Newark: A Little City in the Midst of It All
The bustling city of Newark, DE is located directly east of the Maryland state line about a mile south of the "Twelve Mile Circle" where Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania meet. Almost equidistant between Philadelphia (approx. 45 miles) and Baltimore (approx. 55 miles), Newark is part of densely populated Newcastle County, yet still enjoys a large amount of public parkland.
Originally a farming and agricultural community, Newark today is home to beautiful new home communities and neighorhoods. Within an easy drive to Philly, Baltimore, Wilmington, and the beautiful coast, Newark offers acces to entertainment, arts, parks, museums, beaches, and shoppping. So if you want to go to a pro football game, see an opera, visit “big cities”, ski in the Poconos, walk the beaches of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland, or float away on the Chesapeake Bay, you can... all within a two-hour drive of Newark.
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Why Do Residents Choose Newark?
So Many Things to Do
The youthful, energetic lifestyle of Downtown Newark (mostly due to the University of Delaware), has retained a quaint college charm while embracing industrial and commercial diversity and development. Residents anad visitors alike find plenty to love on an award-winning Main Street filled with shopping, dining, and plenty of entertainment, like the Newark Arts Alliance and Chapel Street Players.
Amazing Outdoor Exploration
Despite its small-city vibe, Newark has a large amount of public parkland, including Iron Hill Park, the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, White Clay Creek State Park, and Middle Run Valley Natural Area. These hundreds of acres of parkland offer and endless array of outdoor activities—hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, and much more.
So Many Ways to Enjoy the Coast
Newark is located about 10 miles (20 minutes or so) from the Delaware River, so adventures out on the water are just a short drive away. To reach the Atlantic Ocean and its beautiful beaches, an hour and a half on Route 1 will bring you to Rehoboth Beach, an eclectic town with a fun boardwalk and plenty of entertainment to enjoy.
Outstanding Active Adult Communities
The fun and youthful atmosphere of Newark makes it a great place for active adults and retirees who want to live a fun and adventurous lifestyle long after retirement. And there are many communities in the area to help you do just that! Some of our favorites:
Crossings at Christiana: Tucked into a naturally beautiful setting of lush lawns and mature trees, Crossings at Christiana is just a short drive from tons of shopping, dining, entertainment, and adventure. And the community itself is packed full of fun: social events, clubs, interest groups, a walk/bike trail, a pond, and more.
Traditions at Christiana: Traditions is an amazing active adult lifestyle just waiting to unfold! Single-family homes with dazzling curb appeal are just the beginning; there's also a clubhouse with a pool and gym, walking and biking trails, plenty of open spaces, and a convenient location close to I-95 and Downtown Newark.
Village of Hersey Run: Charming and comfortable low-maintenance homes nestle into a scenic neighborhood filled with amenities at Hersey Run. Conveniently located within minutes of shopping, dining, and Newark entertainment, and filled with great recreational and social amenities, the Village of Hersey Run is all you want, need, and more.
Newark at a Glance
Travel & Commute
Rehoboth Beach: 1 hour, 45 mins
Dover: 57 min
Bethany Beach: 2 hours
Major Roads: Route 1, US-9
Additional Newark Resources
Newark Chamber of Commerce
Parks & Recreation
Newark Home Buying Resources
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