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Georgetown Real Estate

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Although Lewes was the original County Seat of Sussex County, it was relocated to Georgetown in 1791 because of its central location, said to be "sixteen miles from everywhere" in Sussex County. The town, named in honor of commissioner George Mitchell, was originally and uniquely laid out in a circle that is one mile in diameter and centered around a square. The square is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
There are many things which make Georgetown, Delaware a special place! Just a short drive from the ocean resorts, Georgetown is home to Delaware Technical and Community College, a fully accredited college offering over 120 programs leading to an Associates Degree or diploma.
Every two years, Georgetown hosts an unusual event known as "Return Day," a half-day-long parade and festival two days after Election Day. Stemming from the colonial days in which the public would congregate in Georgetown two days after the election to hear the results (because it would take that long to deliver the results to the courthouse by horseback), the winners and losers of that year's political races parade around The Circle in carriages. They then ceremonially "bury the hatchet" in a tub of sand. The afternoon of Return Day is a holiday for county and state workers in Sussex County, and the event is marked by a traditional oyster feast, much revelry, and, of course, the beginning of the next round of campaigns. Many in Delaware feel that the state's traditionally chummy and staid political climate is due in large part to the Return Day tradition.
Georgetown has become a popular relocation destination for retirees looking for the small town atmosphere, close to the beach but without the beach prices and Georgetown fits the bill. Homes for sale in Georgetown range from historic old Georgian and Victorian era houses to newer duplexes in 55+ communities catering to the active retiree.

Consider Georgetown When Shopping for Your New Delaware Home

If you want to be centrally located in Sussex County within a short drive to the beaches and bays,, Georgetown is a perfect location. Check out our listings of homes for sale in Georgetown and find your spot in our county seat.


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