East of town off Gills Neck Road is Lewes’s prestigious community of Wolfe Runne. In the 1980’s this community was planned for 82 homes situated on 106 acres of farmland. The land with sandy soil, woods, meadows, spring fed ponds and rolling terrain was much better suited for a premier residential community than farming. The community is close to town yet very private surrounded by woods and wetlands. A creek and wetlands separate Wolfe Runne from the newer community of Wolfe Pointe. The back of the community to the East is bordered by wetlands that front the Lewes Rehoboth Canal. In the early 1930’s the Civilian Conservation Corps dug a number of ditches to drain this marsh for mosquito control. The Breakwater Junction bike trail connecting Lewes and Rehoboth borders the southern side of the community separating it from the new community of Hawkseye. The six mile trail follows the old railroad right of way connecting the two towns and is named after the first railroad line built in the mid 1800’s. The homes in the community are situated on large lots ranging from 0.7 Acre to several acres. Home prices in the community start in the $500,000 range up to over $1MM. The community is over 90% developed but there are a few undeveloped lots in the community which are occasionally offered for sale. For more information, check out the Home Owner's Association website.