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Living in Millsboro, DE

The city of Millsboro, Delaware, is a relatively small town located on an offshoot of the Indian River Bay, fed by the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Millsboro has a long history as a rural community with plenty of farmland. In recent decades, a slowly growing population has brought more suburban communities to areas outside of downtown, where residents can enjoy a quiet, slower pace of life. This is largely thanks to the town's distance from larger cities like Washington, D.C., and Baltimore., and Millsboro is far enough away that not that many people want to commute. Still, people living in Millsboro can easily drive to larger regional metropolises for special occasions.

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Things to Do in Millsboro

Millsboro, Delaware, has two areas where most of the restaurants are located. If you're looking for something quick to eat, then Dupont Boulevard is your best option. It's a heavily trafficked street with plenty of commercial activity. For sit-down restaurants, head to Washington and Main Streets, especially the area between Railroad Street and East State Street. This part of Millsboro, Delaware, has some of the town's most popular restaurants and bars. It's also a pleasant, pedestrian-friendly area where residents can relax and browse local shops.

Living in Millsboro makes it easy to visit some of the area's historic sites. Several of these sites are included in the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the most interesting attractions include the Isaac Harmon Farmhouse; the Harmony Church, built in 1891; the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Delaware's only indigenous peoples museum; and the Millsboro Art League, whose mission is to promote creative arts and lend support to aspiring and established artists.

Millsboro's location on the water makes it a great place for enjoying activities like fishing, swimming, and boating. Even if you don't have a fishing or pontoon boat, you can rent them from the marina in Millsboro. You can also charter boats to take advantage of some of the area's best fishing spots.

Greater Millsboro Art League

Housing in Millsboro

There are several neighborhoods you might want to explore before buying Millsboro real estate. Some of the largest Millsboro neighborhoods include Town Center, Hollyville, Stockley, and Riverdale.

Most of the homes for sale in Millsboro are stand-alone buildings with two to four bedrooms. However, Some neighborhoods offer more architectural diversity; newer developments in Hollyville and Town Center have a mixture of stand-alone houses, townhouses, and apartments. The southern portion of Town Center even has a few mobile-home communities.


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  • Located off the Indian River Bay, Millsboro is a great place for water sports enthusiasts who enjoy to fish, swim, or take their boat for a spin. The local marina offers boat rentals as well as offers fishing charters for the ultimate fishing trip.
  • Many sites around town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Harmony Church and the Isaac Harmon Farmhouse, both built in the 1800s. The Indian River Archaeological Complex showcases seasonal settlements used by native people.
  • For the best dining in town, head to Washington and Main Streets, where you will find plenty of sit-down restaurants. Afterwards, take a stroll down the street and browse the local shops.


Millsboro Real Estate at a Glance

  • 196 Homes Sold*
  • 128 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $401,990 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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