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

1609 Coastal Highway #S302 , Unit S302 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1609 Coastal Highway #S302 , Unit S302, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 713992)
2 beds 2 baths 920 sqft $450,000
27 Palmer Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 27 Palmer, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 713850)
6 beds 6 baths 4,200 sqft $1,890,000
303 SWEDES ST Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 303 SWEDES ST, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 622618)
5 beds 4 baths 2,600 sqft $639,900
1 READ ST , Unit 304 C Dewey Beach, DE 19971
0 beds 1 bath 379 sqft $23,000
9A Read Avenue , Unit 11 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 9A Read Avenue , Unit 11, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 713269)
4 beds 4 baths 2,065 sqft $649,000
24 A Van Dyke Street Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 24 A Van Dyke Street, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 712521)
4 beds 3 baths 1,860 sqft $695,000
15 Van Dyke Street , Unit 2 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 15 Van Dyke Street , Unit 2, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 712476)
4 beds 4 baths 1,800 sqft $675,000
1 READ , Unit 110c Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1 READ , Unit 110c, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 712389)
0 beds 1 bath 480 sqft $44,900
1 READ ST , Unit 102b Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1 READ ST , Unit 102b, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 712388)
0 beds 1 bath 379 sqft $49,900
1502 King Charles Avenue , Unit 2490 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1502 King Charles Avenue , Unit 2490, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 712221)
6 beds 4 baths 1,500 sqft $614,000
7 Clayton , Unit 7 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 7 Clayton , Unit 7, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 711787)
0 beds 0 baths $2,000,000
3 Clayton , Unit 3 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 3 Clayton , Unit 3, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 711786)
0 beds 0 baths $3,000,000
1 Clayton , Unit 1 Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1 Clayton , Unit 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 711785)
0 beds 0 baths $3,000,000
127 Read Ave Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 127 Read Ave, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 712199)
3 beds 3 baths 1,178 sqft $725,000
1 Read , Unit 215c Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1 Read , Unit 215c, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 711931)
0 beds 1 bath 254 sqft $23,000

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