There are tons of places to live at the beach that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Some of our clients’ favorite communities to look for affordable, cozy beach homes are described below:
This community is one of the nicest looking in the area because it was established more recently, so you won’t find the older metal singlewides mixed in with newer looking homes.
The pool is first rate with large shade umbrellas, gleaming white lounge chairs, a clubhouse with restrooms and a small gym. A great place to invite your family and friends. Most of the residents are of retirement age but this is not a 55+ community. Aspen Meadows has more year round residents than your average mobile home community; they are friendly and seem to know their neighbors.
Aspen Meadows is located East of Route 1, just off of Munchy Branch Rd in Rehoboth Beach, not too far from the Junction and Breakwater Bike Trail. The ground rent in Aspen Meadows starts at roughly $710 a month and does include grass cutting and trash removal. Property taxes are very low so it helps to offset the cost of the ground rent.
Formerly known as “Camelot” this community is well known because it was established in the 1960’s. You’ll find large, well grown trees, a cohesive sense of community and residents who appreciate being “only a few traffic lights” from downtown Rehoboth.
The neighborhood has a friendly vibe where all are welcome. Dog friendly, kid friendly, lifestyle friendly. Residents take creative liberty to remake their Camelot homes into their own little private oasis with creative landscaping, putting out flags and adding whimsical flourishes.
Ground rent is roughly $680 a month and includes grass cutting and trash removal. Community pool is never overcrowded and is a nice option for hot days. There is also a Dart bus stop near the entrance to the community. Camelot is within walking distance to many restaurants, grocery stores and more. Possible to carefully ride a bike to the beach but wear your bike helmet!
Located only three miles off of Route One, this beachy, year-round community has a first rate floating dock marina, boat ramps, dry boat storage, bulkhead boat slips, a bay-front pool, 2 playgrounds, 2 tennis courts, a crabbing pier and a sandy area on the water to put a beach chair or two.
Ground rents are reasonable and start at roughly $575 a month. Bayfront lots cost roughly $1,000 a month. Over 500 homes are in this community and are nicely spaced with natural spaces left untouched. You will see peeks of the bay through reeds and cattails as you drive through. Residents see nesting osprey, deer and white herons frequently. Geese fly low overhead during migration season.
The “front section” of the community consists of streets A through F and has less trees, is a little ‘busier’ and has a more seasonal feel to it. The “back section” consists of streets G, K, M, N, Point Circle and White Oak Drive. You get waterviews from most lots on F street, Bay Drive, N street, Point Circle and White Oak Drive. The bayfront lots on Bay Drive are truly breathtaking, where you can catch sunrises AND sunsets!
Delaware beach communities without any ground rent – “fee simple” In these communities you own the land and there’s no ground rent:
Pines at Long Neck
Riverview Oak Orchard
Angola Neck Park
John Burton Manor
Milton, downtown area
Waples Pond Acres
These Delaware beach communities have ground rent – these communities have a monthly leased land fee in addition to your mortgage:
Rehoboth Bay MHP
Sea Air Village
White House Beach
Love Creek Park