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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

41 Baltimore Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 41 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721541)
7 beds 8 baths 3,000 sqft $1,749,000
27 Bryn Mawr Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 27 Bryn Mawr, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721594)
3 beds 2 baths 1,485 sqft $279,900
4 Doolin Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 4 Doolin, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721444)
4 beds 3 baths 2,040 sqft $489,000
112 Loganberry Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 112 Loganberry, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721520)
5 beds 3 baths 2,040 sqft $475,000
37561 Bay Harbor Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 37561 Bay Harbor, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721665)
4 beds 3 baths 2,500 sqft $449,000
36375 WARWICK DRIVE , Unit 55a Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 36375 WARWICK DRIVE , Unit 55a, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721643)
3 beds 3 baths 1,786 sqft $369,900
Lot 57 Bay Harbor Dr. , Unit 57 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of Lot 57 Bay Harbor Dr. , Unit 57, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721634)
0 beds 0 baths $240,000
37590 Worcester Dr. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 37590 Worcester Dr., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 720172)
4 beds 3 baths 2,918 sqft $639,900
20025 Atlantic Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 20025 Atlantic Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721618)
3 beds 2 baths 980 sqft $45,000
18882 Bent Anchor Court , Unit 36d Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 18882 Bent Anchor Court , Unit 36d, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721591)
3 beds 2 baths 1,870 sqft $299,990
13 Kingsbridge Road Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 13 Kingsbridge Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721579)
3 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft $419,000
38366 F Benson Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 38366 F Benson, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 711756)
6 beds 3 baths 2,688 sqft $699,000
31 OLIVE AVE , Unit A Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 31 OLIVE AVE , Unit A, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 719266)
7 beds 8 baths 4,200 sqft $2,247,000
20295 Flagler Court Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 20295 Flagler Court, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721568)
3 beds 3 baths 1,867 sqft $320,000
21401 White Oak Drive , Unit 20 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Photo of 21401 White Oak Drive , Unit 20, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (MLS # 721551)
5 beds 2 baths 2,300 sqft $120,000

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