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Explore Real Estate in Beautiful Selbyville

Located just a few short miles from the Atlantic coastline, the small town of Selbyville is perfect for those who want to be close to the beach and to amenities. It’s home to numerous businesses, many beautiful neighborhoods (many of which are new or offer new homes), and even some historic homes and sites, too. Come explore Selbyville… and find your perfect beachside getaway.

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Why Do Residents Choose Selbyville?


So Many Things to Do

Selbyville is a small town filled with businesses, conveniences, and even a few attractions. It’s home to lots of local and chain restaurants, including Doyle’s Restaurant, the oldest operating diner in Delaware. It also has a public library, and the town hosts numerous events throughout the year, including Old Timer’s Day and the Classic Car and Truck Show.

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So Many Ways to Enjoy the Coast

Selbyville is ideal for those who want to be right near the beach! It’s just eight miles from Fenwick Island and its lovely white-sand beaches. Also within a short drive are Ocean City, MD with its fun boardwalk, Bethany Beach (the one of the “Quiet Resorts”), and Dewey Beach, for those seeking a more upbeat seaside atmosphere.

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Top-Rated Public Schools

For those relocating with children, public schools are typically a big concern. And Selbyville’s more than deliver; Showell Elementary was named a Title I school from 2000 – 2003 and received awards for its “No Child Left Behind” Program. The School of the Arts is a magnet middle school currently ranked as the #2 middle school in Sussex County (#9 in the state). And Indian River High sits at #4 in Sussex County and #18 in the state.

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Outstanding New Communities

Selbyville is much-loved for its outstanding communities just minutes from the coastline. There are a lot of new communities in this area, both affordable and luxurious. Take a look at a few of our favorites:

Batson Creek Estates: This brand-new community is just six miles from Fenwick Island and features 110 brand-new luxury homes. It’s also got a clubhouse with a fitness center, pool, and tons of community activities.

Bayside Resort: Just four miles from Fenwick, Bayside Resort truly is a fantastic shoreline escape. It features an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a beach and kayak launch, the Cove Bar and Grille, tennis, basketball, volleyball, dog parks, and a new Health & Aquatic Club.

Lighthouse Lakes: Nestled into a tranquil natural setting just 12 minutes from Fenwick Island and the Atlantic Ocean, Lighthouse Lakes is an ideal community for those seeking peace and privacy. There are tons of amenities, too, including a fitness center, fire pit, walking trails, putting green, boat storage, and four stocked ponds.

Swann Cove West: Swann Cove is built to be the perfect blend of convenience and value. It’s just four miles from beautiful Atlantic beaches, and the neighborhood itself is packed full of amenities. Residents enjoy the use of a community pool, bathhouse, fitness center, and picnic area.

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Selbyville at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Fenwick Island: 20 min
Rehoboth Beach: 40 min
Georgetown: 26 min
Major Roads: US-113, DE-54

Quick Facts

Population: 2,450
Zip Codes: 19975
County: Sussex
Median Home Price: $327,800

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