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A view of the ocean from Bethany BeachThough it incorporated in 1889, the origins of Ocean View date back to the colonial period, when this 500-acre parcel of land known as "Middlesex" became a source of dispute between Lord Baltimore and William Penn, who claimed it for Maryland and Delaware respectively. For much of its later history it served agricultural functions, including the raising of broiler-sized chickens, but these days Ocean View homes for sale have been constructed to appeal to those who looking for a first or second home near the Atlantic seaside. With the resort town of Bethany Beach just down the road, Ocean View is an attractive proposition for anyone looking to live delightfully close to this Atlantic playground.

This charming small community is perfect for families looking to live in comfort and serenity along Ocean View's Gold Coast, but its largest group of year-round residents includes the active retirees who have transformed the area into the perfect escape.

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29578 2nd Street, Ocean View, DE - $2,500,000

Residential, Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 8,000 SQFT
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Coastal Living At Its Best! Fabulous Bay Front 8,000 Sq. Foot 2 Story Home Located On Indian River Bay, Amazing Views. 4 Bedrooms, Could Be 6, Has 5.5 Baths, Glass Wall 2 Story Living Room Over Looking The Bay, Huge Kitchen With Large Eating Area ...

38900 Cove Court, Ocean View, DE - $1,295,000

Residential, Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,551 SQFT
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Water Front Paradise - Perfectly Positioned On A Quiet Cul-de-sac In The Well-established Community Of Quillen's Point, This Beautifully Landscaped And Irrigated, Newly Renovated 4 Bed 4.5 Bath Home Boasts 90 Feet Of Bulkheaded Canal Front Living,...

38216 Creek Road, Ocean View, DE - $899,000

Residential, Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,400 SQFT
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Pristine Canal Front Schell Built Home With Phenomenal Sunset Views And Private Dock Steps Off The Back Deck. This 3 Story Floor Plan Offers 4br, 3ba, And 2 Half Baths With Many Extras Including Mbr Underlit Tray Ceiling And Coffee Bar, Outdoor S...

30560 Topside Court Unit Rr1, Ocean View, DE - $890,000

Residential, Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,400 SQFT
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Unparalleled Views And Access To The Indian River Bay Awaits The New Owner. This 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home Is Located Directly On The Water. Step Out Your Door To The Private Dock With A Boat Lift Under The Covered Deck Along With A Pier. Attent...

38113 River Street, Ocean View, DE - $865,000

Residential, Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,400 SQFT
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Boaters Paradise!! Awesome New Schell Brothers Built Three Story Home Directly On The Water In The Prestigious Sunset Harbour Community! Unique Opportunity To Own A Home Where You Can Walk Directly From Your Home, To The Spacious Deck, To The D...

38134 River St Unit Lot 11, Ocean View, DE - $829,000

Residential, Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,510 SQFT
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One-of-a-kind Waterfront Community, Just Minutes To Bethany Beach, W/private Boat Slips For Every Home! Direct Access To White’s Creek & Indian River Bay, It Is The Perfect Location To Enjoy Boating & Water Sports Or Sunset Cruises To Your Favorit...

40 Hudson Avenue, Ocean View, DE - $765,000

Residential, Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,425 SQFT
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Sought After In Every Way. Private Culdesac Location On Quiet Ocean View Street Strategically Located With Panoramic Water Views Of Whites Creek. Short Bike Ride To The Beach, Grocery And Dining. Extended New Pier To Dock Your Boat, Crab, Fish ...

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17 Central Ave, Ocean View, DE - $749,900

Residential, Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,500 SQFT
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Featured On The Beach And Bay Cottage Tour, This Captain West House Dates From 1873. This Victorian Home Was Mostly Renovated In 2006 With Over $800,000 In Improvements Including A Master Suite, Gourmet Kitchen, Victorian Wallpaper, A Conservatory...

38126 River St Unit 8, Ocean View, DE - $705,000

Residential, Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,510 SQFT
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One-of-a-kind Waterfront Community, Just Minutes To Bethany Beach, W/private Boat Slips For Every Home! Direct Access To White’s Creek & Indian River Bay, It Is The Perfect Location To Enjoy Boating & Water Sports Or Sunset Cruises To Your Favorit...

30319 Pine Needle Drive, Ocean View, DE - $699,900

Residential, Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SQFT
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Unique Property With Excellent Views. Great Location With Bulkhead And Private Boat Ramp. Home Is A Mix Of Single Family Home And Modified Mobile Home. Canal & Lagoon Front With Beautiful Views Of Whites Creek. Boundless Possibilities! Boater...

37518 Seaside, Ocean View, DE - $699,000

Residential, Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,862 SQFT
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Stylish Custom Home With Water Views Galore! Perched Across The Street From White Creek With Lovely Bay Vistas, It Also Has Tranquil Pond Views Off The Rear Deck And Paver Patio. This Impressive 5-bedroom Home Has A Light Filled Open Floor Plan ...

34 Central Avenue, Ocean View, DE - $695,000

Residential, Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,400 SQFT
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Extraordinary Property With A Separate In-law Suite Located Just 2 Miles To The Beach In Historic Ocean View. Simply Stunning Coastal Home Beautifully Renovated To Combine Classic Charm With Timeless Finishes For The Best Of Beach Living. This Spr...

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Discover Ocean View Homes For Sale

Ocean View real estate has been built to appeal to a range of homebuyers, from summer visitors looking for a coastal cottage to retirees looking to settle in this beautiful town. As such, you'll find that Ocean View homes for sale range in price from around $850,000 to below $150,000. Nice land is not a scarcity here, so expect generously sized lots. Residents here have typically taken steps to create beachy getaways, including building screened porches, sunrooms, wrap-around decks, and more. Many of the builds here are quite new, though it's also possible to find heritage homes that date back to the town's agricultural roots.

At the mid-range of Ocean View homes for sale, you'll find spacious family homes that reflect Mid-Atlantic architectural heritage with touches like plantation shutters and stone siding. These homes are typically above 2,000 square feet, and include a host of upgrades and improvements designed to make them cozy throughout the year. Some of the features you'll find in these homes include:

  • Hybrid heating systems
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • 2 car garages

In addition to traditional family homes, the Ocean View real estate market includes a fair number of low-rise condominiums and townhomes in prime locations along the water. These homes typically include all of the features you'll find in the equivalent detached home, but with fewer maintenance requirements and dozens of private amenities.

Amenities in Ocean View

According to local legend, this town got its name when a young man climbed an area tree and saw the ocean. Today, Ocean View is home to a number of planned communities, like Bay Forest or Ocean View Beach Club, that appeal to homeowners by offering a long list of private amenities. This small community is primarily residential, but you'll find a number of conveniences and local retailers along Atlantic Avenue, including Charlie K's BBQ stand and Perucci's Italian Restaurant. Groceries can be purchased at Giant in nearby Millville and the local CVS makes it easy to fill your prescriptions.

Nearby, in Bethany Beach, you'll be able to stroll one of the region's most popular boardwalks, which offers plenty for anyone looking for a vacation-style getaway. This includes the many eateries and locally owned shops that line the western edge of the boardwalk, as well as direct access to the town’s gorgeous beachfront area. There's always a ton going on in Bethany Beach during the summertime, while Ocean View itself organizes concerts in John West Park representing a variety of musical styles.

Atlantic Avenue is the town's main thoroughfare, though you can quickly access the Coastal Highway or Route 113 to get around the region too. With a location that's right in the middle of resort country, Ocean View homes for sale make it easy to visit neighboring towns and cities while remaining pleasantly off of the beaten path. If you're looking for your great escape, this is it!

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