Selbyville : Delaware

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What it's Like to Retire in Selbyville

Selbyville is a small town of about 1800 people in southern Delaware, just 4 miles from Rehoboth Beach.  Picture of Selbyville Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Don Woods.


Where to Retire in Selbyville and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area, along with many others in the Rehoboth Beach area (see links at right).
Median home sale price in late 2014 was just over $300,000.


What is special about Selbyville

Selbyville is on the beautiful Delmarva Peninsula, just a few miles from the popular resort area of Rehoboth Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.  This is a great area for beaches, boating, and fishing. Delaware has a very attractive tax structure.

What is not special about Selbyville

Selbyville is a very small town known for its poultry.

Who will like retirement in Selbyville

People looking for a low key community and an attractive 55+ active adult community will find it here. Also, folks who want to be near the beach but not too close.

Local economy is driven by

Agriculture, construction, retirement, and tourism are the local industries.

Climate and Physical Environment

Selbyville is in southern Delaware about 5 miles from Rehoboth Beach and the Ocean. The average July high temperature is 88 and the average January high is 47 (the average low is 27). The wettest month is August (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

For culture you will want to go to Rehoboth Beach or north to Wilmington, Baltimore, or elsewhere.


Crime in Selbyville is about a fifth higher than the national average.

Medical facilities

Nearby hospitals are in Lewes and Seaford (Nanticoke Memorial Hospital).


There is a regional airport in Selbyville.


Valuable Links

Selbyville on Wikipedia

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Facts about SELBYVILLE
  • State: DE
  • Environment: Small Town,
  • 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): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: jb

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