Best Place to Raise Kids in Delaware: Ocean View

Nearby city: Seaford
Population: 2,223
Median family income: $59,538
Avg. school math score: 93.71 (State avg.: 75.75)
Avg. school reading score: 92.76 (State avg.: 83.33)

The town of Ocean View, a beach community with parks, shops, and restaurants, is served by the high-performing Indian River School District. The town is considered a quieter alternative to nearby resort town Bethany Beach, and while Ocean View has a year-round community, about 50 percent of its housing units are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use, according to U.S. Census data.

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