23606 Thomas Paine Drive, Millsboro, DE 19966-8222 $499,000

Beds/Baths: 2/2
Interior Sq. Ft: 1,674
Acreage: 0.26
Age:10 years
Ranch/Rambler, Bungalow, Coastal, Cottage
MLS#: DESU2040308
Subdivision: Independence


This modest sized, energy efficient home with one-level living is the one you've been seeking! Quick move-in available and sellers will pay the buyer's club membership initiation fee *and* the HOA capitalization fee; a total value of $6,000! Enjoy living in this popular 55+ community with luxurious club membership amenities near everything you need---the bays, golf, restaurants, services and more! Watch the sun rise while you enjoy coffee on your covered front porch, and then watch it set from your gorgeous patio while enjoying some wine with your guests (privacy hedge behind and view of nearby pond)! Sensible space with first floor living in this Schell Brothers "Osprey" floor plan with a genuine great-room concept , where all the living spaces are open to one another with no walls between (primary room, dining area, and kitchen) and access to the patio - great for entertaining! The back yard patio has a beautiful stone paver design, built-in grill, half-wall surround with built-in ambience lighting AND additional sliding glass doors from the owner's suite - plus a view of the nearby pond! Well maintained and thoughtfully appointed with features including vaulted family room, vaulted dining area, both with lots of natural light coming in from the back of the home, hardwood floors, 1st floor laundry located near the garage. The kitchen offers all LG brand stainless steel appliances including a 5-burner gas stove, French door inverter linear refrigerator, beautiful subway tile backsplash, under-cabinet lighting, center island with sink, dishwasher and breakfast bar built in, granite countertops, pantry, ample cabinetry and counter space! The owner's suite with private access to the patio, tray ceiling with ceiling fan, walk-in closet, tile/glass step-in shower, double bowl vanity with transom window above. There is 1 guest room and 2nd full bath at the front of the home PLUS a flex room (aka 'office') to use however you need! The 20 x 23 garage offers a crafting/work bench, man door plus epoxy-coated floor! AND there is a *large double-door storage closet* in the garage! Located in the 55+ club membership community of "Independence", with its award-winning clubhouse amenities including indoor/outdoor lap and aerobic pools, massage rooms, billiards, theatre, and SO much more! Convenient to bays, beaches, golf and stores! Stores/services-3 miles, Baywood Greens public golf course - 4 miles, Freedom Boat Club - 6 miles, Rehoboth Beach - 11, Lewes/Cape Henlopen State Park - 12. **Energy efficient home with a geothermal system for primary heating and cooling, solar panels (owned) which are set up for NET metering plus a private well on the property for irrigation needs without increasing your public water bill. The current owner's solar and geothermal utility costs are significantly less than other homes in Indy with annual out-of-pocket costs for propane around $600, around $1,200 for electricity, and another $500 for routine maintenance service. Also: whole-house water filtration system, tankless water heater. The garage floor offers an epoxy finished floor, a man-door to the side yard, and a double-door storage closet, and a coat closet as your enter the home from here and a 2nd one at the front of the home.) Fees explained: quarterly HOA dues of $688 + quarterly CLUB dues of $555 = COMBINED TOTAL OF $1243/QUARTER (....or....$414/month). Separate one-time, nonrefundable Independence Club INITIATION fee= $5,000 (seller will pay this). Property management collects a one-time 'transfer/processing fee' of $175.00 from buyer.
Geothermal and solar energies!!

Kitchen: 13 X 10 - Main
Family Room: 15 X 13 - Main
Dining Room: 11 X 11 - Main
Primary Bed: 13 X 13 - Main
Laundry: 6 X 6 - Main
Bedroom 2: 13 X 11 - Main
Full Bath: 8 X 5 - Main
Study: 10 X 10 - Main
Taxes: $1,261
Home Assoc: $688/Quarterly
Condo Assoc: No
Buyer Agency Comp*: 2.5 % Of Gross
Garage: Y
Basement: N
Pool: Yes - Community
School Dist: Cape Henlopen
*The listing broker's offer of compensation is made only to participants of BrightMLS


HOA: Yes; Amenities: Club House, Pool - Indoor, Pool - Outdoor, Retirement Community, Tennis Courts, Bar/Lounge, Common Grounds, Fitness Center, Party Room, Jog/Walk Path, Billiard Room; Fee Includes: Common Area Maintenance, Management, Recreation Facility, Snow Removal, Lawn Maintenance, Trash, Road Maintenance, Pool(s);

Heat Pump(s), Geo-thermal, Central A/C, Geothermal Cooling, HRV/ERV, Geothermal, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Public Water, Well Water, Public Sewer, 200+ Amp Service, Main Floor Laundry, Under Ground Utilities

Attached Garage, Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry, Other, Attached Garage Spaces #: 2;

Floor Plan - Open, Kitchen - Gourmet, Wood Floors, Carpet Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Dry Wall, Vaulted Ceilings, Vinyl Clad Windows, Sliding Glass Doors, Security System

Crawl Space Foundation, Asphalt Roof, Frame Exterior, Vinyl Siding, Patio(s), BBQ Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Indoor Pool, Lap/Exercise Pool,

Corner Lot, Corner Lot/Unit, Black Top Road

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Public Elementary (1 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Long Neck Elementary School Indian River School District K–5 Millsboro 3.39 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Millsboro (19966), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 28
  • Average salary of people in this community: $43,983

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 309
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.36
  • Households w/ Children: 44%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 10,205 (57.9%)
  • Rented: 2,106 (11.9%)
  • Vacant: 5,316 (30.2%)
  • Total: 17,627

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 29,324
Households: 12,311
Median Age: 51.50

Climate and Weather

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Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 4.2%
  • Some High School: 8.0%
  • High School Graduate: 37.0%
  • Some College: 18.9%
  • Associate Degree: 9.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 11.8%
  • Graduate Degree: 10.4%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $59,084

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • One Bedroom: $712
  • Two Bedroom: $960
  • Three Bedroom: $1,143
  • Four Bedroom: $1,208

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Listing Courtesy of: Active Adults Realty , (302) 424-1890

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23606 Thomas Paine Drive, Millsboro, DE 19966-8222

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