Home of the DuPont Company’s first nylon plant, Seaford is also known for the exceptional quality of hunting and fishing opportunities. Situated on the Nanticoke River, Seaford received a ranking of 28 in “The Best 100 Small Towns in America.” With nearly 5,700 residents, this relatively small town is home to thriving businesses like Allen’s Hatchery and the DuPont plant as well as important historic sites, verdant parks, and a charming downtown district with a four-star restaurant. Rich in heritage and natural beauty, Seaford is a proud and vital community that intermingles the dynamic energy of newcomers with deeply rooted, long-established families. Nanticoke River provides tributaries and freshwater ponds for recreation spaces, boat ramps, fishing piers, and a riverwalk. Other recreational facilities include tennis courts, swimming pools, athletic fields, a golf course, and a nearby skating rink. Although Seaford offers a collection of elegant Victorians as well as new construction, the nearby community of Laurel claims more buildings on the National Register of Historic Places than any solitary Delaware town.