Sussex County Real Estate

Sussex County is the southernmost county in the state of Delaware and home to the beachside communities of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island. The county is known for its wildlife and nature refuges, and its beautiful waterways. The area is also known for its many yearly events and festivals, charming small towns, and beaches. Read more about Sussex County.

Waterfront homes right on the beach in Sussex County, Delaware

Sussex County Real Estate Stats

Average Price $640K
Lowest Price $25K
Highest Price $12M
Total Listings 3,293
Avg. Days On Market 127
Avg. Price/SQFT $287

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Sussex County Real Estate Listings

Sussex County Area Information

Sussex County is the southernmost and largest county in the U.S. state of Delaware. The county seat of Sussex County is Georgetown. Sussex County is bordered by Delaware's Kent County to the north, Maryland's Worcester County to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay to the east and northeast.

Sussex County has no large cities or Interstate highways, contributing to the quiet, rural ambiance.  There are U.S. Highways 9, 13, and 113, and the largest cities are Seaford and Milford (which is situated partly in Kent County). 

Sussex County Real Estate 

The Sussex County real estate market is brimming with fantastic options for home buyers, investors, and vacationers. You can find everything from large commercial farms to cozy cottages on the beach. 

Large homes in the Atlantic Coastal style are particularly common, and many of these are raised up to three stories high to take advantage of the ocean views.  Expect to find homes with many forward-facing gables, gambrel roofs, shuttered windows, shingle or horizontal siding, and raised front entrances and porches. 

Whether taking in the light of a sunny day, or staying warm from the misty ocean air, these homes offer comfort and luxury in one of the most scenic areas of the Atlantic coastline. 

Things To Do In Sussex County

Sussex County is a popular tourist destination, with many charming coastal resort towns. This industry is supplemented by an abundance of parks for visitors and residents to visit, and indeed Sussex County is known for its extensive wetlands and wildlife refuges.

Parks in Sussex County include:

  • Redden State Forest
  • Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
  • Great Marsh Preserve
  • Cape Henlopen State Park
  • Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Nanticoke Park Wildlife Area
  • Holts Landing State Park
  • Assawoman Wildlife Area
  • Fenwick Island State Park
  • Trap Pond State Park
  • Phillips Landing Recreation Area

The county also includes a number of substantial coastal waterways, like Indian River Bay, Rehoboth Bay, Little Assawoman Bay, and Delaware Bay.

Sussex County is also popular for its beaches, many of which are paired with beach towns like Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach. These beaches extend in an uninterrupted line north from Fenwick Island, before turning in at the Harbor of Refuge and then continuing to the northwest.

The fine what sands and gentle waves make these beaches popular for beachcombers, swimmers, sunbathers, and a fine selection of beachfront homes.

But the beach isn't all there is to Sussex County. It's also known as a highly productive agricultural area, with a countryside full of small farms and wooded lands. Sussex County produces more poultry than any other county in the United States.     

And Sussex County is overflowing with cultural and community events as well. You can attend the Bethany Beach Jazz Festival, Apple Scrapple Festival, Return Day Parade, Laurel Independence Day Celebration, the Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow, Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival, Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Jazz Festival, Sea Witch Halloween Festival, and Seaford Riverfest. So much to do!

Sussex County History

The town of Lewes in Sussex County has a history stretching back to its days as a whaling colony beginning in 1631. Sussex County was then founded in 1683 and named after County Sussex in England, due to being the home of William Penn, who led the early Pennsylvania Colony.  

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