One of the things we most like to do here at the Oldfather Group, when we’re not listing and selling beautiful coastal Delaware homes that is, is searching the Internet and reading what others are saying and writing about our beautiful area of the world.
We do this for a couple of reasons, but mostly we enjoy hearing what people from other areas think about us and the place where we live and work.
We realize we’re a little biased – after all, we love it here or we wouldn’t be here. So it’s good to hear a fresh perspective every now and then when it comes to the Delaware beaches and how outsiders view the area.
And there’s been plenty of good press to go around lately. Here are links to a few stories you may enjoy:
One story that caught our eye recently was written by theculturetrip.com. It’s actually a few months old now, but we thought we’d wait until the weather turned a little warmer before spreading the good news and writing a formal blog post on the subject.
A short time ago, this Website ran an online piece entitled “The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Delaware.” It was a nice story on the First State and some of it’s most desirable and sought after areas, and it obviously “hit home” for us.
Here’s what got our attention about this particular story, though, and it should get yours as well. Of the 10 towns featured in the piece, six are from right here in southern Delaware, including five coastal towns, as well as Georgetown, the county seat.
Seeing as there are only three counties in the state, the fact that 60 percent of Delaware’s “most beautiful towns” are here in our area should really say something about how special a place this really is.
So, what towns made the list? Well, we’re glad you asked.
Here they are, in no particular order, but with comments from the site as well as a few thoughts of our own.
- Lewes. The story described the “First Town in the First State” as being “far from a sleepy seaside town, home to a vibrant community of local restaurants and events like the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market.” Also home to Lewes Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park and a wonderful historic district, Lewes is definitely a great place to call home. For a comprehensive look at all there is to see and do in Lewes, read our write-up of the town HERE, or by clicking on the photo below.
- Milton. Also one of our favorite coastal Delaware towns, historic Milton features small-town charm, the picturesque Broadkill River, a wonderful historic theater and much more. The Culture Trip described Milton as a town with “plenty for lovers of the outdoors, including canoeing and fishing opportunities on its ponds and waterways.” Dogfish Head Brewery’s headquarters and tours were also mentioned.
The Historic Milton Theatre
- Rehoboth Beach. Ah, good ole’ Rehoboth, the mecca for fun and excitement at the Delaware beaches. It’s impossible to fully describe “The Nation’s Summer Capital” in just a few words, but in discussing Rehoboth in it’s story, The Culture Trip mentioned many of the city’s recent designations, including being named one of USA Today’s “10 Best Coastal Towns” and the Boardwalk being named one of Coastal Living Magazine’s “10 Great Coastal Boardwalks.” The story also mentions the Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival, Rehoboth’s most well known annual festival. Read our comprehensive write-up of Rehoboth Beach by clicking HERE, or on the photo below.
- Georgetown. Dating back to 1791, Georgetown certainly boasts a lot of history, and that’s primarily what the editors of this particular story chose to focus on. The Circle is mentioned, along with the Sussex County Courthouse and Return Day, the biennial festival for which the town is most well known on a regional and national scale.
Burying the Hatchet at Return Day
- Millsboro. Once you get a few miles away from the coast, Millsboro is arguably the prettiest town you will find in southern Delaware. Resting at the headwaters of the Indian River, Millsboro dates back more than 250 years and, as it name implies, was named after the gristmills that once breathed life into the town. The story discusses Millsboro, in part, by stating: “Today, boating, fishing and crabbing can be enjoyed on the Indian River during warmer months, while Millsboro’s charming downtown is home to cute antique stores and restaurants offering seafood and good old southern fare.” The Nanticoke Indians and their museum are also recognized in the piece.
The Nanticoke Indian Museum
- Bethany Beach. Last, but certainly not least, on the list is the southern resort town of Bethany Beach, known by many as one of coastal Delaware’s “quiet resorts.” The Boardwalk and the town’s summer cultural calendar are mentioned, along with being a peaceful alternative to busier towns to its north and south. Writers also state: “Fun activities come in the form of the summertime Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market and the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival held each September.” Read our write-up of Bethany Beach by clicking HERE or on the photo below.
As stated above, we certainly know on a personal level how beautiful and welcoming coastal Delaware is, but it’s nice to hear others write and say what we already know to be true.
Read The Culture Trip’s full story on Delaware’s “10 Most Beautiful Towns” by clicking on the link below.
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