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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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  • Family Fun Hike

    2014.11.22

    Saturday, November 22 1 p.m. Grab the kids and come out for a fun family hike at our very special Flint Woods Preserve. We’ll have a blast...

  • 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...

  • Family Photos

    2014.09.28

    Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in...

  • 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

    2014.11.12

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

  • Peter Sculthorpe - New Works

    2014.11.21

    Somerville Manning Gallery is celebrating their 30th anniversary with prominent American landscape painter, Peter Sculthorpe, with a solo...

  • Festival of Trees

    2014.11.21

    Each year, Delaware Hospice's Festival of Trees ushers in the holiday season with its unique display of decorative trees, wreaths, special holiday...

  • Harry's Hospitality Group Gift Card Sale

    2014.11.01

    The perfect holiday gift -- a gift card to Harry's Hospitality Group restaurants!  During the month of November, purchase $100 in gift cards and...

  • Andrew Prince Lecture, "From Downton to Gatsby: Jewellery and Fashion from 1890-1929".

    2014.11.22

    Andrew Prince, an expert artisan who created select jewelry pieces for the hit PBS series Downton Abbey, will lecture at Winterthur Museum.  Mr....

  • A Very Furry Christmas

    2014.11.22

    A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. The park is...

  • 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...

  • Imagination Movers' Reindeer Party

    2014.11.22

    Don't miss the Imagination Movers' "Reindeer Party" at Sesame Place! Emmy winners Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of the hit Disney Junior show...

  • Coastal Concerts Presents the PRISM Saxophone Quartet

    2014.11.22

    Two-time winners of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the PRISM Saxophone Quartet comes to Lewes as part of...

  • 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...

  • Lewis Black

    2014.11.22

    Lewis black executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Known for his over-the-top facial expressions and ranting comic...

  • Ardensingers Perform "Snow White & The Seven Dwarves"

    2014.11.15

    The Ardensingers of historic Arden DE will be performing their fall 2014 production of this panto written by Stuart Ardern from November 15-22 at...

  • Holiday Choir Concert

    2014.11.03

    The Old Bohemia Historical Society invites you to enjoy holiday music on Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Shrine.  The concert...

  • 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...

  • Falling in Love with Art

    2014.09.30

    At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

  • Harvest Market

    2014.09.20

    From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River...


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