Once considered a Delaware secret, Townsend has joined the residential boom with new neighborhoods like Dickerson Farms, Back Creek, the Estates of Commodore II, and Brick Mill Farms. Colonial architecture predominates on homesites that take advantage of rolling hills, fairway views, or open spaces. This southern quadrant of New Castle County harmonizes protected farmland and wildlife regions with a proliferation of new homes in a variety of communities that enjoy a short commute to metropolitan amenities on major highways. Newcomers will appreciate the centralized location in relationship to major shopping centers and cultural attractions located both north and south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The tree-lined neighborhoods and homes within the heart of town are filled with historic charm.