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Explore Real Estate in Beautiful Dover

Dover and the surrounding Kent County area are saturated with world-class museums, attractions, and hundreds of restaurants to please every palate. Exciting gaming and harness racing, NASCAR thrills, unique special events, rich history, and plenty of Delaware hospitality are just the beginning of what you’ll love about life in Dover.

Just 90 miles south of Philadelphia and 90 miles east of DC, Dover is centrally located in Kent County and the state of Delaware. It’s home to five college, including Delaware State University, Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry and Wesley College. And though its population is significantly less than that of Wilmington, Delaware, Dover encompasses a larger area than any other city on the Delmarva Peninsula.

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Why Do Residents Choose Dover?


Old Town Dover

In the heart of the capital, Amish buggies seem right at home amid the brick sidewalks and historic buildings of Downtown. Local businesses, delicious eateries, and unique shops set a vibrant modern scene amid the quaint historic architecture.

At The Green, where our founding fathers met the ratify the constitution and make Delaware the First State, you can find the Old State House and the Legislative Hall, or even take guided tours by characters in period dress. Also nearby, you can visit the Children’s Theatre, the Delaware State Library, the Delaware State Museum, and the Briggs Museum of American Art.

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Amazing Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy the sunshine and scenery in Dover! Get outside at a local park, where you can stroll scenic walking paths, play sports and games, enjoy a relaxing game of disc golf or a quiet picnic, and even spend a day out on the water fishing or boating. The city of Dover also provides plenty of residents activities, like bus trips, sports leagues, fitness classes, and more.

Nearby, the Little Creek Wildlife Area sits along the Delaware coastline, offering over 4,700 acres of natural marshes, forest, and agricultural fields ideal for hunting and fishing. There are also numerous public and private golf courses in the area, like Maple Dale Country Club.

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Premier Shopping Venues

Find businesses large and small throughout the city of Dover. Local shops, restaurants, and cafes can be explored in Old Town. Premier retailers and designer boutiques can be found at Dover Mall. And plenty of other options for shopping, dining, and entertainment await at The Colonnade at Dover Downs.

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Events & Activities

There’s always something happening in Dover! From the Amish Country Bike Tour to the Firefly Music Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Head to Dover International Speedway for NASCAR Race Weekends or horse racing at Dover Downs. Catch a football game at Alumni Stadium at Delaware State University. Celebrate Old Gover Days or the Fourth of July on The Green. Enjoy a Summer Performing Arts Series, Food Truck Friday,s Country Line Dancing, and so much more.

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Dover at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Wilmington: 50 min
Washington, DC: 2 hr
Major Roads: Route 1, US-13
Airports: Delaware Airpark, Wilmington Airport

Quick Facts

Population: 37,355
Zip Code: 19902
County: Kent
Median Home Price: $184,900

Dover Home Buying Resources

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