November 28, 2022 Top Five Reasons why Ingrams Point is a Great Place to Retire in Delaware

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Top Five Reasons why Ingrams Point is a Great Place to Retire in Delaware
Retirement is a time to try new experiences and for many, it’s a time to kick back and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. Ingrams Point in Millsboro, Delaware offers that lifestyle and so much more. And while Ingrams Point isn’t necessarily a retirement community (there’s no 55+ requirement), many are finding that it’s the perfect place to live out their golden years–here’s why!

1.  Tax Friendly for Retirees

Once you're retired, you're likely on a fixed income. That's why it's important to choose a state that offers low taxes for retirees. Delaware is one of the most tax-friendly states in the country for the over-55 crowd:

  • No sales tax
  • Property taxes in Sussex County are some of the lowest in the country
  • Social security benefits are not taxed
  • Exclude up to $12,500 on retirement income like pensions (for those over 60)
In addition, there is no inheritance tax or estate tax, making it a great state for retirees who want to leave a legacy for their family.

2.  Comfortable Climate

If you long to retire near the beach in Delaware, you'll be happy to know that our state has a mild climate. The weather is mostly impacted by the ocean because most of the state lies on the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
The climate in southern Sussex County is milder than in other parts of Delaware. At Ingrams Point, the average high temperatures range from 87 degrees in the peak of summer to 45 degrees in the heart of winter.
More than half of the days throughout the year are sunny, making it a great place to enjoy the picturesque woodlands around Ingrams Pond or just enjoy the privacy and scenic views from your own backyard.

3.  Plenty of Things to Do

Just because you're retired doesn't mean you want to sit at home all day! So we would be missing a big opportunity if we didn't include this as one of the top five reasons to retire here. 
There is plenty to do in and around Ingrams Point, no matter what your interests are:

  • The Ingrams Point community offers an extensive nature trail that is perfect for those who love to walk, jog or bike through the scenic woodlands and winding streams. Parks with benches and open community spaces provide a great setting to relax, picnic or enjoy nature.
  • Nearby, Ingrams Pond is a great fishing spot for the angler in the family and offers kayaking, canoeing and plenty of birdwatching.
  • History buffs will love exploring the culturally significant sights in Delaware. From regal estates and gardens to Revolutionary and Civil War sites to coastal landmarks, the Delaware History Trail is a unique adventure that spotlights 29 significant locations throughout the state.
  • If the beach life is part of your retirement dream, you won’t be disappointed.  With a quick 18 mile drive, you can have your toes in the sand at Bethany Beach, or enjoy a number of other nearby beaches along the Delaware coast.  
  • Foodies will enjoy the many excellent restaurants, farmer's markets and craft breweries in the area.
  • Shoppers can find everything from antiques to outlet malls to seaside shops.
And there's always something going on in Wilmington, our state's largest city.

4.  Located Within Driving Distance to Major East Coast Cities

Ingrams Point is centrally located in Millsboro, Delaware on the East Coast, making it a great place to retire if you want to be within driving distance of major cities. Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington D.C. are all less than three hours away, so you can easily visit family and friends or take a weekend trip to explore these destinations.

5.  Access to Top Rated Healthcare

No one wants to think about getting sick or injured in retirement, but it's important to have access to quality healthcare just in case. In addition to being within driving distance to several nationally acclaimed hospitals, Delaware is home to several renowned hospitals that are consistently ranked among the best in the country.
In 2021, U.S. News & World Report Best States Rankings rated Delaware's healthcare system:

#2 for Hospital Facility Quality
#15 out of all states for Healthcare Quality

Ready to build your retirement home in Delaware?

We've got you covered! Ingrams Point offers a variety of floor plans designed with your needs in mind.  Many offer one-level living or 1st floor owner suites with a variety of options and luxury features so you can design your dream.
Your new home journey starts with a visit to our brand-new model home, the Charleston II. We welcome walk-in visitors daily from 10am-5pm, however if you are traveling from a distance or want to get a price estimate, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment by calling (302) 244-5692.
In addition to Ingrams Point, Caruso Homes offers our Build On Your Lot program where you can choose your floor plan and features and build on any property throughout Delaware. Our team has even done the legwork for you by partnering with land sellers to offer Lot/Home packages that are available for you to purchase. Pick from some of the best places to retire in Delaware like:

Dagsboro, DE: with a quiet cul-de-sac lot!
Lewes, DE: in an exclusive waterfront community with premium amenities!
Do these top 5 reasons have you convinced? If you're inspired to start planning your retirement, contact us today. We'll help you find the perfect place to build your retirement dream home.

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