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Lewes

Lewes is known as the ‘The First Town in the First State’.  It was founded by the Dutch in 1631 and incorporated in 1883.  In 2006, Lewes was selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations,” and was named a “Preserve America Community" by former first lady Laura Bush.  Its history is rich and is on display in the Zwaanendael Museum.   Lewes’s population is 2,803.

Why Live Here

Lewes has a lovely mix of historic homes, new construction and established neighborhoods.  Whatever type of home or community you prefer, Lewes will not dissappoint.  Living in Lewes means dining, shopping, medical services and work are nearby.  Live here, work here and play here!

Why Vacation Here

Loaded with quaint shops and delicious restaurants, Lewes is one of our favorite places on earth!   Within a half-square mile you will find the Historic district, museums, many Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, fine restaurants, and a variety of fine shops. 

The town is situated where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet at Cape Henlopen.  The beauty of Cape Henlopen State Park cannot be rivaled!  In this preserved land you find miles of beautiful beaches, nature trails and bird sanctuaries.


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Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach was incorporated in 1873 to create a seaside resort.  By 1878, a railroad was extended to bring even more visitors and businesses to the town.

Why Live Here

Despite the growth and maturing, the residential and commercial areas have retained the friendly charm and ambiance that reflect Rehoboth Beach's historic past.

Why Vacation Here

Rehoboth Beach, known as "The Nation's Summer Capital" boasts a mile-long boardwalk that is home to iconic landmarks such as Dolle's, Funland, and the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Vacationers travel here from all over the United States to sit in the sand, soak up the sun, splash in the Atlantic Ocean, and dine in the dozens of restuarants!


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Seaford

Founded in 1726 and incorporated in 1865, Seaford was originally an agricultural center.  Once the home of DuPont Company's first nylon plan, Seaford boasted the title "The Nylon Capital of the World".  Governon William Ross Plantation is at the northern boundary of Seaford.  The Itialian Reniassance mansian serves as Seaford's welcome center.

Why Live Here

Small town charm, affordability, proximity to major area attractions are all reasons we love living in Seaford!  Far enough from the beach to avoid heavy traffic, yet close enough for a quick trip!  Seaford is the largest city within Sussex County and was voted the 28th Best Small Town in America (The 100 Best Small Towns in America. New York: Prentice Hall.)  Seaford is home to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the Seaford School District, which services children in Seaford, Blades, Concord, Middleford, and Woodland. The district contains four elementary schools, one middle school and Seaford Senior High School.


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Milford

Milford was founded in 1680, incorporated in 1807 and straddles Sussex and Kent Counties.  Originally, the town was a plot of land granted to the Duke of York for producing lumber for England.  It was named "Saw Mill Range".  The Missipillion River Walk, a greenway space for preserving the waterfront, is in the heart of Milford.

Why Live Here

It's a win-win-win!  Milford offers affordable living, quality health care services and schools, fine dining options as well as easy travel.  Why not live in Milford?  Highway One provides simple access to both Southern and Northern Delaware.


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Milton

Nestled on the banks of the Broadkill River, Milton oozes small-town charm. Once a busy inland port featuring shipyards, granaries and a railroad, Milton is now best known as the home of Dogfish Head Brewery and its attractive, quaint downtown that’s surrounded by Victorian, Colonial and Federal-style homes.

Why Live Here

Truth be told, not many places like Milton exist anymore. Step back into a time where every Wednesday evening in the summer you can find the whole town out for free concerts in Milton Memorial Park. Don’t be surprised to spot kids fishing along the road at Wagamons Pond. Even the town’s boat launch is a pleasant sight, with small vessels, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards set to take off and wind their way down the river to its mouth on Delaware Bay.

Milton also has a thriving arts scene thanks to the treasured Milton Theatre and events throughout the year. Local favorite restaurants such as Irish Eyes, Suburban Farmhouse, The Backyard and Tequila Real are sure to please, and don’t forget about Kings Ice Cream on Union Street – the oldest commercial building in Sussex County.


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Millsboro

From the Long Neck peninsula to the town itself, Millsboro takes full advantage of its abundant water access to Indian River and Rehoboth Bays. People are starting to take notice, as Millsboro is now the fastest-growing town in Sussex County.

Why Live Here

Residents of Millsboro know that taking a boat to a sandbar at low tide far outweighs the traffic of the beach, and the quietness of the bays feeds into the laid-back feel of the area. In the evening, boat, drive or golf-cart over to Paradise Grill for the atmosphere, music, dining and desserts right on the water.

Golfers flock to Baywood for a leisurely round and cap off the match at The Clubhouse, featuring coastal cuisine overlooking stunning summer views.

However, Millsboro is also the place to go for big box groceries at BJs. As the only location in the area, BJs draws visitors from as far away as Greenwood, Ellendale and Milton. Further east in Millsboro, you’ll find Giant, Harris Teeter, restaurants, seafood shacks and more, all seeming a world away from the traffic of Route 1.


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Bridgeville

Bridgeville is the oldest community in the western part of Sussex County. For many out-of-state visitors traveling 404, it’s the signifier that they’re now getting close to the beach.

Why Live Here

Bridgeville still retains its country charm, with annual festivals the whole family can enjoy, like the fall favorite Apple Scrapple Outdoor Festival and World Championship Punkin Chunkin. The town vibe is relaxed and friendly, with people who appreciate the quietness or rural living.

Bridgeville also isn’t short on history. The Bridgeville Historic District include 166 buildings and 70 structures, as Bridgeville continues to be the center of agricultural commerce in Sussex County.


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Dewey Beach

One thing’s for certain, Dewey Beach is not a town that goes to bed early.

Why Live Here

At only a few blocks wide, Dewey Beach packs a ton of excitement between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay. Dewey is synonymous with live music, whether you’re catching local and national artists at Bottle & Cork, The Starboard, Rusty Rudder or Northbeach. Restaurants and bars line Coastal Highway, and you’re always only a block or two from the water.

While much of the town caters to the adult crowd, kids and families aren’t forgotten, with beach bonfires every Wednesday and family movie nights right by the water throughout the summer.


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Bethany Beach

As far as beach towns go, Bethany Beach is the definition of “lower slower,” and that’s a good thing! Quiet Bethany has it all, without the crowds of its northern counterparts.

Why Live Here

Don’t be mistaken, quiet doesn’t mean boring in Bethany Beach. Residents enjoy some of the best restaurants in the area, including Bluecoast, Off the Hook, Bethany Oyster House and Misaki. There’s easy beach access either in town or at Delaware Seashore State Park. You’ll even spot some surfers, especially by the Indian River Inlet.

As the town extends along the bottom of Indian River Bay, you’ll find plenty of shopping options, water sport opportunities and family activities like Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf and banana boat rides.

With its relaxing atmosphere, living in Bethany Beach can really feel like a vacation that lasts all year long.


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Georgetown

As the seat of the county government, Georgetown has always had a presence in the area. But with beach towns getting more crowded, Georgetown is really starting to grow.

Why Live Here

The town center is The Circle, anchored by the historic Brick Hotel and its on-site restaurant, The Counting House. With locally sourced ingredients, you’ll get to taste the entire region. Arena’s at the Airport is a favorite sandwich spot, and more restaurants and stores continue to help grow the area, like JD Shuckers, Bella Capri and the Walmart Supercenter.

Georgetown is also known for Sports on the Beach. This sports complex draws hundreds of thousands of recreational athletes annually and features 16 fully lighted baseball fields with dugouts and bleachers, a seasonal pool, fishing ponds, playgrounds, concessions and a brand new Indoor Academy building.

Additionally, Georgetown is only 15 miles from the beach, a quick commute if you want to let the daytime crowds die down for some quiet time in the evening.


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Greenwood

Greenwood is a cute little town established in 1858 as a stop along the Delaware railroad. Today, its friendly, tight-knit locals uphold its country charm.

Why Live Here

If you like the feel that country living provides but still want to be part of a community, Greenwood is a great option.

For new residents, Amity Coffee Roasters and Café is sure to become a go-to destination, with its fresh coffee and made-from-scratch baked goods. Authentic Italian can be found at Café Tamburelli’s, along with some of the best cannoli in Delaware. And don’t forget Emma’s Family Restaurant, Greenwood Chicken Barbeque and Stargate Pizza.

The new library has quickly become a gathering place and pillar in the community, and a wonderful place to get acquainted with your new neighbors. If you want to slow the pace of life down, Greenwood is definitely worth your attention.


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Laurel

From the original Nanticoke Indians, to the American revolution, to the birth of the State and our present time, the banks of Broad Creek have long been an attractive destination to call home.

Why Live Here

Laurel is one of Sussex County’s bigger towns with beautiful old homes and a strong Pennsylvania Dutch presence for all to enjoy. You’ll find that evident with local favorites like the Dutch Inn Restaurant for breakfast, Dutch County Heirloom Furniture, and of course, the Dutch County Market for its deli and baked goods.

Other local favorites include the Smash N’ Dash Burgery, RNR Grill N Bar, Laurel Coffee Shop and Abbott’s on Broad Creek, with its outdoor deck overlooking the creek. Speaking of the water, bring your boat, kayak, canoe or paddleboard (plus fishing pole) and explore the wetland forest in Trap Pond State Park. Laurel gives you all the amenities and conveniences of town with easy access to the outdoors.


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Lincoln

Lincoln is a small, unincorporated community right between Milford and Ellendale. For people who don’t want to be in town limits but still want to be close to shopping, dining and entertainment, Lincoln is a wise choice.

Why Live Here

Lincoln is perfect if you want good neighbors but not a lot of them. The residential area is quite small, and locals prefer it this way. From your home, you can stroll to the Little Lincoln Store for quick groceries and an awesome sub sandwich. And just a block away you’ll find the Lincoln Community Center, the central hub for town events, parties and gatherings.

The center of Milford and the Mispillion Riverwalk are just minutes away, as are major grocers, lots of dining and entertainment options. Then, it’s just a quick drive home back to little independent Lincoln.


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Ellendale

While Ellendale is another small Delaware town, its friendliness looms large. Located along Route 16, it’s only seven miles from both Milford and Milton.

Why Live Here

The hospitality of Ellendale is on full display in two of its anchored attractions – the Ellendale Trading Company and the Southern Grille. The Trading Company is the go-to place for antiques, furniture, baskets, collectables and holiday décor.

The Southern Grill is there to fill your stomach with southern comfort food. Packed almost every evening and definitely right after Sunday church, you won’t want to miss dining with other locals over their famous chicken and dumplings, prime rib, seafood, candied yams and the large variety of daily desserts.