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Oceanfront Delaware Homes for Sale

Choices of oceanfront homes in Delaware are abundant. Small towns and cities like Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Dewey Beach, and Lewes are located along the Atlantic coastline, offering residents stunning sands and many choices when it comes to living in an active or quiet community. Each community lies near Route 1, the Coastal Highway, which itself runs along the barrier peninsula and island areas providing access to interior sections of Delaware and Maryland. On the oceanfront Delaware real estate market, you'll find a variety of coastal styles that are built to serve as primary residences and cottages. They range from sprawling seaside estates to charming Cape Cods to full-service low-rise condos. Whatever your needs, oceanfront Delaware homes for sale promise the best in oceanside living.

Take a look at many of Dustin Oldfather's listings of oceanfront Delaware homes for sale below, or keep reading to learn about what you can expect from life in Delaware real estate.

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Photo of Listing #DENC251788

1702 N Park Dr #21, WILMINGTON, DE - $899,000

Residential, Condo, Unit/Flat
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,270 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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The Pointe At Brandywine Park Wilmington's Exclusive Condominium Community Overlooking The Brandywine River. A Semi-private Elevator Opens Directly Into A Spacious Foyer With Gleaming Tile Floors And Custom Millwork. This Floor Plan, The Rockford ...

Patterson-Schwartz-Kennett

Lot1 Port Penn Rd, MIDDLETOWN, DE - $849,000

Absolutely Stunning 33+ Acres Of Water Front Land Located On A Quiet Country Rd In Middletown , De. This Property Features A Mix Of Tillable Land , Woods And Opens To The Most Beautiful Waterway In Delaware. Surrounded By Hundreds Of Acres Of Prot...

Patterson-Schwartz-Dover

35 Commerce St, WILMINGTON, DE - $795,000

Opportunity Awaits! A True Deep-water Dock On The Christina River That Offers All Kinds Of Possibilities! Site Is Directly Across From The Kalmar Nyckel Tallship And Marine Lubricants. Dock Is Approximately 8-9 Years Old And The Water Depth Is App...

Patterson-Schwartz-Lancaster

35 Commerce St, WILMINGTON, DE - $795,000

Commercial Sale
  • 185 DOM
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Oppertunity Awaits! A True Deep-water Dock On The Christina River That Offers All Kinds Of Possiblities! Site Is Directly Across From The Kalmar Nyckel Tallship And Marine Lubricants. Dock Is Approximately 8-9 Years Old And The Water Depth Is Appr...

Patterson-Schwartz-Lancaster

1702 N Park Dr #64, WILMINGTON, DE - $774,900

Residential, Condo, Unit/Flat
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,787 SQFT
  • 97 DOM
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Enjoy Stunning Views From The Balcony Of This Elegant 6th Floor, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Unit Now Available At The Pointe, Located On The Banks Of The Brandywine River. Luxury Appointments Include An Elevator, Which Leads To A Spacious Foyer With W...

Long & Foster - Greenville

19 Owls Nest Rd, WILMINGTON, DE - $495,500

Unique Opportunity To Build On A Magical 2-acre Building Parcel Within A Hamlet Within The Village Of Centreville. This Wooded Lot Features Pathways, An Delightful Grotto With Pond And A Two Bedroom Cottage Being Sold As-is. The Cottage Could Be L...

Brandywine Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #1001794232

522 Harlan Blvd, WILMINGTON, DE - $439,900

Residential, Condo, Townhouse
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,875 SQFT
  • 192 DOM
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This Is A Limited Edition 3 Sty. Townhome.outstanding Views Of The Riverfront.this Home Reflects The Best Of Wilm.- Has Been Finished With A Discerning Eye Towards Quality.some Exceptional Features Are;3 Story Wood Paneled Elevator,furniture Quali...

Patterson-Schwartz-Kennett

2023 Draper St, DELAWARE CITY, DE - $329,990

Residential, Townhouse
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,400 SQFT
  • 14 DOM
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Backing Up To The Lovely Delaware Canal This Lovely Brand New Carriage Home Is A Unique Opportunity In New Castle County. Located In The Canal District Of The Up And Coming Fort Dupont Redevelopment Area This Is Truly A Magnificent Home. Our Newbo...

Valley Forge Real Estate Group

136 Christina Landing Dr, WILMINGTON, DE - $310,000

Residential, End of Row/Townhouse
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,450 SQFT
  • 26 DOM
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This Move-in-ready Luxury Townhome Sits In A Prime Location In Wilmington's Exciting Riverfront Area. Upscale Amenities Include A 2-car Garage, En-suite Baths In Every Bedroom, Decks On Each Floor, And Hardwoods Throughout The Main Living Area. Al...

BHHS Fox & Roach-Concord
Photo of Listing #DENC251850

330 Union Church Rd, TOWNSEND, DE - $299,900

Lovely 27 +/- Acre Unimproved Lot With Plenty Of Privacy, With Woods And Frontage On Blackbird Creek. Build The Home Of Your Dreams. There Was A Modular Home On The Property, Which Was Burned Down By The Fire Company. The Foundation Remains.

Patterson Price Real Estate-Mi

105 The Strand, NEW CASTLE, DE - $240,000

Great Lot Located On The Delaware River In Old New Castle. Build Your Dream Home And Enjoy Watching The Ships Travel Up And Down The River. 40' Frontage Gives Lots Of Flexibility For Design. Experience All That Old New Castle Has To Offer, Shop...

Patterson-Schwartz-College

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Expect More From Oceanfront Delaware Homes For Sale

With so much variety on offer, it's truly difficult to generalize about oceanfront Delaware real estate. Whatever you're looking for, chances are you'll find it in these listings. Single family homes, town homes, and many types of condominiums are available for those seeking oceanfront property, and some areas even have parcels of land available for building custom homes. Additionally, country club living and gated communities are also popular choices, and properties directly on the water are particularly desirable.

Waterfront property in MarylandHousing sizes along the Delaware coast range from one bedroom to over five bedrooms, and prices tend to start in the low to mid $200,000s and range to well over $1,000,000. Many homes are used as vacation rental properties, except in areas where homeowners' associations prohibit rentals, so if you're looking for an income property this is an excellent region to invest too. Typically, oceanfront Delaware homes for sale are designed with vacation-style living in mind, even if owners will be residing here throughout the year. This means builders tend to place emphasis on big, bright windows, wrap-around decks, swimming pools, and more.

The age of a home is a major factor for homebuyers, and again you've got many choices. It's possible to find historical character homes that date back to the region's agricultural past—Colonial homes and Farmhouses frequently fit this bill—but brand new builds in masterplanned community are also quite common. For those looking for a vacation home without maintenance requirements, a number of gorgeous coastal condo buildings can also be found in places like Ocean City and offer beach access and spectacular views along with a host of luxury amenities.

Living on the Delaware Coast

The communities of the Delaware coast are as varied as the people who call it home. Whether you're looking for excitement or serenity, you'll find it nearby. For instance, Dewey Beach is a small town with a permanent population of just 341, according to the 2010 Census. The town offers approximately 1/12 miles of beach front and covers 22 blocks. And Fenwick Island is another small coastal town with a permanent population of 379. Fenwick Island and the neighboring Bethany Beach areas are known as being the quieter resort locations. These are all great places for retirees or families looking to avoid crowds by living a little bit off the beaten path.

On the other hand, each summer Ocean City transforms into the second most populated municipality in Maryland, after Baltimore. And the small incorporated city of Rehoboth Beach has a population reported to be 1,327, but, during the summer months, the population increases to more than 25,000. And, similarly, Lewes, Delaware is an incorporated city surrounded by Gordon Pond and the Gordon Pond Wildlife area. In 2010, Lewes reported a population of 2,747, but again that population balloons when the weather gets nice. These areas are known for boardwalks with numerous activities during the tourist season, and they're great for anyone who wants to keep busy and loves to people watch.

Wherever you choose to live in oceanfront Delaware, and whatever you choose to do there, you'll have access to the region's many natural wonders, leisure activities made possible by golf courses and the marinas, and tons of modern conveniences accessible along the Coastal Highway. The local culture here is full of salty character, with frequent festivals, friendly locals, and a long list of things to see, do, and eat. Along the coast of Delaware, adventure awaits.

If you're interested in purchasing property in or near Maryland's most popular coastal resort, be sure to contact us here at the Oldfather Group. We'd love to show you around!

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Listing information last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 11:03pm CST.