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Delaware is a small state, but when it comes to choosing a place to live, you have plenty of options.

You can opt to live up north in an area like Wilmington, or settle down in a seaside home in Rehoboth. You can also live inland in Lower Delaware in a place like Millsboro. No matter where you feel most comfortable, there’s a place here for everyone. Here are a few of the top places to call home in Delaware.


Located on the coast in Lower Delaware, Lewes has a low unemployment rate and a population of about 3,000. Homes in Lewes have an average value of $558,200. Lewes has excellent public schools, and a safe, suburban atmosphere, making it excellent for both families and retirees. It’s close to the beach, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy.

Ocean View

With a population of a little over 2,000 and an average home value of $346,400, Ocean View is an ideal place to live. This town offers a mix of urban and rural living with highly educated residents and low crime rates. Medical care, shops, eateries, beaches, the arts, and interesting nearby towns are easily accessible when you live in Ocean View.

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth is an exciting coastal town with plenty to see and do. At a population of just 1,400 people, Rehoboth may seem small, but ample tourist activity makes this town come alive. Rehoboth is known for its beach and boardwalk, and there are so many shops, restaurants, and attractions to be enjoyed here. Homes in Rehoboth have an average cost of $1,017,100.


Milton is quieter and further inland than towns like Lewes and Rehoboth. It has historic charm and rural atmosphere that allows residents to enjoy peaceful, country living without being too far removed from shopping, dining, and entertainment. With the beach just a few miles away, it’s easy to access everything Delaware has to offer from your Milton home. The town has a low unemployment rate and an average home price of $300,900.


Located in Northern Delaware, Newark is much larger than the towns in Sussex County with over 33,000 people living here. This small city offers an exciting blend of urban and rural living. Green parks and fish-filled waterways are just as accessible as historic museums, art and cultural attractions, and nightlife. Newark stands on its own, but with Wilmington just a few miles away, the city provides a central location to so many local businesses, cultural attractions, and fun things to experience.

New Castle

Situated on the banks of the Delaware River, New Castle has a population of 5,242. Scenic nature and colonial buildings give this large town a relaxing charm. You can enjoy the outdoors at Battery Park, visit museums, grab a drink at a colonial-style tavern, and experience the arts in New Castle. If you want to move here, you can expect to pay approximately $194,300 for your home.

This article was written in collaboration between Delaware Beaches Online and Aurora Homes.