Introduction to Sussex County Neighborhoods
The largest count geographically, Sussex is home to a rapidly increasing population of about 180,000 that call it home for many reasons. It is the place where the first European settlement was established in Delaware, a history preserved in such places as the Zwaanendael Museum in quaint Lewes. Lewes is the northern gateway to the resorts of Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island, all on the Atlantic shoreline, which are steadily growing into year-round towns. Much of the county west of the beaches, however, remains agricultural, so Sussex is a place of two very different cultures. So the local economy is driven by agriculture and tourism. The county seat of Georgetown is a charming colonial village with several beautiful examples of colonial and Victorian architecture.