurance or not. But we did get a new doctor and dentist.
That is a problem for some, but we had no trouble at all.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:42 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Happiness means different things to different people. May we all find happiness in our own way. My happiness (at almost 74 yrs. old is) ....... Whoops.....Never mind.
Clue: It's NOT retirement!
74 MUST be the new 54! Oh wait...I'm 56 and you can run circles around me. Make that the new 44!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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74 MUST be the new 54! Oh wait...I'm 56 and you can run circles around me. Make that the new 44!!
Ahhh...thanks Joe!
I think it's the scrapple!
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Conn.
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Smile my upcoming trip to DE

NYJoe you are so lucky to be retiring at such a young age. Wish I could have done so. But to stay on-topic, in my upcoming trip I am checking out a few places I have not seen, revisiting some (I heavily lean toward Nobles Pond and like Longacre Village) and will also check out the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, a senior citizen recreation facility with an indoor heated pool. That might be an option for the winter time when the pools at the 55+ housing communities are closed. I have a circle I would like to stay within - as far north as Smyrna and south as far as Camden/Wyoming, and maybe include Magnolia. Don't want to go too far south as it is too far from conveniences, most of which are on Route 13 in Dover. Luckily I am healthy so far and hope to stay that way, but in years to come I might want/need to be near medical facilities, etc. However the Sussex County area is getting more of that sort of thing now, too. But with any luck I might never need it.

Good luck in your house-hunting. You will like what you see when you do visit.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Ahhh...thanks Joe!
I think it's the scrapple!
Speaking of which, when is Apple-Scrapple Festival this year?
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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NYJoe you are so lucky to be retiring at such a young age. Wish I could have done so. But to stay on-topic, in my upcoming trip I am checking out a few places I have not seen, revisiting some (I heavily lean toward Nobles Pond and like Longacre Village) and will also check out the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, a senior citizen recreation facility with an indoor heated pool. That might be an option for the winter time when the pools at the 55+ housing communities are closed. I have a circle I would like to stay within - as far north as Smyrna and south as far as Camden/Wyoming, and maybe include Magnolia. Don't want to go too far south as it is too far from conveniences, most of which are on Route 13 in Dover. Luckily I am healthy so far and hope to stay that way, but in years to come I might want/need to be near medical facilities, etc. However the Sussex County area is getting more of that sort of thing now, too. But with any luck I might never need it.

Good luck in your house-hunting. You will like what you see when you do visit.
The decision is really due to the physical demands of my job and too many injuries over the years. There will be compromises to be considered going out early, but the big picture(my health), is more important than dollars and cents.

I wish us both good fortune in the choices we end up making. We have been coming to De. for many years to visit my sister in Dover, so we know it is where we want to be. I look forward to meeting some of the people who post here.
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