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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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  • Nancy Josephson

    2014.12.05

    During December 2014, the Mezzanine Gallery will feature crafts by Nancy Josephson. Josephson is the recipient of a 2014 Individual Artist...

  • 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...

  • Holiday-Themed Family Adventure Backpacks

    2014.11.28

    Families can explore Hagley’s 235-acre site with a backpack of holiday activities. Kids can do a scavenger hunt through the property, make a...

  • Christmas Celebration at Adventure Aquarium

    2014.11.28

    Celebrate the magic of the holiday season during the Philadelphia region's most unique holiday tradition under the sea, Christmas Celebration...

  • “Holidays at Hagley” Exhibit

    2014.11.12

    The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of...

  • 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...

  • “Holidays at Hagley” Exhibit

    2014.11.28

    The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of...

  • Belin House Organic Café Holiday Brunch

    2014.11.29

    The Belin House Organic Café will serve an à la carte brunch menu Saturdays and Sundays, November 29, 2014, through January 4, 2015. The special...

  • Bayhealth Osteoporosis Screening

    2014.12.18

    Location: Bayhealth Outpatient Center, Milford Outpatient Center, 1020 Mattlind Way, Milford Time: 1 p.m.–3 p.m. More info: Trisha...

  • 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...

  • Happy Hour!

    2014.09.08

    Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials:...

  • Holiday Lights Express

    2014.12.12

    Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar...

  • Champagne and Shopping

    2014.12.01

    Kurtz Collection will be hosting Champagne and Shopping parties until the end of the holiday season! Enjoy a private champagne shopping experience...

  • 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...

  • "Big the Musical"

    2014.12.12

    Age is an energy, not a number. That’s what you could take from “Big the Musical,” presented at the Wilmington Drama League over 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...

  • 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...

  • A Longwood Christmas

    2014.11.27

    Wait till you get a load of this joint—you won’t believe your eyes. Twinkling lights (only, say, half a million of them), thousands...

  • A Brandywine Christmas

    2014.11.28

     Holiday displays include an extensive O-gauge model railroad, a Victorian dollhouse, and thousands of critter ornaments on trees at...

  • Holidays at the Amstel and Dutch Houses

    2014.11.28

    The Amstel House will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration in colonial times, showing off a “dessert board” of the...


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