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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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Madison Rd, CULPEPER, VA - $49,300,000

Premier Gateway Development Opportunity - 166 Acres Of Truly Special Real Estate! Project Offers Developable Tracts With By-right Zoning/onsite Svcs That Will Support A Broad Mix Of Golf Course Oriented Housing, Apts, Condos, Comm Svcs, Office Par...

790 Zeuswyn Dr, CULPEPER, VA - $49,300,000

Residential, Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,849 SQFT
  • 56 DOM
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Zeuswyn Farm! 166 In-town Acres Of Gorgeous Bucolic Farmland Overlooking Lake Pelham With Stunning Views Of The Blue Ridge! Farm Boasts Myriad Opportunities For Future Projects - Potential Subdivision, Commercial/mixed Use, Multi-family & More. ...

Madison Rd, CULPEPER, VA - $21,900,000

Prime Gateway Development Opportunity! 65 Acres With High Traffic Counts & Visibility (fronts Madison Rd And Route 29) Overlooking Lake Pelham. Price Reflects Highest & Best Use And Would Require A Re-zoning From Current R.e. Zoning. Ideal Locati...

725 Lands End Rd, CENTREVILLE, MD - $15,100,000

Residential, Detached
  • 9 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 14,148 SQFT
  • 570 DOM
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"readbourne" Rare Opportunity! One Of The Last Large Tracts Of Land Available In Queen Anne's County. Waterfront Estate On 973 Acres, 14,000+ Sq Ft Historic Home On The Chester River, Over 4,000 Ft Of Waterfrontage, 3 Guest Houses, Pool, Tennis, M...

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N/A, PURCELLVILLE, VA - $11,000,000

Residential, Detached
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 7,300 SQFT
  • 355 DOM
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Exclusive Vineyard And Winery Estate On 359 Acres, With 23 Acres Under Vine, And Potential For An Additional 100 Plantable Acres. Captivating And Serene, The Farm Estate Includes Portions Of Short Hill Mountain, A Large And Multiple Smaller Ponds....

Route 16, Milton, DE - $10,000,000

Land, Lots and Land
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Prime Development Opportunity! Over 136 +/- Acres Adjacent To The Town Limits Of Milton And Located Within A Short Drive To Coastal Hwy (rt. 1), Delaware Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Cape May Lewes Ferry, Tanger Outlets And All Of The Attractions Of Lewes...

1800 Holly Beach Farm Rd, ANNAPOLIS, MD - $10,000,000

Residential, Detached
  • 8 Beds
  • Baths
  • 11,000 SQFT
  • 534 DOM
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Annapolis' Most Spectacular Estate Property. Extraordinary All Brick Historic Georgian Colonial Completely Renovated By Acclaimed Interior Designer/ Using Warnock Studio. 26 Breathtaking Acres/ Gardens W/ 3/4 Mile Of Waterfront W/ Private Beach+ U...

25511 Bruffs Island Rd, EASTON, MD - $9,945,000

Residential, Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 8,973 SQFT
  • 487 DOM
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5 Separate Parcels.16 Feet Water Depth At Boat House. Sandy Beaches. Magnificent Specimen Trees. Broad Views In Every Direction With Sunsets And Sunrises. 2 Acre Pond. Two Guest Houses. Pool. Pool House. Tennis Court. Multiple Barns And Outbuildin...

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9092 John Mosby Hwy, UPPERVILLE, VA - $9,800,000

Residential, Detached
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5,020 SQFT
  • 241 DOM
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Exceptional Estate 254 Acres 4 Parcels Runs Parallel To The Village Of Upperville On North Boundary Of Trinity Episcopal Church, Rolling Terrain & Pristine Views W/ Greengarden Road As Eastern Boundary. 10 Acre Spring Fed Lake, Pine Forests, W/ Ex...

Talbot Blvd, CHESTERTOWN, MD - $7,900,000

Radcliffe Meadow - High Density Zoning, 400 Units - Public Water/sewer Access - Zoned R-4, Multiple Family, 92 Acres With 38 Acres To Be Developed - 14,000' Waterfront Radcliffe Creek - Convenient Traffic Access - Conveniently Located To Area Shop...

26035 Marengo Rd, EASTON, MD - $7,900,000

Residential, Detached
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 8,523 SQFT
  • 668 DOM
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First Time Offered Magnificent "hunting Creek Farm" A Sportsman's Waterfront Dream. Abundant Waterfowl, Years Of Cultivating This Amazing Hunter's Paradise. Located On Hunting Creek, 8500 Sq. Ft. Brick Manor House, Brick Guest House, Caretaker's H...

5252 Long Point Farm Dr, OXFORD, MD - $7,900,000

Residential, Detached
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 4,501 SQFT
  • 107 DOM
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Long Point Offered As Deed Parcel C, 140 Acres 4 Dev Rights, Unimproved For $2,600,000; Deed Parcel A, 38 Acres Perc Approved Waterfront Building Site For $1,700,000; Long Point Parcel / Old Homestead On 18 Acres With Tenant Cottage And Boathouse ...

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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.

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