As we celebrate the birth of our nation this July, it’s a perfect time to take a closer look at Milton – one of the earliest Delaware towns – which has so much to offer!
While “The First Town in the First State,” designation goes to Lewes, Milton boasts its own, rich historic significance. The town now called Milton was settled by English colonists about 40 years after Lewes, in 1672. In 1807, it officially became “Milton,” for the poet John Milton.
Architectural history fans will certainly see the poetry of the city’s preserved Victorian and Colonial design. Especially through the 19th century, the Town of Milton thrived as a shipbuilding and button making hub along the banks of the Broadkill River. This industry enabled development and period style, which is still reflected in the heart of the Historic District; yet Milton retained a distinctly “small town” feel. Those industries waned through the years, but the heart and charm of the downtown remain. (Milton earned its designation on the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1982.)
Whether you are a Delaware Beach local or are looking to relocate to the area, a walk through Milton is definitely worth it! The historic charm of Kings Ice Cream meets modern industry of Dogfish Head’s craft brewery, among other great stops. Home prices may be quite a surprise, too. While inventory is still low throughout the area, The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group currently offers the following charming homes in the always-quaint Town of Milton:
419 Chestnut Street
206 Chestnut Street
312 Federal Street
For information on these or any other properties in the area, please contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at (888) 770-6664 or (302) 645-6664. Or visit us online at www.leeanngroup.com.