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Lewes, Delaware is a small, quaint seaside resort town with a population of just 2,476, known for its maritime history and water-related recreational activities. Itís the oldest town in Delaware and sits on the Delaware Bay close to the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park and across from the historic town of Cape May, New Jersey. Lewes and surrounding Sussex County is a wonderful area to live Ė as well as to visit. Nestled on the coast, itís also known for being much less crowded than other nearby tourist towns, and since residents like it that way, there are no plans to change it. However, this doesnít mean it doesnít have its share of amenities like great shopping and fine restaurants. Itís a town full of charm with a historic district thatís very walkable, is known for its fine marinas, charter boats and tax-free shopping on Route 1 near Rohoboth Beach. Speaking of beaches, they are wide and clean in Lewes and free from commercialism. Lewes makes a great place to own a second home or a nice place to retire. There are lots of vacation rentals in the area, as well as year-round and vacation retreats for sale. Bayfront and bayside properties are in abundance, and oceanfront and oceanside properties can be found nearby. Real Estate values remain strong in the Lewes area due to its beautiful location along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, and the economic tax structure is another plus. Lewes is located approximately 2.5 hours from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

Cape May is the nationís oldest seashore resort, known for its Victorian architecture and for being a National Historic Landmark Community. Itís a wonderful place to live, and those who do consider themselves very lucky. Itís a romantic little town that began in 1602 when Henry Hudson sailed up the Delaware Bay on his ship, the Half Moon. Over the centuries, presidents, architects, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs have visited Cape May, and along with the thousands of other ďnot famousĒ visitors have felt the magic of this Victorian village by the sea. Cape May has lots to offer Ė swimming, sailing, surfing, fishing, golf and tennis. Cape May Point is known as a birderís paradise and West Cape May is the lima bean capital of the world. There are art shows, theater, chamber music and tree-lined streets with colorful Victorian-era homes. People in Cape May still sit on their front porch and chat with passers-by and neighbors, and dine at wonderful restaurants with glorious ocean views. Rentals dominate the real estate market, but thatís not to say there are not properties for sale in Cape May. Whether youíre looking for a primary home, vacation home or investment property, there are dozens of qualified, friendly real estate agents in the Cape May area that can help walk you through the process. The same holds true if you are searching for a rental Ė whether for a week, two weeks, a month or longer, thereís lots to choose from in Cape May City, Cape May Point, West Cape May and off shore.


 

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