Dewey Beach Real Estate Analysis

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IMG_9892In 1868, “Rehoboth City” first appeared on a map of Lewes Rehoboth Hundred in Beer’s Atlas of Delaware. It is believed that the name was changed to Dewey Beach following the 1898 Battle of Manila (Spanish American War) when Admiral George Dewey became a national hero. The Rehoboth Beach Life-Saving Station (RBLSS), located at the end of Dagsworthy Street, was commissioned in 1878. It was became the Rehoboth Beach Coast Guard Station (RBCGS) in 1915. In 1921 citizens objected to the closing of the station, and it was re-commissioned in 1926. The station was decommissioned in 1937 and abandoned in 1946. The original structure was moved to Lewes and became a residence. A replica of the station was built in 1988 which stands today. Incorporated in 1981, the town lies on a small strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay, is about one mile long and two blocks wide. Despite its small size and low year-round population of about 300, it is not uncommon for 30,000 to descend upon the town during summer weekends. Numerous bars and restaurants line Coastal Highway (Delaware Route 1), the town’s main street. The town hosts the Dewey Beach Music Conference during the last weekend of September. This event began in 2002 and has been a huge draw for unsigned bands from all over the country. Another popular Dewey Beach event, which occurs every Columbus Day weekend in October, is Greyhounds Reach the Beach, where thousands of rescued greyhounds and their owners congregate. Also, the town is the location of the annual East Coast Skimboarding Championships, in mid-August.

Dewey Beach Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Dewey Beach

20 Carolina Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 20 Carolina, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716554)
3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $419,900
2105C Ocean Hwy , Unit 2105c Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 2105C Ocean Hwy , Unit 2105c, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716347)
4 beds 2 baths 1,804 sqft $517,000
2101 Coastal Hwy , Unit D Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 2101 Coastal Hwy , Unit D, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716294)
4 beds 3 baths 1,960 sqft $664,900
16 BELLEVUE , Unit B Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 16 BELLEVUE , Unit B, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 583470)
4 beds 3 baths $749,000
1 Clayton Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1 Clayton, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 715980)
5 beds 5 baths 3,173 sqft $2,999,999
1301 Coastal Highway , Unit 415 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1301 Coastal Highway , Unit 415, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 715971)
2 beds 2 baths 1,026 sqft $639,900
1 Read Street , Unit 109a Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1 Read Street , Unit 109a, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 715931)
0 beds 1 bath 480 sqft $24,000
13 Read Street , Unit 3 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 13 Read Street , Unit 3, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 715890)
4 beds 4 baths 2,380 sqft $849,000
26 A Vandyke Street Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 26 A Vandyke Street, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 715774)
4 beds 3 baths 1,860 sqft $649,900
16 Dagsworthy , Unit 11 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 16 Dagsworthy , Unit 11, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 715075)
4 beds 4 baths 2,000 sqft $899,500
16 New Orleans St Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 16 New Orleans St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 714408)
5 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $1,299,000
1406 Coastal Hwy Unit 3B Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1406 Coastal Hwy Unit 3B, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 714369)
2 beds 2 baths 879 sqft $425,000
16 Chicago Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 16 Chicago, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 714358)
4 beds 6 baths 4,400 sqft $2,629,000
6 Swedes Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 6 Swedes, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 714197)
4 beds 2 baths 1,780 sqft $639,900
100 Vandyke Street , Unit 207 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 100 Vandyke Street , Unit 207, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 714143)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $325,000

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:53 pm by Bill Cullin