Rehobeth Beach, Delaware – Gay Lifestyle in a Resort Town

Rehoboth beach is a welcoming seaside resort that lies within the Seaford, Delaware Micropolitan Statistical area. Its core population is not even 1500 but over 25,000 visit in the summer.  One of the reasons the area is so popular is that NRDC consistently rates Rehoboth Beach a 5-Star water quality rating.

The town’s nickname is “The Nation’s Summer Capital” as the place draws so many tourists from the nearby Washington, D.C. residents as well as visitors from Maryland, Virginal and Pennsylvania.  However of interest to shoppers of gay-real estate and investment opportunities is the area of Queen Street. This street also runs parallel to a long stretch of beach near Queen Street known as Poodle, Beach.  The boardwalk in this area is known as one of the “Best of America.  The AARP has also named Rehoboth Beach has one of the best five places in the United States for people to retire.

This artsy and friendly little town is a little less frantic then nearby Ocean City, Maryland. It is famous for it’s Sea Witch Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Independent film Festival and the Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival.  It is also near Dewey Beach which is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay and which is also home to LGBT-friendly events and nightlife.   A fun festival that is held on Dewey beach every year is the Elvis Festival; it draws Elvis impersonators from every walk of life.

There are an incredible amount of activities to enjoy in this unique area including antique hunting, movies on the beach, bonfires, clamming, crabbing, dolphin watching, fishing, kite boarding, miniature golf, skate-boarding, skim boarding and stand-up paddling. It’s hard to be bored for long living in Rehoboth Beach.

The area is also noteworthy architecturally for its many examples of post-modern architecture from the eighties. There are many mustard, coal and red buildings that are squarer in shape.  Many of the cottages in the area are also from the mid-century era of development in this charming beach town. These are homes with roofs of cedar.  The signature layout of the homes here is a single family home on one level with a long central hallway (called a breezeway because it is open to the air at both ends so the ocean breezes can blow through) that is flanked on either side by living rooms. There are is also full of charming examples of Arts and Crafts building with tapered square columns and lots of stained glass and also Georgian style housing with arched windows and Greek columns.  There is also Victorian housing, much of it now merged with contemporary steel and concrete design.

There are many Rehoboth Beach gay realtors to help guide you to find the perfect holiday rental or time-share or the perfect home or investment property.

For more information about this fun and LGBT positive place to live you can always visit the Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center website at

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