Friday, July 2, 2021 / by Jay Lesko
Just one mile west of Bethany Beach and the Atlantic Ocean lies Ocean View. The city is in Sussex County and has a population of 2,458 all-year-round residents. Ocean View is also just one mile south of Indian River Bay, and it got its name from the beautiful view residents had from the second floor of their homes during the 19th century.
Most of the residents of Ocean View are retirees, but the area also has some highly-rated public schools making it ideal for families with children. This, and the area’s high livability factor is making Ocean View extremely popular right now with younger families and people working remotely.
A History of Ocean View
During the early days, Ocean View was mostly populated with seamen working in the area’s surrounding bodies of water, like the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay, and the Chesapeake Bay. Some of the earlier residents were also farmers and entrepreneurs.
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