Laurel, Delaware's rich history begins with its founding in 1683 and incorporation as a town in 1883. It was considered one of the wealthiest communities of its time, bustling wide open with commerce and enterprise. But, Laurel's greatest asset lies in its people, who are friendly, industrious and imbued with the pioneer can-do spirit. See first hand why the citizens of Laurel believe their town it is a great place to call home!
Laurel's roots trace back to the "Wading Place" where Native Americans first crossed the waters of the Broad Creek. Broad Creek once thrived with ships that transported products to distant ports. In time came the construction of the railroad, where local farmers quickly realized they could boost the economy and distribute their produce nation-wide in days versus weeks. So even though the community was small in stature, it stood tall in spirit!
After a devastating fire struck the town, Laurel's infrastructure included the organizing of the Laurel Volunteer fire Department. Since then, other pieces of progress have emerged with the erection of one of the finest libraries in the state. The Laurel Heritage Museum and Visitor's Center is currently in place to remind folks of the more than 800 buildings the town has on the National Historic Record. But what is the city doing now to focus more on the future?
In order to keep up with the rapidly changing American economy, Laurel's local government is launching an aggressive program of economic renewal. Their vision is to build on their proud heritage while creating new and exciting residential neighborhoods, commercial centers and recreational venues. Progress indeed!
To ensure their infrastructure keeps pace with the projected development, the city has constructed a new state of the art Waste Water Treatment Plant fully capable of future expansion. As people get word of what an awesome community Laurel is for raising a family, they are readying the area with the construction of new schools to the tune of over $100 million. So for these reasons and many more, why don't you join the "ride of the future" and make your home in Laurel, Delaware!
With so much to see and do in Laurel, and with the most favorable real estate climate we've had in years, now is the perfect time to make the move. If you are ready to buy or sell real estate in Laurel or the surrounding area, please contact Dustin & Mariya Oldfather, The Oldfather Group – Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty at 302.249.5899 or 302.227.6767 x 211.