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Old 04-12-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Is south east Delaware good for a young couple? We are in our early twenties looking to get out of south western PA. We really want to be as close to the ocean as possible but don't mind having to drive to it either. I will be going to school in Dagsboro if we move to the area. My fiance would be looking for work in the automotive field.

Any advice for us would be great! Thank you!
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:25 AM
 
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Is south east Delaware good for a young couple? We are in our early twenties looking to get out of south western PA. We really want to be as close to the ocean as possible but don't mind having to drive to it either. I will be going to school in Dagsboro if we move to the area. My fiance would be looking for work in the automotive field.

Any advice for us would be great! Thank you!
Yes, Delaware is fine for a young couple....and old! Of course, the beach area (south east) has higher real estate prices because of close proximity to the water. But, there are tons of townhouses, new and resales, down there in the $225,000 range, close to the beach. Dagsboro, Millsboro, and Roxana real estate is a little lower in price, than Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth Beaches, but those areas are more rural. It depends what you're looking for. Clarksville is fast becoming "the beach" and I've seen some good real estate deals there.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Delly- thank you for your response.

We would be looking for rentals in the area as opposed to buying a home (not quite ready for that yet). Are there plenty of nice apartments in the area? I have tried going to the apartment search websites but they've only given me one or two apartments. Are the rent prices reasonable, meaning a good selection ranging from $500-$800/month?

What about activities/nightlife? We don't want to move to a town that closes real early. Do the beach towns close down completely for the "off season"?
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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Delly- thank you for your response.

We would be looking for rentals in the area as opposed to buying a home (not quite ready for that yet). Are there plenty of nice apartments in the area? I have tried going to the apartment search websites but they've only given me one or two apartments. Are the rent prices reasonable, meaning a good selection ranging from $500-$800/month?

What about activities/nightlife? We don't want to move to a town that closes real early. Do the beach towns close down completely for the "off season"?
I don't know about apartments, but, I don't see any rentals at all for $500-$800/month, ampetry. Maybe a manufactured home would rent for $500-$700/month. 2 bedroom townhouses rent for $875 to $950, and 3 bedroom townhouses rent for $1,000-$1,300, 4 bedroom units are $1,400 on up to $2,000/month. These all are about 2 miles from the beach, and there are plenty of townhouses for rent, with a yearly lease.

Rehoboth Beach doesn't completely shut down during the winter. Dogfish / Irish Eyes are open year round, and a few others. I wouldn't go as far to say that it's a great place for nightlife in the winter, though.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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Default Just being honest ....

but lower Delaware is known as "Slower Lower Delaware" for good reason. If you really need year 'round clubs and entertainment and/or a city-type atmosphere with a lot of shopping, etc, I'd think long and hard about moving to lower Delaware.

I live in Salisbury, and yes, it is nice to go to the beach from time to time. But it really does become a ghost town in the off season.
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