Selbyville : Delaware


What It Is Like to Retire in Selbyville

Selbyville is a small town of about 2,300 people in southern Delaware, about 25 miles from Rehoboth Beach. Photo of  Selbyville Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Don Woods, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


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 left ).
Median listing price of a home in early 2021 was $381,801, according to Zillow.


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

Town of Selbyville

What people are saying about Selbyville

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