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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  • Co-op Farmers' Market

    2014.05.25

    Meet local farmers and choose from fresh-picked vegetables and fruits, feast on local artisan foods, listen to live music, buy locally-crafted...

  • 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...

  • Achievers Academy Golf Tournament 2014

    2014.08.25

    Achievers Academy Golf Tournament 2014 at the Brandywine Country Club  (www.brandywinecountryclub.net). Saturday, October  4,...

  • Footprints of Peace Celebration

    2014.09.21

    Philadelphia’s Sonia Sanchez, an internationally renowned poet and peace activist, lends her vision and hosts a joyful and transformative...

  • 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,...

  • Harry's Fall Bridal Show

    2014.09.21

    Everything you need for your perfect wedding!   Enjoy bridal fashions, fabulous door prizes, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages and...

  • Love Letters

    2014.09.17

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning two character play explores the bittersweet relationship between Andrew Makepeace Lad III and Melissa Gardner. Over...

  • From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends and Innovations, 1910-1940

    2014.09.01

    Calling all vintage fiends—what, did you think the LBD was invented yesterday? Learn all about your favorite closet staple. 

  • Historic Automobile Display

    2014.09.21

    Be there for all the buzz when electric cars are the main event at the Auburn Heights mansion in Yorklyn.

  • Inaugural Keep Moving Forward 5K Sexual Assault Awareness

    2014.09.21

    Time Registration noon. Race start 1 p.m. Fee $20 (until the Thursday before the race at noon) $25 after Benefits  UD Sexual...

  • 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.

  • Carillon Concert

    2014.09.21

    Do you hear the bells ringing? Stretch out in front of Longwood’s historic 62-bell carillon as Doug Gefvert of the Washington Memorial...

  • Bike to the Bay 2014

    2014.09.20

    Location Starts at DelTech Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover. Finishes at the Towers at Delaware Seashore State Park, 38036 Tower Road,...

  • American Idols

    2014.07.05

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

  • Chester County Restaurant Festival

    2014.09.21

    This downtown West Chester festival offers fare from the area’s best restaurants along with crafters and music. We suggest the North...

  • 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...

  • 35th Anniversary Show

    2014.09.05

    Fifty-nine artists show their chops with paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fused glass and more at this 35th anniversary celebration.

  • Delaware Mud Run

    2014.09.21

    Get sloppy at Delaware’s dirtiest 5K at Frightland in Middletown to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware.

  • 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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