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Explore Real Estate in Beautiful Milton

Milton, DE is a Sussex County jewel. Residents and visitors of this former shipbuilding town at the head of the tidal Broadkill River enjoy beautiful town parks (including Governor's River Walk), a plethora of unique shops and restaurants, and tons of recreational opportunities right in town, including fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The town's historic district, containing 200 homes, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its walkable neighborhoods feature architecture ranging from lacy Victorian homes to gorgeous Arts and Crafts bungalows.

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Why Do Residents Choose Milton?


There's So Much to Do in Milton!

There’s plenty to love in Milton! There are outdoor summer concerts, a summer house and garden tour, delightful Christmas festivities, galleries and artists’ studios, and fine local eateries. Some of Miltons’ attractions include Lavender Fields Farm, The Milon Theatre, and the renowned Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, among others.

In May 2006, the Milton Historical Society completed extensive renovations of the former Grace United Methodist Church and celebrated the opening of the Lydia Black Cannon Museum, located in the heart of the Historic District. The Milton Public Library has doubled in size, and Downtown Milton is alive both day and evening as residents find more chances to enjoy their neighbors and their town.

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Outdoor Recreation Abounds

Prized for its scenic parks and waterways, Milton is truly an amazing place for outdoor adventurers. There is kayaking, boating, and fishing along the Broadkill River, and plenty of public boat docks and fishing piers. There’s a footpath along the Broadkill River called the Governor’s Walk. To the east, the Edward H. McCabe Preserve features scenic nature trails. To the west, the Pemberton Forest Preserve and the Ponders Tract Trail System offer even more trails.

Just down the road, the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite of wildlife and landscape photographers. And south of Milton, the Redden State Forest—Delaware’s largest state forest—features over 44 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, biking, and bird watching.

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Beaches are Just a Short Drive Away

Need to feel the sand between your toes? Milton is just a short drive to Lewes, another historic gem, and its beautiful bay-facing beach. Lewes is also home to the expansive Cape Henlopen State Park, which offers miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as bay and ocean beaches. And just a little farther, the town of Rehoboth Beach offers an eclectic beachside boardwalk and miles of beautiful white-sand beach on the Atlantic. And it’s got some pretty great outlet shopping!

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Milton at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Lewes: 15 min
Rehoboth Beach: 20 min
Newark: 1 hr 20 min
Major Roads: Route 1, US-113, US-9

Quick Facts

Population: 2,756
County: Sussex
Zip Code: 19968
Median Home Value: $247,300

Milton Home Buying Resources

If you like living in a real town where residents and newcomers alike are actively involved in the restoration of homes, businesses and historic attractions, Milton, Delaware, may be the perfect home town for you. There's a choice of homes for sale - Historic Homes in the heart of town, New Communities with townhouses and single family homes and "fixer-uppers" that will reward the buyer with "sweat-equity" investments in the future. It's a great time for buyers in Milton, Delaware. The town also has many excellent examples of Victorian architecture and Craftsman style homes.