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Bear is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 17,593 at the 2000 census.

Originally a small crossroads in a rural area south of Wilmington, the area supported small farms growing mainly corn and cattle. In the late 1980s and 1990s Bear became a popular location for the construction of sprawling housing developments and shopping center along US Route 40. Bear is not an incorporated municipality or strictly delineated area in the county, but instead a general reference to the collection of communities in the US ZIP codes 19701-19702.

According to common legend, the name "Bear" originated from a tavern located along the roadway from Wilmington to Dover, Delaware (at the intersection now formed by US 40 and State Route 7), whose sign was decorated with the image of a large bear.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Bear, De

1204 HURLOCK CT
$649,900 
1204 HURLOCK CT
BEAR, DE

5 Beds, 4/1 Baths
4,750 sqft
Courtesy of Debbie Gawel, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
29 WATERTON DR
$559,900 
29 WATERTON DR
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 4/1 Baths
4,075 sqft
Courtesy of Debbie Gawel, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
251 TIMBER KNOLL DR
$365,000 
251 TIMBER KNOLL DR
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,492 sqft
Courtesy of Patterson-Schwartz-Kennett
112 BELL CT
$319,900 
112 BELL CT
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,400 sqft
Courtesy of Patterson-Schwartz-Lancaster
534 EQUINOX DR
$315,000 Price reduced from $326,000 (-$11,000)
534 EQUINOX DR
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,850 sqft
Courtesy of Gary Williams, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
629 PLUM RUN CT
$269,985 Price reduced from $278,598 (-$8,613)
629 PLUM RUN CT
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,725 sqft
Courtesy of Donna Klimowicz, BHHS Fox & Roach-Hockessin
72 EMERALD RIDGE DR
$269,000 
72 EMERALD RIDGE DR
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,250 sqft
Courtesy of Owners.com
323 POND VIEW LN
$259,000 
323 POND VIEW LN
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,550 sqft
Courtesy of Gary Williams, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
455 OLD PORTER RD
$259,000 
455 OLD PORTER RD
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,350 sqft
Courtesy of Marilyn Mills, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
4 JESTER ST
$244,900 
4 JESTER ST
BEAR, DE

2 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,700 sqft
Courtesy of Stacy Dolla, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
821 SEYMOUR RD
$240,000 Price reduced from $250,000 (-$10,000)
821 SEYMOUR RD
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,850 sqft
Courtesy of David Sordelet, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
13 DOLMEN LN
$229,000 
13 DOLMEN LN
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,750 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Integrity
8 CASTLE WAY
$210,000 
8 CASTLE WAY
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,275 sqft
Courtesy of Patterson-Schwartz-Middletown
221 GLADSTONE WAY
$205,000 
221 GLADSTONE WAY
BEAR, DE

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,425 sqft
Courtesy of Adam Dorosky, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
523 CORSICA AVE
$189,900 
523 CORSICA AVE
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,134 sqft
Courtesy of Patterson-Schwartz-Middletown
128 CHANNING DR
$189,000 
128 CHANNING DR
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,025 sqft
Courtesy of Masood Sadiq, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
827 SABINA CIR
$165,000 
827 SABINA CIR
BEAR, DE

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,400 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Newark
743 PULASKI HWY
Courtesy of William Lyons Jr, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
302 JOAN DR
$20,000 
302 JOAN DR
BEAR, DE

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Michael Walton, BHHS Fox & Roach-Hockessin
131 WILLOW OAK BLVD
$1,900 
131 WILLOW OAK BLVD
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,925 sqft
Courtesy of Long & Foster - Bear

Bear, De Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2018 42 $243,480 $245,000

Bear, De School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
APPOQUINIMINK K-12 19730 4
CHRISTINA K-12 19801 2
COLONIAL K-12 19720 1
DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON K-12 19806 No Rating

Bear, De School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

BEAR 3 out of 5
DELAWARE 2 out of 5

Bear, De School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

BEAR
DELAWARE
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Bear, De Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 20,897
Households: 7,493
Median Age: 36

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