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Lewes Real Estate

An incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Along with neighboring Rehoboth Beach, Lewes is one of the principal cities of Delaware’s rapidly growing Cape Region. The city lies within the Salisbury, Maryland–Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lewes proudly claims to be “The First Town in The First State.”Lewes is named after the town of Lewes in England, which is situated in a county named Sussex (from which Sussex County, Delaware, takes its name).Lewes, Sussex, England, also has the same seal.

Situated on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Lewes’s weather is moderated by the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. Lewes has a mild subtropical climate consisting of hot, humid summers and mild winters.

Lewes serves as a vacation and resort spot popular with residents of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding suburbs. Even though the city limits primarily sit on the lower reach of the Delaware Bay, it is nonetheless considered an ocean resort, particularly as the ocean is nearby at Cape Henlopen. Lewes is among those communities which have banned smoking in its public parks.