Best Places to Live in Dover, Delaware

Delaware's state capital region of Dover offers several advantages for people moving to the First State, or for those relocating within the state from another town or city.

Located in the center of Delaware, Dover features the state's seat of government and boasts a downtown historic district and plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

It's also where both Route 13 and Route 1 converge, providing easy transportation to Rehoboth Beach and the rest of the Delaware beaches to the south and Delaware's largest city of Wilmington, as well as Philadelphia, to the north.

There's always a nice selection of Delaware homes for sale in the Dover area, as well as some great communities and subdivisions to call home.

Delaware real estate is alive and well in Dover, Delaware. Here are five of our favorite communities in the capital of the First State.


Resting just a few minutes from downtown Dover, the established Mayfair community features single-family homes that are comparatively affordable. The community is conveniently located close to most of what Delaware's capital city has to offer.

This community was originally constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, so you'll find a lot of traditional homes here, as well as sidewalks, mature trees and more.

Mayfair is one of those great communities where neighbors get to know each other, children can ride their bikes and impromptu conversations take place while walking the dog or cutting the grass.

Downtown Dover is just a short drive or bike ride away, which means plenty of tax-free shopping and dining options for the entire family.

Learn more about the Mayfair community here.

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Moores Meadows

Moores Meadows is one of the more popular residential subdivisions in Dover, Delaware, and is located near much of what the city has to offer in terms of dining, shopping and entertainment.

Also conveniently located near both Delaware Route 1 and Delaware Route 13, Moores Meadows is a great place to call home in the Dover area.

The community is not far from the Dover Mall, Dover Downs, Bayhealth Hospital and much more, with Dover Air Force Base being about 10 miles away. Tip: If you're a military family looking to relocate to Dover, browse off-base housing near Dover AFB and connect with our Delaware military real estate agents near Dover AFB.

Moores Meadows consists of single-family homes that are competitively priced for the local market. The community features an active homeowners association with affordable dues of just a few dollars a month.

Learn much more about Moore Meadows here.

Quails Nest

This new community in Dover, Delaware, features one and two-story single-family homes on larger than average homesites in the state capital region.

Quails Nest features plenty of open space and is a great example of Delaware real estate. The community is conveniently located near two of the state's major north-south highways, providing easy access to the Delaware beaches, the city of Wilmington and much more.

Great restaurants, shopping malls and even the fun and excitement of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino are all located near the entrance of Quails Nest in Dover.

Learn much more about the Quails Nest community here.

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Champions Club

This residential community is located in Delaware's state capital region in the town of Magnolia, just south of the city of Dover.

Champions Club is a 55-and-over community that rests on more than 100 acres just west of Delaware Route 1, making it a perfect place for exploring the Delaware beaches and all other areas of the First State.

The Champions Club is teeming with great amenities for residents, including a community clubhouse, a heated outdoor swimming pool, walking trails, an on-site gym, tennis courts and much more.

Learn much more about the Champions Club by calling the Oldfather Group at 302-260-2000 and speaking to a member of Delaware's number one real estate sales team.

Verona Woods

Verona Woods is a new residential community in Dover, Delaware, that's being constructed by Ryan Homes.

Featuring single-family homes on oversized lots, the community will revolve around a 2,500-square-foot clubhouse and is conveniently located in Delaware's state capital region.

Enjoy casino action at nearby Dover Downs, take in some of the First State's finest restaurants or visit Dover Mall or any of the other great shopping destinations the city has to offer.

Verona Woods is a great place to call home in Dover, Delaware. Learn more about this new home community by calling the Oldfather Group at 302-260-2000.

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