Millsboro Real Estate
Millsboro is the quintessential rural hometown. Situated near the intersection of Routes 113 and 24, it’s home to small businesses and some of Sussex County’s largest employers. You’ll find antique stores, restaurants, parks (beautiful Cupola Park contains the largest Cypress tree in the state!), and three freshwater ponds. Greater Millsboro is the fastest growing area in all of Sussex County.
The Indian River begins at Millsboro Pond, opens into Indian River Bay, and flows to the Atlantic Ocean through the Indian River Inlet. The town is conveniently located in this back bay area, about mid-way between Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach and The Quiet Resorts of Bethany and Fenwick and just a short drive to their ocean beaches. Millsboro is also located just a short drive from the historic towns of Lewes and Milton.
Established in 1792 and founded in 1860, Millsboro was aptly named for the many grist mills and sawmills located near the town. Prior to its establishment, Millsboro had been a farming community for more than a century and home to Native Americans long before that. The Nanticoke Indian Tribe remains a thriving community in Millsboro today, and their annual Powwow is a popular event with locals and visitors.
The nearby Long Neck and Oak Orchard areas are in unincorporated Sussex County but are served by the Millsboro Post Office. Oak Orchard, formerly the site of a thriving oyster house, is home to the Nanticoke Indian Museum as well as several residential neighborhoods, two bayside restaurants, and a public boat launch. Long Neck is also an area of residential neighborhoods and offers a public boat launch. Numerous stores and restaurants are situated along Long Neck Road. The areas of Long Neck and Oak Orchard are located east of downtown Millsboro and are spanned by Route 24 which contains grocery stores and other retail establishments for the convenience of local residents and visitors. Millsboro, Oak Orchard, and Long Neck attract boaters, fishermen, sun worshipers, and golfers (Baywood Greens is one popular local course).
Millsboro events and festivals include the 4th of July Parade, the Big Thursday Festival held on the 2nd Thursday of August, a celebration that originated in 1852 as a celebration of the opening of oyster season; Festival Hispano, a celebration of Hispanic culture held in August; and free community concerts in Cupola Park on summer Sundays.
Aside from an active and engaged Chamber of Commerce, many organizations and civic groups thrive in the town as well, including the Millsboro Garden Club, the Millsboro Art League, Lions, Jaycees, Indian River Yacht Club, Millsboro Little League, Millsboro Women’s Civic Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Volunteer Fire Department, Kiwanis, Indian River Senior Center, American Legion, and more. These communities are located in the Indian River School District.