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Welcome to Middletown: A Guide to Exploring Your New (or Future) Home

Welcome to Middletown: A Guide to Exploring Your New (or Future) Home

December 7, 2023

So, you've just moved to Middletown, Delaware - or perhaps you're thinking to relocate here soon. Whatever the case, we're excited to welcome you to this charming town, which has something for everyone! 

With its rich history, vibrant culture, and a wide range of attractions, Middletown offers an experience that will captivate your senses and leave you wanting more - and you'll be able to explore it all when we help you purchase or build your dream new home in Delaware.

This cozy town in Delaware's New Castle County offers a perfect balance between a peaceful suburban lifestyle and easy access to big city amenities. It has a low crime rate, top-notch schools within the Appoquinimink School District, and a vibrant, tight-knit community - so Middletown provides a safe and welcoming environment for families and individuals alike.

Explore a century and a half of history

Founded in 1861, Middletown has preserved its historical charm through its well-preserved buildings and landmarks. Start your exploration at the Middletown Historical Society Museum, where you can learn about the town's past and gain a deeper appreciation for its history.

Then, take a stroll down Main Street and immerse yourself in the town's rich heritage. You can see the historic Everett Theatre, which has been entertaining audiences since 1922, or pay a visit to Old St. Anne's Episcopal Church, a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. Another must-visit destination is the Historic Odessa Foundation, which boasts meticulously preserved 18th-century homes and gardens that transport you back in time.

Middletown's cultural scene is just as captivating, with a variety of art galleries, museums, and local theaters showcasing the talents of community members.

Find your adventure and bliss in the great outdoors

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them active and engaged in Middletown, DE. The town is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and offers a range of recreational opportunities.

One local place you won't want to miss is Silver Lake Park in nearby Odessa. Not only does it offer the community plenty of green space, but it hosts a number of youth sporting events, including baseball, softball and soccer. 

Then, lace up your hiking boots and explore the trails at Augustine Wildlife Area, where you can observe native wildlife and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. If you prefer water activities, head to the nearby Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, where you can go fishing, boating, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront.

And just north of the Canal is Lums Pond State Park, based around Delaware's largest freshwater pond. This park offers camping, hiking, biking and horseback riding, and a variety of ways to explore the pond, including on kayaks, canoes and pedalboats. 

Food, fashion & fun

When it comes to dining, Middletown offers a diverse culinary landscape that will satisfy any palate. From cozy cafes to upscale restaurants, you'll find a range of options to suit your taste, including a host of quick eats, breweries, gastropubs and even upper-scale dining within the area.

Middletown's restaurants also offer a variety of cultural fare to sample; throughout the town, you can find cuisine from Indian to Mexican to Japanese and beyond. Check out Yelp for a more comprehensive list of restaurants. And don't forget: for a taste of Middletown's rich agricultural heritage, be sure to visit the Dutch Country Farmer's Market, where you can sample fresh local produce and artisanal goods.

Shoppers rejoice: Middletown offers a plethora of options to satisfy your retail cravings. Main Street is lined with charming boutiques and specialty shops, where you can find unique gifts, clothing, and home decor.

If you're looking for a one-stop shopping experience, head to the Middletown Shopping Center, where you'll find a variety of national retailers and convenient amenities. And because of its location along Route 1, it's a quick 20 minute drive north to Christiana Mall, the largest in the state.

Remember. . .no sales tax here in Delaware!

Events to bring us all together

This is a town that knows how to celebrate! Throughout the year, the community comes together to host a variety of exciting events and festivals that showcase the town's vibrant spirit. 

The annual Middletown Peach Festival, where you can indulge in mouthwatering peach treats, is held each year in August. There's also the M.O.T. Big Ball Marathon, a unique charity event that brings the community together for a day of fun and fundraising. 

And these are far from the only events happening here - there is always something happening in Middletown. These events not only provide entertainment but also offer an opportunity to connect with fellow residents and experience the true essence of the town.

Your dream home awaits

Whether you're exploring the town's charming streets and parks, indulging in its culinary & retail delights, or immersing yourself in its rich heritage, Middletown will leave an indelible mark on your soul. 

If you've fallen in love with Middletown and are considering making it your permanent home, you'll be pleased to know that there are plenty of options available to you. Whether you're looking for a cozy townhome or a spacious single-family home, Middletown has something to suit every lifestyle and budget - and so does Benchmark Builders!

Our new home neighborhoods in Middletown include the Town of Whitehall, Rothwell Estates, Ponds of Odessa, the Reserve at Ponds of Odessa, and the 55+ community Traditions at Whitehall. If you're looking to build your home from the ground up, get in touch with us today!

Need to move sooner than that? Here's all our quick delivery homes for sale in Middletown. And if you want to lease instead, click here for our available rental townhomes.

Come and embrace the charm of Middletown, DE – you'll find a warm and welcoming community ready to make you feel right at home!

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