Bridgeville : Delaware

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What it's Like to Retire in Bridgeville

Bridgeville is a small but rapidly growing village of about 1600 people in rural Sussex County. Its location in southwestern Delaware, (on the charming and mostly undiscovered Delmarva Peninsula) has made it a popular place for active adults from the northeast looking for a milder climate and less expensive life style. Many active adult communities are coming to the area now.
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Where to Retire in Bridgeville and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult/55+ community in the area (see Bridgeville Active Communities link at top right).
According to City-Data.com, the median sale price of a home in late 2014 was about $225,000.

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What is special about Bridgeville

The Delmarva Peninsula is still very rural and charming, prices and taxes are lower than in many comparable areas.
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What is not special about Bridgeville

Bridgeville is remote in an agricultural area. For big box shopping or the movies you need to drive to Dover or the like. But when you do that watch out for speed traps on Rte 13.
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Who will like retirement in Bridgeville

People who want a relaxed pace of life near the shore might like Bridgeville.
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Local economy is driven by

Agriculture and retirees
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Climate and Physical Environment

Bridgeville is west of Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach on the Delmarva Peninsula. The average July high temperature is 86 and the average January low is 24. The wettest month is July (almost 5").
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Bridgeville hosts two popular festivals each autumn.  The Apple Scrapple Festival and the World Championship Pumpkin Chunkin. The Apple Scrapple celebrates the importance of both apples and scrapple to the region. The festival includes live entertainment and over 500 vendors and crafters.  This event has been written up in USA Today and was named a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Business Association.  The World Championship Pumpkin Chunkin is a competition of hurling pumpkins using mechanical means.  This event has been covered on TV by the Science Channel and includes rides, vendors and entertainment.

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Crime

Crime in Bridgeville is just under the national average.
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Medical facilities

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is 7 miles away in Seaford.
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Transportation

Huey Airport is a privately owned airport; Dover airport is 30 miles away; Bridgeville is about average in walkability when compared other communities.

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Valuable Links

Bridgeville, Delaware

Bridgeville on Wikipedia

Apple Scrapple

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Facts about BRIDGEVILLE
  • State: DE
  • Environment: Rural,Small Town,Farming or Agricultural,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: admin

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