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About Bethel, DE.

With a population of just about 200 residents, this small family town in Sussex County, Delaware, has largely flown under the radar of many families seeking a quiet place to raise a family. Bethel is that type of family town “where everyone knows your name,” stated a longtime resident commenting online. The resident also characterized Bethel’s reputation as being linked to “lots of tradition,” and a place built on the main staple of family values. For instance, there is the historic Ship-Carpenter’s House along main street in downtown Bethel that boasts “generations and generations” of great family living. This well-preserved small 19th century shipbuilding community still features homes that have been occupied by the same families for many generations.
Great family properties on offer
While Bethel historic properties have been handed down to new generations of shipbuilders and local business leaders, there is a sort of family housing boom in this wee Americana town. It is linked to Bethel’s perfect location as part of the Salisbury, Maryland and Delaware Metro areas that is currently experiencing a construction renaissance with no end in sight. In fact, there are local estate agents who comment online about many great new and older family-focused properties on offer today. At this same time, this small town has been a prosperous place to do business since it was first settled back in 1728 when Bethel was called Lewis Wharf and Lewisville.
Bethel offers families smaller city life
With plenty of great family parks, countless hiking trails and a growing metro area, Bethel is a picture perfect place to settle down and raise a family. For instance, there are some wonderful schools in and around Bethel that are nationally recognized as progressive and traditional at the same time. The region’s extensive forest along local rivers makes for a slow and easy way of life when families are off from work and school. At the same time, Bethel features lots of quaint cafes, restaurants and shops. Overall, this is small town Americana at its very best with all the wonderful characteristics of family living in peace and quiet.

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