A Guide to Living in Ocean View, DE - The Suburban Town by the Bay 

At the mouth of the Indian River, Ocean View, DE, lies just a mile west of Bethany Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Legend has it that 19th-century residents could see the ocean from their second-floor homes, so the town became known as-Ocean View. Ocean View is a suburban town with plenty of amenities and lovely neighborhoods. Locals may describe it as a "friendly community primarily composed of retirees" or "a place to come home to" with fewer than 2,000 year-round residents and a median age of 51. The beach is just a short drive away, and boating and outdoor recreation are plentiful in all areas around you.

Ocean View, Delaware, has so many great neighborhoods we added a list of popular areas below. Please search all of Ocean View, DE, or a community you might have heard of. Looking for detached homes on oversized lots, look at areas like Bay Forest ClubBear TrapOcean View Beach Club, or Bay Forest Club. If you want waterfront options, check out Bethany Bay or Piney Point. Search Ocean View, DE, or sift thru some of the popular neighborhoods below.

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Ocean View, DE April 13, 2024
87
Listed
67
Avg. DOM
$274.56
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$575,000
Med. List Price
87 Properties
Page 1 of 8
$775,000
Neighborhood: Lord Baltimore
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,022
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
9
Days on Site
DESU2059128
MLS
Open 4/20
9 N Primrose Ln Ocean View,  DE 19970
$419,900
Neighborhood: Country Village (3)
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,897
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DESU2058054
MLS
$445,000
Neighborhood: Cottages On Whites Creek
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,280
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DESU2059574
MLS
$345,000
Neighborhood: Bethany Bay
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,112
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DESU2059908
MLS
Open 4/13
38337 N Mill Ln #119 Ocean View,  DE 19970
$499,000
Neighborhood: Bayside At Bethany Lakes
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,000
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DESU2059642
MLS
Open 4/14
30413 Cedar Neck Rd #107 Ocean View,  DE 19970
$339,000
Neighborhood: Magnolias
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,559
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DESU2059762
MLS
$500,000
Neighborhood: Bear Trap
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,939
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DESU2059964
MLS
$345,000
Neighborhood: Bethany Bay
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,112
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DESU2059718
MLS
Open 4/13
37727 Lagoon Ln Ocean View,  DE 19970
$899,900
Neighborhood: Rogers Haven
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,260
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
67
Days on Site
DESU2055596
MLS
$510,000
Neighborhood: None Available
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,400
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
22
Days on Site
DESU2058728
MLS
$699,000
Neighborhood: Ocean View Beach Club
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,814
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
8
Days on Site
DESU2059266
MLS
Open 4/13
36734 Red Cedar Loop #44 Ocean View,  DE 19970
$475,000
Neighborhood: Windmill Woods
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,470
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
12
Days on Site
DESU2059388
MLS
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Moving to Ocean View, Delaware

Ocean View, Delaware, is a small coastal town on the Atlantic coast, known for its charming atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and broad recreational and cultural activities. If you're considering moving to Ocean View, here are a few reasons it's an excellent choice.

One of the main reasons to move to Ocean View is the town's charming atmosphere. The city has a small-town feel with a friendly community, picturesque streets, and various local shops and restaurants. The town is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a more relaxed, laid-back lifestyle.

Another reason to move to Ocean View is its beautiful beaches. Ocean View's beaches are consistently ranked among the best in the country, and for a good reason. The town boasts wide, clean beaches perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and other water activities. The sand is soft, and the water is clear and warm, providing an ideal spot for a relaxing day out or an exciting adventure.

Ocean View also offers a wide range of recreational and cultural activities. The town has a variety of parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities, as well as several sports teams, clubs, and organizations. Additionally, the city is home to several annual events and festivals, such as the Ocean View Beach Fest and the Ocean View Farmers Market, which provide an excellent opportunity to meet new people and explore the community.

Another great reason to move to Ocean View is the town's natural beauty. The city is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, providing many water sports, fishing, boating, and kayaking opportunities. The city also has a variety of parks, such as the John West Park and the James Farm Ecological Preserve, where you can enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and other outdoor activities.

Lastly, Ocean View is an excellent location for those who want to be close to major cities like Wilmington and Washington, D.C. but still want to enjoy a laid-back, coastal lifestyle. The town is conveniently located near major highways, making it easy to take advantage of the many cultural and educational opportunities available in these areas.

In conclusion, Ocean View, Delaware, is an excellent place to live. With its charming atmosphere, beautiful beaches, a wide range of recreational and cultural activities, and natural beauty, it's no wonder why so many people choose to call Ocean View home.