Ocean View

Why you'd want to live in Ocean View

The Town of Ocean View was incorporated on April 13, 1889. Formerly known as Hall’s Store, the first Town Council meeting was held on April 20, 1889 with nine elected council members. The history of Ocean View, however, dates back to the colonial era. The present site of Ocean View was originally a tract of 500 acres known as “Middlesex” and granted to Matthew Scarborough under the authority of “Charles, Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltimore.” Following Mr. Scarborough’s death, his land passed into the hands of the Hazzard Family and then into the hands of the Hall family. It was the Hall family who founded the Town of Ocean View. Shortly after 1800, W.S. Hall opened a store on his farm near White’s Creek, which was a portion of the old Middlesex Plantation. Following the establishment of the general store, the area became known as Hall’s Store. The village that sprang up around the store was composed of families of farmers, watermen, and seamen. In 1822 a post office was established. Following the War Between the States, the name of the village was changed to Ocean View as people discovered the near by beach areas for recreation. It is said that in the late 19th Century one could see the Atlantic Ocean from the second stories of many of the homes in the village. In 1923, Mrs. Cecile Long Steele raised her first flock of broiler-fryer chickens for commercial consumption establishing Ocean View as the birthplace of the commercial broiler industry. This is Delaware’s number one agricultural enterprise. Although Ocean View is no longer engaged in the commercial growing of chickens, the village has evolved into a residential beach front community that attracts thousands of visitors during the summer season. With a population of 1,882 year round residents, Ocean View in the 21st Century has become a delightful and wonderful Town conducive of a peaceful small town lifestyle.

Ocean View Market Report

$373,215

AVERAGE PRICE OF 372 HOMES

$365,950

AVERAGE PRICE OF 6 DISTRESSED HOMES

$1,799,833

AVERAGE PRICE OF 6 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$418,724

AVERAGE PRICE OF 90 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$609,900

AVERAGE PRICE OF 3 HOMES WITH A POOL

$335,508

AVERAGE PRICE OF 12 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $373,215
Avg Bedrooms 3.08 beds
Avg Bathrooms 2.78 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

2 bedrooms $246,196
3 bedrooms $274,958
4 bedrooms $505,456
5 bedrooms $534,517
Ocean View Home Price Trends
  4/2019 3/2019 2/2019 1/2019 12/2018
Total Listings 385 369 359 337 357
Average Price $355,932 $353,860 $354,957 $353,193 $352,452
Avg Price Change +0.59% -0.31% +0.50% +0.21% +1.07%
Median Price $335,013 $339,314 $340,954 $336,739 $338,657
Med Price Change -1.28% -0.48% +1.25% -0.57% +1.18%
Avg Bedrooms 3.23 beds 3.22 beds 3.22 beds 3.21 beds 3.03 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.01 baths 2.98 baths 3.02 baths 2.94 baths 2.82 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Indian Riv 1 $244,900 1 day
Indian River 94 $391,234 133 days
Sussex Central 11 $554,905 237 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 372 $373,215 222 days
Distressed Homes 6 $365,950 169 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 6 $1,799,833 243 days
Newly Built Homes 90 $418,724 221 days
Homes with a Pool 3 $609,900 264 days
Reduced Price Homes 12 $335,508 66 days

School Data

Highly Rated Ocean View Schools

8

LORD BALTIMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8
8

SELBYVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8

INDIAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public

Keller Williams - Lesko To The Beach Group
Jay Lesko
35091 Atlantic Ave
Ocean View, DE 19970
302-581-9101 - Office
610-703-4532 - Direct

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BRIGHT Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which Keller Williams - Lesko To The Beach Group participates, and is provided by BRIGHT through a licensing agreement. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have Closed or are no longer being offered for sale. © 2019 BRIGHT, All Rights Reserved Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Data last updated: May 25, 2019 4 AM.
The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BRIGHT Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which Keller Williams - Lesko To The Beach Group participates, and is provided by BRIGHT through a licensing agreement. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have Closed or are no longer being offered for sale. © 2019 BRIGHT, All Rights Reserved Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Data last updated: May 25, 2019 4 AM.