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Top 3 Trends in Condo Living

For decades, the single-family home was the number one preference for Delaware homebuyers. Market trends have shifted, however, as people began to appreciate the simplified lifestyle offered by condo ownership. Gone are the days when new construction condos attracted a specific kind of buyer: empty nesters looking to scale back, or the young professional willing to trade in square footage for convenience and city location.

Today’s condominium communities attract a wide variety of buyers, from retiring Boomers and young families, to singles and couples who are transitioning from an entry-level apartment to a spacious, two-story condo. The community of Darley Green in Claymont, Delaware is the perfect example of where this is happening.

Why are increasing numbers of buyers opting for condo living?

For many, it all boils down to quality of life. They want to spend their time doing what they love, not worrying about yard work or property maintenance. They want to be close to shopping, dining and some of the region’s best schools, and still cut down on their commute. Darley Green checks all the right boxes:

  • Thoughtful floor plans with options to personalize
  • Gourmet kitchens
  • Attractive financing options
  • A prime address close to downtown Wilmington and historical attractions

With all of this in mind, let’s explore some of the biggest trends in condo living for 2018.

Expanding space

While some have embraced the notion of “tiny house living,” residential developers have also seen a growing demand for more square footage in the modern condo. Young couples in particular are looking for 3-bedroom units that can accommodate the needs of a growing family. Buyers are finding more spacious dwelling options close to the city; instead of cramming into 1,200 square feet, they can choose from open floor plans boasting up to 2,500 square feet of living space.

Focus on community

Developers are also realizing that buyers are not only looking for carefree living close to urban amenities. Walking trails, playgrounds, parks and shared green areas have become the extension of the home, as people yearn for a sense of community and neighborhood camaraderie. In that vein, master-panned developments are creating more than just condos, but a backdrop that encourages communication and a real sense of community.

More family-friendly amenities

Condo living definitely appeals to individuals who want a relaxed “live, work and play” lifestyle. But it also attracts buyers who are planning to have kids and want the amenities and conveniences in place to raise a happy and healthy family. They want homes that are close to reputable schools, public transport and have more features that cater to families. Even empty nesters are looking for communities where their grandkids can visit and have parks, playgrounds and outdoor areas to play.

Learn more about Darley Green

Tired of renting but don’t treasure the idea of yard work or property maintenance? Montchanin Builders has created beautiful Delaware condos in the master-planned community of Darley Green.  We invite you to call our sales center for more information, or to schedule a personal tour at 302.655.2600.

Resources:

  1. Condo.com, Condo Market Trends: What to Watch for in 2018 http://www.condo.com/blog/condo-market-trends-what-to-watch-for-in-2018/
  2. Canadian Home Trends, Top Trends in Modern Condo Living http://canadianhometrends.com/top-trends-in-modern-condo-living/

How to Give Your Condo Color and Personality

Do you love your, but feel that it’s time to upgrade and refresh its look? Every home needs a design re-start from time to time. Depending on your style and budget, there are plenty of ways to add color and personality to your condo.

Enhance with lighting

Lighting can – and should – be more than strictly utilitarian; it sets the mood of the space. Abundant low lighting on dimmer switches allows multiple options for creating atmosphere. Chandeliers and sconces can be a bigger commitment, but also make for a more drastic style revamp.

Try a decorative wall treatment

Beige, in theory, goes with every style. But it may not exactly be your style. There are several options for big style changes in a range of budgets when you opt for decorative finishes for the walls. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Wood paneling has come a long way from 1970s pine paneling. Consider a rough finish around the fireplace for a rustic look, or a smooth finish in the den for some polish.
  • Textured wallpapers are available in timeless or trendy designs. They can be painted to match your decor and removed with relatively little trouble.

Upgrade hardware

Whether your doors and cabinets are decorative or plain, new hardware adds an instant personalized touch. Decorative hardware comes in a range of price points, but even the highest end options offer a big bang for the buck. Best of all, they are easy to change if you decide on a different look down the line.

Add trim and molding

Decorative trims, including baseboards and ceiling moldings, add a refined touch to plain walls. The style and color of trims can lend either a classic or a modern look. Well-chosen ceiling trims will make the room feel larger or smaller depending on execution.

Accessorize with style

Adding carefully chosen accessories is the most versatile way to add some personal flair. Lamps, vases, rugs, furniture – each element adds to the overall atmosphere of a home. When choosing these items, take the opportunity to make a statement while putting your own stamp on your condo.

Find Delaware condos

Busy home owners in DE love the carefree ease of condominium living. The beautiful communities from Montchanin Builders feature condo homes with plenty of personality and sought-after amenities. To find out about condos for sale in Delaware, call Montchanin Builders today.

More on how to add personality to your condo:

  1. Chatelaine, 7 ways  to add personality to a cookie cutter condo, http://www.chatelaine.com/home-decor/condo-design-decor-ideas/image/7/
  2. Forbes, 10 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home With Lighting, https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcellefischler/2013/01/18/10-easy-ways-to-decorate-your-home-with-lighting/#5e37bcf81497

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, it 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 move-in ready and custom 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 – a walkable community located in Middletown, DE.  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 and 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 communities

Design experts at Montchanin 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.

Spring is the Best Time to Buy a New Home in Delaware

couple looking at new homeAlong with the warmer Wilmington weather comes an influx of calls about our new homes in Delaware. We’re not the only ones experiencing increased activity.

According to Realtor.com, about 40 percent of home sales take place from April through July. Homes are available all year round, but many shoppers take advantage of the spring season for several strategic reasons.

1. There’s more inventory

If you’re looking for a home with very specific features or wish to live in a particular neighborhood, it’s best to look in the spring when there are more homes on the market. Even in new developments where individual sellers are not a factor in determining when to put a home up for sale, builders like basing deadlines for completion to coincide with the increase in buyer interest, so spring is still a great time to look. Unlike the existing home market, you’re not likely to run into competitive rifts with other prospective buyers in a new homes community like Darley Green.

2. It’s a good time to move the kids

Since it could take four to six weeks to close on a new home, depending on a variety of factors, families who wish to move in the summer when the kids are off school should ideally start their search in the spring. Particularly for new homes where customization options exist, early house hunting gives you time to “get your house in order,” so to speak, and make desired modifications prior to a summer move-in.

3. Tax refund checks are coming

With the tax filing deadline coming up on April 15th and refund checks going out within 21 days after that, buyers will have a little extra padding in their wallets to put toward closing, moving costs or new furnishings. For Delaware residents, the average tax refund is around $2,563, according to SmartAsset.com.

4. Prices will only continue to rise, analysts warn

The CoreLogic Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated 6.3% over the past year. Their panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists and housing market analysts predicts that prices will continue to rise another 5.5% in the coming year. While mortgage rates have remained around a super low 4% rate, the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association predict that the rate will be up almost three-quarters of a percentage point by this time next year, which will impact monthly mortgage payments.

Ready to buy a new home in Wilmington, DE?

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and fresh starts. If you’re considering a big move, why not get the property and lifestyle of your dreams sooner rather than later to begin life anew? Call us at 302-655-2600 to schedule a walk-through of Darley Green’s move-in ready condos.

We are located in the excellent Brandywine School District in a safe neighborhood with tree-lined streets, community gathering space, a state-of-the-art library, walking and jogging trails, a stream, green space and waterfront recreation and sports just minutes away. In the master-planned community of Darley Green you’ll find townhomes with up to 2,100 sq. ft. of living space and two-car garages, as well as two-story condos with up to 2,500 sq. ft. of space and one-car garages.

If you’re looking for a new home in Philadelphia, why not expand your search to Wilmington, which is just 15 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport – but with lower taxes? We look forward to helping you with your spring home search!

New Year, New Start, New Home

couple looking at custom built homeJanuary is an extremely busy time in the Delaware real estate market with many people seizing the opportunity for a fresh start. If moving into your very own home is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2016, Montchanin Builders offers seasoned advice on how to turn your dreams into reality.

Consider the following tips and advice to make the home-buying process easier to understand and navigate. Whether you’re searching for a new construction home that can accommodate your growing family, or want a modern townhouse near the heart of Wilmington, we make home ownership easy and affordable.

Important steps to becoming a homeowner

One of the first steps in becoming a homeowner is establishing the basics when it comes to desired location, needs and priorities. How large does your home need to be? What sort of floorplan is appealing? What kind of neighborhood do you want to live in? What amenities are important to you—would you trade a huge kitchen for fewer bedrooms? Is outdoor space crucial?

Once you know what you want, it’s time to figure out how much house you can really afford. The best way to do this is by calculating your debt-to-income ratio and analyzing monthly cash flow. Traditionally, you shouldn’t spend more than 28 percent of your gross monthly income on housing costs. When budgeting for a new home, remember to set aside money for closing costs, which are generally no more than 2 percent of the purchase price.

Don’t forget to check your credit score, which is a very important factor when it comes to qualifying for a loan. Ideally, first-time homebuyers will have a credit score of at least 640 or higher. The best terms and interest rates are made available only to those with good credit. Ensure that all credit cards, installment payments, rent and other monthly dues are paid on time.

Some buyers opt to get loan pre-approval before they start house hunting. By providing a letter that shows your financial security and strength, you show potential buyers you have the ability to go through with the purchase, and won’t miss out on a dream property because financing wasn’t in place.

There are myriad mortgage options offered by brokers, mortgage bankers, credit unions, mutual savings banks, commercial banks, and insurance companies. Each will have different terms for down payment amounts, rates and required paperwork. Do your homework and find the best solution for your budget and long-term needs.

Remember that when you purchase a house, it’s not just a place to call home, it’s an investment. In this context, new homes usually have the added bonus of warranties that cover everything from workmanship and wiring and plumbing to structural defects.

Affordable new homes in Delaware

Montchanin Builders has a variety of new townhomes and condos in Wilmington, located in the master-planned community of Darley Green. Because the properties are new, there’s no need for pricy renovations and all outdoor maintenance is included. They also feature energy efficient appliances, upscale finishes and several attractive floorplans.

Our team is proud to offer affordable housing to first-time home buyers in Delaware and can even help qualified candidates secure $10,000 toward the purchase of a new home. To learn more about our luxurious, move-in ready homes in North Wilmington’s Claymont community, call our information center at 302-655-2600.

Spend 2016 in your beautiful new home at Darley Green, where neighbors feel like family!

A Longwood Christmas – Holiday Visiting Tips

longwood christmasFor a holiday outdoor experience like no other, Wilmington area residents flock to Longwood Gardens in Brandywine Creek Valley, where whirling fountain features, thousands of seasonal plants and sparkling snowflakes get visitors into the Christmas spirit.

The gardens, lakes and manicured paths are bedecked with a half million twinkling lights, making this a cherished destination for family-friendly fun and holiday cheer. If you’re planning to enjoy a Longwood Christmas with your loved ones this year, here’s a round-up of what you can expect and tips to make your visit more comfortable.

Exploring a Longwood Christmas

Visitors will be wowed by the holiday glitter and glow of the conservatory’s focal point: a 24-foot Fraser fir gleaming with silver tinsel lights and blown-glass icicles. Dance to your favorite melodies at the Open Air Theatre, where towering fountains are perfectly synced to traditional holiday tunes.

A stroll down the garden’s Meadow Boardwalk reveals a massive maple tree with shimmering roots, and the Conservatory dazzles with hundreds of trees dripping with icicles and fountain-inspired glass ornaments.

Longwood’s Display Design team worked extra hard this year to incorporate fountain-inspired displays into every facet of the sprawling grounds. The Italian Water Garden features a floating 20-foot tree form illuminated with thousands of lights, and a miniature G scale model train rumbles through the festive landscape to the delight of children.

This year’s holiday displays also feature a brand new fire pit at the Hourglass Lake Pavillion, open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This is a cozy spot to sip hot cocoa and warm up after browsing the exhibits and displays.

Budding horticulturists will appreciate the garden’s spectacular winter blooms, which include Paperwhite Narcissus, Japanese Camellia, Poinsettia, Red-Hot-Poker and Scarlet-Plume.

Holiday visiting tips

A Longwood Christmas runs through January 10, 2016, and reservations are a must. Those who aren’t a member must purchase a timed admission ticket, which allows entry during a specific time.

Heed these tips for a hassle-free holiday visit:

  • Plan your arrival before 2:00 pm to avoid afternoon traffic
  • Go paperless and open your print-at-home admission tickets on your smartphone before arrival
  • Allow extra time for travel — rush hour traffic peaks between 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
  • Take advantage of free offsite parking that includes shuttle service to the gardens
  • Outdoor lighting starts at 3 pm every day and the fountain shows run non-stop all evening
  • Dress warmly for the winter weather
  • To enjoy some fine dining at Longwood’s 1906 restaurant, make advance reservations online.

Historic charm of the Brandywine Valley

The Brandywine Valley and greater Wilmington area are home to dozens of special holiday events and attractions that underscore the rich history and culture of the region.   If you’re planning to visit a Longwood Christmas this year and are considering a move to this vibrant area, we invite you to learn more about Montchanin Builder’s townhouses and condos in Delaware.

Whether you’re dreaming of a custom-built home or are looking for a move-in ready condo, our sales representatives are ready to assist. Call 302-655-2600 or contact us online at info@montchaninbuilders.net for more information.

Fed’s Beige Book Suggests It’s a Good Time to Buy Homes in Delaware

darley greenResidential real estate activity increased in the major markets in the Federal Reserve System from July to mid-August, with increases in both home prices and home sales. This pace is a continuation of the steady growth in real estate in the nation’s twelve Federal Reserve Banking districts—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, and St. Louis– as reported in the July Beige Book.

The Beige Book, released to the public eight times a year by the Federal Reserve System, is a compilation of reports and interviews with bank and branch directors, economists, market experts, and business contacts. It is issued prior to Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings which take place eight times annually to set key interest rates and to decide whether to loosen or tighten the money supply.

Their decision on interest rates is highly anticipated and has a significant effect on a home buyer’s purchasing power. In this case, the Beige Book comes just in advance of the important and anticipated September meeting of the Fed to determine what to do about interest rates.

Delaware home sales expected to follow the country’s lead

A consistent theme across the twelve Federal Reserve districts is that sales of low and medium priced homes continue to outdo those with higher prices. Boston, New York, and Richmond all reported low inventory which has led to bidding wars among buyers eager to invest in affordable homes before the FOMC decides to raise interest rates.

This sends a strong message to home buyers in Delaware who can take advantage of the affordable luxury of the move-in ready townhomes and condos at Darley Green in Wilmington, Delaware. Why fight bidding wars on the resale market when you can choose your own generous floor plans, exceptional finishes and appliance packages, and move into a maintenance free new construction home?

Darley Green combines a perfect location– minutes from downtown Wilmington and twenty-five minutes to downtown Philadelphia—with a delightful master-planned community of truly affordable and luxurious new construction homes.

Your new home will be protected by structural and manufacturer warranties on everything from your roof to your new appliance package. With construction by an experienced builder like Montchanin, Darley Green homes come with high energy efficiency and safety standards, the latest in home technology, and the ability to customize your own home design with paint colors, flooring, and other touches that will make your new home your own.

It’s an ideal time to consider Delaware homes for sale

The Beige Book report points out that in virtually all markets, prices for low to medium-priced homes are either steady or climbing while the overall rental markets remain strong across the country. The consensus of the twelve Federal Districts is that there will be a continued positive residential outlook, with the majority of the districts expecting this increased real estate activity to continue.

As the Beige Book points out, the increasingly robust real estate activity seen in July and August is a continuation of a steady upward trend in low to medium priced homes. This is creating competition for choice properties, even inducing bidding wars in certain markets. The heightened activity sends a signal to value oriented buyers that there is pent-up demand being released into the marketplace, much of it still due to low interest rates. If the Fed decides in September to up interest rates, mortgage payments will rise accordingly.

Move-in ready condos near Wilmington, DE

There is still time to visit the affordable and luxurious move-in ready new homes at Darley Green, the heralded master-planned community with the small town feel in Wilmington, Delaware. Work with our design experts to help you choose from a variety of floor plans and design features to suit your needs. You’ll love your new maintenance-free lifestyle and a perfect location that’s minutes to everything.

Call 302-655-2600 to speak with a representative from Montchanin Builders and set up your free tour.

Wilmington’s Vibrant Art Scene Takes Center Stage

wilmington squareDelaware’s art and entertainment scene is constantly evolving, offering a fascinating array of events, shows and openings for residents and visitors alike. For more than two decades, Art on the Town has been a favored Friday tradition in downtown Wilmington. Patrons are shuttled (free of charge!) on this Art Loop to preferred exhibitions and openings, allowing them to mingle with artists, partake in refreshments and in some cases enjoy live music.

Whether you’re a Broadway buff, a lover of fine photography and paintings, or appreciate unique homespun creations, there’s no shortage of galleries, theaters, performances and festivals in which to indulge this summer and fall season.

And if you’re thinking about moving to the area and want a central location close to these exciting cultural and recreational offerings, there’s no better place than Montchanin Builders’ move-in ready homes in Wilmington.

Pop up art galleries, festivals and more in Wilmington, DE

While there are plenty of planned openings and shows to work into your evening and weekend itinerary, it’s fun to make room for those unexpected ones that seem to materialize out of nowhere. Take for instance the pop-up art gallery shows at H.B DuPont Park this August. Some 35 artists showed their work in a freestanding cube gallery in the park, with many of the pieces available for purchase. The creative team behind “The Shaft” is artist Lauren Ruth and Maiza Hixon, former curator of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. The mission was to snag random visitors, those on their way to or from work, to experience something new and different. And the result: a resounding success!

If you missed the pop up gallery this month, there are still countless opportunities to experience art, music and culture in Wilmington. September 12 and 13 marks the annual Brandywine Festival of the Arts – an end-of-summer institution that lures thousands of visitors from across the Eastern shore board. Browse a huge variety of styles and mediums, enjoy live music performances and tasty food at this nationally recognized event. Expect gorgeous handmade jewelry, folk art, unique leatherwork and clothing, pottery, quilts, and a huge assortment of fine paintings and photography. Five dollars grants you admission and kids 12 and under are free.

And if you adore the performance arts, the Delaware Theatre Company is the state’s largest and only theatre crafting new shows for Broadway. The 2015-2016 season is shaping up nicely, with a slew of entertaining and compelling shows. Watch as Maurice Hines brings the history of American tap to life in a show directed by Tony Award-winner Jeff Calhoun. “Maurice Hines is Tappin Thru Life” runs from September 16 through October 4.

Move-in ready homes in Wilmington DE

Beautiful condos and townhomes in the master-planned community of Darley Green are not only maintenance free (all yard and street work is included!), they’re close to the restaurants, galleries, shopping and nightlife in downtown Wilmington – a wonderful place to call home.

To schedule a home tour of our luxurious yet affordable move-in ready homes in the Claymont Renaissance District, please email or call us at (302) 655-2600 today.

Healthy Wilmington: The Place to Get You Moving!

family riding bikesA key attraction for the homeowners at Darley Green, Wilmington’s highly regarded master-planned community of new construction condos and townhomes, is its proximity to so many healthy recreational activities, many in the fresh air of the great outdoors. Darley Green “walks the walk” itself with its own dedicated jogging trail.

Here are some top choices for health and fitness opportunities in the Wilmington area:

Biking, hiking and more in Wilmington, Delaware

Situated at the northern end of the Delaware Outdoor Trail, Wilmington residents can work their way through 60 outdoor activities at 40 statewide locations. The activities are in four categories–walking/hiking/running, wildlife viewing, biking, and water activities.

Small in size, but big in reputation among outdoor lovers, Delaware has always been blessed with extraordinary natural beauty. Lush river valleys, deep forests, spectacular trails, outstanding state parks, and mile after mile of gorgeous sandy beaches and rock-strewn coastline mark Delaware as a healthy paradise.

The area around Wilmington DE is surrounded by six wonderful state parks alone–Brandywine Creek, Fort Dupont, White Clay Creek, Bellevue, Fort Dupont, Lum’s Pond, as well as the Northern Delaware Greenway. Kayaking, hiking, zip lining, and biking are minutes away from Wilmington.

CrossFit Riverfront Community

A very special thing is happening at CrossFit Riverfront, a much-loved cross training facility on Justison Street at the Wilmington riverfront. Recently voted Best CrossFit facility by the voters of Readers’ Choice, CrossFit Riverfront is a supportive, intensive training facility where the emphasis is on varied workouts scaled to all ages and fitness levels, from disabled to Olympian. There are eighty classes weekly in categories like CrossFit, RivFit, Yoga, FightFit, Endurance, Strongman, and Olympic Weightlifting.

On the CrossFit Riverfront website, there are stories written by some of the members who feel their lives have changed as a result of this unique facility. From Monika, who’s been a member for three months:

“I understand the passion behind CrossFit now. If you dedicate yourself the results are irrefutable. In this short period of time I have seen a drastic improvement in my stamina and reaction time, increased flexibility and strength, steady weight loss and healthier dietary choices. Not to mention the overall boost to my self-esteem – repeatedly meeting new goals, accomplishing once unthought-of feats and pushing myself beyond my limitations has helped me regain the bounding confidence tarnished by time and weight gain.”

In the summer, there are even two-week KidsFit Camps “teaching healthy exercise habits in a fun and exciting way.” For kids 6 to 12, the classes are varied and keep the kids on the go, laughing and having a great time without ever getting bored. Call CrossFit Riverfront for information on all of CrossFit’s programs.

Healthy Kids Running Series

In the spring and fall, the Healthy Kids Running Series comes to Wilmington to provide pre-K to 8th grade kids with an uplifting and fun five week experience in the world of running. Originally designed to educate parents and kids on the dangers of childhood obesity, this superb running program motivates any child to see that running can be a key to staying healthy and active while making children feel great about themselves.

There are age-appropriate Race Series once a week that give a child a chance to experience the excitement of competition while making new friends and hopefully beginning to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. Win or lose, the point is to do it! Fast or slow, all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements.

Move-in ready condos near Wilmington DE

The spectacular outdoor settings around Wilmington are the backdrop for the affordable luxury of the new construction condos and townhomes at Darley Green, ideally situated minutes from downtown Wilmington and the Riverfront and only twenty-five minutes from Philadelphia.

If you’re looking for a move-in ready condo or townhome in stunning northern Delaware, call 302-655-2600 to set up a private tour of the great homes at Darley Green.

Summertime is Time to Enjoy the Wilmington Riverfront

Wilmington Riverfront viewThe calendar may say that summer is rushing by, but summertime activity on the Wilmington Riverfront shows no sign of slowing down. One of the great attractions of living in the Wilmington, Delaware area is the seemingly never-ending flow of things to do regardless of the season.

If you’re looking for townhomes and condos for sale in Delaware, be sure to check out the master-planned community of Darley Green, situated only minutes from the Riverfront. Darley Green epitomizes affordable luxury and a maintenance-free lifestyle in a delightful small town setting. It’s the perfect home base to enjoy the fantastic indoor and outdoor lifestyle that Wilmington has come to be known for.

August offerings on the Wilmington Riverfront

Nothing says summer like outdoor concerts, cruising on the water, and of course, baseball!

If you live in Wilmington, you know all about the free Shipyard Summer Concert Series at Dravo Plaza right next to the Shipyard Center on the Riverfront. Thursday evenings under the stars in August mean Cajun, Zydeco, Roots, and Reggae on the 6th of August, some Sinatra to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ol’ Blue Eyes on the 13th, sizzling salsa and Latin Swing on the 20th, and R&B and classic Motown on the 27th. And all right on the Wilmington Riverfront!

After enjoying a day of some of Wilmington’s famous tax-free shopping, you may want to rest your wallet and your weary bones by taking a lovely, relaxing cruise on the 29-passenger River Taxi on the serene Wilmington and Christina Rivers. Catch a sailor’s eye view of the many cool attractions, strolling couples and families, and open air bars and restaurants along the Wilmington Riverfront. There are six River Taxi docks along the Riverfront so just jump on wherever you want.

You may also want to take a one hour History Tour sponsored by the Christina Riverboat Company and learn more about the storied history of the Wilmington waterfront. Does seafood taste better when you’re on the water? Try a special seagoing dinner on deck while the captain and crew do the work.

August is a perfect time to enjoy a balmy summer evening on the river with friends on Wilmington’s immensely popular Wednesday Wine Cruises. Head over to Dravo Dock near the Shipyard Center for one-hour tasting cruises highlighted by a selection of specially handpicked wines. The tasting cruise is $15, and you can order cheese, fruit, and crackers for only $6 per person. 21 and over. Reservations are highly recommended.

After a day of touring condos for sale in Delaware, the kids may be getting antsy! Every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of August is Family Night on the River. Hop aboard a River Taxi with the kids for only $15 for a family of four. Take a 45 minute cruise on the Christina River up to Stratosphere Trampoline Park and get a 50% off pass for an hour of jump time and a coupon for Molly’s Ice Cream!

What’s August and September without baseball?

One of the greatest American pleasures is minor league baseball–small parks so you’re close to the action, future All Stars and Hall of Famers on display just yards away, crazy promos and giveaways, hot dogs, beer, and cotton candy. The Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League have made the playoffs and have some great home games between now and mid-September to enjoy even if you’re not a baseball fan. Bring the family to Frawley Stadium at the Wilmington Riverfront and see what minor league baseball is all about.

Take a summer tour of Darley Green’s Wilmington condos for sale

If you’re looking for maintenance-free affordable luxury in a new construction condo or townhome in Wilmington DE, you owe it to yourself to tour Darley Green. This charming community with a small town feel is ideally located just minutes from the Wilmington Riverfront and only twenty five minutes from Philadelphia.

Call 302-655-2600 to set up your private tour and see why Darley Green may just be your best choice for your new life in Wilmington, Delaware.