Dewey Beach

Dewey can be a lonely place in winter, but come summer, it is the undisputed party capital of Delaware, a place known for live modern music at iconic places like The Bottle & Cork and The Rusty Rudder. Newish restaurants like Ivy, as well as the established Two Seas, elevate the dining scene in Dewey, which was once riddled with run-of-the-mill places for hoagies and steaks, chicken and fried seafood. If you’re buying, home styles range from the cottages of Rehoboth By The Sea to the north, to the modern houses of neighboring Indian Beach to the south (neither part of Dewey proper), with everything in between—townhouses, condos, old summer houses, etc. Buyer beware: Your neighbors could be a gang of group house renters who are in summertime party mode every weekend.
School District: Cape Henlopen
Taxes: 4.1031
Median home cost: $512,500
Commute: 26
Safety: 2-3
Arts and culture: 2
Shopping and dining: 4
Nightlife: 4

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  • Long's Park Labor Day Art & Craft Festival

    2014.08.29

    The Long's Park Labor Day Art & Craft Festival, August 29-31, features 200 artisans from 34 states and Ontario,Canada. Lovely Long's Park becomes...

  • Retro·active: Performance Art from 1964–1987

    2014.06.14

    Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance...

  • Hippo Haven Opens This Summer at Adventure Aquarium!

    2014.05.29

    This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new...

  • Forging Faith, Building Freedom

    2013.09.27

    Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September...

  • Blue Rocks Home Game

    2014.04.08

    Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and...

  • Kalmar Nyckel

    2014.05.22

    The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails,...

  • Lantern Tour of the Dover Green

    2014.08.29

    Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of...

  • Big Ball Marathon and Festival

    2014.08.29

    Batters up at the annual 24-hour softball marathon and fundraising festival. 

  • Multicultural Heritage Show

    2014.08.26

    The art reflects the artist when the Mispillion Art League asks artists to depict something of their background or family heritage.

  • Open Window

    2014.08.01

    Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

  • Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival 2014

    2014.08.25

    What’s the next biggest musical thang to come out of Delaware and beyond? Snag a front-row seat to watch the emerging genius and find...

  • Performance Now

    2014.08.01

    The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

  • Performance Now

    2014.08.01

    Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

  • Hot Summer Group Show

    2014.08.01

    This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

  • Costumes of Downton Abbey

    2014.04.01

    The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of...

  • Clear Space Summer Repertory

    2014.07.03

    Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

  • DCCA: A 35-Year History

    2014.08.01

    Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution...

  • Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield

    2014.08.23

    Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

  • American Idols

    2014.07.05

    John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

  • Bugs: Outside the Box

    2014.06.14

    A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy...


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