Rehoboth Beach Real Estate Analysis

Jump To:

Web3Rehoboth Beach was founded in 1873 as the Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association by the Rev. Robert W. Todd, of St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church located in Wilmington, Delaware. The town’s humble beginning was as a site for Methodist camp meetings in the spirit of similar resorts on the New Jersey shore, such as Ocean Grove, NJ. The Camp Meeting Association disbanded in 1881 and in 1891, the location was incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly as “Henlopen City”, shortly after which it was renamed to Rehoboth Beach.  According to information from the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, before the Rev. Robert W. Todd formed the Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association, the earliest settlers to the area were Native Americans who traveled to the beach in the summer months to enjoy the cool breezes and abundant seafood. Between 1650 and 1675, English and Dutch settlers put down roots here and the area became home to many farmers and members of William Penn’s earliest legislatures. Later owners participated in the American War of Independence.  The name “Rehoboth” is a name of Biblical appellation, meaning “place (or space) for all”. Also named after Rehovot, a city in Israel (In modern Hebrew, the same means ‘streets’). The name is strikingly fitting, due to Rehoboth Beach’s ability to blend its distinct communities. Rehoboth appears four times in the Old Testament as, variously, a well dug by Isaac (Wadi er-Ruheibeh) (Gen. 26:22), a city on the Euphrates River (Gen. 36:37; 1 Chr. 1:48), and one of the cities of Asshur (Gen. 10:11). Consequently, the name had obvious appeal to the religious founders of the city.  A Modern Vacation Paradise The town often bills itself as “The Nation’s Summer Capital” due to the fact that it is a frequent summer vacation destination for Washington, D.C. residents as well as visitors from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Vacationers are drawn for many reasons, including the town’s charm, artistic appeal, and nightlife. Built on Diversity Always famous for its beaches, wooden boardwalk, eclectic shops, amusements, and sporting activities, today’s Rehoboth Beach is also known as one of the mid-Atlantic coast’s popular gay and lesbian getaways because of the large number of gay-owned and operated businesses and because of the gay-frequented stretch of beach near Queen Street, known as Poodle Beach.  Delmarva’s Diversion Rehoboth Beach serves as an alternative to nearby and much more developed Ocean City, Maryland. Rehoboth Beach, together with the towns of Lewes, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island, comprises Delaware’s beach resorts and is Sussex County’s most densely populated and fastest-growing area.  Retiring in Rehoboth Reader’s Digest named the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk as “Best of America”. This celebration of the quirky, amazing and truly extraordinary was featured in the May 2006 issue.[Cite] Additionally, AARP has named Rehoboth Beach as one of five dream towns as “Best Places to Retire”.  The town has several festivals including the Sea Witch Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, and the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival every year. The town once hosted the Rehoboth Beach Pirates and Sea Hawks of the now defunct Eastern Shore Baseball League which launched many famous baseball players into the major leagues. Another rumor you will hear around town is that Rehoboth beach was the location of the first beauty pageant in America, and one of the judges was Thomas Edison.

Rehoboth Beach Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Rehoboth Beach

37684 Ulster Dr , Unit S13 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
4 beds 5 baths 2,913 sqft $341,026
20290 FLEMING CIR , Unit 86 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
3 beds 2 baths $405,000
37696 Ulster Drive , Unit 8 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 37696 Ulster Drive , Unit 8, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702851)
3 beds 2 baths 1,045 sqft $329,900
19863 Center Avenue Lot D-31 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 19863 Center Avenue Lot D-31, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702791)
2 beds 2 baths 1,056 sqft $39,500
13 BRANCHWOOD RD , Unit 15423 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 13 BRANCHWOOD RD , Unit 15423, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 623490)
3 beds 2 baths 924 sqft $28,500
21307 CATALINA CIRCLE , Unit A Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 21307 CATALINA CIRCLE , Unit A, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 619410)
3 beds 4 baths 2,192 sqft $328,500
109 East Side Drive Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 109 East Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702797)
3 beds 3 baths 2,667 sqft $1,275,000
71 OAK AVENUE Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 71 OAK AVENUE, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702871)
5 beds 5 baths 2,336 sqft $1,295,000
3600 Sanibel Circle , Unit 3617 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 3600 Sanibel Circle , Unit 3617, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702543)
4 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $319,000
1 SOUTH LAKE TERRACE Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 1 SOUTH LAKE TERRACE, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 620482)
4 beds 4 baths 3,600 sqft $599,000
41 Kenmare Way Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 41 Kenmare Way, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702801)
0 beds 0 baths $199,900
38833 Anna B Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 38833 Anna B, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702779)
5 beds 5 baths 3,040 sqft $799,900
4500 Sandpiper , Unit 14 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 4500 Sandpiper , Unit 14, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702777)
2 beds 2 baths 1,029 sqft $219,900
20011 Sandy Bottom , Unit 201 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 20011 Sandy Bottom , Unit 201, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702764)
4 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $399,000
21222 Bald Eagle Road Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 21222 Bald Eagle Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 702742)
4 beds 3 baths 3,942 sqft $598,000

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm by Bill Cullin