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Dover, DE

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Dover serves as the capital city of Delaware and was founded by William Penn in 1683, but not incorporated until 1717. The city lies on the coastal plain of the Delaware River and sees mild winters and hot, humid summers. Cultural roots in Dover are deep and historical collections depicting the city’s history can be found throughout. Whether you wish to take in a live performance or visit a museum, this city has what you are looking for.

Dover Apartments

$730-$1192

Dover Country Club
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$735-$1090

Mapleton Square
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$735-$1490

Country Village
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2

$725-$1090

Woodcrest Arms
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$1500

$1500 Three bedroom in Middletown-138 Gillespie Ave
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

$1500

$1500 Two bedroom in Galena-Oxford
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Dover, DE is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.87%
  • 5.59%
  • 5.73%
  • Female
  • 6.9%
  • 6.66%
  • 4.69%
$926
is average rent in Dover, DE
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.04%
  • 1.72%
  • 6.9%
36.21%
of units are available for rent in Dover
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 704
  • 103
  • 597
Getting Around in Dover, DE

49
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
37
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Dover is:
5 to 9 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.3%
  • 5.96%
  • 0.67%

A Good Time for All

To take in a show or enjoy an evening full of music and theater, Dover has plenty of options for you to choose from. The Schwartz Center for the Arts holds weekly performances in a variety of areas including ballet, opera, and orchestral music. Classic films are also shown at this venue. The Children’s Theater, Inc. is located in Dover and is a nonprofit organization that allows the younger generation to get involved in the performing arts. Enjoy an evening performance or encourage your child to audition for a part when the acting bug hits.

Getting Back to its R

Historical roots are deep in Dover and you can catch of glimpse of this through one of the many fascinating museums located in the city. At the Johnson Victrola Museum, named for located inventor E.R. Johnson, early machines such as hand-cranked record players and talking machines are on display. If you are a fan of military memorabilia, the Air Mobility Command Museum will delight your senses. This museum showcases military history by displaying military planes that have been used throughout the country’s history. Do not forget to visit the museum's shop for artifact replicas to take home.

Take a Gamble

If you are looking for an evening of entertainment on your night out, Dover has plenty to offer. Try your luck at the slots by visiting Dover Downs Casino. Along with over 2,000 slots and plenty of tables, the casino features live horse racing as well. A hotel and restaurant are also part of the casino making it the ideal place to spend your vacation. If you want a faster paced outing, stop by the Dover International Speedway. The speedway is home to big races such as the NASCAR Winston Cup and the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series.