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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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  • Carson Zullinger: The Line of Beauty

    2014.11.07

    Delaware native, Carson Zullinger, has been exhibiting his figural and landscape fine-art photographs for forty years. Zullinger often subordinates...

  • Jamie Wyeth - Paintings From Six Decades

    2015.01.16

    Somerville Manning Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by Jamie Wyeth concurrent with the artist’s major retrospective on view at the...

  • Dinosaurs of the Deep Invade Adventure Aquarium

    2015.01.16

    Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden...

  • 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...

  • Winter Weekday Guided Tours

    2015.01.20

    Visitors may take a two-hour guided tour of Hagley’s 235-acre site. Stops include Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in...

  • Harry's Winter Wedding Expo

    2015.01.25

    Everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams!  Join us and check everything off your 'to-do' list, from DJs, entertainment and...

  • Orchid Extravaganza

    2015.01.24

    Ditch the winter whites for a world of dazzling color at Longwood Gardens, where you can stroll through thousands of orchids in bloom.

  • Carson Zullinger: The Line of Beauty Exhibition

    2014.11.07

    Delaware native, Carson Zullinger, has been exhibiting his figural and landscape fine-art photographs for forty years. Zullinger often subordinates...

  • Treasure Island: Performed by The Childen's Theatre, Inc.

    2015.01.25

    Join the adventure of Treasure Island. You will meet pirates, search for a treasure map and treasure and meet many exciting characters, such as,...

  • Birth Center Tours

    2015.01.25

    Birth Center Tours Location: Bayhealth Kent General, 640 S. State St., Dover Time: Half-hour tours starting at 3 p.m. Last tour begins at...

  • Bayhealth Tobacco Cessation

    2015.01.13

    Tobacco Cessation Location: Bayhealth Kent General, Private Dining Room 1–2, 640 S. State St., Dover Time: 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m....

  • Next Gen North's Chips for Charity

    2014.10.22

    Chips for Charity is a Monte Carlo-style cocktail event that boasts table games and dealers, an open bar, catering, a photo booth, a silent...

  • "Smokey Joe's Cafe"

    2015.01.23

    “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is a high-energy song and dance celebration honoring the works of two rock 'n' roll pioneers, Jerry Leiber and Mike...

  • Titanoboa

    2014.12.01

    The largest snake ever found was unearthed from Colombia’s Cerrejón coal mine. But you can check out the big guy, straight from the...

  • Nature Morte

    2014.10.04

    If you’re a fan of artistic curiosities, we’ve got the show for you. Photographer Bruce Katsiff collects the remains of birds and...

  • The Millionairess

    2015.01.22

    Epifania is pretty boss when it comes to making money. Finding love, though? Not so much. But when the richest woman on earth finds a guy who holds...

  • Jack & The Beanstalk

    2015.01.17

    Make no beans about it—you won’t want to miss Jack face off against the mighty Giant. 

  • Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes

    2014.09.13

    These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

  • Christiana Care Wellness Yoga

    2015.01.12

    Christiana Care Wellness Yoga ​Occurs on Mondays Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time:...

  • Christiana Care Meditation

    2014.12.08

    Christiana Care: Mindful Meditation for Pain and Stress Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time:...


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