Dover is located in central Delaware along Route 1 about one hour south of Wilmington, the state’s largest city. This area is home to Delaware State University as well as Wesley College and a community technical college which is why some residents search for Dover apartments. A few of the largest employers in the area are the Dover Air Force Base, Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble.
Probably best known for NASCAR races at the Dover International Speedway which attracts about one hundred thousand of race car fans each year, the city is also the capital of Delaware and the second largest city in the state. Shoppers will enjoy tax-free shopping at over 100 stores in The Dover Mall and several other nearby shopping centers that are located close to the race track. Other popular attractions near many Dover apartments include the Biggs Museum of American Art and the Delaware Agricultural Museum. A few entertainment venues include the Schwartz Center for the Arts which presents concerts as well as films, and The Children's Theatre, Inc.
You will want to get out of your Dover apartment to join the fun at the annual Dover Days Festival featuring a bicycle stunt show, carnival rides and more than 300 vendors. The weekend also includes live entertainment, a classic car show and a parade you won’t want to miss. The community also hosts seasonal concerts in the park and an Amish bike tour where participants ride through Amish areas and finish the day with a feast.
You can find rental opportunities all over the city, particularly close to Dupont Highway and Forest Avenue. A one bedroom apartment in Dover will usually rent for about $1,000 per month, but you can find some rentals for much less.
Average Rent in Dover, DE
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