With just over 3,000 residents who call this quaint seaside town home, Lewes has gone from being a simple whaling town first settled by the Dutch to one of the most ideal places of the south to live and thrive. Although it has that same historic preservation and coastal feel as nearby Cape May (see Cape May Lewes Ferry), Lewes is able to boast not only fewer tourists but also a much more affordable real estate and cost of living. Here are even further reasons as to why you should consider making your new home in beautiful Lewes…
Stunning Views & Scenery
With its prime location comes with it some of the most spectacular views of the southern coast where beaches are far from few and the feel of an ocean resort surrounds you at nearly every turn. Head to either the Fisherman’s Wharf and walk along the stretch of the Rehoboth Canal, Bethany Beach, or Dewey Beach at just before sunset and in no time at all, you will soon find as to why so many residents and the town’s visitors have come to fall in love with this Delaware gem.
Endless Recreational Activities & Events
Whether your idea of a good time is lounging on the shores of a beautiful beach – like the ones mentioned above – or discovering the many parks, historical attractions, exploring nearby spots like Fenwick Island, Lewes has got it all and more. Go for a bike ride along the many paths through town, enjoy bird watching at Cape Henlopen State Park, or Cape Henlopen State Park joining in on a community sports league, your options are plenty. Not only that, Lewes and nearby areas host several events throughout the year including the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival along with other great opportunities to join in on. Given its incredible location, remember that a quick drive or ferry ride away are other spectacular towns to pay a visit to throughout every month of the year.
Local Lewes events are also listed on the Lewes Chamber of Commerce calendar.
Excellent Shopping & Dining Options
Though small in size, Lewes offers an array of different shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars for both its residents and visitors. Simply walk down Second Street and you will find all sorts from casual options to fine dining boasting fantastic views of the bay. You will also find that most everything you need from groceries to clothes can be found in Lewes with the help of Historic Lewes Fresh Farmer’s Market, grocery stories, and the Rehoboth Beach Tanger Outlets all within close distance from each other.
Low Taxes & Affordability
One of the biggest draws for those looking to make the move to Lewes is the fact that the taxes are so incredibly low, making it a very budget friendly and affordable place to retire. Without the worry of having to pinch your pennies, you’ll get the chance to find residency in a quiet friendly town with endless opportunities to get involved in your community and truly enjoy this particular time of your life. With the perfect combination of an unbeatable location, all the entertainment and recreation you need, easy access to bigger nearby towns and cities, and low
taxes what more could you possibly need?
Visit Lewes Chamber of Commerce page for additional details about Lewes & what the First Town in the State is popular with: https://www.leweschamber.com
List of Lewes places to Dine: https://www.ruslana.realtor/beach-resorts-2/local-restaurants-other-food-services/
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