The testimonials below are just a peek into how the residents at Noble’s Pond love the homes, amenities and independent living services offered here – confirming its status as one of the most sought-after communities in Delaware for people aged 55 and over.
“The more you get involved, the more you participate in, the more friends you make, the more fun you have. It’s just a very friendly community.”Click for more
“The more you get involved, the more you participate in, the more friends you make, the more fun you have. It’s just a very friendly community.”
Carl & Becky Schultz, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"The homes in Noble’s Pond seem to be individualized and not cookie cutter and that’s one of the main things that attracted me to the area."Click for more
“The homes in Noble’s Pond seem to be individualized and not cookie cutter and that’s one of the main things that attracted me to the area.”
Debbie & Reggie V., Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"After our sons were grown, our once-busy lifestyle became a little too quiet for my wife, Mary, and me..."Click for more
“After our sons were grown, our once-busy lifestyle became a little too quiet for my wife, Mary, and me. We thrive on social interaction, so when a friend told us how much he was enjoying living in an active adult development, we decided to explore 55+ adult communities. We only visited two properties, because when we arrived at Noble’s Pond, we knew we had found our home. Right away, we were impressed by the large central clubhouse and the fact that the community employs a full-time social director. Now that we are residents, however, it’s the people who make the difference. Everyone we’ve met truly embraces the concept of friendliness. There’s always something fun and interesting going on and we are welcomed and encouraged to join in. In a short time, I feel like I’ve known our new neighbors all my life. Noble’s Pond is simply a very nice place to be.”
Fred & Mary Eccleston, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"We believe one of the keys to Noble’s Pond’s success is the community’s extraordinary Lifestyle..."Click for more
“We believe one of the keys to Noble’s Pond’s success is the community’s extraordinary Lifestyle Director, Colleen Ostafy. Not only does she make sure there’s always something fun happening in the community, but she also plans and manages tours and trips for residents. Recently, Colleen planned and accompanied a group of residents on an amazing trip to Alaska. As she does so beautifully, Colleen handled all of the details, and sprang into action to quickly iron out any glitches that almost always come up in group travel. For example, there were a couple of late flights and airline reservation issues, which Colleen took care of. She made sure we made our connecting flights and even accompanied one of the travelers to a medical facility very early one morning. Even as we all enjoyed this wonderful trip, Colleen remained alert and proactive to ensure the vacation was a wonderful experience for all of us. Colleen is an outstanding asset to Noble’s Pond!”
Carl & Becky Schultz, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"I will live here for the rest of my life, so getting it right was incredibly important"Click for more
“I will live here for the rest of my life, so getting it right was incredibly important, and getting it right was incredibly important and dependent upon the skills and the quality of the people that we were dealing with right from the very first day.” – Greg
"We had several criteria on our list when we decided to research 55+ communities and were delighted to find everything..."Click for more
“We had several criteria on our list when we decided to research 55+ communities and were delighted to find everything we wanted at Noble’s Pond. First, we were attracted to Delaware’s tax advantages. Our three adult sons and extended family members are in various cities, so access to I-95 was important to my husband, Geoff, and me. Of course, we wanted a friendly, active community with customizable homes. But our “must-have” list also included pickleball courts and friendly neighbors who enjoy the sport as much as we do. We were delighted to find everything we wanted and more at Noble’s Pond. Our beautiful new home backs up to the woods, with plenty of space for me to plant a container garden. We loved being able to customize our home. We expanded some of the rooms so that – for the first time – each of us has a room dedicated to our own interests. Geoff builds model ships and also enjoys model trains in his room, while I quilt and sew in mine. We also have plenty of space for overnight visits from our sons and grandchildren. As new residents, we are eager to start enjoying the activities and programs and are especially looking forward to joining some of the upcoming trips with our new neighbors.”
Abby & Geoff Eaton, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"When we decided to move from our New Jersey suburb to a 55+ community, we researched a number of options before..."Click for more
“When we decided to move from our New Jersey suburb to a 55+ community, we researched a number of options before we determined Delaware best fit our needs. We were drawn to the state’s tax advantages, lower cost of living and proximity to the shore, so we began exploring 55+ communities throughout the state. We were immediately attracted to Noble’s Pond because of its quality of homes, numerous activities for the residents, beautiful site and convenience to shopping, dining, recreation and medical facilities. We visited other properties, but couldn’t find anything that matched what Noble’s Pond offers. Rebecca and the team at Noble’s Pond were wonderful to work with. They really listened to us about what we wanted in our new home and helped us choose just the right options to make it happen. They made the home building process smooth and pleasant. We can’t say enough about how friendly the residents are, too. Even when we would visit to check on the progress of our home’s construction, neighbors would come by to introduce themselves. Within days of moving in, we were invited to a block party and were already making new friends. We are very happy with our decision. In our opinion, nothing else compares to Noble’s Pond.”
Steve & Regina Andrews, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"After years of living in an older home, and after our two daughters were grown and on their own, we decided to downsize..."Click for more
“After years of living in an older home, and after our two daughters were grown and on their own, we decided to downsize. Since we’re not yet retirement age, we had the luxury of time to look at a variety of home and lifestyle options and began researching communities online and in person on the weekends. We knew we wanted to stay relatively close to our daughters in New Jersey, and were aware of the tax benefits offered by the State of Delaware, which helped us narrow our focus to this area. A work acquaintance who lives at Noble’s Pond had raved about the community, so we drove over one day to take a look. We were very impressed with Noble’s Pond right away, and although we visited a number of other communities, we always came back to this one. We also attended several open houses at Noble’s Pond and began meeting some of the friendly residents and staff. Once we decided to move, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. They listened to what we wanted and even had ideas we hadn’t considered. We love our brand-new home, especially the rocking-chair front porch. We enjoy having our morning coffee on the porch as neighbors walk by and wave, and love the view of the woods from the back of our home. The swimming pool is gorgeous and there are lots of activities for the residents. We made sure our new home has bedrooms for family visits, especially since we will soon be first-time grandparents to twin boys.”
Mike & Lorie McKelvey, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"When it was time to downsize from our Princeton, NJ-area home, we focused our search on communities in nearby..."Click for more
“When it was time to downsize from our Princeton, NJ-area home, we focused our search on communities in nearby Delaware. We were aware of the state’s tax advantages and wanted to live relatively near our two grown sons, both of whom still live in New Jersey. In fact, we first learned about Noble’s Pond from our son’s in-laws who had already moved into the community. We looked at several 55+ developments, but found Noble’s Pond and its amenities, especially the clubhouse and pool, very appealing. A major deciding factor for us was that Noble’s Pond allows anyone over the age of 19 to live with the 55+ homeowners. One of our sons was considering moving with us, so that option was crucial. When we toured the Woodside model home, we felt like this model would meet our needs in terms of space and design. Rebecca provided us with a blueprint of the model with all of the custom features labeled and priced. This was a tremendous help to us as we tweaked the home plans to suit our taste and budget. Although we’ve only lived here since August, we have already gotten involved with a number of activities including aerobics, golf, Bible study, book club and the bowling league. It was a big decision to move away from New Jersey, but we’ve been very happy with our new home. We made sure there’s room for family to visit – especially the new grandchild we will welcome very soon!”
Jeff & Linda Forbes, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"We joke that we found Noble’s Pond by mistake. We are both from Bayonne, New Jersey, but moved to Delaware..."Click for more
We joke that we found Noble’s Pond by mistake. We are both from Bayonne, New Jersey, but moved to Delaware about 30 years ago after visiting friends. We liked the area so much, we moved here! We lived in a spacious home on a large lot, and really enjoyed it, but some health issues convinced us it was time to downsize and change our lifestyle. We were looking at other 55+ developments, but nothing really felt right. Then, while doing an online search, we stumbled across Noble’s Pond and decided to come see the place for ourselves. That was it. You could say it was love at first sight! Noble’s Pond has so much more to offer than other communities – there’s really no comparison. We picked the lot out first, because we wanted to be as close to the clubhouse as possible to take advantage of the facilities and all of the social activities. We chose The Harrington home model and were fortunate to be able to stay with our grown daughter, who lives here in Dover, while our new home was being built. The sales process was so easy and everyone here is just unbelievably friendly. It’s like we already knew everyone. Discovering Noble’s Pond was the best “mistake” we ever made.
Lori & Stanley (Stas’) Wyzga, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"When Barry and Ilana attended the Ideal Living Show on Long Island, they were looking for ideas..."Click for more
When Barry and Ilana attended the Ideal Living Show on Long Island, they were looking for ideas on simplifying their lives in preparation for downsizing “one day”. Little did they suspect that a chance encounter at the Show would start them down a road that would ultimately lead them to Noble’s Pond. The Levines met Noble’s Pond Lifestyle Director Colleen Ostafy at the Show, who told them all about life at Noble’s Pond, and invited them to come to Delaware and experience the Active Lifestyle Community for themselves.
Barry & Ilana Levine, Noble’s Pond Homeowners
"I’m about to make a cross-country journey from California to my new home at Noble’s Pond..."Click for more
I’m about to make a cross-country journey from California to my new home at Noble’s Pond, and I couldn’t be more excited. Although I’ve spent more than half of my life on the west coast, I grew up in Philadelphia and both of my grown sons and their families are on the east coast. When my husband passed away, I began the process of finding the perfect community for this stage of my life. I narrowed down my choices to Philadelphia and Dover, since that’s where my two sons live. I was already interested in Noble’s Pond because my son and daughter-in-law, David and Diane Rickards, already live here. It was wonderful to be able to stay with them and become familiar with all Noble’s Pond has to offer before I made the commitment to purchase a home here. And, while they were very encouraging, my sons and their wives knew I needed to make up my own mind in order to be completely certain Noble’s Pond was the right place for me.
Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming, waving as they walk or drive by. The team at Noble’s Pond was extremely helpful and made the sales process so easy. I purchased the Woodside model just one street over from my son and daughter-in-law. I’m especially looking forward to enjoying all of the social activities here and hope to teach a class on how to write your memoirs. I have done it myself and it’s a very rewarding experience. I’ll certainly be adding to mine, since I’m about to embark on this exciting new chapter of my life!
Anna Whittet-Pitts, Noble’s Pond Homeowner