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Exploring Dover, Delaware

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January 27, 2022


With four of our communities spread across Dover, Delaware, it’s easy to see that we love building throughout the city. With city streets, coastal waters, and historic monuments all around, our team at Wilkinson Homes wanted to show you a deeper look into what makes Dover so special to us and why over 37,000 people call this place home.  

Small town—big city

The state of Delaware itself is known as “The First State” after being the first colony to ratify the Constitution in 1787—this means that Dover is filled with historic landmarks for you to explore. Take a tour of the Old State House that served as the state capital building from 1791 until 1933, explore the Woodburn and Hall House—the official residence of the Governor of Delaware since the state purchased it in 1965 or take a walk through the First State Heritage Park for a truly immersive experience.  

Turning slightly away from the historic offerings of the city, Dover truly has something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Of course, a trip to the beach is a must for those who are looking for an all-day adventure. For the art lovers in the family, Biggs Museum of American Art offers an exceptional photojournalism collection as well as incredible local and regional art pieces. If you are looking for something loud and exciting you’d enjoy, the Dover Downs Motor Speedway where you can catch a NASCAR race. Before leaving the speedway, you can go and test your luck at Bally’s Dover Casino Resort, which is adjacent to the racetrack. We can’t forget to mention the numerous wineries, breweries and restaurants spread throughout the city—you’ll always find the perfect place to spend the evening after a day filled with activity. 

Employment and education

As the second largest city in Delaware, Dover’s economy is made up of a variety of industries—drawing many working professionals to the area. With positions in health care, government, transportation, higher education and more available throughout the city, you’ll truly be able to find the perfect place for you. 

Keeping a focus on education is crucial to the area, with Delaware State University available for individuals seeking higher education. With private and public schools throughout the city for both primary and secondary education—students are encouraged to excel in academics at all levels. 

Our communities

While the city of Dover itself is an incredible place to live, the home you find and the community you live in play a huge role when it comes to deciding where to settle down—that’s where we come in. At Wilkinson Homes, we’ve perfected the art of creating high-quality homes to match with the incredible surrounding areas of Dover. 

With one opportunity left to build at Townsend Fields—it’s easy to see that our communities in Dover are selling quickly. Take a look through our new phase open in our established Quail’s Nest community, browse through the offerings that can be found at Forty Nine Pines, before they are all gone, and keep an eye out for more information on our upcoming 55+ community, Noble’s Pond.

If you’re ready for the opportunity to fully love where you live—Dover is the place for you. Give us a call at (610) 274-8283 or fill out our online form today. 


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