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McKee Builders' 55+ in Delaware

If you are 55+ and tired of paying high New Jersey property taxes, tired of the maintenance of a big home and yard, and looking for an active lifestyle, we have a solution. Discover Delaware, specifically McKee Builders’ beautiful, active lifestyle, low maintenance and low tax community Spring Arbor in Middletown, Delaware.

Delaware offers low, low taxes. Delaware has extremely low property taxes, no state sales tax, no state tax on social security and reduced taxes on pension and retirement earnings. This is a huge difference from surrounding states. Living in Delaware allows you to be close to your family and friends, but also have more money in your pocket.

Delaware also offers a high quality of life. Spring Arbor is also ideally located providing homeowners easy access to just about everything. The community is close to the cultural areas of Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley as well as the University of Delaware with its collegiate sports. The community is also close to beaches, wildlife areas, fishing and boating lakes and bays, golf courses, and the historic towns of Odessa and Middletown; as well as shopping, restaurants, medical centers, and major roads including Route I-95, providing easy access to the Northeast Corridor. The community is conveniently located just 22 miles from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, great for homeowners with family in New Jersey or the Philadelphia area.

An added plus is that the community offers the convenience of having Kohl's, the largest Super Walmart on the East Coast, Happy Harry's and Walgreens stores; as well as the Christiana Health Care facility within walking distance. There is also a bus route that picks up and drops off passengers at the community entrance.

Spring Arbor was awarded “Best 55+ Community of the Year” last year by the Home Builders Association of Delaware. It is easy to see why. Unlike other 55+ communities, Spring Arbor’s community amenities are already up and running. The center of the active lifestyle found here is the luxurious clubhouse which features a heated outdoor pool and a large patio area, picnic pavilion, Great Room, crafts room, billiards and two card rooms, library and fitness center. Surrounding the clubhouse are bocce courts, putting green and a tot lot. A long list of community events, trips and clubs including aerobics, water exercise, bocce, horseshoes, canasta, Sit-N-Stitch and more round out the active lifestyle. A full listing of monthly activities can be found at Homebuyers will be pleased to know that the community is also pet-friendly with a doggy park to be built in the future.

And because the outdoor maintenance is taken care of, homeowners have more time to take advantage of all the area and the community offers.

Spring Arbor offers seven low-maintenance, single family homes with up to 2,000 square feet, convenient one floor living, two and three bedrooms, two baths, eat-in kitchen, family room, dining room, and one or two car garage. Pricing starts in the mid $200,000s. Seven designer-decorated single family and carriage home models are open for touring.

The community currently has several prime homesites that back up to open space, but these are selling quickly. Homebuyers are advised to visit soon for the best selection of homesites.

Spring Arbor also offers three carriage homes which feature open floorplans, single floor living, two bedrooms, two full baths, kitchen, dining room, great room, front porch, and one and two car garages with pricing starting in the lower $200,000s.

To build your own floorplan, McKee Builders’ website:, allows homebuyers to select a floorplan and personalize it to meet their needs. Add a screened porch to the floorplan, or a patio, sunroom, fireplace, loft, gourmet kitchen and more and print out the finished floorplan. This allows homebuyers to easily and clearly see the home they wish to build.

Homebuyers can also find out more information about Spring Arbor’s Energy Star homes. McKee Builders follows strict Energy Star guidelines to make every home more energy efficient. The end result is a home that is 30% more energy efficient, which translates to much lower energy costs for the homeowners every month over the life of their home.

Homebuyers who have a home to sell can take advantage of McKee Builders’ Smart Buyer resale contingency program that provides assistance when selling their current home. These benefits include:

• The ability to lock in the price of their new home, choose their new homesite, and take advantage of great incentives

• Professional guidance and updates throughout the listing, marketing and negotiation process from relocation specialists.

Homebuyers remain in full control of all major decisions throughout the Smart Buyer program. This month four homebuyers who took advantage of this program received offers on their homes and their homes are ready to be built.

To visit Spring Arbor from the North: head South on I-95 to exit 1A to merge onto DE-896 S/S College Avenue toward Middletown/US-301. Continue straight – 896 S/Summit Bridge Road becomes 301 S/Summit Bridge Road. Turn right onto Bunker Hill Road (at Bob Evans). Turn left onto Merrimac Avenue. Take the first right onto Spring Arbor Drive. Turn left onto Gazebo Lane. The sales office and decorated models are on the right.

The sales office and decorated models are open Sunday and Monday Noon to 5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 302-376-5577 or visit

Headquartered in Springfield, Pa., The McKee Group is a family business with a 60-year history of leadership in residential and commercial building. The company created its first 55+ community more than 35 years ago, and today is known as an innovator of active adult clubhouse communities.

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