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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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  • 21st Race Against Domestic Violence 5k


    7:30am- Registration opens 8:30am- Race start Benefits Child Inc.

  • DIRM Dash 5k


    In honor of National Infertility Awareness week, Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine (DIRM) is hosting a 5k run/walk...

  • New Pastels ~ Around the Countryside


    Helena van Emmerik-Finn New Pastels ~ Around the Countryside Opening Reception – Friday, April 7, 5 – 8 PM. Helena offers a wide variety of...

  • Dinosaur Revolution


    Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities at the Delaware Museum of...

  • Dinosaur Revolution


    Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic...

  • Brushes with History: Jackson Pollock Abstract Art


    Can you duplicate a Jackson Pollock? Come try his technique after taking a look at the fake in our exhibition, Treasures on Trial. Two drink...

  • Kalmar Nyckel: Volunteer Open House


    Are you interested in learning more about what volunteer opportunities the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation has to offer? Consider attending our Volunteer...

  • Hagley Maker Fest


    Part science fair, part community fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Fest is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters,...

  • Hetty Feather


    Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel comes to life on stage as Hetty, a feisty young orphan with an intrepid imagination, embarks on an adventure...

  • Conservation Clinic


    Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique!   By appointment only (call 302.888.4786).  Free admission....

  • JDRF- Delaware Hope Ball- "One Night in Rio"


    The JDRF Delaware Hope Ball is one of area's largest fundraising galas and among the most fun and prestigious events, attracting 300 individuals...

  • Cellar Masters' Wine Auction


    Meals on Wheels 13th Annual Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction Guests will enjoy a four-course seated dinner prepared by award winning chefs...

  • 37th Annual Rare Plant Auction


    Save the Date and join the Delaware Center for Horticulture on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 for the 37th Annual Rare Plant Auction at Longwood...

  • Night at the Museum: Community Overnight


    Be among the lucky few to spend a Night at the Museum! Explore special evening activities, followed by a walk through our trails to roast...

  • Dickinson Theatre Organ Society Concert


    Mr. David Gray of London, England, will be performing a musical celebration on April 29, 2017 on the Mighty Kimball Theatre Organ. The Kimball...

  • David Gray in Concert


    The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society presents David Gray. For tickets, click...

  • Festival 2017-Semiramide


    Based on Voltaire's tragedy Semiramis, Rossini’s final Italian opera (1823) about a power-hungry Babylonian Queen who murdered her husband does...

  • CoroAllegro & Friends 2017


    In celebration of our 30th anniversary, CoroAllegro, the Delaware Choral Society, and singing friends from the surrounding area, will present a...

  • Coastal Concerts Preents Red Priest Baroque Band


    Coastal Concerts' current series finale in Lewes features Red Priest, the only early music group to be compared in the press to the Rolling...

  • Legally Blonde, The Musical


    Legally Blonde runs April 28 to May 7, 2017, at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 West Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. on...

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