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Welcome to Dover, Delaware

While Delaware is known as the second smallest state in the United States at about 2000 square miles, this thriving community of about 780,000 residents statewide is packed with history, culture, recreation and commerce.  Dover, Delaware, the seat of Kent County, is at the heart of it all being the capital of the first state and has consistently been on the move since its inception way back in 1683.  William Penn was the original founder of this great city and named it after Dover, England, but it wasn’t until 1777 that Dover became the capital of Delaware.  Originally founded on merely 125 acres by William Penn, the capital has expanded to roughly 26,000 acres today and continues to expand in this regard as well as in population and economy.

Over the years Dover has seen major expansions in manufacturing and government related work.  Dover has been home to the International Laytex Corporation, commonly known as Playtex, since 1937 and has been supporting the U.S. Military via the Dover Air Force Base since just after World War II.  Important fabrics that are used for aerospace and military use such as the Skylab and Apollo spacesuits and the spacesuit for the Space Shuttle’s Extravehicular Mobility Unit are produced through ILC Dover which is located in Frederica, a town about 15 miles south of Dover.

Due to its sales tax-free status, shopping is a major focus of Dover’s recreational activities.  People from surrounding areas and even from bordering states come to the area to buy everything from shoes to boats in order to save some bucks.  Dover offers unique local stores as well as national chains in Downtown Dover as well as at the Dover Mall.

The Schwartz Center for the Arts located in downtown Dover is the place to be to see everything from the Dover Symphony Orchestra to comedy acts to films.  Formerly the Dover Opera house that was built back in 1904, this historic landmark reopened its box offices in 2001 after 19 years of them being closed after major renovations were made to expand and refresh this beautiful Dover original.

Other cultural activities take place year-round in Dover and include events such as Old Dover Days, a tribute to the history of Dover, the Amish Bike Tour, an excursion through the farmlands of Kent County by residents of all ages and abilities to enjoy good food and music and honor the peaceful Amish community, and the African-American Festival which is a celebration of Delaware’s brave role in the pre-Civil War Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Movements.

One of the most popular attractions of Dover, Delaware is the famous Dover International Speedway.  A host to two of the NASCAR Nextel Cup/Busch Series races, this Delaware benchmark pulls in well over 100,000 tourists twice a year for these nationally known events.  During its downtime, races such as the MBNA 400 are run here.


Dover Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 56 homes for sale in Dover, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
70% Single Family, 27% Land/lot, 2% Townhouse and 2% Rental.

70% Single Family
27% Land/lot
1% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 56
Average Home Size 83 ft² / 8 m²
Price Range ($12,000 - $1,500,000)

Weather in Dover

The average high temperatures in Dover range from 43 in January to 87 in July

Average home income in Dover

The average household income of a Dover resident is $67,148 with an average home value of $209,174

Population of Dover

Dover has 69,006 residents.

Home ownership in Dover

The average level of home ownership in Dover is 63%.

Education breakdown of Dover

Education levels of residents of Dover include: highschool 27%, associate 9%, bachelor 15%, graduate 9%.

Households in Dover

Dover has 25,930 homes, built on average 33 years ago.

Information from in and around Dover...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 56 homes for sale in Dover. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot, Townhouse and Rental. The average list price of these property results is 207,864. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Dover please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 56 homes for sale in Dover, DE are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the Dover area. Member brokerages representing the 56 homes include Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. and WEICHERT, REALTORS®.