Milton has always been an industrial center. Located where the Broadkill River penetrated deeply into an area rich in agriculture and timber, the town was known early on for its ship building industry. Successors to the original granaries continue to do business in the southside industrial area, along with a trucking company, a lumber company and a sign company. These have been joined by a successful plastics company that relocated to Milton from Long Island. All in all, it is estimated that there are some 550 jobs of all kinds in Milton.

The historic Town Center remains the civic center, and has welcomed new office and commercial uses suited to its central location, pedestrian scale and historic ambiance. These include antique, gift and specialty stores oriented to bayshore visitors and professional or service uses such as an investment counseling office on Federal Street. Just as Milton´s commercial land use patterns were once shaped by shipping on the Broadkill, and later by railroading on the Queen Anne´s Railway, today they are being influenced by the area´s arterial roadways, and by new division of labor between the historic Town Center and more highway-oriented uses along Route 16. 

For more information on Milton history and all that this wonderful town has to offer, visit the website at


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Bathrooms: 2
MLS Number: 700694

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