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Bear, Delaware is a census-designated place in New Castle County. Once a rural farming area, in the early 1990s it became one of Delaware’s hottest locations for new housing development and retail areas, mostly along the route 40 corridor. Similarly, the Glasgow area offers residents a mix of suburban and rural. Both areas are still popular suburban communities within the state.


Housing in Bear and Glasgow is largely single-family and townhouse communities. Residents get spacious homes along with easy access to urban amenities and entertainment, as well as expansive green space nearby.

The Glasgow Park, located off of Route 40 near the intersection with 896, offers residents paved walking trails, a dog park, stake park, playgrounds, pavilion rentals, basketball courts, tennis courts, a farmers market, and in the winter, one of the best sledding hills in the state!

Head just a few miles down 896 and you will run into Lums Pond State Park. Lums Pond State Park is a 1,790-acre park surrounding Lums Pond, the largest freshwater lake in Delaware. The Park offers boating (rowboats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes for rent!), fishing, camping, a Nature Center, hiking, pavilion rentals, and sports fields.

In the Bear/Glasgow area you’re never far from anything!

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