Kent County is home to the expansion of two historic sister towns that began as a rail depot in the 1800s. Camden and Wyoming, two distinct municipalities linked by the same zip code, have several homes listed on the Register of Historic Places, some that date to Colonial times.
Those properties coexist nicely with more recent, but still old, clapboard homes, subdivisions such as the Wild Quail golf course community, and remnants of that railroading past, such as the station house in Wyoming. Iconic Fifer Orchards, host of a popular annual peach festival, is a living testament to the area’s agrarian roots.
Retirees from Dover Air Force Base and state employees make up a large share of the residents, and there are a good number of New Castle County transplants. Residents are drawn by a true small-town spirit and lifestyle—your backyard on Camden-Wyoming Avenue may abut a soybean field—as well as affordable housing. Examples of civic pride: Camden’s fire house—the local country club—and the town hall-municipal building, a three-story edifice built in the Federal style.
The reputation of the Caesar Rodney School District in both academics and athletics attracts families with school-aged children. Shopping in Dover is a short hop up New Burton Road or U.S. 13.