Dover

The largest city in the state by area, Dover has never totally lost its small-town heart. Loockerman Street still beats, thanks to places like 33 West Ale House and Grill, Bel Boutique and The Schwartz Center for the Arts, though a lot of the shopping-dining-entertainment action happens out on U.S. 13, at Dover Mall and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, a main street within itself. Also downtown, the Delaware State Visitor Center, and the Biggs Museum of American Art boost the history and culture factor. The mix of Victorian and Queen Anne styles makes for beautiful historic housing in Dover’s original core. The central location means easy access to upstate attractions and the beaches.
School District: Caesar Rodney
Taxes: 2.0530
Median home cost: $135,200
Commute: 24
Safety: 7-7
Arts and culture: 4
Shopping and dining: 3
Nightlife: 1

School District: Capital
2.6840
Median home cost: $135,200
Commute: 24
Safety: 7-7
Arts and culture: 4
Shopping and dining: 3
Nightlife: 1

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  • J. Gordan - Known Unknowns

    2014.04.04

    A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

  • Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure

    2014.01.25

    Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a...

  • Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser

    2014.03.08

    Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who...

  • “Blessed are the Peacemakers”: Violet Oakley’s The Angel of Victory (1941)

    2014.02.08

    Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of...

  • Frogs: Nature's Messenger

    2014.01.17

    Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of...

  • 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...

  • DCM $2 Night

    2014.04.16

    Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per visitor.  At 6 p.m., join us for "Science about the Stories" as we read...

  • MAKE & TAKE: Flowering Spring Baskets

    2014.04.16

    Create a beautiful spring basket with flowering plants that you can later transplant to your own garden. Floral artist Brenda Tunis will lead...

  • George Martz Solo Show

    2014.04.04

    Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

  • Magnum Opus: The Alchemical Process in Art

    2014.03.08

    Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

  • Nature's Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art - Art Loop Opening

    2014.03.07

    Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design...

  • J. Gordon

    2014.04.04

    The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

  • Faces of the Collection


    2014.02.12

    A multicultural exploration of the human face.

  • Camelot

    2014.03.21

    The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

  • Anything Goes

    2014.03.29

    Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like...

  • Continuing Education Exhibit

    2014.04.05

    The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

  • 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...

  • A Date with Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars

    2014.01.25

    Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the...

  • FreshPAINT: African-American art at UD

    2014.02.12

    Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.


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