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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  • 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...

  • Boscov's Christmas In July

    2014.07.01

    Boscov's Christmas in July July 1 – 31, 2014 Please contribute to Boscov’s and The Food Bank of Delaware food drive now...

  • Come Celebrate Christmas in July with Adventure Aquarium!

    2014.07.26

    Take a break from the sweltering summer heat with Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas in July celebration! Head to the Ocean Realm to see Scuba...

  • 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...

  • Hagley Science Saturday: Tumbling Tower

    2014.07.26

    Experiment and innovate with our new series of family activities: Hagley Science Saturdays! Stop by the fourth Saturday of every month for a new...

  • 11th Annual Downtown Newark Food & Brew Festival

    2014.07.26

                Food and Brew Fest is all about celebrating the unique relationship between the culinary arts and the brewing sciences!...

  • Delaware State Fair

    2014.07.17

    Train, Zendaya, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and others take to the stage during the annual festivities in Harrington. 

  • Howard M. Smith Diamond State Masters Regatta

    2014.07.26

    One of the East Coast’s premier regattas is a two-day event on Noxontown Pond at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown. 

  • Historic Lewes Farmers Market

    2014.07.01

    This producer-only farmers market provides fresh, local foods every Saturday morning at the Lewes Historical Society complex.

  • Happy Hour

    2014.07.01

    Various artists show their happy with this month’s theme. 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 8th Run for Kids’ Health 5K

    2014.07.26

    Time  Registration 7:30 a.m., race start 8:30 a.m. Fee for ages 16 and above $20 (until the Thursday before the race at noon) $25 after and...

  • 13th North Beach College Day 5K

    2014.07.26

    Time  Registration 7 a.m., race start 8 a.m. Fee $20 (until the Thursday before the race at noon) $25 after and day of event

  • Always … Patsy Cline

    2014.07.12

    See the tribute to one of the greatest singers of her generation.

  • American Idols

    2014.07.05

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

  • Annual NAA Members Show

    2014.07.01

    Check out this juried, all-media show by Newark Arts Alliance members. 

  • ‘Annie’ at Longwood

    2014.07.24

    Those fun-lovin’ Brandywiners are at it again. As it has for more than 80 years, the group is working on its summer show. This year, the...

  • Clear Space Summer Repertory

    2014.07.03

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


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