Slaughter Beach Real Estate
Located in Delaware's Sussex County, Slaughter Beach features a population of just 207, which according to the 2010 U.S. Census, continues to increase over its 4.7 percent increase since the 2000 Census. Residents of Slaughter Beach real estate can see that, although the community continues to grow, it is still small and quaint, with an air of relaxation and quiet. Whether families are planning to move to Slaughter Beach permanently, on a year-round basis, or they simply want a beautiful place to flee the rigors of daily life in big cities like New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., Slaughter Beach offers dozens of terrific options for very affordable prices. This is one of the hidden gems of the Delaware coast, but it won't be for long!
Take a look at our complete listings of all Slaughter Beach homes for sale today, or read on to find out more about the region and life in Slaughter Beach real estate.
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Though it's just around the corner from a half dozen popular beachfront communities, the Slaughter Beach real estate market remains promising for those people who want to live near the Atlantic Ocean for less—or for anyone looking for a little peace and quiet. Constructed in popular coastal styles like Salt Boxe or Cape Cods, these homes are great investment opportunities or summer cottages. Many of these homes have been well-maintained and offer exterior features that make it easy to enjoy life on the beach, including wrap-around decks, screened porches, and more. Additionally, you'll find practical features like:
- Newer furnaces and A/C systems
- Detached garages
- Stainless steel appliances
- Storage sheds
Families looking for properties in Slaughter Beach will find undeveloped parcels of land that cost from $65,000 to more than $300,000, depending on how near the beach they want to live. Once families purchase one of these Slaughter Beach lots for sale, it's time to create designs for the perfect home in this beautiful region.
Life in Slaughter Beach Homes for Sale
The origins of the name "Slaughter Beach" serves as a source of mystery and frequent debate among residents. But—whether or not it was named for the large number of horseshoe crabs that wash up on the shore and die, in honor of local postmaster William Slaughter, or for some other reason—the beach is beautiful and filled with wildlife. Unsurprisingly, the horseshoe crab has become the town's official symbol. Nature lovers, water enthusiasts, and bicyclists will find the most pleasure in this community.
And while families will enjoy the subdued and restful atmosphere of this beachy town, there are plenty of activities and sights to check out too. For instance, Slaughter Beach is home to the Milford Neck Wildlife Area, where families can participate in bird watching activities, particularly when birds flock to the beach to eat the eggs of horseshoe crabs. Families should also visit Mispillion Lighthouse, which is Delaware's only standing wooden framed lighthouse.
For all of the seclusion it offers, though, it can be easy to forget how close Slaughter Beach lies to the Coastal Highway and all the modern conveniences of the city of Milford, where you'll find plenty of retail and dining experiences should you and your family ever want a change of pace. With so much to do nearby, Slaughter Beach homes for sale make excellent, inexpensive launch pads for all your oceanside adventures.
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