Delaware Communities

Amenities Offered at Montchanin Builders’ Communities

As veteran home builders in Delaware, Montchanin Builders understand the value of stand-out amenities in their new home communities in Delaware. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art library, pedestrian-friendly paths to local shops and cafes, or access to award-winning schools, these types of inviting features are what make each development unique.

If you are house hunting for affordable family home communities, here are a few compelling reasons to check out the master-planned communities of Darley Green and The Town of Whitehall. Both were designed with one thing in mind: to create a more enjoyable, more convenient and more family-centric place to live, work and play.

Located in excellent school districts

Most growing families prefer to reside in an area where their children will have a competitive advantage in education. Located in the heart of Claymont’s Renaissance District, just 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington, Darley Green offers access to some of the region’s best educational offerings, including the prestigious Archmere Academy, a private co-ed college prep school for grades 9-12. Renowned for its rigorous academics and thriving music program, Archmere is just across the street from the beautiful townhomes of Darley Green. There are other excellent schools in the local vicinity, including Wilmington Montessori, Claymont Elementary, Talley Middle School and Brandywine High School, giving parents numerous options for ensuring their children have a first-rate education. When science fair season rolls around, kids and their parents can avail themselves of the well-equipped Claymont Library, just steps from their door.

If being in a great school district plays a key role in your home purchase, consider The Town of Whitehall, located in the esteemed Appoquinimink School District. The district is home to Appoquinimink High and Middletown High, which recently garnered accolades as the best schools in Delaware, according to U.S. News & World Report. Also worth mentioning is that homes in good school districts historically hold their value, even in sluggish economies. Moreover, this highly walkable community will soon be home to its very own elementary school, which is slated to be completed in the upcoming year.

Nearby recreational amenities

The communities of Montchanin Builders also feature walking paths, nature trails and easy access to the kinds of amenities that transform a collection of homes into a tightly-knit neighborhood – a place where a stroll down the street will take you to school, to the library or to the playground. Mixed use buildings are incorporated throughout these new home developments, meaning residents can ride their bikes or walk to their neighborhood cafe or favorite shop.  Although you won’t find a communal swimming pool or fancy clubhouse in Darley Green or The Town of Whitehall, you also won’t be paying extra fees for their ongoing maintenance.

Instead, you will find nearby amenities that encourage a healthy, more active lifestyle. For instance, Darley Green is a short stroll from the beautiful Woodshaven Kruse Park, as well as several swim clubs and baseball fields. Kids will be raring to go outside and play!

For an amazing family outing, The Town of Whitehall boasts miles of gorgeous bike trails, with scenic loops along the C&D canal, and a longer path to Lums Pond State Park. Modeled after some of our nation’s most treasured “old fashioned” neighborhoods, Whitehall boasts communal gathering areas for seasonal events, and has on-site retail establishments and shops, making this an incredibly pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

New home communities in Delaware

To learn more about the exciting amenities offered at Montchanin Builders’ Delaware townhome communities, or to schedule a home tour at Darley Green or The Town of Whitehall, please call our sales office today. We are looking forward to turning your homeownership dreams into reality!

Mapleton Village: Reinventing the Concept of Community

kitchenToday’s modern family demands something better and no other new home communities in Delaware break the mold quite like Mapleton Village in The Town of Whitehall. Located in peaceful Middletown, Delaware, The Town of Whitehall flawlessly combines modern convenience and amenities with old-fashioned neighborhood pride and fellowship.

Coming home to Mapleton

Mapleton Village is a planned neighborhood offering many amenities all within walking distance. When you come home to The Town of Whitehall, you’ll enter your private cul-de-sac and wave a friendly hello to your neighbors. Perhaps you’ll go around back to take in the breathtaking views of wide open, green spaces or the community pond. On lazy weekends, you could take your family to Mapleton Square—the gathering space for the neighborhood—where you can enjoy informal and planned community gatherings, including concerts and picnics.

Stroll through one of the best affordable family home communities with your family to spend some time on the playgrounds, nature trails, or parks. Do a little window shopping the community’s shops and order some delectable dishes at the restaurants in Mapleton Village. All of this and more is at your fingertips when you come home to The Town of Whitehall.

Although Mapleton Village is ensconced within a cozy, tight-knit community that embodies an old-time ambience, it’s just a quick drive away from top destinations in Wilmington and Dover, DE. When the weather turns sunny and clear, take a short, 60-minute drive to fabulous beaches. In the fall of 2018, you can look forward to enrolling your kids in the newly built Whitehall Elementary School, which is conveniently located within The Town of Whitehall. It’s part of the award-winning Appoquinimink School District. Fairview Campus Middle and High School are slated for grand openings in 2020.

You’re invited to join The Founder’s Circle

The homes in Mapleton Village will be sold quickly due to high demand by eager buyers, but this isn’t the only reason to get your foot in the door NOW. Contact Montchanin Builders, veteran home builders in Delaware, to get pre-construction pricing and join The Founder’s Circle. This unique designation for founding homeowners lets your family establish roots in the community for the benefit of future generations.

Uncompromising craftsmanship

There are so many reasons to join Mapleton Village in The Town of Whitehall, but here’s one more: The Delaware townhome communities themselves. Montchanin Builders maintains an enduring commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship and superior building materials. Our distinctive homes embody both luxury and character, and are designed in a flexible way to meet the functional needs of every family—from empty nesters to multi-generational families. With 10′ high ceilings, well-appointed gourmet kitchens, first floor owner’s suites, and so much more, you’ll fall in love with your new home as soon as you cross the threshold.

Houses in Mapleton Village and throughout The Town of Whitehall are being snatched up quickly by eager buyers. If you’d like to raise your family in a close-knit community with all the wide open spaces you could want, you’ll need to act quickly. Connect with us through our website or by calling today.

Additional “Mapleton Village” resources

  1. Delaware Today, Experience Luxury Living in a New, Groundbreaking Community, http://www.delawaretoday.com/Sponsored-Content/Experience-Luxury-Living-in-a-New-Groundbreaking-Community/
  2. Dover Post, Town of Whitehall gears up for home sales, unveiling of new square, http://www.doverpost.com/article/20150925/news/150929840

What Sets Montchanin Builders Apart

buying a new home in delaware

If you’re ready to achieve the American Dream of homeownership, then you should know about must-see new home communities in Delaware. The Town of Whitehall in Middletown, Delaware is the perfect marriage of modern convenience and charm. Nestled on the south banks of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Whitehall is a walkable, family-friendly community with single family and custom-built homes —all within the award-winning Appoquinimink School District. Another popular and affordable choice is Darley Green in North Wilmington, Delaware, which redefines the concept of a neighborly community. Here, you’ll find masterfully integrated gathering places, wide open spaces, impeccable landscaping, and of course, towns, twins and condominiums for sale in Delaware.

Working with Montchanin Builders

The Town of Whitehall and Darley Green are both inspirations by Montchanin Builders—home builders in Delaware unlike any other. Here at Montchanin Builders, we have an enduring commitment to quality craftsmanship in all that we do. Families who buy our homes for sale in Delaware do so because of our open concept floor plans, and unique features that add character to every home we build. Spacious owner’s suites, upstairs activity rooms, sweeping covered porches, flex rooms, gourmet kitchens, are just a few of our exclusive features. When you choose Montchanin Builders, we’ll walk you through your personal design choices to ensure your new home is exactly the way you want it. Our design experts are dedicated to bringing you the best in functionality and  design.

But as innovative and inspiring as our home designs are, they’re only part of why so many homeowners are proud to call our affordable family home communities their home. We don’t just build homes; we develop close-knit, friendly neighborhoods. Our walkable neighborhoods feature nature trails, parks, and playgrounds. Take a stroll down to a neighborhood eatery or enjoy a little people-watching at the neighborhood coffee shop.

Get your move-in ready home

If you think all this sounds too good to be true, we’re just getting started. For a limited time, you can get $15,000 toward your new Darley Green home*. Montchanin Builders has also partnered with one of the most respected mortgage originators in the country—Supreme Lending. Our partner has an unparalleled reputation for customer satisfaction, not to mention the very affordable interest rates and mortgage programs available.

At Montchanin Builders, it’s important to us that you have all the information you need to make a smart decision for your family. We cordially invite you to tour our beautiful Delaware townhome communities of Darley Green, and The Town of Whitehall. Pore over our premier floor plans, explore our custom options, and have a chat with our financing expert from Supreme Lending. Call today and experience the Montchanin Builders difference for yourself.

Additional “homes for sale in Delaware” resources

  1. Appoquinimink School District, http://apposchooldistrict.com/
  2. Darley Green, http://www.darleygreen.com/
  3. The Town of Whitehall, http://whitehallde.com/

Why Buyers and Builders Have Fallen In Love With Open Floor Plans

living room kitchen designOpen floorplans have steadily risen in popularity since the 1990s to become the predominant trend in building. This type of layout features interconnected kitchens, living, and dining rooms that flow without obstruction from dividing walls or doorframes.

On the popular home renovation and interior design site Houzz, there are more than 600,000 photos of open-plan spaces and it’s the preferred choice of 60 percent of their readers.

There are many reasons to love the open floor plans featured in our Darley Green and Town of Whitehall new home communities in Delaware.

Enjoy a social lifestyle

  • Entertain guests. Have you ever noticed that many house parties tend to gravitate toward the kitchen? Guests like to spend time interacting with the host, who is busy preparing meals, while enjoying easy access to the refrigerator. Open floor plans enable hosts to remain part of the action, while giving guests freedom to roam.
  • Spend family time. Parents or grandparents of young children like that an open layout allows them to keep an eye on the little ones, no matter what they’re doing. You can cook or clean in the kitchen, while older children play, watch TV, or finish their homework in the family rooms. The close proximity of family members encourages open dialogue and a more communal way of living that suits the modern family.

Harmonize your space with nature

  • Maximize natural light. The greatest architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn understand the transformative role that natural light can play in a home. In fact, Kahn once stated: “A room is not a room without natural light.” Without so many walls, sunlight can filter in and permeate the space to improve your mood.
  • Promote indoor-outdoor living. Some homes have main spaces that open up to outdoor kitchens or patios. The open concept plan gives you views of a landscaped backyard and connects the indoor/outdoor spaces.

 Make the most of your space

  • Rooms look larger. The vaulted, high ceilings common to open layouts gives you the feeling of a much larger space. Walls, doorways and halls can make a person feel claustrophobic, while robbing the family of valuable living space.
  • Expand your design choices. Have you ever been to a furniture store and fallen for a particular couch only to find you don’t have the wall space to cram it into your living room? An open layout gives you endless possibilities for structuring furnishings to meet your aesthetic preferences and needs. It’s easy to create a harmonious flow using common color themes from room to room when everything is connected.

Contact Montchanin home builders in Delaware for a tour of the open floor plans featured in the Delaware townhome communities of our Darley Green or Town of Whitehall affordable family home communities to see if it’s a fit for your family.

Additional open floorplan resources

  1. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/59192598/list/is-open-plan-living-a-fad-or-here-to-stay
  2. http://www.schroederdesignbuild.com/10-benefits-of-an-open-concept-floor-plans/
  3. http://www.casedesign.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-open-floor-plans/
  4. http://newhomes.move.com/newhome101/articles/why-everyone-loves-an-open-floor-plan

Delaware Today Spotlights Hottest Montchanin Communities

montchanin builders homeIn the market for a beautiful new home in Delaware or Pennsylvania? Prospective homebuyers have more inviting options than ever before within the upscale communities offered by Montchanin Builders. This innovative residential construction firm, headquartered in Wilmington, has put their expertise and talents to work in five distinct communities in some of the most sought-after areas of New Castle County and Chester County, PA.

Montchanin’s “5 Hottest Communities in Delaware and Pennsylvania,” were recently featured in Delaware Today, giving families a sneak peek into the amenities, floor plans, community highlights and picturesque locales of each unique development.

Whether you’re searching for a luxurious estate home to grow your family, or a contemporary condo with an easy city commute, these new construction homes promise the best in architectural design, high-end finishes, and proximity to nightlife and recreation.

Darley Green – Claymont, DE

Darley Green is a 67-acre master-planned community that is Wilmington’s best kept secret. Its enviable location in the Claymont Renaissance District is attracting attention as the state’s first transit oriented, urban style community. Darley Green features elegant condominiums and townhomes along with its own town center, and is just steps from the SEPTA R2 line and the Claymont commuter train. Homeowners can walk to retail shops, dining establishments and a state-of-the-art library, and walking trails and communal green spaces.

The Town of WhiteHall – Middletown, DE

Situated just outside of Middletown, DE, the Town of WhiteHall is the area’s premier walkable community that seamlessly integrates nature, recreation, locally-owned businesses and stunning 3, 4 and 5-bedroom single family estate homes. Residents enjoy a backdrop of mature hardwoods and miles of scenic trails that lead to Lums Pond State Park. Homebuyers can choose from several floorplans that feature grand front porches, covered back porches, walkout basements and options to customize for an office or quaint reading nook.

Shipley’s Circle – North Wilmington, DE

Shipley’s Circle is a unique three-lot community nestled in heart of the Brandywine Hundred. Each 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath semi-custom estate home boasts a spacious 2-garage garage and dozens of luxurious amenities. These elegant single-family homes offer 2,825 square feet of living space and are centrally located close to shopping and entertainment as well as award-winning schools.

Rockford Falls – Overlooking Brandywine Creek, Wilmington, DE

Renowned for its tranquil rural setting on the historic Bancroft Mills site, the new community of Rockford Falls is currently under construction. The community is slated to have 3,000 square foot Delaware townhomes perched on the hillside, each with three spacious bedrooms, two car garages, and gorgeous views of the Brandywine Creek.

Willowdale Station – Pennsylvania Family Homes

Also under development is Pennsylvania’s newest “agrihood,” on a 26-acre property in Unionville. What sets this neighborhood apart from the pack is its community gardens, harvest barn and working fields. Montchanin will be lending its building expertise in the craftsmanship of 17 custom single family homes, each situated on a 10,000 square foot lot.

Schedule a home tour today!

Montchanin Builders is proud to bring quality affordable housing solutions for first (and second time!) home buyers in the Tri-state area. To learn more about our distinctive communities and move-in ready homes, we invite you to contact our sales team today. You can reach us online, or by calling (302) 376-1100.

Montchanin Homes Feature Latest Design Trends

living roomThough it is frequently overlooked as a small detail, the type and quality of interior trim can have a dramatic impact on the feel of your home – providing a sense of style and balance. Interior trim – including door casings, wainscoting, crown moldings, railings, and baseboards– offers not only a finished look, but it also helps spotlight architectural points of interest. Homebuyers can think of trim as a character-adding component, or as a picture frame that emphasizes the splendor of what’s within.

In short, trim is a crucial design element that adds a sense of elegance and richness to a home. Whether you want to change the perception of a room’s dimensions and shape, create the illusion of high ceilings or strong lines, trim gives you options to customize your vision of the perfect “space.”

Importance of interior trim

Here at Montchanin Builders, our construction management team understands the aesthetic and functional role of design elements in our affordable family home communities. Most Wilmington residents are already familiar with the master-planned community of Darley Green, one of our flagship developments that invites homebuyers to accentuate their personal style with their choice of trim, cabinets, counters and flooring.

We are proud to continue a long-standing tradition of superior craftsmanship and interior design elements in the luxurious single-family estate homes in The Town of WhiteHall – one of the best walkable new home communities in Delaware (Middletown).  Modern floorplans promise a wide range of options when it comes to exterior and interior details – whether you prefer a classic look or the latest trends.

How trim can transform a room

Baseboards and paneling are so common that most homeowners don’t pay it much attention. Consider that, just as paint color can transform the ambiance and appearance of a room, so too can molding elements and trim.

Most interior trim is made of solid wood, polyurethane or medium density fiberboard – giving you plenty of options when it comes to color (whether you paint or use a varnish), style and budget.

What style speaks to your personal taste? From Victorian to modern, trim can be used for many purposes; below are just a few:

  • Raise the roof – Want to create the illusion of a higher ceiling? Simply paint the crown molding along the perimeter of the ceiling a slightly darker hue. This effect will draw the eye upwards. Alternatively, you can install the door trim right up to the ceiling.
  • Make a space appear larger – Cramped rooms may benefit from trim that is painted a slightly lighter shade than the walls. This visual effect makes it seem like the walls are opening, adding more space to a small room.
  • Create an Old World look – If you fancy a colonial or Victorian style, try pairing an eggshell-colored wall with contrasting trim that is painted a muted sage green, mustard yellow or gray-blue.
  • Make a space more interesting – interior trim including picture rails and plate rails is a powerful design tool. By adding a trim line below the ceiling and above a window, you’re adding interest and richness to a room.

Learn more about Montchanin Delaware townhome communities

Design experts at Montchanin home builders in Delaware bring in-depth knowledge to the table in all of our Delaware homes and residential building projects. For more information about The Town of Whitehall, or to schedule a home tour with one of our representatives, please call 302 655 2600.

Picture-Perfect Communities in Delaware

Montchanin_CourtyardMontchanin Builders is pleased to invite homebuyers to tour our picture-perfect Delaware townhome communities. From single family homes and estates to luxury townhouses and condos, the Montchanin communities have something for everyone.

If you’re from out of state and are considering moving to the area, you may be interested to know that Wilmington’s cost of living and average commute are both lower than the national averages. When you choose one of our affordable family home communities, you’ll love your beautiful, peaceful home nestled within a friendly community within easy reach of nearby attractions.

Darley Green

When you purchase a home in Darley Green, you’ll quickly realize that you’re getting much more than a house. Darley Green is a carefully planned community designed by lifestyle experts, architects, and landscape planners who meticulously arranged every detail – from the neighborhood gathering areas to the beautiful open views, to the tree-lined streets. Darley Green residents enjoy fine dining, shopping, and a recently opened, state-of-the-art Claymont Library within walking distance of their homes. Children growing up in Darley Green have a short walk to the prestigious Archmere Academy. Darley Green is also ideal for commuters; it’s just minutes away from I-95 and I-495, and it’s a short drive away from Philadelphia International Airport.

Shipley Road Estates

In its premier location within the Brandywine Hundred in North Wilmington lies the exclusive community of Shipley Road Estates. This Montchanin Builders community features luxurious single family homes. While modern in interior design, the stately elegance of these estates gives a nod to classic architecture. The flexible, efficient floor plans fit seamlessly into every family’s lifestyle. Shipley Road Estates is conveniently close to award-winning schools, shopping, and other amenities.

The Cedars

The single family homes at the popular Cedars community are the height of luxurious design. Perfect for growing families, Cedars homes are within the Red Clay School District and just a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous Brandywine Springs Park. Your new home in The Cedars can be personalized to suit your exact preferences. Choose the perfect stain for your birch cabinets and your new granite countertops. Choose from stately ceramic tile, warm hardwood, or family-friendly carpeting for your floors. Wake up at your cozy kitchen breakfast bar or relax under the gentle massage of whirlpool jets. Our customizable single family homes feature four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a turned two-car garage.

The Town of Whitehall

Montchanin Builders features elegant estate homes designed by the top home builders in Delaware at premier locations in Mapleton Village in the Town of Whitehall. The estate sites border spectacular views of nearby open spaces, including a pond. Our flagship home, the Salisbury, was designed by an award-winning new urban architect. The Salisbury features an open concept design with a gourmet kitchen, spacious first-floor suite, and upstairs recreation room.

With more than 60 years of combined experience, Montchanin Builders is your source for custom and new construction homes in Delaware. We are dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service to ensure your full satisfaction. Call 302.655.2600 to speak with a customer representative today!

Halloween Events For Residents of New Home Communities In Delaware

B1U_exteriorThere are plenty of upcoming Halloween treats for residents of new home communities in Delaware like Montchanin Builders’ Darley Green. We can expect temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s in the coming weeks, so it’s the perfect time to get out with your family to enjoy a few offbeat events that are only available this time of year. Here are a few of our favorites!

New Castle County ghost tours

  • History lovers will travel through local haunts along the Delaware River. “Hauntings in History Walking Tours” take you through creepy cemeteries, shady alleyways, and the Amstel House, a historic former home to Declaration of Independence signers where a mysterious “woman in blue” reportedly stalks the upper floors and hurls objects through the air.
  • Delmarva Historic Haunts’ Paranormal Investigations is another option if you want a more hands-on “ghost hunting” experience taking place at the Amstel House, The Dutch House, and the Old Library.
  • Right here in Wilmington, the “Ghosts in the Graveyard” tour offers a trip through the Old Swedes Church cemetery, the site of many 19th century ghost sightings, with narration from live actors.

Frightland

The Travel Channel rated Frightland one of the “scariest attractions in America.” Located less than 30 minutes from Darley Green doorsteps, this seasonal amusement park features a haunted hayride, fair food, and carnival rides, in addition to walk-through attractions like Zombie Town, Ravenwood Cemetery, and the Haunted Barn.

While you’re in the area, the tourist bureau recommends grabbing a bite at Aqua Sol Restaurant, which serves up “exciting South Beach cuisine,” overlooking the canal and Summit North Marina.

Fort Delaware

In 2008, the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” visited Fort Delaware to experience Civil War era specters firsthand. Now investigators from Delaware Ghost Hunters Inc. will take guests on a bone-chilling (3 or 5 hour) tour that includes the use of high-tech tools like electronic magnetic field detectors, data recorders, and temperature sensors. Enjoy dinner at Crabby Dick’s on the Delaware River following your tour.

Christiana Mall Halloween celebration

Kids are invited to show up in costume at the Christiana Mall in Newark on October 25th in the Target Court for face-painting, candy treats, Stiltwalking characters, Balloon Twisters, spooky stories (at 11:30 and 12:30), and 20-minute magic shows (at 12pm and 1pm). It’s a great event for little ones just 15 minutes from home.

Learn more about new home communities & home additions in Delaware

As vereran home builders in Delaware, Montchanin Builders picks the most central yet tranquil locations to build their communities. Darley Green is a relaxing community of condos and affordable family home communities situated just 20 minutes of Philadelphia and just a short jaunt from top Halloween attractions. With classic architecture, well-manicured lawns, and a number of amenities within walking distance, you’ll feel right at home in up to 2,500 square feet of living space. Best of all, residents of our community enjoy more leisure time without the need for snow removal or leaf raking.

In addition to offering move-in ready Delaware townhome communities, Montchanin Builders brings more than 60 years of combined experience to existing homeowners in search of a partner for home additions. Contact us by calling 302-655-2600 or email info@montchaninbuilders.net.

Resources:

  1. New Castle Historical Society – Hauntings In History Walking Tours http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9jrgka03317314d&llr=vaivhccab
  2. Delmarva – Paranormal Investigations http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9ss99ze1e01ca6b&llr=vaivhccab
  3. In Wilmington – Ghosts in the Graveyard http://www.inwilmingtonde.com/events/event.php?e=3258
  4. Frightland – Attractions http://www.frightland.com/attractions.html
  5. Delaware State Parks – Fort Delaware http://www.destateparks.com/ghost/
  6. Christiana Mall – Events http://www.christianamall.com/events

Delaware Offers Broad Range of Quality Home Options

Delaware LivingIt’s amazing that Delaware was once considered that pretty little state you drove through on the way to NYC from Washington DC or further south. Well, those days have gone the way of transistor radios and eight-tracks. One of the Mid-Atlantic’s true crown jewels, our very first state is taking its well-deserved star turn not only for its knockout beauty but as one of the smartest places in the country to buy, build, or renovate a home.

Spectacular natural beauty, a delightful mix of small town American life and vibrant culture, and outstanding financial advantages have put Delaware living front and center on the national stage.

Delaware is now the smart destination for discerning young professionals, new or growing families, and retirees where a dollar still means a lot, and good value is a way of life.

Delaware living means low or no taxes!

Delaware sits high on America’s Top Ten lists of the most tax-friendly states in the Union. According to TopRetirements.com., Delaware is one of the five states in the US with the lowest tax burden.

Delaware residents live in a tax-free shopper’s paradise. Visit Delaware’s dazzling upscale malls, brand-name outlets, and hot little boutiques and shop without paying a dime in taxes!

Delaware’s income tax rates are also extremely low. You’ll only pay 2.2% up to $5,000 and a very comfortable 6.6% on taxable income over $60,000. If you’re over 60, you can exclude $12,500 of investment and qualified pension income from state income taxes. 65 or older? Exclude an additional $2,500!

According to the Tax Foundation, Delaware has one of the lowest real property tax rates in the U.S. The median property tax on the state’s median home value of $249,400 is only $1,078. Delaware also offers various property tax relief programs for residents age 65 or older or residents with disabilities. It’s no surprise that, according to the 2010 US Census, Delaware is ranked #5 in the US for homeownership and the 10th fastest growing state in the country.

Delaware’s estate tax exemption is $5.25 million, and the maximum estate tax rate is only 16%. Not only that, but there’s no inheritance tax in Delaware. And finally, all intangible personal property is exempt from taxes.

Delaware custom home builderTop Delaware custom home builder gives you options

If you’re thinking that these tax advantages may make Delaware the right place to build your dream home, renovate an existing home, or move into one of our delightful master-planned Delaware townhome communities, Montchanin’s veteran team of design professionals and craftsmen will give you more than you thought possible.

By listening carefully to you, we’ll understand your vision of how you and your family would like to live. Our job will be to show you how we can help you find new home communities in Delaware that bring your dream to life with smart and innovative design, the right materials, and top quality workmanship.

Montchanin will lay out the latest efficiency options, construction technology, and design elements that will guide your vision. Our mission is to make the entire home building or renovation process from concept to completion as enjoyable and stress free as possible for our clients, even to designing financing options that make sense for you.

Find out why veteran home builders in Delaware, Montchanin Builders, is the smart choice for a new custom build, high quality renovation, or gracious Delaware living in our affordable family home communities. If you’d like to learn more, contact us online or call 302-472-7213.

Advantages of Living in a Master Planned Community

Carefully planned amenities and architecture at Darley Green

The days of venturing out of your neighborhood for a bit of outdoor recreation or shopping will soon be a thing of the past as master planned communities spring up in and around desirable cities such as Wilmington, Delaware. Thoughtfully designed from start to finish, a planned community offers all the modern conveniences you need along with ample common areas created to foster camaraderie and friendships among neighbors. When the Montchanin Builders envisioned Darley Green, they wanted residents to have all the wonderful facets of a traditional neighborhood: a town library, manicured trails for a morning jog, a main street lined with shops – all within walking distance from your home. Situated in Delaware’s famed Claymont Renaissance district, this innovative master planned community offers much more than beautiful condos and townhouses.

Benefits of a Delaware master planned community

One of the many advantages of living in a Delaware master planned community like Darley Green is that every neighborhood detail has been accounted for, thanks to a concerted effort between lifestyle experts, landscape planners, and seasoned architects. Montchanin Builders’ luxurious two and three-story Delaware townhome communities make efficient use of space, with smart floor plans designed for the contemporary homeowner. Neighborhood amenities such as common green areas, onsite businesses, and a brand new library afford a sense of all-inclusive living.

Other potential advantages of living in planned new home communities in Delaware include:

  • Maintenance-free livingsince all lawn mowing, street cleaning and landscaping is included in your monthly HOA fees
  • Increased conveniencegiven that residents have shops and businesses within the neighborhood – often within walking distance from their home
  • Competitive pricesfor new construction homes with attractive financing options for first-time homebuyers
  • A smart investment since houses within planned communities retain their value over time and have been shown to be more resistant to economic downturns in the real estate market

Townhouses in Delaware are a great investment

Whether you’re single, are starting a family, or are looking to retire soon, consider the numerous perks of home ownership within a planned community. From the broad, tree-lined boulevards and old-fashioned ambiance, to the brand new state-of-the-art library, Darley Green’s affordable family home communities truly offer something for everyone. Don’t forget – another great aspect of Delaware living is no sales tax and very low property taxes compared to nearby Philadelphia. What are you waiting for? Come and see your new home today!

Featuring a variety of floor plans and custom finishes, Darley Green offers:

  • Townhouses and condos with up to 2,500 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Spacious 2-car garages
  • Brand new Claymont Public Library
  • Onsite walking and jogging trails
  • Classic exterior styling
  • Energy efficient heating
  • Parks and communal green spaces
  • Convenient access to I-95 and 20 minutes from Philadelphia
  • Claymont Train station within walking distance
  • Five minutes from downtown Wilmington

To learn more about the master planned community created by innovative home builders in Delaware, stop by any day from 11 AM to 6 PM to check out our model homes. Feel free to contact Community Sales Manager Amy Maluski for more details regarding financing options and our latest arrivals: 302-655-2600.