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Lewes

Lewes is an interesting combination of historic bay town (one that maintains some industry on the water), summer resort destination and year-round hub of coastal Sussex—home of the stellar Cape Henlopen School District. It offers easy access to bay beaches in town and ocean beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park. Second Street offers outstanding shopping and dining. And the town offers myriad historic homes, as well as places on Lewes Beach that range from more modern to more funky. Residents—longtimers and newcomers—are equally proud of their town. An active historic society and resident artists help define the vibe.
School District: Cape Henlopen
Taxes: 4.2731
Median home cost: $261,500
Commute: 25
Safety: 2-3
Arts and culture: 4
Shopping and dining: 5
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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • RBFS Met Opera Live in HD series presents "Les Contes D'Hoffman"

    2015.01.31

    The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of...

  • RBFS Met Opera Live in HD series presents "Les Contes D'Hoffman"

    2015.01.31

    The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jack & The Beanstalk

    2015.01.17

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Ken Double and Skip Stine

    2015.01.31

    It’s a tag team on the pipe organ for this month’s Dickson Theatre Organ Society concert.  See them put it down at John Dickinson...

  • First Saturday at First State Heritage Park

    2014.12.06

    First Saturdays in the First State Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website...

  • 2nd annual Race on the BIG DAY 5K & 1.5 Mile Walk

    2015.02.01

    Plexus Fitness and Empowered Yoga 2nd annual Race on the BIG DAY 5K & 1.5 Mile Walk Location: Plexus Fitness, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington...

  • Art is Tasty

    2014.12.05

    Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art...

  • 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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