26 Dolphin Drive, Newark, DE 19702 $365,000

Beds/Baths: 3/2.0
Interior Sq. Ft: 2,200
Acreage: 0.85
Age:43 years
Raised Ranch/Rambler
MLS#: DENC2002842
Mobile#: 4656
Subdivision: Melody Meadows


A private, peaceful and tranquil setting highlights this 3 bedroom 2 full bath raised ranch quality built by RC Peoples and located in the sought after community of Melody Meadows. This gorgeous home is situated on a premium lot and on a quiet street on almost a 1 acre lot backing to trees. Truly a gorgeous setting inviting all to sit and relax while enjoying what nature has to offer. Some of the amenities include hardwood floors throughout, some area rugs included, large kitchen with peninsula, oak cabinets, abundant cabinet space and open to the dining room, large living room with lots of natural light, large bedrooms, owners bedroom has full bath, 2nd full bath on this floor, finished lower level, tons of storage space, attached garage, detached garage, some new windows, new double wall oil tank, central a/c, upgraded furnace with whole house electronic air filter and a 30 year architectural roof. At the end of the day escape to the owner’s bedroom with full bath and a double door closet to enjoy. All bedrooms are nice size and have hardwood floors. The walk-out lower level is large enough for all family gatherings and offers a brick floor to ceiling fireplace with raised brick hearth and included is a Vermont Cast Iron Wood Stove that can heat the whole house if need be. This finished level also has a laundry room and tons of unfinished storage space and access to the attached one car garage. New Anderson French Door leads to the rear patio creating an open and bright family room. The oversized detached 2 car garage was built in 2010 and offers 780 sq feet of storage. Large Enough to Store RV’s, Large Trucks, SUV’s, Boats and multiple cars while still having abundant workspace. The garage has extra large and a high bay garage door for all types of toys and equipment. The garage is fully insulated including the doors, has 100A electric service, garage door opener and 6 inch thick concrete floor for possible addition of Auto Lift. The drive way was repaved and tied into the detached garage and large enough for easy turnaround or additional parking or an outstanding basketball area. This property is located minutes to area conveniences, DE, MD, local golf courses, area parks including Glasgow Park which has Paved Walking Trails, Fenced Dog Park, Skate Bowl, Playground, High 5 Sensory Playground, Bank Barn, Farmers Market, Pavilion Rentals, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Fishing Pond and Sledding Hill. Also, Lums Pond State Park with 1000’s acres of nature trails, picnicking, bike trails, canoeing, fishing and horseback riding.

Kitchen: 14 X 11 - Main
Living Room: 17 X 16 - Main
Dining Room: 14 X 12 - Main
Bedroom 1: 15 X 13 - Main
Bedroom 2: 15 X 10 - Main
Bedroom 3: 14 X 13 - Main
Family Room: 20 X 17 - Lower 1
Laundry: 9 X 8 - Lower 1
Taxes: $3,006
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: Y
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Christina


Forced Air Heating, Oil, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Electric, Public Water, On Site Septic, 200+ Amp Service

Attached Garage, Detached Garage, Driveway, Additional Storage Area, Garage Door Opener, Garage - Front Entry, Garage - Rear Entry, Attached Garage Spaces #: 1; Detached Garage Spaces #: 2;

Air Filter System, Attic, Floor Plan - Traditional, Pantry, Wood Stove, Daylight, Full Basement, Fully Finished Basement, Garage Access Basement, Outside Entrance Basement, Walkout Level Basement, Carpet Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Vinyl Flooring, Brick Fireplace, Fireplace Insert, Wood Fireplace, Accessibility - >84" Garage Door, Accessibility - 2+ Access Exits

Asphalt Roof, Aluminum Siding, Brick Exterior, Vinyl Siding, Patio(s), Porch(es), Boat Storage, Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s)

Backs to Trees, Level Lot, Open Lot, Trees/Woods View

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Public Elementary (12 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Keene (William B.) Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Newark 1.19 mi
Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School Christina School District Preschool–5 Newark 2.22 mi
Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School Appoquinimink School District 1–5 Bear 2.27 mi
Thomson Estates Elementary Cecil County Public Schools Preschool–5 Elkton 2.92 mi
Oberle (William) Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Bear 3.08 mi
Leasure (May B.) Elementary School Christina School District Preschool–5 Newark 4 mi
Holly Hall Elementary Cecil County Public Schools Preschool–5 Elkton 4.02 mi
McVey (Joseph M.) Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Newark 4.23 mi
Wilbur (Kathleen H.) Elementary Colonial School District K–5 Bear 4.3 mi
Marshall (Thurgood) Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Newark 4.87 mi
Gilpin Manor Elementary Cecil County Public Schools Preschool–5 Elkton 4.98 mi
Newark Charter School Newark Charter School K–12 Newark 4.98 mi

Public Middle (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Gauger-Cobbs Middle School Christina School District 6–8 Newark 4.71 mi
Elkton Middle Cecil County Public Schools 6–8 Elkton 4.82 mi
Newark Charter School Newark Charter School K–12 Newark 4.98 mi

Public High (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Hodgson (Paul M.) Vocational Technical High School New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District 8–12 Newark 0.58 mi
Glasgow High School Christina School District 9–12 Newark 2.52 mi
Newark Charter School Newark Charter School K–12 Newark 4.98 mi

Private (8 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Christ The Teacher Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Newark 1.43 mi
Aquinas Academy Roman Catholic Preschool–12 Bear 3.1 mi
Tarbiyah Islamic School Of Delaware Islamic Preschool–8 Newark 3.66 mi
Delaware Tarbiyah School Islamic Preschool–8 Newark 3.92 mi
Red Lion Christian Academy Presbyterian Preschool–12 Bear 3.94 mi
Learning Express Academy Nonsectarian K–8 Newark 4.59 mi
Tri-State Christian Academy Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–12 Elkton 4.69 mi
Immaculate Conception School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Elkton 4.74 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Newark (19702), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 26
  • Average salary of people in this community: $52,234

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 1,914
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.82
  • Households w/ Children: 66%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 12,131 (58.1%)
  • Rented: 7,219 (34.6%)
  • Vacant: 1,518 (7.3%)
  • Total: 20,868

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 54,668
Households: 19,350
Median Age: 34.20

Climate and Weather

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Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 4.5%
  • Some High School: 5.4%
  • High School Graduate: 25.7%
  • Some College: 19.0%
  • Associate Degree: 8.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 23.1%
  • Graduate Degree: 13.7%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $74,668

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Studio: $1,265
  • One Bedroom: $1,024
  • Two Bedroom: $1,275
  • Three Bedroom: $1,446
  • Four Bedroom: $1,366

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