There are multiple reasons to buy Magnolia Custom Homes including the opportunity of living in a small “town”, availability of higher education, restaurants, shopping, museums, and a golf country club. Magnolia is located in Kent County, with a population of 233 as of 2012. Residing in Magnolia, one can drive approximately an hour to get to two major cities, Baltimore (63 miles), and Philadelphia (66 miles). The climate is comfortable with highs in the summer in the mid-80’s, and lows in the winter months in the mid-20’s. Children can attend elementary and middle school at McIlvaine Early Childhood Center School, and move on to High School at the Saint Thomas Moore Academy. Conveniently, those that move on to advanced degree program have just a nine mile drive to Delaware State University.
Restaurants are readily available in Dover, Delaware which is just a 13 minute drive from Magnolia; for instance, El Nopal Mexican Restaurant, Frederica Pizza and Pasta House, and the Reel Fresh Seafood Market and Crab House. At El Nopal, one can order delicious tamales wrapped in plantains while you wait. The best part is the affordable price, at just two dollars for tamales to go. Lunch options are numerous and again, the price is right at $4.99 per plate. Next, Frederica’s offers the best pizza pie in Delaware. They have been in business for 30 years, the quality and service is excellent. Submarine sandwiches and pasta options are offered if one has had their fill of pizza. The Reel Fresh Seafood Market and Crab House is a small establishment that offers good seafood. It is a quiet place one can take their family to, and enjoy a number of fresh fish choices.
The Dover Mall is convenient for Magnolia residents, and offers shopping options such as Best Buy, Bath and Body Works, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and a multitude of specialty stores. Museums in nearby Dover include the Air Mobility Command Museum, and Biggs Museum of American Art. On the Dover Air Force Base, the Air Mobility Command Museum outlines the history of aircraft. One will be able to view many different types of planes, and learn about the air refueling history. At the Biggs Museum, American art is displayed relating to historical and contemporary art topics. Finally, residing in a Magnolia Custom Home offers one an opportunity to improve upon their golf game. The Wild Quail Golf and Country Club is just a 10 minute drive away. The course is well maintained throughout the year, challenging regardless of your handicap, and a membership is well within one’s budget. If golfing is not your sport, the Wild Quail Country Club offers swimming, tennis, cards, dining, and has activities for your children.