Lewes, DE (Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks)




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About Lewes, DE (Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks median real estate price is $370,496, which is more expensive than 85.0% of the neighborhoods in Delaware and 78.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks is currently $1,848, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.5% of the neighborhoods in Delaware.

Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lewes, Delaware. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 53.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (46.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 53.7%, which is higher than 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 65.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 99.0% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Delaware, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Delaware, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.1% of neighborhoods in DE. If a Delaware retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood has more Austrian and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 1.7% have British ancestry.

Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood in Lewes are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood, 49.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.5%), and 5.0% in the military.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood in Lewes, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (21.7%), and residents who report English roots (14.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.7%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include South Asian languages, French and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (92.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks 0.101011101001110
Lewes 0.101011101001110
Delaware 4.99
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Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks 0.101011101001110
Lewes 0.101011101001110
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Broadkill Beach / Oyster Rocks 0.101011101001110
Lewes 0.101011101001110
Delaware 76

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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CAPE HENLOPEN SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of DE school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to DE Quality Rating Compared to Nation
H. O. Brittingham Elementary School
400 Mulberry Street
Milton, DE, 19968
KG-05
Mariner Middle School
16391 Harbeson Rd.
Milton, DE, 19968
06-08
Rehoboth Elementary School
500 Stockley Street
Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
KG-05
Cape Henlopen High School
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE, 19958
08-12
Shields (Richard A.) Elementary School
910 Shields Avenue
Lewes, DE, 19958
KG-05
Beacon Middle School
19483 John J. Williams Highway
Lewes, DE, 19958
06-08
Milton Elementary School
512 Federal Street
Milton, DE, 19968
KG-05
Sussex Consortium
520 Dupont Avenue
Lewes, DE, 19958
PK-12

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