Rehoboth Beach Real Estate Analysis

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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

Lot 86 Hebron Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of Lot 86 Hebron, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716635)
0 beds 0 baths $300,000
6 S Branch Way Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 6 S Branch Way, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716615)
4 beds 4 baths 3,275 sqft $425,000
39 Bryan Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 39 Bryan, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716535)
3 beds 2 baths 1,696 sqft $269,900
114 Marsh Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 114 Marsh, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716528)
4 beds 4 baths 3,650 sqft $419,900
36975 TURNSTONE CIRCLE , Unit 76 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 36975 TURNSTONE CIRCLE , Unit 76, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716366)
4 beds 5 baths 2,600 sqft $419,000
110 Martin Lane Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 110 Martin Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 714917)
2 beds 2 baths 1,542 sqft $220,000
36084 Bay Drive Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 36084 Bay Drive, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716593)
3 beds 2 baths 1,344 sqft $134,500
317 Salisbury Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 317 Salisbury, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716358)
3 beds 3 baths 2,044 sqft $825,000
118D Philadelphia Street Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 118D Philadelphia Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716502)
5 beds 7 baths 3,800 sqft $1,799,000
37591 Atlantic Street , Unit 12 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 37591 Atlantic Street , Unit 12, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716526)
4 beds 5 baths 2,496 sqft $595,000
27 West Side Drive Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 27 West Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716516)
4 beds 3 baths 2,800 sqft $1,100,000
108 West Side Drive Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 108 West Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 706284)
3 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft $599,900
307 S Boardwalk , Unit 510 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 307 S Boardwalk , Unit 510, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716479)
0 beds 1 bath 475 sqft $389,000
20907 South Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 20907 South Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716467)
5 beds 5 baths 2,300 sqft $495,000
527 Boardwalk , Unit 712 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 527 Boardwalk , Unit 712, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 716378)
2 beds 2 baths 1,340 sqft $624,900

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