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    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Boardwalk during the Holidays.


    Welcome to Bon Ayre.The good life awaits you in Smyrna, Delaware.


    Bombay Hook National Wildlife Preserve, Smyrna, Delaware.


    Garrison’s Lake Public Golf Course, Smyrna, Delaware.

Welcome to Bon Ayre!

Bon Ayre is located in the peaceful town of Smyrna, Delaware, which was recently ranked 31st overall in 100 Best Small Towns in America. Set amidst a tranquil setting with over 200 years of history, Smyrna is is central to the places and events that helped shaped a nation and the proud heritage of The First State.

Explore the many wonderful aspects of our community, and read the testimonials of our residents. Add the benefits of a Land Lease Community in Delaware, and you will find that Bon Ayre is your perfect retirement destination!

Explore nature

From beautiful Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, to Lums Pond State Park, to the breathtaking coast... Find out more...

Experience downtown Smyrna

Historic and quaint downtown Smyrna is set against a historic backdrop that reflects 200 years of architecture and enterprise... Find out more...

Embrace the lifestyle

Relaxing, peaceful, yet amidst historic and cultural opportunities like nowhere else. Living at Bon Ayre is living at its best... Find out more...

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In the middle of Delaware, Smyrna enjoys a moderate four-season climate tempered by closeness to the Delaware Bay and Delaware beaches, and offers the best of Delaware new homes. And with no state sales tax and no state tax on Social Security benefits, Delaware is one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees (according to the personal financial publication Kiplinger's).