6152 S Rehoboth Blvd milford, DE, 19963View Listing
The city of Milford was founded in 1807. Its history can be traced back to shipbuilding for much of its history. This strong maritime heritage can be seen in the historic downtown core, as well as a theme in annual annual celebrations.
Today, Milford is most commonly known as a gateway and central hub of southern Delaware and the other smaller communities found throughout Sussex County. This includes the mainly agricultural communities found in the interior and the vibrant resort towns that populate the Delaware Coast.
The refreshing small town is located a little more a half hour’s drive from those popular coastal communities and their stunning beaches. Of course, the closer coastal areas are also filled with a fascinating number of protected nature preserves, populated by lush plant and animal life.
Much like many of the smaller towns that populate southern Delaware, Milford has a strong, established history in the area, and the local real estate market mirrors this. The offerings of the market are incredibly diverse, from the historic homes in the center of town, to the new builds in the suburbs and larger estates and acreages in the countryside.
Parts of Milford have been listed on the National Register of Historic Place and there remains many homes from decades and centuries past as well. These homes are popular for many, as they offer a wonderfully charming exterior and interiors that have been elegantly updated. Homes for sale in Milford have remained remarkably affordable to top it off.
Outside of the central core of the city is the setting for much of the new development, mostly stemming from the outskirts of the town proper toward the coastline. Homes in these neighborhoods feature every convenience of a new construction home, including newer, energy efficient designs and building materials. Many of these communities offer low-maintenance lifestyles as well, depending on the level of service provided by the HOA.
For such a small community, Milford sure packs a lot into a compact package. At its center, its commercial district that runs along Walnut Street is full of surprises. Not only is the historic core registered on the National Register of Historic place, its also full of an amazing array of small family run boutiques, cafes and restaurants, not to mention an active community theatre right on the river.
The river is of course the literal and figurative center of life in Milford. The river town’s unique vibe can be partly attributed to its position along both banks of the Mispillion River. A beautiful riverwalk lines both sides of the waterway, providing a fantastic backdrop for an afternoon stroll or run - it’s a local favorite.
There’s also a reason that Milford is commonly known as the gateway to south Delaware. The town serves as an ideal jumping off point for all the southern portion of the state has to offer. This includes the popular coastal resort communities like Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, to less known coastal locales like Slaughter Beach. There’s also an incredible wealth of protected preservation land that demonstrates a local commitment to preserving the natural world. A couple examples include Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Henlopen State Park, among many others.
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Listing information last updated on July 30th, 2021 at 7:47pm EDT.