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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Rehoboth Beach is a town in Delaware with a population of 1,281. Rehoboth Beach is in Sussex County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Rehoboth Beach offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rehoboth Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Rehoboth Beach and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rehoboth Beach are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$926,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,290
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Rehoboth Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    394.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    131.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    854.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    8,607.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    131.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    2%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    51%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Rehoboth Beach

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,750
National
$55,322

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Rehoboth Beach Reviews

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A bit of a mixed bag. It's reasonably affordable compared to some of the nearby major cities where a lot of people came from. The crowds are big and the traffic gets bad during the season. The beaches are really good though, and very clean. The surf can be rough and dangerous, but there are sheltered areas on bays where it is safe for paddling and swimming. The parks are great generally. The weather is decent, not great. The winters can be pretty cold and it is VERY windy. The political climate is very conservative in general, Trump winning in Sussex County by about 21 percent. The development is completely unchecked, which is not surprising. Services may not be able to keep up. It's dangerous biking or riding a scooter nearly everywhere, but there are some beautiful off-road bike trails. They continue to expand these too. There are not enough good restaurants, and they are often very hard to get in to. It's a long way to an airport, so if you are a frequent flyer, beware.
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Rehoboth is a great family oriented vacation spot. Fabulous restaurants, the beach, the boardwalk, Funland, great bars, the list goes on! Rehoboth has it all. Everything is relatively close once you're in town and the Jolly Trolly makes transportation easy.
For seventeen years, Rehoboth Beach has been my home. Living in Rehoboth is like living into two different towns: a quiet beach town in the winter and a lively tourist attraction in the summer. Though locals complain about the increase in population (and traffic) during summer months, I am grateful for those who visit our community. They support many small, local businesses and our economy. More importantly, I am happy they can share in the beauty of our clean beaches and parks. During the summer, there is always something interesting to do, whether it be bowling and laser tag at the local arcade or skimboarding at the state park. Locals will tell you, though, nothing beats a morning walk along the shore in late September when the havoc dies down and the water is still warm. It's a visit worth making and maybe staying.