Dickinson Creek: Off Base Neighborhood/Subdivision

Review

"Rare wooded lots close to base"

Reviewed:

This neighborhood is still in the process of being built, however the second builder has been consistent in building about 10 new homes a year. With a total of only 60ish homes that will be built here it is one of the nicer smaller communities that will not have other communities surrounding it due to an Eagles nest that is protected in the wooded area that encircles the neighborhood.

While many families will point you towards the Ceaser Rodney school district we were told during our initial tours by the locals that Lake Forest was just as good and more family and child centered. We choiced into Lake Forest North and loved the school! Many of the neighborhood children go to the zoned school nearby Lake Forest East. However, most of our children's friends lived in Pine Hurst Village subdivision and went to Lake Forest North and we had teacher friends there that loved the administration and school to convince us to choice there.

There is a Facebook group for this community and we have organized annual clean up efforts with a potluck lunch afterwards, as well as, community potluck gatherings. Other fun initiatives have also been started during the holidays for Easter and Halloween as well. Our family had food allergies and neighbors were always thoughtful enough to have goodies set aside for our children during Halloween as well.

There are some older retired residents that love to give advice on lawn care so if you are ever in need of experienced advice they will gladly give it.

Love that this neighborhood has sidewalks in the front of the homes and while it is still being built up all the nature that wanders through there. Our kids love going to play on the rock piles and taking hikes through the undeveloped phase two or as we like to call it "our wilderness". :)

The second builder in this neighborhood has been pretty cookie cutter style homes for the ones they build and then sell. It would be nice if they changed it up a bit like the first builder.

I feel pretty safe in the neighborhood although there are some non-resident teenagers that tend to come through a few times a year and play annoying pranks. And there are ILC employees that sometimes come and sit back there during their lunch breaks to sit in their cars. This has declined as more homes are built.

Pros Cons
  1. Nice neighbors
  2. Quiet; Wooded lots surrounding the division are protected and will not be torn down.
  3. Close to base and the beaches
  4. Lots of military families to help out when a spouse is deployed
  1. Still being built -seasonal construction until phases are complete
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Price: $150-$250k

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Recommendations: Jonathan's Landing
  • Appearance: curbs, rural, suburban

Local Favorites

  • Restaurants: Frederica Pizza, Abbots Grill, Ruby Tuesday's
  • Shopping: We go to Milford Walmart or into Dover for more specialized trips

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 4 years
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Air Force, Enlisted
20-30 years old
Bronze medal 3 reviews

"Family oriented neighborhood"

Reviewed:

Family moved from base, immediately liked this neighborhood, invited in with open arms from all those that were currently living there, someone is always willing to lend a hand, being far away from family you would hope to live in a neighborhood like this and enjoy neighborhood holiday parties.

Pros Cons
  1. Peaceful and friendly
  2. Growing community
  1. No fence backyard
  2. Lack of gas station near by
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Price: $150-$250k

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Appearance: common areas maintained

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 2 years
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Air Force
20-30 years old
1 review

"Quiet, Friendly, Beautiful Neighborhood"

Reviewed:

We love living in this neighborhood! While it is about 15-20 mins south of base, it's in a rural area while still being very close to Dover as well as the beaches. The neighborhood has a good amount of military families and most of our neighbors are very friendly! It's a perfect place to raise our children.

Pros Cons
  1. Quiet
  2. Nice neighbors
  3. Building new houses regularly
  1. Lack of gas station nearby
  2. Neighbors outside of the development can be a nuisance
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Price: $150-$250k

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Appearance: well manicured with grass cut, rural

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 4 years
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Air Force
30-40 years old
Previously lived in: McGuire, NJ; Del Rio, Tx; Altus, ok; Olympia, Wa
Gold medal 32 reviews

"Sweet, developing neighborhood"

Reviewed:

We were a little concerned before we moved into this neighborhood because it was in a very early phase of development. From the day we moved in, the neighbors have been incredible. I can call on almost any of them, any time, for anything I need help with. There is a great range from singles, to young families, to empty nest older couples. Kids are always outside playing and almost every house has a dog that we love seeing. It's the kind of small, close knit neighborhood where you know everyone's names, including their pets. It is a safe neighborhood, but there has been some petty stuff such as people going through unlocked vehicles (sadly, this is common in a lot of neighborhoods). It is still only half built up at this point and at the moment there is no tot lot/park area. It is about 12 minutes south of the base which is a very easy drive and there is more than one route to get to the base. It's about a 15 minute drive to your nearest grocery store and Walmart, about 45 minutes to Rehoboth, and about an hour to Wilmington. We will be very sad when we leave this neighborhood.

Pros Cons
  1. Great Neighbors
  2. Nice Houses
  3. Wood surroundings
  4. Great location
  1. Underdeveloped
  2. No play area for kids
  3. Narrow streets
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Price: $150-$250k

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Appearance: curbs, suburban, parking issues

Local Favorites

  • Restaurants: Frederica Pizza House
  • Gym / Fitness: YMCA- Dover, DAFB Gym
  • Doctors: Bayhealth ER Milford

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 2 years
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 Jonathan's Landing Magnolia DE 6.3 mi
2 Bicentennial Village Dover DE 11.6 mi
3 Heatherfield Dover DE 11.9 mi
4 Heatherfield Dover DE 11.9 mi
5 Stoney Creek Dover DE 14.2 mi
6 Bay City Stevensville MD 46.1 mi
# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Lake Forest East Elementary School Frederica DE 19946 Public K-3 10 0.7 mi
2 Lake Forest Central Elementary School Felton DE 19943 Public 4-5 7 3.7 mi
3 Lake Forest North Elementary School Felton DE 19943 Public PK-3 10 4.6 mi
4 Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School Milford DE 19963 Public 1-5 9 6.5 mi
5 Frear (Allen) Elementary School Dover DE 19901 Public 1-5 8 6.9 mi
6 Star Hill Elementary School Dover DE 19901 Public 1-5 8 7.2 mi
7 Charlton (John S.) School Dover DE 19901 Public PK-12 NR 7.2 mi
8 Lake Forest South Elementary School Harrington DE 19952 Public K-3 7 7.2 mi
9 Milford ILC Milford DE 19963 Public PK-10, 12 NR 7.4 mi
10 Mispillion Elementary Milford DE 19963 Public 1-5 7 7.6 mi
11 Ross (Lulu M.) Elementary School Milford DE 19963 Public 1-5 7 7.6 mi
12 Stokes (Nellie Hughes) Elementary School Dover DE 19904 Public PK, 1-5 8 7.7 mi
13 Welch (Major George S.) Elementary School Dover DE 19901 Public K-5 10 8 mi
14 Simpson (W.B.) Elementary School Wyoming DE 19934 Public 1-5 8 8.8 mi
15 Kent Elementary Intensive Learning Center Wyoming DE 19934 Public K-5 NR 8.8 mi
16 Brown (W. Reily) Elementary School Dover DE 19904 Public PK, 1-5 3 9.3 mi
17 South Dover Elementary School Dover DE 19901 Public K-4 3 10.2 mi
18 East Dover Elementary School Dover DE 19901 Public PK-4 1 10.7 mi
19 Booker T. Washington Elementary School Dover DE 19904 Public K-4 8 11.2 mi
20 Kent County Community School Dover DE 19904 Public PK-12 NR 11.2 mi
21 William Henry Middle School Dover DE 19904 Public 5-6 4 11.3 mi
22 Fairview Elementary School Dover DE 19904 Public PK-5 4 12 mi
23 Towne Point Elementary School Dover DE 19901 Public K-4 4 12.3 mi
24 North Dover Elementary School Dover DE 19904 Public K-4 9 12.7 mi
25 Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center Greenwood DE 19950 Public PK-2 NR 14.8 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Milford Central Academy Milford DE 19963 Public 6-8 4 5.9 mi
2 Postlethwait (F. Niel) Middle School Rising Sun-Lebanon DE 19934 Public 6-8 8 6.8 mi
3 Charlton (John S.) School Dover DE 19901 Public PK-12 NR 7.2 mi
4 Chipman (W.T.) Middle School Harrington DE 19952 Public 6-8 7 7.3 mi
5 Milford ILC Milford DE 19963 Public PK-10, 12 NR 7.4 mi
6 Dover Air Force Base Middle School Dover DE 19901 Public 6-8 10 8 mi
7 Fifer (Fred) Middle School Camden DE 19934 Public 6-8 6 8.5 mi
8 Kent County Secondary Intensive Learning Center Dover DE 19904 Public 6-12 NR 11.2 mi
9 Kent County Community School Dover DE 19904 Public PK-12 NR 11.2 mi
10 Central Middle School Dover DE 19901 Public 7-8 3 11.3 mi
11 Mariner Middle School Milton DE 19968 Public 6-8 7 18.9 mi
12 Woodbridge Middle School Bridgeville DE 19933 Public 6-8 2 19.1 mi
13 Lockerman Middle School Denton MD 21629 Public 6-8 7 19.9 mi
14 Ennis (Howard T.) School Georgetown DE 19947 Public PK-12 NR 21.7 mi
15 Smyrna Middle School Smyrna DE 19977 Public 6-8 5 22 mi
16 Georgetown Middle School Georgetown DE 19947 Public 6-8 6 22.6 mi
17 Sudlersville Middle School Sudlersville MD 21668 Public 6-8 7 23.8 mi
18 Sussex Consortium Lewes DE 19958 Public PK-12 NR 24.1 mi
19 Colonel Richardson Middle School Federalsburg MD 21632 Public 6-8 7 25 mi
20 Seaford Middle School Seaford DE 19973 Public 5-8 2 25.4 mi
21 Downe Twp Elementary School Newport NJ 08345 Public PK-8 3 26.6 mi
22 Beacon Middle School Lewes DE 19958 Public 6-8 10 26.9 mi
23 Myron L. Powell Elementary School Cedarville NJ 08311 Public PK-8 5 27.8 mi
24 Morris Goodwin Elementary School Greenwich NJ 08323 Public K-8 7 28.4 mi
25 Port Norris Elementary School Port Norris NJ 08349 Public 6-8 2 29.5 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Lake Forest High School Felton DE 19943 Public 9-12 6 3.7 mi
2 POLYTECH High School Woodside DE 19980 Public 9-12 8 5.8 mi
3 Milford Senior High School Milford DE 19963 Public 9-12 4 5.9 mi
4 Charlton (John S.) School Dover DE 19901 Public PK-12 NR 7.2 mi
5 Milford ILC Milford DE 19963 Public PK-10, 12 NR 7.4 mi
6 Caesar Rodney High School Camden DE 19934 Public 9-12 6 8.4 mi
7 Kent County Secondary Intensive Learning Center Dover DE 19904 Public 6-12 NR 11.2 mi
8 Kent County Community School Dover DE 19904 Public PK-12 NR 11.2 mi
9 Dover High School Dover DE 19904 Public 9-12 5 12.3 mi
10 Woodbridge High School Greenwood DE 19950 Public 9-12 2 16.7 mi
11 North Caroline High School Ridgely MD 21660 Public 9-12 7 20.2 mi
12 Caroline Career & Technology Center Ridgely MD 21660 Public 9-12 NR 20.2 mi
13 Ennis (Howard T.) School Georgetown DE 19947 Public PK-12 NR 21.7 mi
14 Smyrna High School Smyrna DE 19977 Public 9-12 5 21.8 mi
15 Sussex Consortium Lewes DE 19958 Public PK-12 NR 24.1 mi
16 Sussex Technical High School Georgetown DE 19947 Public 9-12 10 24.9 mi
17 Cape Henlopen High School Lewes DE 19958 Public 9-12 7 25 mi
18 Colonel Richardson High School Federalsburg MD 21632 Public 9-12 7 25.1 mi
19 Seaford Senior High School Seaford DE 19973 Public 9-12 2 25.2 mi
20 Sussex Central High School Georgetown DE 19947 Public 9-12 4 27.1 mi
21 Cumberland Campus Bridgeton NJ 08302 Public PK-12 NR 29.8 mi
22 Queen Anne's County High School Centreville MD 21617 Public 9-12 5 30.5 mi
23 Lower Cape May Reg High School Cape May NJ 08204 Public 9-12 3 31.2 mi
24 Laurel Senior High School Laurel DE 19956 Public 9-12 3 31.9 mi
25 Southwoods State Prison Bridgeton NJ 08302 Public 11-12 NR 31.9 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Integrity Christian School Felton DE 19943 Private 4-11 NR 5 mi
2 St. Thomas More Preparatory Magnolia DE 19962 Private 9-12 NR 5.6 mi
3 Milford Christian School Milford DE 19963 Private PK-12 NR 7.1 mi
4 Central De Christian Academy Dover DE 19901 Private PK-8 NR 7.1 mi
5 Home Learning Center Camden DE 19934 Private 1-2, 4-5, 8, 10-11 NR 7.1 mi
6 The Learning Compass Dover DE 19901 Private K-12 NR 7.6 mi
7 Calvary Christian Academy Dover DE 19901 Private PK-12 NR 8 mi
8 The Kinder Academy Camden DE 19934 Private PK-1, 3-5 NR 8.3 mi
9 Capitol Baptist School Dover DE 19904 Private PK-12 NR 9.6 mi
10 Southern Meadow School Kent County DE 19934 Private 1-8 NR 9.7 mi
11 Christian Tabernacle Academy Lincoln DE 19960 Private PK-12 NR 10.1 mi
12 Holy Cross School Dover DE 19901 Private PK-8 NR 10.4 mi
13 Coopers Corner School Kent County DE 19934 Private 3-8 NR 10.5 mi
14 George Washington University Online High School Dover DE 19901 Private 9-12 NR 10.9 mi
15 K12 International Academy Dover DE 19901 Private K-12 NR 10.9 mi
16 The Keystone School Dover DE 19901 Private 6-12 NR 10.9 mi
17 Kingdom Christian Academy Dover DE 19903 Private PK-8 NR 10.9 mi
18 Apple Grove School Dover DE 19904 Private 1-8 NR 11.1 mi
19 Small Wonders Montessori LLC Dover DE 19904 Private PK-K, 2-4, 6 & ungra NR 11.1 mi
20 Rose Valley School Dover DE 19904 Private 1-8 NR 11.4 mi
21 Faith Elementary and Middle School Dover DE 19904 Private PK-6 NR 11.4 mi
22 St. John's Lutheran School Dover DE 19904 Private PK-8 NR 12 mi
23 St John's Lutheran School Dover DE 19904 Private PK-8 NR 12 mi
24 Geneva Academy Lincoln DE 19960 Private K-12 NR 12.5 mi
25 West Center School Hartly DE 19953 Private 2-8 NR 13 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Positive Outcomes Charter School Camden DE 19934 Charter 7-12 2 7.8 mi
2 Academy Of Dover Charter School Dover DE 19904 Charter K-5 3 11.4 mi
3 Campus Community School Dover DE 19904 Charter K-8 5 11.5 mi
4 Early College High School at Delaware State University Dover DE 19901 Charter 9 NR 13.7 mi
5 First State Military Academy Clayton DE 19938 Charter n/a NR 21.6 mi
6 Providence Creek Academy Charter School Clayton DE 19938 Charter K-8 5 21.7 mi
7 Sussex Academy Georgetown DE 19947 Charter 6-10 10 22 mi
8 MOT Charter School Middletown DE 19709 Charter K-9 9 32 mi
9 Millville Public Charter School Millville NJ 08332 Charter K-4 4 37 mi
10 Vineland Public Charter School Vineland NJ 08360 Charter K-8 & ungraded 8 39.6 mi
11 COMPASS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Vineland NJ 08361 Charter K-2 NR 42.8 mi
12 Family Foundations Academy New Castle DE 19720 Charter K-8 5 45.9 mi
13 Reach Academy for Girls New Castle DE 19720 Charter K-8 1 46.8 mi
14 Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security New Castle DE 19720 Charter 9-12 3 47.5 mi
15 Newark Charter School Newark DE 19711 Charter K-10 10 48.1 mi
16 Las Americas ASPIRA Academy Newark DE 19711 Charter K-8 7 48.7 mi
17 Delaware Military Academy Wilmington DE 19804 Charter 9-12 9 49.9 mi
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Base Distance
Dover AFB 8.3 mi.
Coast Guard Cape May 32.6 mi.
Aberdeen Proving Ground 47.3 mi.
# Address Type City State Bedrooms Bathrooms Distance
1 298 Merganser Dr For Sale Magnolia DE 4 3 2.9 mi
# Approved Name State Affiliation Category Cities Bases Specialties
1 MTA Approved Stephanie Beck
Keller Williams Central Delaware
DE Military Spouse Dover AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent
2 MTA Approved Mary Santo
Century 21
DE Civilian Real Estate Agents/ Broker Bear, Clayton, Dover, Farmington, Felton, Harrington, Highland Acres, Leipsic, Long Neck, Magnolia, DE Dover AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent
3 MTA Approved Nick Barkins
Olson Realty
DE Dover AFB
4 MTA Approved Michelle McGriffin
Keller Williams
DE Former Military Spouse Dover AFB
5 MTA Approved Dana Bendel
Weichert Realty
DE Military Spouse Dover AFB
6 Dana Hess
Keller Williams
DE Dover AFB
7 MTA Approved Sandi Unkrur
The Moving Experience
DE Military Spouse Dover AFB
8 MTA Approved Debbie Oberdorf
Century 21
DE Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Dover, Magnolia, Camden, Wyoming, Felton, Frederica, Harrington, Viola, Hartly, Milford, Smyrna, Bridgeville, Houston, Clayton, Kenton, Marydel, Milton, Lewes Dover AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
9 John Welcome
Welcome Home Realty
DE Dover AFB
10 Tiffany King
Keller Williams
DE Dover AFB
11 Kimberly Rivera
Keller Williams
DE Dover AFB
12 Gary Stewart
Olson Realty
DE Dover AFB
Military By Owner
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