Lewes, DE: The First Town in the First State
Beautiful and quaint, the seafaring town of Lewes (pronounced Loo-is) is an oft-overlooked beachfront escape in the heart of Coastal Delaware. Tree lined, walkable streets in charming Downtown Lewes feature unique shops and restaurants, galleries, antique stores, B&B’s, incredible gardens, parks, a marina, museums, and a Town Dock on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. And the areas surrounding are filled with beautiful bay and ocean beaches, nature preserves, and endless adventures in the great outdoors.
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Why Do Residents Choose Lewes?
Outstanding Active Adult Communities
Lewes is starting to draw the interest of new residents—particularly retirees—for its wide selection of lovely homes and neighborhoods. Throughout town, you’ll find a diverse sampling of beautiful architecture, from the historic Queen Anne, Second Empire, Early Republic, Mid 19th Century Revival, and Colonial architecture of Downtown Lewes to the charming classic beach cottages of Lewes Beach neighborhoods to gorgeous modern homes along the bay.
And popping up throughout the community and its surrounding areas are lovely new Active Adult communities‚ fully equipped with new low-maintenance homes and amazing neighborhood amenities. If you’re looking for a relaxing, fun, and active beachside retirement, then it’s time to come and explore life in Lewes!
Lewes at a Glance
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Travel & Access
Rehoboth Beach: 20 min
Dover: 45 min
Bethany Beach: 35 min
Major Roads: Route 1, US-9
Other Points of Interest
Shipcarpenter Square: Located in beautiful Downtown Lewes
Fort Miles: Built in 1941, the massive coastal fortification was designed to defend assets along the Delaware River and Bay such as oil refineries and factories, as well as the city of Philadelphia during the Second World War. Today Delaware State Parks is working to restore a portion of that facility so that visitors may experience what took place here.
Cape Henlopen State Park
Cape May – Lewes Ferry
Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation: An all-volunteer organization that serves as the caretaker for two of Delaware's nine remaining historic lighthouses, the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse and Delaware Breakwater East End.
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Lewes Real Estate
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