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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Family Night on the River Taxi

    2014.06.10

    Enjoy a 45 minute taxi ride up the Christina, and after, receive a coupon to receive 10% off at Molly's Ice Cream and Deli.  $15 per family of...

  • 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,...

  • Breast Pumps, Milk Storage and More

    2014.07.22

    This course is taught by a board certified lactation consultant. Expectant mothers will learn the ins and outs of what kind of pump works best...

  • Dancing with the Pops!

    2014.07.22

    The Chester County Pops Orchestra's Summer 2014 Concert Series features dance music from around the world. Joined by dancers from Oxford Center...

  • American Idols

    2014.07.05

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

  • Illuminated Structures

    2014.04.19

    Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience...

  • Lewes Summer Music

    2014.07.01

    From concert bands to rock bands, Tuesday nights at Stango Park in Lewes are for music-lovers.

  • Lure of the Brandywine

    2014.07.01

    This exhibit presents artists’ responses to the pastoral Brandywine Valley. 

  • Members Show

    2014.07.01

    Mispillion is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Stop by and check out some fabulous art. 

  • Annual NAA Members Show

    2014.07.01

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

  • Happy Hour

    2014.07.01

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

  • Always … Patsy Cline

    2014.07.12

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

  • Delaware State Fair

    2014.07.17

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

  • Clear Space Summer Repertory

    2014.07.03

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

  • 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...

  • 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...


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