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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Selbyville, Delaware

Many people choose to live in this wonderful area because of the convenient access to those great Delaware beaches. Selbyville is a small town of about 1800 people in southern Delaware, just 4 miles from Rehoboth Beach.

Where to Retire in Selbyville and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area, along with many others in the Rehoboth Beach area (see links at left ).
Median listing price of a home in early 2022 was $496,315, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Selbyville

Selbyville is on the beautiful Delmarva Peninsula, just a few miles from the popular resort area of Rehoboth Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.  This is a great area for beaches, boating, and fishing. Delaware has a very attractive tax structure.

What Is Not Special about Selbyville

Selbyville is a very small town known for its poultry.

Climate and Physical Environment

Selbyville is in southern Delaware about 5 miles from Rehoboth Beach and the Ocean. The average July high temperature is 88 and the average January high is 47 (the average low is 27). The wettest month is August (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

For culture you will want to go to Rehoboth Beach or north to Wilmington, Baltimore, or elsewhere.


Crime in Selbyville is about a fifth higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Nearby hospitals are in Lewes and Seaford (Nanticoke Memorial Hospital).


There is a regional airport in Selbyville.

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Town of Selbyville

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