Our Market Area

Southern Delaware

Sussex County, Delaware is the southernmost of the three counties that comprise the State of Delaware, the 2nd smallest state in the U.S. As such, our market area sounds like it's small when it's actually exceptionally large by "County" standards. It encompasses almost 900 square miles with 25 miles of prime ocean frontage. 

Coastal Sussex County (along the Highway One corridor) is an established destination resort and a major developing area for retirees. Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and the historic City of Lewes, the First Town in the First State, as well as resort properties around the Indian River Inlet and Rehoboth Bay.

On the central Rt. 113 corridor, the predominant land use is agricultural, including croplands, timberlands, and poultry production. Sussex County is the #1 "broiler" producing county in the U.S. Chickens far out-number people!

Agriculture and tourism are historically Sussex County's dominant industries, with housing the other major economic stimulus since 2000. During the past 10+ years, the influx of retirees has been unprecedented. Many subdivisions were developed in all areas of the County during the 2000-2005 period with a suburban landscape now common to most of the major vehicular routes. Southern Delaware is now a mix of full-time, part-timers, retirees, and vacationers. As such, knowledge of the market area can only come with experience Being one of the most diverse market areas in the country, reliable evaluations and brokerage require experience and familiarity with the many local submarkets.

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