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Bear, DE

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Bear Apartments

$859-$1355

Korman Residential at The Villas
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$965-$1640

Fox Run Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-3

$1200-$1805

Korman Residential At Brandywine Woods
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1045-$2395

Christiana Meadows
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1025-$1475

School Bell Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$920-$1210

The Vinings at Christiana
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Bear, DE is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.69%
  • 7.44%
  • 5.76%
  • Female
  • 6.22%
  • 6.02%
  • 9.31%
$1337
is average rent in Bear, DE
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.7%
  • 0.0%
  • 0.0%
65.31%
of units are available for rent in Bear
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 416
  • 0
  • 114
Getting Around in Bear, DE

26
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
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The average commuter time in Bear is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.47%
  • 14.1%
  • 1.78%

History of Bear

Oddly enough, Bear has a quirky story behind its start. While it has not been verified, most local townspeople have a shared legend that the name of the town itself came from a local tavern that was located along the roadway from Dover to Wilmington with a giant bear emblem on the sign. While no one is really sure where the name came from, it has stuck, and this community of small town residents takes pride in their town. What started as a farming community is now a collection of middle class commuters and longtime locals.

Rise of the Riverfron

Bear might be a sleepy town of commuters and longtime locals, but the benefit of being so close to a major city like Wilmington is definitely one of the selling points for this bedroom community. You get all of the benefits of small-town living, coupled with access to things like the newly developed riverfront area. This big push beginning in the 1990s to develop and progress the area now includes a theater space, top-notch restaurants, boutique shops, and high-rise condominiums. The development efforts have paid off, and it is one of the top tourist spots for visitors.