Dover Apartments for Rent
A beautiful, historic gem not far from the Delaware Bay, Dover didn’t just witness American history; it created it. Founded in 1683 by William Penn, the area is rich with historic buildings and landmark sites. The downtown square, known as The Green, was laid out in 1722 and it was where craftsmen, government officials, and residents gathered. It was in a tavern along The Green that Delaware became the first state to ratify the US Constitution in 1787.
Today, The Green is still the heart of the city and government. Dover became the capital of Delaware in 1777 and has remained the capital city since. It is the county seat of Kent County and the second largest city in Delaware. Stroll along The Green and discover the historic marker for the Golden Fleece Tavern, the place where the Delaware delegates ratified the Constitution. Tour one of the oldest houses in Dover, the John Bell House, built in the mid 1700s. Or attend one of the events held on The Green, from parades to art festivals to festivals.
Shopping in Delaware is tax-free and a popular pastime. Downtown Dover is an amazing shopping destination, filled with quaint shops and boutiques. The Dover Mall is home to larger stores and national chains. When you rent your apartment in Dover, you’ll enjoy the city’s low cost of living and thriving economy. Dover is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state and enjoys a strong job market. In addition to government, Dover is home to Dover Air Force Base, ILC Dover, and manufacturing facilities for Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods.
Tourism is also a major factor in Dover’s economy. They visit not only to see the sites and enjoy the tax-free shopping, but they come for the NASCAR stock car races at Dover International Speedway, and they come to gamble at the casinos.
In addition to historic parks, festivals, history tours, museums, festivals and fairs, sculptures and monuments, and outdoor adventures that range from fishing and swimming to hot air balloon rides, Dover has an amazing arts scene. Visit the Schwartz Center for the Arts or the Kent County Theater Guild Patchwork Playhouse for theater, music, and more.