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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

1312 HEALY CT
$649,900 
1312 HEALY CT
BEAR, DE

5 Beds, 4/1 Baths
4,750 sqft
Courtesy of Debbie Gawel, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
1416 OLMSTED DR
$499,900 
1416 OLMSTED DR
BEAR, DE

5 Beds, 4/0 Baths
4,950 sqft
Courtesy of Maria Ruckle, BHHS Fox & Roach-Hockessin
125 ROSEMARY CT
$450,000 
125 ROSEMARY CT
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,675 sqft
Courtesy of Sharon Dowling, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
300 CORBITT CIR
$390,000 Price reduced from $400,000 (-$10,000)
300 CORBITT CIR
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,650 sqft
Courtesy of David Sordelet, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
9 HERON GREEN CT
$329,900 
9 HERON GREEN CT
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,100 sqft
Courtesy of Patterson-Schwartz-Kennett
46 OWLS NEST CIR
$298,000 
46 OWLS NEST CIR
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,425 sqft
Courtesy of Brokers Realty Group
43 LONGLEAF LN
$279,900 Price reduced from $289,900 (-$10,000)
43 LONGLEAF LN
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,125 sqft
Courtesy of John Carpenter, BHHS Fox & Roach-Hockessin
50 WELLSPRING DR
$279,900 
50 WELLSPRING DR
BEAR, DE

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,275 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Associates-Hockessin
33 JESTER ST
$265,000 
33 JESTER ST
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,775 sqft
Courtesy of Angela Ferguson, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
821 SEYMOUR RD
$250,000 
821 SEYMOUR RD
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,850 sqft
Courtesy of David Sordelet, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
204 W RED LION DR
$234,900 
204 W RED LION DR
BEAR, DE

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,475 sqft
Courtesy of Pamela Cox, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
35 WESTBRIDGE RD
$225,000 
35 WESTBRIDGE RD
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,100 sqft
Courtesy of Michelle Hunt, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
17 SHANE CIR
$224,999 
17 SHANE CIR
BEAR, DE

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,725 sqft
Courtesy of Jay Shinn, BHHS Fox & Roach-Hockessin
147 MENDEL CT
$195,000 
147 MENDEL CT
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,450 sqft
Courtesy of Michelle Hunt, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
30 MONFERRATO CT
$175,000 
30 MONFERRATO CT
BEAR, DE

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,400 sqft
Courtesy of Robert Blackhurst, BHHS Fox & Roach-Greenville
10 LAKE TAHOE CIR
$165,000 
10 LAKE TAHOE CIR
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,650 sqft
Courtesy of David Sordelet, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
11 SHADOW LN
$160,000 
11 SHADOW LN
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,150 sqft
Courtesy of Kimberly Gamaitoni, BHHS Fox & Roach-Concord
454 WOODS RD
Courtesy of Pamela Cox, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bear
743 PULASKI HWY
Courtesy of William Lyons Jr, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark
11 N SHERMAN DR
$1,600 Price reduced from $1,650 (-$50)
11 N SHERMAN DR
BEAR, DE

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
1,725 sqft
Courtesy of Isha Shandilya, BHHS Fox & Roach-Newark

Bear, De Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 32 $238,824 $227,950

Bear, De School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
APPOQUINIMINK K-12 19730 4
CHRISTINA K-12 19801 2
COLONIAL K-12 19720 2
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 4 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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