Lewes, Delaware is referred as "The First Town in the First State" and is located where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet. It's a great family town that offers many outdoor activities. In addition to natural beauty, Lewes offers a wonderful historic district, architecture dating back to the 17th century, museums, special tours, cozy accommodations, restaurants for everyone's tastes, and wonderful shops and boutiques all within walking distance of each other. Nearby Cape Henelopen State Park, a 5,000+ acres nature reserve, offers unspoiled noncommercial ocean beaches.
Lewes offers a relaxing, coastal resort lifestyle, with many beautiful beaches, state parks, great restaurants, and tax free shopping. Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine named Delaware as the most tax-friendly state to retire and real estate property taxes are among the lowest in the country.
Lewes is an easy drive from many areas- Washington DC is about 2 hours away, Northern Virginia is 3 hours, Baltimore is about 2 hours, New York is 4 hours and many parts of Pennsylvania are only 2 to 3 hours away.