Rumor has it that the City once attempted to move Rehoboth’s City Hall and the Town Center to this location but without the required votes, Country Club Estates was subdivided in 1970, developing into the quiet, residential neighborhood seen today. Country Club Estates borders State Road (Route 1B) and Route 1 South (Coastal Highway, “The Forgotten Mile”) to the west, State Road (Route 1B) and The Encampment Grounds neighborhood to the north; the SchoolVue neighborhood at Lee Street and School Lane to the south; the SILA neighborhood at Silver Lake and Lake Drive to the south; and the EOSA neighborhood at Scarborough Avenue to the east.
Homes in Country Club Estates are mainly single family homes – the original 1940s-1950s ranch, modular and stick built cottages with a mix of central air and window units, fewer bathrooms, and floor plans that harken back to a more time of less open plan living. Many of these original homes have been redeveloped into newer, larger, custom single family homes with a more modern, open plan layout, extra bathrooms and central air. There are some town home and condominium developments such as Scarborough Village, but single family homes remain the most common housing type. On walking this neighborhood one may still stumble upon a rare empty lot.
As all Rehoboth Beach neighborhoods, Country Club Estates is a flat, walkable community. A 10-20 minute walk to the restaurants and shops of the town center, and a 20-30 minute walk to the boardwalk and beaches of the southern end of the Boardwalk. This community is an affordable option for those vacationers who seek a quiet, peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown and boardwalk areas.