I love living in Davis, I've written a number of times about living in a college town and how it is very bikeable and a tight knit community and how this is a great place to raise a family. No matter how great I think Davis is, however, it is an inland place. I grew up along the Mendocino Coast in California and sometimes I miss the ocean and the beach. I feel that no matter how long I live away from the ocean I will always be a coastal person.
I'm lucky that a I still have family on the California coast and that Davis is only about an hour from the pacific ocean. Since this sense of being on the ocean seems to be calling to me right now.
I've lived in New England and found the winters there too long and cold. I am a Californian and I don't like the cold. Delaware is enough further south that maybe I could survive there, especially in the summer. Who knows, maybe someday I'll buy a vacation coastal home in Delaware. One area that seems interesting is Sussex Shores. It has one of the only private beachs and of course ocean front homes. This is not inexepensive real estate, all are well over a million dollars and some have sold for more than $5,000,000. The homes in the neighborhood are not necessarily fancy but they are large and best of all they are just steps away from the beach. I don't think I will ever leave California but maybe I might be tempted to spend some of my summers in Delaware looking at Sussex Shores Homes for sale.
Carolyn Gjerde-Tu specializes in Davis Real Estate