Fenwick Island

The population dwindles during the off-season, but with its proximity to Ocean City, Md., and restaurants on Del. 54, things stay lively. A slew of newish good restaurants adds to a dining scene formerly defined by the excellent Nantuckets, Mancini’s, Oceanside Pizza, the Dairy Queen and a handful of other landmark places. Almost every house on the bay side of Del. 1 fronts the water. Owners hope recent beach replenishment keeps oceanfront homes safe from Sandy-sized storms. Looking for laid-back? Head to the incorporated northern end of town. The unincorporated end abutting Ocean City is palpably busier.
School District: Indian River
Taxes: 5.2691
Median home cost: $592,900
Commute: 28
Safety: 2-2
Arts and culture: 2
Shopping and dining: 3
Nightlife: 2

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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...

  • 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,...

  • Local Author Richard Seldin Signs at Bethany Beach Books

    2014.07.25

    Maryland author, Richard Seldin, will sign his book "Pearls Beneath The Rind" on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Bethany Beach...

  • Brandywine Ballet Summer Performance at Rose Tree Park

    2014.07.25

  • Glory of Stories

    2014.07.01

    Preschoolers enjoy a story reading, a trip through the galleries and an art project at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • Happy Hour

    2014.07.01

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

  • Lure of the Brandywine

    2014.07.01

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

  • Illuminated Structures

    2014.04.19

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

  • Clear Space Summer Repertory

    2014.07.03

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

  • ‘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...

  • A Night at Downton Cocktail Party

    2014.07.25

    The cocktail party fêtes the ongoing Downton Abbey costume exhibit. There’ll be fancy eats and a Downton-era swing band. Costumes...

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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. 


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