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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Middletown, Delaware

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Where to Retire in Middletown and Home Prices

There are new active adult communities being built in the area (see link at top left).
This has led to fairly high (and stable) median home prices here. Zillow reported in median home value to be $366,925 in late 2020.

What Is Special about Middletown

Delaware is well known as a low tax state, and Wilmington has low property taxes as well. It is not that far from the Delaware coast.  The downtown could be very charming if it could be revitalized.

What Is Not Special about Middletown

The area is developing very quickly and can feel and look like urban sprawl and congestion. One drawback is that a major connecting road goes right through the heart of the town, which means stop and go traffic.

Climate and Physical Environment

Middletown is located in northern Delaware and above Dover.  The average January temperature is in the low 30's and the average July temperature is in the high 70s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many chain restaurants in the new shopping areas. The Olde Tyme Peach Festival is an annual tradition that attracts thousands of visitors each August. The movie the "Dead Poets Society" was filmed here at St. Andrews, a private boarding school, as well as at the Everett Theatre.


Crime in Middletown are slightly lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Newark (DE, 12 miles) and Wilmington (21 miles).


The closest large airport is Philadelphia International Airport, approximately 47 miles away; there is an Amtrak station 16 miles away, in Newark;  Middletown is below average in walkability when compared to other communities.

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