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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  • Autumn Hayrides

    2014.10.10

    Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for...

  • Group Hayrides

    2014.10.10

    Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for...

  • Allan McLane: A Celebration

    2014.10.25

    Historical Symposium to highlight the life and military career of Revolutionary war hero Allan McLane.  Sponsored by the Sons of the...

  • Easter Seals Resource and Information Fair

    2014.10.25

    Easter Seals Disability Services is having a free Resource and Information Fair for the community. The fair this year will showcase assistive...

  • Family Photos

    2014.09.28

    Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in...

  • 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...

  • Is A Good Man/Woman Hard to Find?

    2014.10.25

    Zeta Phi Beta Inc., Theta Zeta Zeta Chapter presents   "Is A Good Man/Woman Hard to Find?"   What is the definition of a good man or...

  • Artfest

    2014.10.25

    The University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies will hold its annual Artfest celebration and workshop on Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1...

  • Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band Not-So-Spooky Halloween Hoot

    2014.10.25

    Funny, funky – and only a little bit frightening!  NYC’s family rockers Erin Lee and Philip Joseph from the Up Past Bedtime Band are bringing...

  • Autumn Leaf Special to Mt. Cuba

    2014.10.11

    Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to...

  • H2 Oh! Walking Tour

    2014.07.05

    Visitors discover the evolution of water power at Hagley from the water wheel to the steam engine and ways the DuPont Company harnessed the power...

  • Autumn Leaf Special to Hockessin

    2014.10.11

    Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On Saturdays & Sundays, we offer a 2½-hour...

  • Goodies and Goblins

    2014.10.25

    Trick or Treat in the Village and participate in a costume contest. $1 per person. Costume judging will be 5p-6p and the winners will be announced...

  • Hauntings in History Walking Tours in Old New Castle

    2014.10.17

    Hauntings in History Walking Tours Fridays & Saturdays, October 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. If you are brave enough to explore the...

  • Harvest Market

    2014.09.20

    From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Falling in Love with Art

    2014.09.30

    At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    2014.09.12

    The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the...


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