Lewes Real Estate by Community
Lewes, founded in 1631, is a quaint historic town with restaurants, shops, museums and bed and breakfasts. Lewes has a strong sense of community and many family oriented events are scheduled throughout the entire year. The Lewes Historical Society is very active in the community and is the host of the famous Lewes Farmer’s Market. Second Street is the town’s main street and has many shops, restaurants, and historical venues. Fisherman’s Wharf is a dock that stretches along the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal. It features multiple restaurants and bait shops, and in season the dock hosts hundreds of boats from all over.
Though the town sits on the lower reach of the Delaware Bay, it is nonetheless considered an ocean resort, particularly as the Atlantic ocean is nearby at Cape Henlopen. The beaches are rarely crowded with bodies as they can be in at the larger beaches. Picturesque beach homes have replaced quaint cottages amid the sand dunes, and hardware stores and mom-and-pop stores have made way for bistros and boutiques. The new wave of residents has come seeking a slower paced lifestyle, lower taxes, and the lack of urban crime.
Lewes real estate can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle criteria. Affordable homes can be found in the many communities in more rural areas just 5-10 minutes from downtown. The homes located near the Delaware Bay or in the more historic downtown areas typically command a higher price tag.
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