Communities in West Dover offer the openness of country living with the convenience of city amenities like street lights and public utilities. This area also provides easy access to Bayhealth Hospital for medical personnel and patients. Route 1 is nearby, which leads north to Wilmington and south to the resort beaches.
Here, single family homes and custom townhomes combine affordability with high-quality construction and unique curb appeal. Some residences sit along the Maple Dale Country Club and Golf Course, which offers swimming, gourmet dining, and golf memberships. The 18-hole course is beautifully maintained and USGA championship rated, while the Olympic-sized pool is popular with the whole family. Facilities also include a wading pool, a playground set, volleyball/table tennis equipment, showers, and changing facilities.Another defining feature of this area is the Anne McClements Woods Track of the Fork Branch Nature Preserve. At 236 acres, this is the largest forested area in Dover and contains a wooded stream corridor, a stand of a 150-year-old American beech tree, and several rare plant species. Two West Dover communities, Baltray and Retreat, include homes that border the Preserve.