Bear, Delaware, a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, has a population of 17,600. Bear is located south of Wilmington in a rural area and had previously supported small corn and cattle farms. Bear eventually became known for its housing developments and shopping centers along U.S. Route 40. The town is largely residential, with single family homes making up the bulk of the housing options. Formerly known as an agricultural town, Bear is considered more developed, with increasing retail centers.
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Bear gets its name from a tavern that had a sign depicting a large bear. Formerly known as an agricultural town, Bear is now considered more developed, with increasing numbers of retail centers. Family-oriented entertainment is what Bear is about. People can partake in the Go Ape Treetop Adventure course for an interesting and exciting day of outdoor fun. Lums Pond State Park offers camping, sports, hiking, fishing, and climbing around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. Beck's Pond Park is a bit more relaxed, with its gazebo, picnic tables, grills, pond, and playground. The Delaware Rock Gym offers indoor climbing opportunities while the Hullabaloo Amusement Center offers arcade fun Mansion House Paintball lets families, friends, groups, and parties engage in paintball or woodsball.
Bear gets 201 sunny days per year. In a typical year, it has a high of 88 degrees in the summer and a low of 24 degrees in the winter. The suburb gets 12 inches of snowfall in a year and approximately 44 inches of rain every year. Bear expects around 108 days of measurable precipitation per year. White Hall, which is formally known as the William Cann Tenant House and Andrew Elliason Tenant House, is a historic home that has been recognized in the National Register of Historic Places. It's a 19th century home in a Greek Revival and Italian style that has a dairy barn, a frame implement shed, and a concrete block milk house that date back to the 1930s.Three public school districts serve Bear, as well as several private schools. Most of Bear's residents are in sales, office, or administrative support jobs, followed by business, finance, and management positions. Bear also enjoys close proximity to Philadelphia and Camden, giving it more city options for jobs and entertainment. Browse through our listings of homes for sale in Bear and its communities and discover a new place in Delaware to make your home.