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Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. According to 2010 census figures, the population of the town is 379, a 10.8% increase over the last decade. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is located on Fenwick Island, a barrier spit. Fenwick Island and its neighbors to the north, Bethany Beach and South Bethany are popularly known as "The Quiet Resorts". This is in contradiction to the wild atmosphere of Dewey Beach and the cosmopolitan bustle of Rehoboth Beach. Fenwick Island, however, is somewhat less "quiet" than "the Bethanies" because it is immediately across the state line from Ocean City, Maryland, which has a reputation as a lively vacation resort. Named after Thomas Fenwick, a planter from England who settled in Maryland, Fenwick Island lay in the part of Delaware which was claimed by Lord Baltimore and his heirs during the Penn-Baltimore border dispute. Contrary to popular belief, the town does not sit on a barrier island but on a narrow peninsula which resembles a barrier island (unless one considers a narrow man-made boat canal well inland that connects White Creek to Little Assawoman Bay). The narrow strip of land separates the Atlantic Ocean from Little Assawoman Bay. Ocean City, Maryland occupies the southern tip of this peninsula. Local legend has it that Cedar Island in Little Assawoman Bay was a spot for pirates to bury treasure. Regardless of the truth of the legend, the Delaware coastal area was well known as a place for pirates to hide from the law. The town was an unincorporated area between South Bethany and Ocean City, Maryland until July 1953, when the Delaware General Assembly passed an act to incorporate the town. Local sentiment demanded incorporation to prevent the relentless high-rise development of Ocean City from creeping north into Fenwick Island.

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Fenwick Island in United States awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Fenwick Island. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Atlantic City, United States. Add Atlantic City to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Ocean City Beach, Northside Park, Ocean City Boardwalk. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Bader Field. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Fenwick Island.

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Facts and Stats for Fenwick Island*

  • Living in Fenwick Island - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 79.74 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.69 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fenwick Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fenwick Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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