Middletown, Delaware is part of the “MOT” community (Middletown, Odessa, Townsend), which sits in the southern half of New Castle County, just below the C&D Canal. Once a sleepy area dominated by farmland and open spaces, Middletown has experienced exponential growth over the last few decades. The Middletown you see today is a bustling town with a vibrant main street, excellent restaurants, and one of the highest ranked school districts in the state (the Appoquinimink School District).
Tasteful new subdivisions of single-family homes, semi-detached homes, and townhomes with colonial architecture are now spread out across the countryside. Yet despite the growth, Middletown has managed to hang on to it’s “small town” feel. You’re never more than a 5 to 10 minute drive from suburban conveniences or sprawling farmlands. Middletown, Delaware truly is the best of both worlds!
As for getting around, with the completion of the Route 301 bypass connecting the western parts of MOT to Route 1 in the east, commuting from the MOT area to the rest of Delaware and beyond is a breeze. Heading north, you can get from the center of Middletown to Newark or Wilmington in 20 to 30 minutes, and to the Philadelphia Airport and downtown Philadelphia in 45 minutes to an hour. If you head south, you can be in Dover in 30 minutes, and all the way to the Delaware beaches in under an hour and a half (all depending on traffic of course!).
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